Captivate Beginning: Essentials of Creating eLearning Videos

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Tue-Wed, September 29-30, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Trainer: Tim
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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 2019 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
– Create a blank project
– Add images and placeholders
– Insert and format a text button and assign actions
Recording Demos and Simulations
– Reviewing the resolution and recording size
– Reviewing the steps of the typical eLearning process
– Review record settings
– Review default recordings mode settings
– Record using multiple modes
– Record a custom simulation
– Manually pan the recording area
Captions, Styles and Timing
– Insert, resize and move text captions
– Modify text caption properties
– Edit default object styles
– Change the callout type used by a text caption
– Control slide and object timing
– Check spelling
– Align and distribute slide objects
Images and Smart Shapes
– Insert, resize and restore images
– Transform and crop images
– Manage assets in the library
– Remove a background color
– Insert characters and shapes
– Create an image mask
– Delete a slide background
– Work with Photoshop layers
– Create an image slideshow
Pointers, Paths, Boxes and Buttons
– Control mouse effects
– Edit mouse paths
– Clone an object style
– Insert a highlight box
– Insert an image button
– Control pause 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
Transitions and Effects
– Add a transition to a slide
– 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
Quizzes and Question Slides
– Edit quizzing object slides
– Set the quiz preferences
– Insert question slides
– Set point values and show final score
Skins and Publishing
– Applying skins
– Create a TOC
– Set publish settings and add a loading screen
– Publish as SWF
– Run the HTML5 tracker
– Publish as HTML5

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