In this three day hands-on Adobe Captivate training class the student will learn the step-by-step proven methods top instructional designers use to create online classes for their clients. The course covers all the tools the student will need to develop and build interactive eLearning courses and software demonstrations. You'll learn to create complete Captivate projects using objects such as hotspots, interactive elements, video, buttons, voice narrations and audio. In addition to learning key concepts of eLearning, you'll learn best practices for creating and publishing Captivate projects in professional development workflows.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch. You will learn to record and produce software demonstrations, interactive training simulations, and Video Demos.

By the time you finish, you will know how to add such standard objects to a slide as text captions, images, characters, videos, Smart Shapes, and more.

You will record, import, and edit audio. You will also further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons, text entry boxes, and quizzes.

You will learn how to import existing PowerPoint content into Captivate.

You will learn to publish a Captivate project as SWF, PDF, or HTML5 so that your content can be used on virtually any device including desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, and tablets.

  • Interface Overview

  • Navigating Through the Menus
    The Side Tool Bar
    The Top Tool Bar
    The Film Strip
    The Timeline
    Master Slides
    Quiz Properties
    Project Info

  • Working With The Tool Bar

  • Using Shapes
    Creating Text Boxes
    Using Text Captions
    Inserting Images and Video
    Highlight Boxes
    Mouse Actions
    Creating Buttons
    Creating Zooms

  • Setting Up The Project

  • Creating the Master Slide
    Choosing Quality and Resolution
    Image Sizes
    The Skin Editor

  • Mastering the Timeline

  • Locking and Unlocking Items
    Using the Eyeball Function
    Recording Slides

  • Creating Slides

  • Text, Images and Videos
    Arranging Objects on a Slide
    Aligning Objects
    Snapping to Objects
    Image Editing
    Crop and Renaming Images
    Timing, Transitions & Transform
    Positing Objects on Slides
    Adding Widgets
    Reordering Slides
    Editing Images
    Adding Web links

  • Working with Images

  • Resizing and Restoring Images
    Cropping and Renaming an image
    Removing background color
    Inserting a Cloud Callout
    Creating an Image Mask

  • Pointers, Paths, Boxes and Buttons

  • Controlling Mouse Effects
    Editing a Mouse Path
    Inserting a Highlight Box
    Insert an Image Button

  • Rollovers and Zooms

  • Inserting a Rollover caption
    Inserting a Rollover image
    Inserting a Rollover slidelet
    Inseringt a Zoom area

  • Actions

  • Name Objects
    Creating a Mask
    Controlling Object Visibility
    Creating a simple Action
    Attaching an Action to a Button
    Group Timeline Objects
    Creating a Variable
    Creating a Conditional Action

  • Click Boxes

  • How to Use Them and Why

  • Animations and Effects

  • Using Animation to Enhance your Slides
    Text Animation
    Modifying Effects Properties
    Creating Zoom Areas
    Animation Effects
    Adding Drop Shadows and Gradients
    Adding Visual Clicks and Sounds

  • Working with Video

  • Recording a video demo
    Adding a Video Zoom
    Adding a Video Pan
    Spliting a Video
    Triming a Video

  • Understanding Slide Actions

  • On Start
    On Exit

  • Using Audio

  • Recording Audio
    Calibrating a Microphone
    Importing Audio
    Inserting Silence
    Editing Audio
    Creating Loop Audio
    Removing Audio
    Creating Closed Captions
    Background Audio
    Inserting Silence
    Converting Text-to-Speech

  • Previewing and Recording

  • Previewing Your Project
    Using Automatic Recording Mode
    Playing Your Project
    Check Captivate’s Recording
    Rehearsing a Script

  • Library

  • How to manage the Library
    Finding Items
    Deleting Unused Items

  • Saving, Publishing & Uploading

  • Saving to Disk
    Sharing Files
    Uploading to YouTube

  • The Publishing Window

  • Publishing to .swf, HTML5, video, adobe connect, media, email, ftp, print
    Publishing a pdf
    Publishing settings
    Windows or Mac Executable
    Importing and Exporting
    Importing from PowerPoint

  • Creating Quizzes and Questions

  • Testing Strategies
    Quiz Preferences
    Quiz Properties
    Question Slides
    Incorporating Interactions into Quizzes
    Question Pool Manager
    Adding and Deleting Questions
    Editing Captions and Buttons
    Creating Random Questions
    Formatting the Quiz Results Page
    Mobile delivery and Quizzes
    Building a Presentation Movie
    Creating VR Videos


This class is ideal for anyone just starting out with Captivate, or for teams to be able to communicate effectively with their Learning and Development group.




Basic knowledge of a Mac or PC computer.


Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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