Adobe Captivate: Advanced (Classic) Course

Course Details:

Length: 2 days

Price: $920/person (USD)

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Course Features:

Live Instructor Teaching

Certificate of Completion

Digital Badge

Courseware: Print

Free 6 Month Online Retake

Hands-On Learning?: Yes

Software Lab Included: Yes

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Individuals and Groups
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Onsite for Teams

Group Teams
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This is an instructor-led course. It is taught by an instructor live online or at organizations for groups.
For team training, we can teach onsite at your office or private live online.


Course Overview

Adobe Captivate: Advanced (Classic) is a 2-day course diving deep into Adobe Captivate (Classic version, also known as Adobe Captivate 2019) advanced skills for crafting exceptional eLearning courses.

Note: This course covers Adobe Captivate Classic, also known as Adobe Captivate 2019. This course DOES NOT COVER Adobe Captivate 12, also known as Adobe Captivate 2023 or Adobe Captivate Modern. If you use Adobe Captivate 12, we offer a version-specific class: Adobe Captivate 12 (Modern).

By following step-by-step activities, you will learn tons of advanced Adobe Captivate concepts. For instance, you’ll create a highly interactive software simulation in the very first module. Not only that, you’ll control the text that appears in the recording’s text captions by editing Captivate’s text capture templates.

Is support for mobile learners a hot topic in your company? You’ll create responsive lessons (using Fluid Boxes and Breakpoints) that automatically reflow to fit just about any kind of display including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. What about Virtual Reality with 360-degree images and videos? What about interactive videos (videos that suddenly include knowledge checks and other interactive objects)? Captivate now supports both features and you’ll learn about them here!

Fine-tune your Captivate production skills by leveraging object styles, master slides, themes, and advanced actions. Learn to create object styles, apply them globally, and import and export them. Knock large projects down to size by learning to create branch groups. Create branching scenarios that allow learners to plot their own path through your course. And templates! You’ll learn to create those too!

Ensure your eLearning can be used by people with disabilities by adding such 508-compliant features as accessibility text, keyboard shortcuts, and closed captions. Enable Captivate’s reporting features and, along the way, learn about Learning Management Systems, SCORM, SCOs, Manifests, and content packages.

Register Early: Registration Deadline is 2 Weeks Prior to Class Start.

Course Notes

Captivate Versions That Can Attend: 2019, 2017 & 9 (Microsoft Windows PC)
Course Taught With: Captivate 2019 (Classic) (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware

Knowledge Prerequisites

Adobe Captivate: Essentials (Classic)


Course Topics

Module 1: Interactive Software Simulations and Caption Pre-Editing

You'll record a software simulation using Captivate's Custom recording mode. Then you’ll edit a little-known language file and control the text that appears in Captivate text captions before you record any screen actions.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Rehearse a Scrip
  • Set Recording Preferences
  • Record a Simulation
  • Edit a Text Capture Template


Module 2: Object Styles, Project Sharing, and Branching

If you've created several small projects, you'll learn that you can easily combine them into one larger project. Once you've combined projects, you'll learn how to create jumps (branches) between different parts of the bigger lesson. And you’ll learn how to create custom object styles.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Create a New Style
  • Apply an Object Style Globally
  • Export and Import an Object Style
  • Name a Slide
  • Copy and Paste Project Assets
  • Use Buttons to Create a Branch
  • Explore the Branching View
  • Create a Branch Group


Module 3: Variables and Widgets

Variables serve as placeholders for data. The data can be used to provide feedback to the learner, create Advanced Actions, add content, or configure widgets. Widgets give Captivate developers the ability to extend Captivate’s functionality without limits. You’ll learn how to both insert widgets and how to configure them in a project.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Add Project Information
  • Insert a System Variable
  • Edit a System Variable
  • Create a User Variable
  • Use a Variable to Gather Learner Data
  • Insert and Format a Widget


Module 4: Interactive Videos and Virtual Reality

Captivate allows for videos (any videos) to include a high level of interactivity via knowledge checks, learner interactions, and more. You will learn how to insert an interactive video, insert bookmarks on the video timeline, and jump to the marks from any point in the video or from other Captivate slides. You will also create overlays that will appear on the video. You’ll also create virtual reality projects by importing supplied 360 images into a new virtual reality project.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Insert an Interactive Video
  • Add Bookmarks
  • Add Slide Overlays
  • Create a Virtual Reality Project
  • Add a Text Hotspot
  • Add an Audio Hotspot
  • Add a Quiz to a Virtual Reality Project


Module 5: Interactions

Interactions, also referred to as Smart Learning Interactions, are powerful widgets that allow you to quickly insert interactive objects onto a slide. Captivate ships with a wide range of Interactions, such as Process Cycles and Pyramids, and you can download others. As you work with Interactions, you’ll find that you can customize not only the content but also the look and feel of the Interaction. You’ll learn how to use Captivate’s Drag and Drop feature to engage your learners like never before. And as you do, you’ll implement states that will allow you to change the appearance of objects at will.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Insert a Process Circle
  • Create a Basic Drag and Drop Interaction
  • Manage Drag and Drop Buttons and Write Captions
  • Create a “Trick” Retry Slide
  • Explore an Advanced Drag and Drop Project
  • Create an Advanced Drag and Drop Interaction
  • Change the States of a Smart Shape
  • Use States to Swap Images


Module 6: Accessible eLearning

Creating eLearning lessons and courses that are accessible to citizens with disabilities may be a requirement in your organization. During these lessons, you'll learn some Section 508 best practices, and how to implement them within a Captivate project.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Set Document Information
  • Enable Accessibility
  • Add Accessibility Text to Slides
  • Import Slide Audio
  • Add Shortcut Keys<
  • Add Closed Captions
  • Set a Tab Order


Module 7: Advanced Actions

When a learner clicks on a button or click box, an Action occurs. But what if you want multiple, conditional actions to occur? You'll be introduced to Captivate's Advanced Actions that will allow objects to perform multiple tricks for every learner click.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Use a Completed Action
  • Name Objects
  • Create a Mask
  • Control Object Visibility
  • Create a Standard Advanced Action
  • Attach an Action to a Button
  • Group Timeline Objects
  • Create a Variable
  • Create a Conditional Action
  • Create Decision Blocks


Module 8: Project Templates and Master Slides

Efficiency doesn't reach much higher than this... learn to keep the look and feel of your Captivate projects consistent across slides and projects when you create master slides, apply and customize Themes, and create and use Project Templates.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • 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
  • Create a Project Based on a Template
  • Create a Project Template


Module 9: Responsive Projects

The size of the screen that learners use to access eLearning lessons can vary widely. Consider the size of a typical mobile phone compared to the various shapes and sizes of tablets, such as the Apple iPad, Microsoft Surface, and Amazon Kindle Fire. You could develop several Captivate projects that contain the same content but are sized to work on specific devices; however, the problem is that you’d have to edit and update several projects! Who wants to do that? Additionally, who could possibly consider every screen size for every device? Even if you could build lessons for every screen size known today, what about the screen sizes for devices that have yet to be invented? During this module, you’ll learn how to navigate Captivate’s responsive interfaces (Fluid Boxes and Breakpoints), and how to create responsive projects from scratch.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Customize Breakpoints
  • Save a Standard Project as Responsive
  • Insert and Name Fluid Boxes
  • Resize Fluid Boxes
  • Add Content to Fluid Boxes
  • Switch Modes
  • Use the Position Inspector
  • Modify a Single Breakpoint
  • Exclude from View
  • Add a New Breakpoint
  • Position and Link Objects
  • Edit Breakpoint Object Styles


Module 10: Reporting Results

f you've included a quiz in your eLearning lesson, it's likely you'll need to track the quiz results. And if working with an LMS is a requirement, we've got you covered there. You'll learn how to prepare a Captivate project so that it will work with an LMS, preview a lesson in the SCORM Cloud, and upload a lesson to an LMS and test it.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • 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 Inquisiq LMS Account
  • Create an LMS Course
  • Attach a Lesson to a Course
  • Test an eLearning Course

Course FAQs

What are the available class formats?

This course is taught by a live instructor and is available in two class formats:

  1. Live Online for Individuals
  2. Onsite/Online for Private Groups

What are software simulations in Adobe Captivate?

Software simulations are one of the key features in Adobe Captivate that allow you to create engaging and interactive eLearning content. With software simulations, you can record on-screen actions and steps taken to complete a task within a software application, and then play back the recording as an animation. This provides learners with a way to see how to complete a task within the software, and also allows them to practice the task themselves.

Software simulations can be used to create a variety of different types of eLearning content, including tutorials, demonstrations, and even assessments. When creating a software simulation, you have complete control over the recording process, so you can ensure that all the steps needed to complete the task are captured. You can also add narration, captions, and other types of annotations to the recording, to further enhance the learning experience.

What are Adobe Captivate variables and weights?

Adobe Captivate variables are used to set the value of specific objects or properties within a project. Weights are assigned to these variables in order to control how much influence they have on the overall behavior of the project. By adjusting the weights of Adobe Captivate variables, you can create custom behaviors that would otherwise be impossible to achieve.

Adobe Captivate variables can be used to control just about anything within a project. For example, you can use variables to set the position of an object, the size of an object, the color of an object, or the opacity of an object. You can also use variables to control the playback speed of a project, the volume of a project, or the number of times a project loops.

Variables can be used to create dynamic and interactive content that would otherwise be static and boring. By carefully adjusting the weights of variables, you can create all sorts of interesting behaviors that will keep your audience engaged.

What are Adobe Captivate interactive videos and virtual reality?

Adobe Captivate interactive videos and virtual reality are two of the most popular tools used in online learning. Both have their own unique benefits that make them ideal for different types of learners.

Adobe Captivate is an excellent tool for those who learn best by seeing and hearing information. The software allows you to create videos that are both informative and engaging. You can add your own voiceover to the video, or use one of the many pre-made templates. Captivate also makes it easy to add interactive elements to your videos, such as quizzes and polls. This makes it a great tool for those who want to create an engaging learning experience.

Virtual reality, on the other hand, is perfect for those who learn best by doing. With VR, you can create an immersive learning environment that allows students to interact with the material in a way that is most natural for them. This can be an invaluable tool for those who have difficulty grasping new concepts. VR can also be used to create simulations of real-world scenarios. This can be especially helpful for those who are visual learners or those who benefit from hands-on learning.

What are interactions in Adobe Captivate?

Interactions in Adobe Captivate are events that happen when the learner performs a certain action, such as clicking on an object or entering text. They can be used to provide feedback, trigger other events, or even change the appearance of objects on the screen.

There are four types of interactions in Adobe Captivate:

1. Mouse events: These include actions such as clicking, hovering, and moving the mouse over an object.

2. Keyboard events: These include actions such as typing, pressing a key, or using the arrow keys to move around on the screen.

3. Slide events: These include actions such as starting, ending, or moving to a different slide.

4. Project events: These include actions such as starting, stopping, or pausing the project.

You can use interactions to create simple or complex learning experiences in Adobe Captivate. For example, you could use an interaction to give feedback when the learner clicks on an object, or you could use an interaction to change the appearance of an object when the learner moves the mouse over it. Interactions are a powerful way to create engaging and interactive learning experiences in Adobe Captivate.

What is section 508 accessibility in Adobe Captivate?

Section 508 accessibility in Adobe Captivate ensures that people with disabilities can access and use digital content. This includes people who are blind or have low vision, as well as those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Section 508 also covers people with cognitive and learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.

Adobe Captivate provides several features that help make digital content accessible to people with disabilities. For example, Captivate can generate transcripts of audio content, and can provide text descriptions of images and videos. Captivate can also create alternate versions of content, such as simplified versions for people with cognitive disabilities.

Section 508 accessibility is an important part of making digital content accessible to all users. By ensuring that digital content is accessible to people with disabilities, we can make sure that everyone has the same opportunity to access and use information.

What are Adobe Captivate advanced actions?

Adobe Captivate advanced actions are pre-defined events or activities that can be triggered automatically based on user interactions. They can be used to create sophisticated and interactive eLearning content. Advanced actions can be used to:

-Create branching scenarios
-Simulate dialogues or conversations
-Add audio/video effects
-Display messages or alerts
-Trigger other advanced actions
-And much more!

Advanced actions are a powerful tool that can help you create truly interactive and engaging eLearning content. If you're looking to take your Adobe Captivate projects to the next level, consider using advanced actions to add some wow factor to your courses.

What are Adobe Captivate project templates and master slides?

Adobe Captivate provides project templates and master slides that you can use to create your eLearning projects. Project templates include all the settings and resources that you need to get started on your project, while master slides provide a consistent look and feel for all the slides in your project. You can choose from a variety of pre-built templates and master slides, or you can create your own.

When you create a new project in Adobe Captivate, you can choose from a variety of project templates. Each template includes all the settings and resources that you need to get started on your project. You can also create your own custom templates.

Master slides provide a consistent look and feel for all the slides in your project. You can choose from a variety of pre-built master slides, or you can create your own.

Project templates and master slides are a great way to get started with Adobe Captivate and create professional looking eLearning projects.

What are Adobe Captivate responsive projects?

Adobe Captivate responsive projects allow you to create content that adapts to multiple screen sizes. This means that your content will look great on any device, whether it's a phone, tablet, or desktop computer. You can even preview how your content will look on different devices before you publish it. Responsive projects are perfect for creating eLearning content that needs to be accessible on multiple devices.

What are Adobe Captivate reporting results?

Adobe Captivate reporting results give you the ability to see how your learners are progressing and where they may need help. By tracking results, you can identify areas where your content needs improvement and make changes accordingly. Additionally, reporting results can help you measure the overall effectiveness of your eLearning courses.

Related Adobe Captivate Information:

How Much Do Adobe Captivate Training Courses Cost?

Public instructor-led Adobe Captivate course prices start at $920 per student. Group training discounts are available.

What Adobe Captivate Skills Should I Learn?

A: If you are wondering what Adobe Captivate skills are important to learn, we've written a Captivate Skills and Learning Guide that maps out Adobe Captivate skills that are key to master and which of our courses teaches each skill.

Read Our Adobe Captivate Skills and Learning Guide

Why and How Should I Learn Adobe Captivate?

A: Adobe Captivate is a great solution for individuals who need to train employees using e-learning tools. Its customizable and interactive features allow trainers to create distinct and informative e-learning modules through the use of presentations, demos, and even simulations. Audio, video and text can be combined to design dynamic, digital learning tools. How difficult novices find Adobe Captivate to learn can depend on their experience with using audio and video files. To get the most out of the software, trainers should sign up for classes that teach them how to use the specific features relevant to their training goals.

More Information on Learning Adobe Captivate

What is the best way to learn Adobe Captivate?

A: There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to learn Adobe Captivate will vary depending on your individual learning style and needs. However, some methods of learning Adobe Captivate may be more effective for you than others.

One great way to learn Adobe Captivate is through online courses or Adobe Captivate tutorials. This method allows you to learn at your own pace and revisit concepts as needed. Additionally, online courses typically offer a more interactive and engaging learning experience than traditional classroom instruction.

Another option for learning Adobe Captivate is through corporate group training courses or workshops. These classes for company employees provide the opportunity to learn alongside other students and receive feedback and guidance from a qualified instructor. If you have a group of students needing to learn Captivate, it can be a great way to get hands-on experience with the software face-to-face.

No matter which method you choose, the most important thing is to find a learning method that works for you. Experiment with different methods until you find one that fits your learning style and needs. With commitment and practice, you will be able to learn Adobe Captivate and use it to create engaging and interactive content.

What is Adobe Captivate good for?

A: Adobe Captivate is a great tool for creating online courses, tutorials, and other eLearning materials. It can be used to create both static and interactive content, and can be published in a variety of formats including HTML5, Flash, and PDF. Captivate is also compatible with a number of learning management systems (LMS), making it easy to deliver your content to learners.

Is Adobe Captivate Certification worth it?

A: Adobe Captivate Certification can be a great asset to any professional looking to further their career and demonstrate their proficiency with Adobe’s eLearning tools. It provides an opportunity to show employers that you are knowledgeable in creating interactive courses and simulations for training purposes and can review content quickly. Moreover, having an Adobe Captivate certification opens the door to more job opportunities and higher salaries, as employers seek certified professionals with the skills necessary to create engaging eLearning content. Certification can also give you a competitive advantage over other applicants by allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge of Adobe Captivate in interviews. It provides potential employers with an indication that you are highly knowledgeable about the software and capable of using it to create practical eLearning courses. Ultimately, Adobe Captivate Certification is well worth it for both your career and financial security. It can help you open up more job opportunities, increase your salary potential, boost your employability, and give you a unique competitive advantage over other applicants. Therefore, an Adobe Captivate certification is an asset to consider if you are looking to get ahead in the eLearning field.

Is Adobe Captivate Easy to Learn?

Yes, Adobe Captivate is designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, making it easy for even beginners to learn. While it does have advanced features that might require more in-depth knowledge, Captivate training courses are tailored to guide learners at all levels, ensuring that they gain the confidence and proficiency needed to navigate the software.

As with any new software, the learning curve can be steep at first, but with persistence and the comprehensive guidance provided in Captivate training courses, users can quickly become adept at designing and creating effective e-learning courses.

What Is Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate is a powerful e-Learning authoring tool that allows users to create interactive and engaging online courses. With its user-friendly interface and advanced features, it has become the go-to software for creating captivating e-learning content.

How Can I Learn Adobe Captivate?

If you are looking to enhance your skills in using Adobe Captivate or want to learn how to create effective e-learning courses, then enrolling in a Captivate training course is the best option for you. A typical Captivate e learning course is designed to provide you with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in using Adobe Captivate effectively.

Why Choose a Captivate Training Course?

With the increasing demand for online learning, it has become essential for professionals to have the necessary skills to create interactive and engaging e-learning content. This is where Captivate training courses come into play. These courses cover all the fundamental aspects of Adobe Captivate and equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to create professional-looking e-learning courses.

Attending a captivate e learning course can also lead to career advancement opportunities as more and more organizations are adopting online learning platforms for employee training. By completing a captivate training course, you can differentiate yourself from others and gain a competitive advantage in the job market.

What to Expect from a Captivate Training Course?

A typical captivate training course will cover topics such as creating responsive projects, adding interactive elements, using multimedia assets, and publishing your courses for different devices. You will also learn how to create software simulations, quizzes, and assessments to enhance the effectiveness of your e-learning content.

Adobe Captivate online training courses offer the flexibility to learn at your own pace and from anywhere in the world. Some courses also provide access to a community of Captivate experts who can assist you with any queries or doubts during your learning journey.


In today's fast-paced digital world, having the skills to create engaging and interactive e-learning content is crucial. By enrolling in a Captivate training course, you can enhance your skills and stay ahead of the curve in the e-learning industry. So, whether you are an instructional designer, trainer, or educator, investing in a Captivate training course will not only benefit your career but also contribute to the growth and success of your organization. So, don't wait any longer and start your journey towards becoming an Adobe Captivate expert today!

What are the top Adobe Captivate skills?

A: Adobe Captivate is a powerful tool for creating eLearning content. It can be used to create a wide variety of content, including presentations, tutorials, and simulations. To get the most out of Adobe Captivate, it is important to have a solid understanding of its capabilities and how to use them effectively. Here are some of the top skills that you should master when using Adobe Captivate:

Top Adobe Captivate Skills

1. Creating Content That Engages Learners - One of the most important aspects of creating eLearning content is making sure that it is engaging and stimulating for learners. If your content is dull or difficult to follow, learners will quickly lose interest and may not even finish going through it. Adobe Captivate provides a number of features and tools that can be used to create content that is both engaging and informative. For example, you can use captions and audio narration to make your content more engaging, or create interactive elements such as quizzes and simulations to help learners better understand and retain the information.

2. Developing Effective Navigation - Another important skill to master when using Adobe Captivate is developing effective navigation. Your eLearning content will need to be well-organized and easy to navigate if you want learners to be able to find the information they need quickly and easily. Adobe Captivate provides a number of features that can be used to develop effective navigation, such as the table of contents feature, which allows you to create a detailed outline of your content. You can also use the search function to help learners quickly find specific information.

3. Creating Engaging Visuals - Visuals are an important part of any eLearning content, and Adobe Captivate provides a number of features and tools that can be used to create engaging visuals. For example, you can use the built-in library of templates and graphics to create professional-looking visuals, or you can import your own images and videos into Adobe Captivate. You can also use the software’s animation features to add movement and interest to your visuals.

4. Adding Interactivity - Adding interactivity to your eLearning content can help make it more engaging and effective. Adobe Captivate provides a number of features that can be used to add interactivity, such as quizzes, simulations, and clickable buttons. You can also use the software’s branching feature to create different paths through your content based on learner interactions.

5. Publishing Your Content - Once you have created your eLearning content, you will need to publish it so that learners can access it. Adobe Captivate provides a number of different options for publishing your content, including exporting it as a PDF or an HTML file, or publishing it directly to a Learning Management System (LMS). You can also use the software’s built-in FTP client to upload your content to a web server.

If you master these skills, you will be able to create eLearning content that is both engaging and effective with Adobe Captivate.

Where Can I Learn More About Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Blogs

Adobe User Groups

Adobe Online Forums

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