Captivate Advanced: Beyond the Essentials

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Wed-Thu, April 10-11, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM*
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Thu-Fri, May 16-17, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM*
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Thu-Fri, June 6-7, 2019
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Class Details

Price per person: $895
Length of class:two days
Version covered:2017


In this advanced Adobe Captivate training course you will learn to be more efficient as you produce ever-more interactive and technically-sound eLearning. You will learn to create master slides, custom themes, custom object styles, project templates, and to save hours of work by pre-editing text captions. Additionally we’ll cover quizzes, branching scenarios, advanced actions, and uploading content to a Learning Management System.


This class is suited for people who have attended our Captivate Beginning class or who are comfortable performing the skills taught in that class.

Class Outline

Caption Pre-Editing
- Rehearse a Script
- Record a Custom Simulation
- Edit a Text Capture Template

Video Demonstrations
- Record a Video Demo
- Zoom and Pan
- Smoothen a Mouse Path and Show Visual Clicks
- Split a Video
- Trim a Video
- Publish Video Projects

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

Importing Questions Using GIFT and Question Pools
- What is a GIFT file
- Importing Questions from a GIFT File
- Rename and Create Question Pools
- Add Questions to Question Pools
- How to Insert Random Question Slides

Accessibility eLearning and 508 Compliance
- Set Document Information
- Enable Accessibility
- Add Accessibility Text to Slides
- Import Slide Audio
- Add Shortcut Keys
- Add Closed Captions
- Set a Tab Order

Customizations Using Variables, Widgets and Interactions
- 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
- Insert and Format an Interaction

Multiple and Advanced Actions
- How to Use a Completed Action
- Object Naming
- Create a Mask
- Create a Simple Action
- Object Visibility Control
- Attach an Action to a Button
- Group Timeline Objects
- Create a Variable
- Create a Conditional Action
- Create Decision Blocks
- Create, Import and Export Shared Actions

Consistency Using Masters and Templates
- Main Master and Content Slides
- Applying a Master to Filmstrip Slides
- Edit Master Slides
- Create and Apply a Theme
- Template Based Projects
- Create and Review a Template
- Inserting Placeholders

eLearning for Multiple Devices: Responsive Projects
- What is a Responsive Project
- Breakpoint Customization
- Color Themes
- How to Use the Position Inspector
- Relative Positioning
- Object Linking

Quizzing, Reporting and LMS
- Options for Quiz Reporting
- Create a Manifest File
- Button Interactions
- Object Slide Interaction
- Create a Manifest File
- Publish a Content Package to an LMS
- Create an LMS Account
- Create an LMS Lesson
- Create an LMS Course
- Attach a lesson to a Course
- Test an eLearning Course

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