This beginner Adobe Captivate training class will quickly have you creating eLearning and mLearning lessons that include software simulations, demonstrations and soft-skills (compliance training). You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), typing areas, voiceover audio and sound effects. And you will learn how to publish your lessons for the widest possible audience including how to output both Flash (SWF) and HTML5 (so that your lessons will play on such mobile devices as the Apple iPad).
Register more than a week prior to the class start date to take advantage of our early bird rate of $695.00
To register for this class, click the registration link above or call 215-643-8580 option 3.
This is a live, online class led by a field expert; and just like an in-person class, it is fully interactive and engaging.
While not a requirement, some students find it helpful to attend this class using two computer monitors. This will allow for one screen to always display the instructor's screen, and the other for you to use as you follow along with the instructor.
eLearning and Captivate
As your class ramps up, you won't just learn how to start Captivate and click each tool, you'll begin the process of creating eLearning lessons from the ground up. You'll not only learn how to create effective eLearning, but why those lessons will be effective.
- Explore the Captivate Interface
- Zoom and Magnify
- Navigate a Project
- Preview a Project
- Create a New Project
Recording Demos and Sims
Recording your desktop actions is one of Captivate's key features... and you'll cover the hottest recording modes: demo, assessment, training and custom.
- Rehearse a Script
- Edit Recording Settings
- Set Recording Keys
- Record a Demonstration
- Record an Assessment
- Record a Training Simulation
- Record a Custom Simulation
Captions, Styles and Timing
Once you've recorded your lessons, the real work begins. During these lessons, you will learn how to add text caption, set object styles and control the timing of slides objects.
- Insert, Resize and Move Text Captions
- Modify Text Caption Properties
- Edit the Default Caption Style
- Change a Callout Type Used by a Text Caption
- Control Slide Timing
- Control Slide Object Timing
- Check Spelling
- Align Slide Objects
Images and Drawing Objects
Adding images to your project will enhance the lesson. These lessons will teach you how to add images, manipulate them and manage them.
- Insert, Resize and Restore an Image
- Transform an Image’s Size and Position
- Use the Library
- Manage Unused Project Assets
- Crop and Rename an Image
- Remove a Background Color
- Insert a Cloud Callout
- Create an Image Slideshow
Pointers, Buttons and Highlight Boxes
If you've created a demonstration, that pesky mouse can sometimes have a mind of its own. You'll learn how to tame that wild mouse during these lessons. Then you'll learn how to add some basic interactivity to a lesson via buttons.
- Add a Visual Click and Sound
- Modify the Mouse Pointer
- Insert and Format a Text Button
- Set a Button’s Pause After Timing
- Work With Image Buttons
- Insert and Format a Highlight Box
Rollovers and Zoom Areas
Rollovers and Zoom Areas enhance the eLearning experience by encouraging interactivity (rollovers) and grabbing the learner’s attention (zoom areas). Learn them both during these lessons.
- Insert a Rollover Caption
- Insert a Rollover Image
- Insert a Zoom Area
- Insert and Format a Rollover Slidelet
- Format the Rollover Area
- Add a Caption and Image to a Rollover Area
eLearning lessons that contain voiceover audio and sound effects are more effective than lessons that don't... and that's just a fact! Learn how to add, edit and record audio during these lessons. And if that's not enough, you'll also learn how to convert Text-to-Speech, which is just cool!
- Import Audio onto a Slide Object
- Import Background Audio
- Add a Slide Note
- Calibrate a Microphone
- Record Slide Audio
- Import a Voiceover onto a Slide
- Edit an Audio File
- Insert Silence
- Convert Text-to-Speech
Video, Animation & Effects
In a word, Flash Video is cool! Learn how to add Flash Video to your eLearning lessons. There are lessons for adding Animation and special effects too.
- Insert a Flash Video
- Set Flash Video Properties
- Add Animation to a slide
- Insert Text Animation
- Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
- Apply a Glow Filter Effect
- Modify Effect Properties
- Save and Import Effects
Creating Simulations out of Demonstrations
Interactive eLearning is generally thought to be more effective than passive demonstration videos. During these lessons, learn how to convert an existing demonstration into a highly engaging, interactive powerhouse.
- Hide the Mouse
- Replace Phrases
- Insert a Click Box
- Insert a Text Entry Box
Working with Microsoft PowerPoint
Often times the eLearning project begins in Microsoft PowerPoint. Why not use that content in your Captivate project? These lessons will help you master the PowerPoint to Captivate workflow.
- Import PowerPoint slides
- Resize One Object and Apply to All
- Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits
- Synch With Source
- Rescale a Project
Introduction to Question Slides
Captivate sports some robust quizzing tools. You'll learn how to setup, create and edit question slides.
- Edit Quizzing Object Styles
- Set the Quiz Preferences
- Insert Question slides
- Format a Question slide
- Add an Image to a Question slide
No project is finished until it's published so that it can be consumed by your learners. Learn the best publishing format to use for the widest audience (including SWF and the new HTML5 output). Learn how to add a TOC to your lessons and the ideal settings for publishing.
- Create a Link to a Web Site
- Apply a Skin
- Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
- Create a TOC,
- Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
- Publish a SWF and PDF
- Run the HTML5 Tracker
- Publish as HTML5
- Export Captions
- Perform a “Round Trip”
Note: The lessons outlined above comprise activities typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor's discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.