How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this Adobe Captivate 9 Advanced Training course, students will improve their screen recording skills via project templates and by pre-editing text captions. Participants will learn how to create and produce video projects that will enable recording screen actions in real-time. Then, after learning how to import questions into Captivate using the GIFT format, students will learn how to create a random quiz using question pools and random question slides.

Students will also fine-tune their production skills by learning about object styles, master slides, themes, and advanced actions. And they will learn to engage the learner like never before by using variables and how to create branching scenarios that will enable learners to plot their own learning path.

Finally, students will ensure their eLearning and mLearning output can be used by people with disabilities by adding such 508-compliant features as accessibility text and closed captions. Finally, students will learn about SCORM, AICC, TinCan, SCOs, Manifests, and how to upload a published lesson into a Learning Management System.

Course Prerequisites

Students should have attended, or have experience with the topics covered in our Adobe Captivate 9 Introduction course.

Course Audience

This course is designed for students who have used Captivate to create basic e-learning content and now want to expand their ability to create more interactive, dynamic lessons in Captivate.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Plan eLearning projects
  • Record and edit a video demo
  • Work with custom styles, branching and aggregating
  • Create a question pool in Captivate
  • Create accessible eLearning in Captivate
  • Use variables, widgets and interactions in Captivate
  • Work with custom actions
  • Create masters, themes and templates in Captivate
  • Create responsive projects in Captivate
  • Publish a course to an LMS and test the result

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Outline

  1. Caption Pre-Editing
    • Rehearse a Script
    • Set Recording Preferences
    • Record a Software Simulation
    • Edit a Text Capture Template
  2. 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
  3. Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating
    • Create a Text Caption Style
    • Apply a Style Globally
    • Export and Import a Style
    • Name a Slide
    • Copy/Paste Project Assets
    • Use Buttons to Create a Branch
    • Explore the Branching Tab
    • Create a Slide Group
    • Publish SWFs
    • Aggregate SWFs
  4. Random Quizzes
    • Review a GIFT File
    • Import a Question from a GIFT File
    • Create Question Pools
    • Move Questions to Pools
    • Insert Random Question Slides
  5. Accessible eLearning
    • Set Document Information
    • Enable Accessibility
    • Add Accessibility Text to Slides
    • Import Slide Audio
    • Add Shortcut Keys
    • Add Closed Captions
    • Set a Tab Order
  6. Variables and Widgets
    • Add Project Information
    • Insert a System Variable
    • Edit a System Variable
    • Create a User Variable
    • Use a Variable to Gather Data
    • Insert and Format a Widget
  7. Interactions
    • Insert a Process Circle
    • Create a Drag and Drop Interaction
    • Change Object States
  8. Actions
    • Use a Completed Action
    • Name Objects
    • Create a Mask
    • Control Object Visibility
    • Create a Simple Action
    • Attach an Action to a Button
    • Group Timeline Objects
    • Create a Variable
    • Create a Conditional Action
    • Create Decision Blocks
  9. Masters, Themes, and Templates
    • Work With the Main Master Slide
    • Work With Content Masters
    • Apply a Master to Filmstrip Slides
    • Edit a Master
    • Apply a Theme
    • Create a Custom Theme
    • Review a Template
    • Base a Project on a Template
    • Create a Project Template
    • Insert a Placeholder
  10. Responsive Projects
    • Review a Responsive Project
    • Customize Breakpoints
    • Customize Theme Colors
    • Use the Position Inspector
    • Modify a Single Breakpoint
    • Exclude from View
    • Add a New Breakpoint
    • Position and Link Objects
    • Edit Breakpoint Object Styles
  11. Reporting Results
    • Set Quiz Reporting Options
    • Create a Manifest File
    • Report a Button Interaction
    • Adjust Slide Object Interaction
    • Preview in SCORM Cloud
    • Publish a Content Package
    • Create an LMS Account
    • Create an LMS Course
    • Attach a Lesson to a Course
    • Test an eLearning Course

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