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Captivate - Beyond the Essentials

2 days

Certified Adobe Captivate Authorized Training at FMC FMC is an Adobe Authorized Training Center

Course Description

This class is a continuation of the concepts covered in Captivate Essentials - An Introduction to Captivate. In this course you will fine-tune those concepts by learning about object styles, master slides, themes and advanced actions. You will be able to personalize your presentations with variables and branching scenarios that will help decide the best path for the learner. You will learn to make your presentations Section 508-compliant with accessibility text and closed captions. Finally, you will learn how to transform your presentations from eLearning to mLearning (mobile learning).

Prerequisites:

Who Should Use Captivate?

Corporate training professionals, educators, instructional designers, and all types of business users with limited programming capabilities who want to create product demos, application simulations, soft skill and compliance training, and mobile learning. Also educators and trainers who are currently using PowerPoint and need to add interactivity to their training materials.

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Day 1

Lesson 1: Interactive Software Simulations and Caption Pre-Editing

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

Lesson 2: Object Styles, Project Sharing, and Branching

  • 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

Lesson 3: Variables and Widgets

  • 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

Lesson 4: Interactive Videos and Virtual Reality

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

Lesson 5: Interactions

  • Insert a Process Circle
  • Create a Sorting Drag and Drop Interaction
  • Manage Drag and Drop Buttons
  • Create a “Trick” Reset Interaction Slide
  • Explore an Advanced Drag and Drop Interaction
  • Create an Advanced Drag and Drop Interaction
  • Change States
  • Use States to Swap Images
  • Insert an Interactive Asset Slide

Lesson 6: Accessible eLearning

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

Lesson 7: Advanced Actions

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

Lesson 8: Project Templates and Master Slides

  • Work With the Main Master Slide
  • Work With Content Masters
  • Apply a Master to Filmstrip Slides
  • Edit a Content Master Slide
  • Apply a Theme
  • Create a Custom Theme
  • Review a Template
  • Create a Project Based on a Template
  • Create a Project Template

Lesson 9: Responsive Projects

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

Lesson 10: Reporting Results

  • Set Quiz Reporting Options
  • Create a Manifest File
  • Report a Button Interaction
  • Adjust Slide Object Interaction
  • Preview in SCORM Cloud
  • Publish a SCORM Content Package
  • Create an Inquisiq LMS Account
  • Create an LMS Course
  • Attach a Lesson to a Course
  • Test an eLearning Course