How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this Adobe Captivate 2019 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 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, PDF and HTML5 formats.

Course Prerequisites

No prerequisites.

Course Audience

This Adobe Captivate 2019 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 2019 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 Projects & Soft Skills eLearning
    • Create a Blank Project
    • Add Images to Placeholders
    • Import Images
    • Use a Smart Shape as a Button
    • Disable Click Sounds
  3. Screen Recordings
    • 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. Video Demos
    • Record a Video Demo
    • Add a Video Zoom
    • Add a Video Pan
    • Smooth a Mouse Path and Show Visual Clicks
    • Split a Video
    • Trim a Video
    • Insert a Video Project into a Standard Project
    • Publish a Video Demo
  5. Captions, Styles, Timing, and Round Tripping
    • 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
    • Export Captions to Word
    • Import Captions from Word into Captivate
  6. Pointers, Paths, 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. Images and Videos
    • Insert, Resize, and Restore an Image
    • Import Images into the Library
    • Resize, Transform, and Align Images
    • Manage Unused Library Assets
    • Create an Image Slideshow
    • Insert a Video
    • Set Video Properties
  8. Audio
    • Work with Rollover Captions
    • 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. States, Animations, and Object Effects
    • Change State Views for a Button
    • Add an Animation to a slide
    • Insert a Text Animation
    • Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
    • Apply a Free Fall Effect to an Object
  10. Software Simulations
    • Hide the Mouse
    • Replace Phrases
    • Insert a Click Box
    • Insert a Text Entry Box
  11. Working with PowerPoint
    • Create a Project from a Presentation
    • Edit the Source Presentation
    • Synchronize with Source
    • Rescale a Project
  12. Quizzing
    • Edit Quizzing Object Styles
    • Set the Quiz Preferences
    • Question Slides
    • Insert Question Slides
    • Edit a Question Slide
    • Compare Submit All to Submit Buttons
    • Insert a Knowledge Check
    • Review a GIFT File
    • Import a GIFT File into a Project
    • Create Question Pools
    • Move Questions to Pools
    • Insert Random Question Slides
  13. Publishing
    • Apply a Skin
    • Edit, Save, and Delete a Skin
    • Name Slides
    • Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
    • Publish as SWF and PDF
    • Run the HTML5 Tracker
    • Publish as HTML5

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