Captivate Beginning: Essentials of Creating eLearning Videos

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Class Details

Price per person: $695
Length of class:two days
Version covered:2019


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).


This class is ideally suited for anyone who want to learn how to create eLearning and training videos. No prior Captivate experience is necessary.

Class Outline

Exploring the Captivate Workspace
- Explore a finished Captivate project
- Zoom and Magnify
- Navigate a project
- Explore and reset the workspace
- Preview the entire project

Start a New Project and Create Soft Skill Lessons
- Let me try lessons vs. Show me lessons
- What are soft skill lessons
- Create a blank project
- Add images and placeholders
- Insert and format a text button

Recording Demos and Simulations
- Reviewing the resolution and recording size
- Reviewing the steps of the typical eLearning process
- Rehearse a script
- Review record settings
- Review default recordings mode settings
- Record using multiple modes
- Record a custom simulation
- Learn about the panning feature
- Capture a web page using the manual record feature

Captions, Styles and Timing
- Insert, resize and move text captions
- Modify text caption projects
- Edit the default caption style
- Change the callout type used by a text caption
- Insert, Resize and Move Text Captions
- Control slide timing
- Control slide object timing
- Change a Callout Type Used by a Text Caption
- Control Slide Timing
- Control Slide Object Timing
- Check Spelling
- Align Slide Objects

Images and Smart Shapes
- Insert, Resize and restore an Image
- Insert, Resize and restore an Image
- Transform and image
- Use the library
- Manage unused project assets
- Crop and rename an image
- Remove a background color
- Insert a cloud callout
- Create an image mask
- Delete a backslide
- Work with Photoshop layers
- Create an image slideshow

Pointers, Paths, Boxes and Buttons
- Control Mouse Effects
- Edit mouse paths
- Clone and object style
- Insert a highlight box
- Insert an image button
- Control appear after timing

Rollovers and Zoom
- Insert a rollover caption
- Insert a rollover image
- Insert a zoom area
- Insert a rollover slidelet

- Import audio onto a slide object
- Import background audio
- Add a slide note
- Calibrate a microphone
- Record a slide audio
- Import an voiceover onto a slide
- Edit an audio file
- Insert silence
- Convert text to speech

Video, Animation and Effects
- Insert a Flash video
- Set Flash video properties
- Add animation to a slide
- Insert text animation
- Insert a Flash Video
- Apply an effect to a slide object
- Apply a glow filter effect
- Modify effect properties
- Save and import effects

Converting Demonstrations Into Simulations
- Adding Interactivity
- Hide the mouse
- Replace phrases
- Insert a click box
- Insert a text entry box

Working With PowerPoint
- Import PowerPoint slides
- Resize one object and apply to all
- Roundtrip PowerPoint edits
- Synch with source
- Rescale a project

First Look at Question Slides
- Edit quizzing object slides
- Set the quiz preferences
- Apply a theme
- Hide a slide image
- Insert question slides
- Add an images to question slides

Finishing Touches
- Create a link to a website
- Applying skins
- Edit, save and delete a skin
- Create a TOC
- Create publish settings and add a loading screen
- Publish a SWF and PDF
- Run the HTML5 tracker
- Publish as HTML5
- Export captions
- Perform a roundtrip and import exported captions

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