Captivate Beyond the Essentials

Learn to be more efficient as you produce ever-more interactive and technically-sound eLearning using Adobe Captivate 6. Save hours of work by pre-editing text captions, create master slides, custom themes, custom object styles and project templates.

Dates & Times

CourseDate & TimeLocationCost
Captivate Beyond the EssentialsMarch 12 & March 13 - 8:30 - 4:30LathamRegister
Captivate Beyond the EssentialsMay 8 & May 9 - 8:30 - 4:30LathamRegister

Course Outline

Corporate and NYS discounts do not apply for this course.

Create interactivity via variables and widgets. Learn how to use Captivate's built-in collaboration tools. Create random quizzes, branching scenarios, work with advanced actions, and upload content into a Learning Management System.

Lesson 1: Essential Skills with a Twist

  • Plan eLearning Projects
  • Check Captivate’s Recording Settings
  • Rehearse a Script
  • Record a Custom Simulation
  • Edit a Text Capture Template

Lesson 2: Video Demos

  • Record a Video Demo
  • Zoom and Pan
  • Split a Video
  • Trim a Video

Lesson 3: Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating

  • Create a Text Caption Style
  • Apply a Style Globally
  • Export and Import a Style
  • Label a Slide
  • Copy/Paste Project Assets
  • Use Buttons to Create a Branch
  • Explore the Branching Tab
  • Create a Slide Group
  • Publish SWFs
  • Aggregate SWFs

Lesson 4: Question Pools

  • Insert a Question Slide
  • Rename and Create Question Pools
  • Add Questions to Question Pools
  • Insert Random Question Slides

Lesson 5: Accessible eLearning

  • Set Document Information
  • Enable Accessibility
  • Add Accessibility Text to Slides
  • Import Slide Audio
  • Add Shortcut Keys
  • Add Closed Captions

Lesson 6: Variables and Widgets

  • Add Project Information
  • Insert a System Variable
  • Edit a System Variable
  • Create a User Variable
  • Use a Variable to Gather Data
  • Insert and Format a Widget
  • Insert and Format a Process Cycle Interaction

Lesson 7: Actions

  • Name Objects
  • Control Object Visibility
  • Create a Simple Action
  • Attach an Action to a Button
  • Group Objects
  • Create a Variable
  • Create a Conditional Action
  • Create Decision Blocks

Lesson 8: Reviewing and Background Editing

  • Send a Project for Shared Review
  • Add Comments to a Review File
  • Review and Reply to Comments
  • Create a Image Mask
  • Delete a Slide Background
  • Work With Photoshop Layers

Lesson 9: Master Slides, Themes Project Templates

  • Master Slides
  • Add an Image to a Master Slide
  • Insert a Content Master Slide
  • Apply a Master Slide to Project Slides
  • Edit a Master Slide
  • Apply a Theme to a Project
  • Edit and Save a Theme
  • Use and Create a Project Templates

Lesson 10: Reporting Results

  • Configure Acrobat.com as an LMS Alternative
  • Post Quiz Results to Acrobat.com
  • Use The Quiz Results Analyzer
  • Review and Chart Quiz Data Posted to Acrobat.com
  • Set Quiz Reporting Options for an LMS
  • Create a Manifest File
  • Report a Button Interaction
  • Adjust Slide Object Interaction
  • Publish a Content Package to an LMS
  • Create an Live LMS Account
  • Create an LMS Lesson
  • Create an LMS Course
  • Create an LMS Curriculum (Catalog)
  • Test an eLearning Course from within an LMS