Adobe Captivate Jumpstart

4 Day Course
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Adobe Captivate software enables anyone to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations, scenario-based training, and robust quizzes without programming knowledge or multimedia skills.

This Adobe Captivate Academy training course provides students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to develop and build software demonstrations and interactive simulations with Captivate. In addition to learning key concepts, students also learn best practices for creating and publishing Captivate projects from beginners to an expert level. Captivate appeals to a wide variety of audiences, typically grouped in training and education, sales and marketing, or technical support and documentation.

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Introduction to Captivate (5 topics)

  • The CBT Development Process
  • Resolution and Recording Size
  • The Captivate Interface
  • Recording Projects
  • Hybrid Projects

Text Captions and the Timeline (5 topics)

  • Inserting a Text Caption
  • Working with the Timeline
  • Using Check Spelling
  • Aligning Captions
  • Editing Objects - Position and Size

Working with Images (5 topics)

  • Working with Blank Slides
  • Set Image Size and Position
  • Timing Options and Transition Effects
  • Working with Image Stacks
  • Using the Library

Pointer Paths (5 topics)

  • Buttons and Highlight Boxes
  • Pointer Paths and Types
  • Insert a Text Button
  • Insert an Image Button
  • Highlight Boxes

Rollover Captions (3 topics)

  • Rollover Area Properties
  • Inserting a Rollover Image
  • Inserting a Zoom Area

Slide Labels and Notes (4 topics)

  • Add a Slide Label
  • Add a Slide Note
  • Adding Audio Files to Projects
  • Add a Sound Effect to an Object

Add Background Music to a Project (5 topics)

  • Recording Audio
  • Calibrate a Microphone
  • Record a Slide Note
  • Edit an Audio File
  • Insert Silence

Animation and Flash Video (8 topics)

  • Frame Rates
  • Change a Project's Frame Rate
  • Add Animation to a Slide
  • Change an Animation's Slide Position
  • Text Animation
  • Insert Text Animation
  • Insert Flash Video
  • Set Flash Video Properties

Captivate and PowerPoint Slides (10 topics)

  • Import a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Resizing Projects
  • Importing Captivate Slides and Objects
  • Use Buttons to Create a Branch
  • Explore the Branching Tab
  • Export Branching View
  • Print Documents
  • Publish Word Handouts
  • Exporting and Importing Captions
  • Perform a “Round Trip” From Word

Skins and Templates (8 topics)

  • Apply a BMP Playbar to a Project
  • Apply a Skin to a Project
  • Edit and Save a Skin
  • Loading Screens
  • Add a Loading Screen
  • Templates
  • Create a Project Template
  • Record a New Project Based on a Template

Compliant Movies (9 topics)

  • Bandwidth and Publishing
  • Enable 508 Compliance
  • Closed Captioning
  • Add Closed Captions
  • Link to a Web Site
  • Set Project Properties
  • Use the Bandwidth Monitor
  • Publishing Flash and Standalone Project
  • Publish a Flash File

Question Slides (8 topics)

  • Insert a Question Slide
  • Add an Image to a Question Slide
  • Copy and Paste a Slide Background
  • Format the Question Title
  • Use the Slide Grid
  • Format the Question Answer
  • Set Question Slide Options
  • Edit the Submit Button Text

MenuBuilder (6 topics)

  • Creating Menu Builder Projects
  • Publish Projects
  • Create a MenuBuilder Project
  • Format Styles
  • Edit Items
  • Export a MenuBuilder Project

Learning Management Systems (11 topics)

  • Reporting Options and the Manifest
  • Set Reporting Options
  • Create a Manifest File
  • Advanced Interaction
  • Adjust Slide Object Interaction
  • Publish a Zipped Flash Project
  • Create an LMS Account
  • Create an LMS Lesson
  • Create an LMS Course
  • Create an LMS Curriculum
  • Test an E-Learning Course

Reviewing the Essentials (5 topics)

  • Set General Preferences
  • Rehearse a Script
  • Set Recording Preferences and Keys
  • Record a Custom Simulation
  • Edit a Text Capture Template

Importing and Branching (9 topics)

  • Import a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Edit a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Resize a Project
  • Import Project Slides and Objects
  • Label a Slide
  • Use Buttons to Create a Branch
  • Explore the Branching Tab
  • Create a Slide Group
  • Aggregate Published SWFs

Question Pools (4 topics)

  • Insert a Question Slide
  • Create and Rename Question Pools
  • Add Questions to Question Pools
  • Insert Random Question Slides

Accessible Projects (6 topics)

  • Set Document Information
  • Enable Accessibility
  • Add Accessibility Text to Slides
  • Import Audio
  • Add Shortcut Keys
  • Add Closed Captions

Commenting, Image Editing and Photoshop Layers (6 topics)

  • Send a Project for Review
  • Create a Background Mask
  • Edit a Slide Background
  • Delete a Slide Background
  • Import a Photoshop File
  • Work with Photoshop Layers

Variables, Widgets and Buttons (8 topics)

  • Add Document Information
  • Insert a System Variable
  • Edit a System Variable
  • Create a User Variable
  • Use a Variable to Gather Data
  • Insert a Question Widget
  • Insert a Certificate Widget
  • Create Custom Buttons

Project and Design Templates (9 topics)

  • Create a Project Template
  • Create a Project From a Template
  • Record Additional Slides
  • Delete Unused Objects
  • Create a Mask
  • Add a Text Animation Placeholder
  • Create a Design Template
  • Format Design Template Objects
  • Apply a Design Template to a Project

Advanced Actions (8 topics)

  • Control Object Visibility
  • Name Items
  • Attach Multiple Actions to Objects
  • Create Variables
  • Add Text Entry Boxes
  • Create a Script
  • Attach a Script to a Slide
  • Test and Edit a Script

Learning Management Systems (10 topics)

  • Set Quiz Reporting Options
  • Create a Manifest File
  • Report a Button Interaction
  • Adjust Slide Object Interaction
  • Publish a Content Package
  • Create an Inquisiq LMS Account
  • Create an LMS Lesson
  • Create an LMS Course
  • Create an LMS Curriculum
  • Test an eLearning Course


You should have a basic working knowledge of either the Windows or Mac interface as well as exposure to either Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint. You should know how to launch an application and create and save files.

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