Adobe Captivate: Advanced 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

Delivery Methods:

Live Online

Individuals and Groups
@ Your Location

Onsite for Teams

Group Teams
@ Your Organization

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

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 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware

Knowledge Prerequisites

Adobe Captivate: Essentials

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.

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