Adobe Captivate 8 Getting Started

£500 per delegate. This may be less for special offers on specific course dates and in-company training courses

Duration: 2 days

Trainer: G083IH

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This Captivate training course is designed to take participants through the development process of building software demonstrations and interactive simulations. The course is task-based, with participants learning by recording and updating projects. Along with covering the key features of Captivate, the course focuses on best practices to record Captivate projects.

The 2 day Captivate Getting Started course is run regularly at the Training Provider's London centre or available at your own location, and is a great way to get up and running with Captivate. The course is suitable for anybody new to the product, so if you are looking for some Captivate training to get you or your colleagues up and running, look no further.

Who Should Attend?

This course is targeted at those who are looking at getting started with Captivate. You should have good general computer skills, such as the ability to copy and paste, open files and applications and resize windows. Prior experience of working with Adobe Captivate is not needed.

What You Will Learn

The Captivate Getting Started course introduces a wide range of skills for those who are new to Adobe Captivate, teaching you best practice right from the start.

You will learn:

- How to plan your elearning projects
- To set up your recording properly
- To use the Captivate interface properly
- How to record a demo, assesment, and training animation
- How to work with the timeline
- How to add text captions
- How to add images and use them effectively
- How to manipulate master slides effectivley
- How to add buttons and highlight boxes
- How to control the movement of the mouse within your animation
- How to add rollover captions, images, and zoom areas
- How to setup adn use a simple quiz
- How to export your demo/assesment/training animation into multiple formats

Topics Covered

The following are some examples of the types of topics you will cover in the Captivate Getting Started course. The actual topics and order in which they are covered can vary slightly in order to best accommodate the size, ability and requirements of each group.

Adobe Captivate Basics 

- What is Captivate?
- Planning your projects
- Resolution and recording size
- Guided tour of the Captivate user interface

Text Captions and the Timeline

- Working with text captions
- Editing an object's position and size
- Using the timeline to control object timing
- Showing an object for the "Rest of Slide"
- Aligning captions
- Hiding and deleting slide objects

Working with Object Styles 

- How object styles can increase consistency and make your projects easier to maintain
- Creating a style for text captions
- Applying a style to other text captions
- Modifying a style
- Using styles with other object types
- Copying styles from one project into another


- Inserting images
- Setting image size and position
- Setting image timing options and transition effects
- Using the Library

Working with Master Slides 

- What Master Slides are, and how they can help you to work more efficiently
- Creating a new master slide
- Applying a master slide to other slides
- Modifying a master slide

Buttons and Highlight Boxes 

- Inserting a Text Button
- Inserting an Image Button
- Using colour to highlight an area of the screen
- Highlighting an area by greying out the rest of the screen

Rollover Captions, Images, and Zoom Areas 

- Introduction to Rollovers 
- Working with Rollover Captions 
- Working with Rollover Images 
- Using Rollovers to provide a "true" Hint facility 
- Using Rollovers to enable users to explore on their own 
- Inserting Zoom Areas

Drag and Drop

- When to use Drag and Drop
- Setting up Drag and Drop scenarios

Creating interactive simulations and tutorials 

- Introduction to eLearning tutorials
- Explanation of different types of recording
- Recording in different modes at the same time
- Hiding the mouse
- Inserting and working with Click Boxes


- Explanation of possible audio strategies
- Adding background music to a project
- Adding audio to a slide
- Recording and editing audio 

Skins and Themes 

- Editing and saving skins 
- Saving and using Themes

Compliant Movies and Publishing 

- Ensuring accessibility by enabling 508 Compliance 
- Adding Closed Captions (subtitles) 
- Setting Project Properties 

Question Slides and Learning Management Systems 

- Devising an appropriate quiz strategy 
- Setting Quiz Preferences 
- Inserting Question Slides 
- Setting Question Slide options 
- Formatting and laying out Question slides 
- Adding Randomised Quiz Questions 


- Understanding the issued when publishing
- Flash vs HTML5
- Publishing a zipped Flash project

Course Times

Usually 9.30am - 4.00pm. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.
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