How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this Adobe Captivate 2017 Training course, students will learn how to create a soft-skills eLearning lesson from scratch and how to record and produce software demonstrations and interactive training simulations. Students will also see how to control the mouse pointer and add such standard objects as text captions, images, characters, assets from the eLearning Brothers, and highlight boxes. They'll also learn how to to record, import and edit audio and further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons and text entry boxes. Finally, students will see how to import existing PowerPoint content into Captivate and how to publish projects in SWF and HTML5 formats.

Course Prerequisites

No prerequisites.

Course Audience

This Adobe Captivate 2017 Training course is designed for beginners and intermediate Adobe Captivate users who want to create soft-skills courses, software demonstrations and interactive simulations.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Explore the Adobe Captivate 2017 environment
  • Create a project
  • Update a project
  • Record and modify audio
  • Work with images and Drawing Objects
  • Import PowerPoint Slides
  • Add quizzes
  • Publish a project to SWF and HTML5 formats

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Outline

  1. Exploring Captivate<
    • Explore a Finished Captivate Project
    • Zoom and Magnify
    • Navigate a Project
    • Explore and Reset the Workspace
    • Preview the Entire Project
  2. New Project & Soft Skills eLearning
    • Create a Blank Project
    • Add Images to Placeholders
    • Insert and Format a Text Button
    • Disable Click Sounds
  3. Recording Demos and Sims
    • Rehearse a Script
    • Review Recording Settings
    • Review Recording Modes
    • Record Using Multiple Modes
    • Record a Custom Simulation
    • Record a Demonstration that Pans
    • Manually Record the Screen
  4. Captions, Styles and Timing
    • Insert and Edit Text Captions
    • Edit the Default Caption Style
    • Change a Callout Type Used by a Text Caption
    • Control Slide Timing
    • Control Slide Object Timing
    • Check Spelling
    • Align Slide Objects
  5. Images and Smart Shapes
    • Insert, Resize, and Restore an Image
    • Transform an Image
    • Use the Library
    • Manage Unused Project Assets
    • Crop and Rename an Image
    • Remove a Background Color
    • Insert Characters and eLearning Brother Assets
    • Insert a Cloud Callout
    • Create an Image Mask
    • Delete a Slide Background
    • Work with Photoshop Layers
    • Create an Image Slideshow
  6. Pointers, Paths, Boxes, and Buttons
    • Control Mouse Effects
    • Edit a Mouse Path
    • Clone an Object Style
    • Insert a Highlight Box
    • Insert an Image Button
    • Control Appear After Timing
  7. Rollovers and Zooms
    • Insert a Rollover Caption
    • Insert a Rollover Image
    • Insert a Rollover Slidelet
    • Insert a Zoom Area
  8. Audio
    • Import Audio onto a Slide Object
    • Import Background Audio
    • Add a Slide Note
    • Calibrate a Microphone
    • Record Slide Audio
    • Import Audio onto a Slide
    • Edit an Audio File
    • Insert Silence
    • Convert Text-to-Speech
  9. Video, Animation and Effects
    • Insert a Flash Video
    • Set Flash Video Properties
    • Add Animation to a slide
    • Insert Text Animation
    • Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
    • Apply a Free Fall Effect to an Object
    • Edit Effect Timing
  10. Adding Interactivity
    • Hide the Mouse
    • Replace Phrases
    • Insert a Click Box
    • Insert a Text Entry Box
  11. Working With PowerPoint
    • Import PowerPoint slides
    • Resize One Object and Apply to All
    • Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits
    • Synch With Source
    • Rescale a Project
  12. Introduction to Question Slides
    • Edit Quizzing Object Styles
    • Set the Quiz Preferences
    • Insert Question slides
    • Insert Knowledge Check slides
  13. Finishing Touches
    • Create a Link to a Web Site
    • Apply a Skin
    • Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
    • Create a TOC
    • Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
    • Publish a SWF and PDF
    • Run the HTML5 Tracker
    • Publish as HTML5
    • Publish as both SWF and HTML5 (Multiscreen)
    • Export Captions
    • Perform a “Round Trip"

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual for use during and after class, with hands-on Captivate labs and exercises.
  • A PC headset for communicating with the instructor and fellow students during the Captivate Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of the Captivate Training course
  • Six months of post-class email support from a Captivate Instructor