InstructorAlice Hamilton
TypeOnsite Course
Time9am-5pm (2 days)
PlaceSydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
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Adobe Captivate & interactive elearning

Course description

The 2 day course is for people who want to learn how to develop interactive elearning modules and quizzes using Adobe Captivate. There is a strong focus on streamlining the Captivate workflow to significantly reduce development time as well as tips for minimising the file size of finished Captivate projects.


At the end of this course, students will have a good understanding of how to use Captivate to create elearning modules and quizzes. This course provides the knowledge and skills required to participate in the Captivate Advanced course.

Section 1Captivate and the eLearning development process
Lecture 1Planning eLearning projects
Lecture 2The elearning development process
Lecture 3Streamlined Captivate workflow process
Lecture 4Estimating budget and timeframes
Lecture 5Design considerations for multiple screen sizes
Lecture 6Slide design - tips and tricks
Section 2Exploring the Captivate Interface and Projects
Lecture 7Explore the Captivate interface
Lecture 8Explore a finished Captivate project
Lecture 9Navigate and zoom a project
Lecture 10Use, reset and create workspaces
Lecture 11Previewing slides and projects
Section 3Creating your first Captivate Project
Lecture 12Create a soft skills project from a blank project
Lecture 13Add images to placeholders
Lecture 14Insert and format a text button
Section 4Record Software Simulations / Screencasting
Lecture 15Rehearse a simulation script
Lecture 16Review and edit Captivate recording settings and modes
Lecture 17Record multiple recording modes simutaneously
Lecture 18Analyse differences between active and passive elarning modules
Lecture 19Create a custom simulation
Lecture 20Record a project that pans to different areas of a screen
Lecture 21Create a manual software simulation
Section 5Working with Captions, Styles and Timing
Lecture 22Insert and edit text captions
Lecture 23Modify text caption properties
Lecture 24Work with object styles to streamline design workflow
Lecture 25Edit default caption styling
Lecture 26Callouts: add direction to a caption
Lecture 27Control the timing of Captions and slide objects with the timeline
Lecture 28Align slide objects
Section 6Working with Images and Shapes
Lecture 29Insert, resize and restor and image
Lecture 30Use the library to manage project assets and reduce project size
Lecture 31Edit images: renaming, correcting and cropping
Lecture 32Insert eLearning characters (cut out people) to your slides
Lecture 33Explore Captivate's free eLearning assets
Lecture 34Insert and edit smart shapes
Lecture 35Create an image mask to fix slide backgrounds
Lecture 36Inserting and edit a layered Photoshop file
Lecture 37Create an image slideshow
Section 7Working with Mouse Pointers and Paths
Lecture 38Edit mouse effects: sounds, size, type
Lecture 39Edit a mouse path in a software simulation
Lecture 40Insert and edit highlight boxes to focus learner attention
Lecture 41Clone an object style
Section 8Creating Highlight Boxes and Buttons
Lecture 42Insert and edit image buttons and set properties
Lecture 43Control and troubleshoot button timing
Lecture 44Assigning actions to buttons and interactive elements
Section 9Insert and Edit Rollover Objects and Zoom Areas
Lecture 45Insert and edit rollover captions, images and slidelets
Lecture 46Edit rollover timings and properties
Lecture 47Insert and edit a zoom area
Section 10Insert, Record and Edit Audio
Lecture 48Import audio to slide objects and project background
Lecture 49Create slide notes for printing, narration and text to speech
Lecture 50Calibrate a microphone and record slide narration
Lecture 51Import audio to a slide and edit narration
Lecture 52Review and manage project audio with Captivate's Audio Management tool
Lecture 53Generate audio using Text-to-Speech
Lecture 54Audio, microphone and recording recommendations
Section 11Insert and Edit Video, Animation and Object Effects
Lecture 55Insert video and set properties
Lecture 56Add image and text animation to a slide
Lecture 57Apply dual effects to a slide object and set timings
Section 12Converting Demonstrations into Interactive Simulations
Lecture 58Hiding passive elements (Mouse)
Lecture 59Use Find and Replace to edit caption text
Lecture 60Add interactivity with Click Boxes
Lecture 61Insert and edit a Text Entry Password Box
Section 13Creating Captivate Projects from PowerPoint
Lecture 62Import and edit a PowerPoint presentation in Captivate
Lecture 63Synchronize a Captivate project with PowerPoint
Lecture 64Scaling Captivate projects
Section 14Creating Quizzes and Question Slides
Lecture 65Creating and editing quiz object styles
Lecture 66Pre-editing quiz preferences
Lecture 67Insert and edit question slides
Lecture 68Insert and edit knowledge checks
Section 15Finishing Touches and Publishing
Lecture 69Creating a link to a website or email address
Lecture 70Applying and editing and saving a project skin and playbar
Lecture 71Create a Table of Contents for learner interaction
Lecture 72Edit publish settings and add a loading screen
Lecture 73Publishing considerations SWF, PDF or HTML5
Lecture 74Publish projects in SWF, PDF and HTML5 formats
Lecture 75Use the HTML5 tracker to identify non-compatabilty with HTML5
Lecture 76Collaborate with team members - round tripping captions