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We have been using Captivate to create online courseware since its inception (that's right, the RoboDemo days). Most of the elearning content in the eLearning Emporium -- software demonstrations, software simulations, slide shows, videos -- was all created in Captivate. We know a lot about it, but you do not really need to know a lot to create some great courses if you get a little guidance up front. That is the goal of this class. To get you developing projects without experiencing the frustrations that are encountered by some beginning and intermediate Captivate users.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the overall capabilities of Captivate.
  • Configure preferences to best meet your needs.
  • Customize the interface and workspaces.
  • Review various themes.
  • Work with object properties.
  • Work with text captions and styles.
  • Adjust timelines.
  • Import and manage images.
  • Add interactions using buttons, click boxes, and text entry fields.
  • Apply rollovers and zoom areas.
  • Add music and sounds.
  • Import and record narration.
  • Record software demonstrations.
  • Record and build out training simulations.
  • Apply animations and effects.
  • Import Microsoft PowerPoint content.
  • Create quizzes and knowledge checks.
  • Publish and deploy your projects in various formats.
  • Develop scenarios with branching.
  • Make use of interactions and widgets.
  • Collect data with variables.
  • Create design templates.
  • Develop "responsive" projects for various screen sizes.
  • Add Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR) capabilities.
  • Integrate projects with Learning Management Systems (LMSs).
  • And a lot more your instructor thinks of, or you ask about.


This is a hands-on course, so to get the most out of it, you will either need to own Captivate, or download the 30-day trial version from Adobe, before class.

Time: About 8 hours.

Venue: All courses are presented online via Adobe Connect.

Completion: Numbered certificate provided.

Instructor

  • Tom Dell

    Scion Networks Instructor

    Tom Dell

    Your instructor is a Learning & Development consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the training field. An ex-journalist, and author of more than a dozen textbooks, Dell strives to make complicated or mundane subjects more approachable and easy to understand for his audiences. Dell founded the eLearning development firm Scion Networks (1995) to graft his team's expertise in traditional publishing with the then fledgling technologies of the Web. Over the years, Dell's clients have included such firms as Apple, Microsoft, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as numerous government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.

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