Adobe Captivate 9

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Overview

Led by an Adobe Certified Instructor, the DBC’s hands-on Adobe Captivate training is designed to provide participants with the core skills necessary to create interactive eLearning and mLearning demonstrations and simulations. In addition to key concepts, students learn best practices for creating and publishing projects. In this course, you will prepare three e-learning projects: a demonstration, a simulation and a SCORM-compliant quiz.

Who Should Use Captivate?

Corporate training professionals, educators, instructional designers and all types of business users, who have limited programming capabilities and want to create interactive product demos, application simulations, soft skills and compliance training, and mobile learning will benefit from this training. Our goal is to make sure the training meets your objectives.

Available Courses

  • Intro (3 days)
  • Advanced (2 days)
  • Comprehensive (5 days – Intro and Advanced taken consecutively)

Prerequisites

  • A practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows
  • Basic web knowledge

Training Sessions

Class time is 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breaks are provided throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Participants provide their own lunch.

Course outlines are guides and do not guarantee all the topics can be covered in the allotted time. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet individual class member needs.

Occasionally the DBC has to reschedule or cancel a class because it does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. Should that occur, enrollees will be notified as soon as possible and offered alternative enrollment dates.

Location, Parking and Lodging Information

Adobe Captivate 9 – Intro

Day 1

Lesson 1: Exploring Captivate

  • Explore a finished Captivate project
  • Zoom and magnify
  • Navigate a project
  • Explore and reset the workspace
  • Preview the entire project

Lesson 2: New Project & Soft Skills eLearning

  • Create a blank project
  • Add images to placeholders
  • Insert and format a text button

Lesson 3: Recording Demos and Sims

  • Rehearse a script
  • Review recording settings
  • Enable access for assistive devices
  • Review default recording mode settings
  • Record using multiple modes
  • Record a custom simulation

Lesson 4: Captions, Styles and Timing

  • Insert, resize and move text captions
  • Modify text caption properties
  • Edit the default caption style
  • Change a callout type used by a text caption
  • Control slide timing
  • Control slide object timing
  • Check spelling
  • Align slide objects

 

Day 2

Lesson 5: Images and Smart Shapes

  • Understanding insert, resize, and restore an image
  • Transform an image
  • Use the library
  • Manage unused project assets
  • Crop and rename an image
  • Remove a background color
  • Insert a cloud callout
  • Create an image mask
  • Delete a slide background
  • Work with photoshop layers
  • Create an image slideshow

Lesson 6: Pointers, Paths, Boxes, and Buttons

  • Control mouse effects
  • Edit a mouse path
  • Clone an object style
  • Insert a highlight box
  • Insert an image button
  • Control appear after timing

Lesson 7: Rollovers and Zooms

  • Insert a rollover caption
  • Insert a rollover image
  • Insert a rollover slidelet
  • Insert a zoom area

Lesson 8: Audio

  • Import audio onto a slide object
  • Import background audio
  • Add a slide note
  • Calibrate a microphone
  • Record slide audio
  • Import a voiceover onto a slide
  • Edit an audio file
  • Insert silence
  • Use text-to-speech

Day 3

Lesson 9: Video, Animation and Effects

  • Insert a Flash video
  • Set Flash video properties
  • Add animation to a slide
  • Insert text animation
  • Apply an effect to a slide object
  • Apply a glow filter effect
  • Modify effect properties
  • Save and import effects

Lesson 10: Adding Interactivity

  • Hide the mouse
  • Replace phrases
  • Insert a click box
  • Insert a text entry box

Lesson 11: Working with PowerPoint

  • Import PowerPoint slides
  • Resize one object and apply to all
  • Round-trip PowerPoint edits
  • Sync with source
  • Rescale a project

Lesson 12: Introduction to Question Slides

  • Edit quizzing object styles
  • Set the quiz preferences
  • Apply a theme
  • Hide a slide image
  • Insert question slides
  • Add an image to a question slide

Lesson 13: Finishing Touches

  • Create a link to a web site
  • Apply a skin
  • Edit, save and delete a skin
  • Create a TOC
  • Check publish settings and add a loading screen
  • Publish a SWF and PDF
  • Run the HTML5 tracker
  • Publish as HTML5
  • Export captions
  • Perform a “round trip”

Adobe Captivate 9 – Advanced

Day 1

Lesson 1: Caption Pre-Editing

  • Rehearse a script
  • Set recording preferences
  • Record a simulation
  • Edit a text capture template

Lesson 2: Video Demos

  • Record a video demo
  • Add a video zoom
  • Add a video pan
  • Smooth a mouse path and show visual clicks
  • Split a video
  • Trim a video
  • Publish a video demo

Lesson 3: Branching and Aggregating

  • Create a new style
  • Apply an object style globally
  • Export and import a style
  • Name a slide
  • Copy and paste project assets
  • Use buttons to create a branch
  • Explore the branching view
  • Create a slide group
  • Publish SWFs
  • Aggregate SWFs

Lesson 4: Random Quizzes

  • Review a GIFT file
  • Import a GIFT file into a project
  • Create question pools
  • Move questions to pools
  • Insert random question slides

Lesson 5: 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

Day 2

Lesson 6: Variables and Widgets

  • Add project information
  • Insert a system variable
  • Edit a system variable
  • Create a system variable
  • Use a variable to gather learner data
  • Insert and format a widget

Lesson 7: Interactions

  • Insert a process circle
  • Explore a drag and drop project
  • Create a drag and drop interaction
  • Change object states

Lesson 8: Actions

  • Use a completed action
  • Name objects
  • Create a mask
  • Control object visibility
  • Create a simple advanced action
  • Attach an action to a button
  • Group timeline objects
  • Create a variable
  • Create a conditional action
  • Create decision blocks

Lesson 9: Masters, Themes and Templates

  • 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
  • Base a project on a template
  • Create a project template
  • Insert a placeholder

Lesson 10: Responsive Projects

  • Review a responsive project
  • Customize breakpoints
  • Customize theme colors
  • Use the position inspector
  • Modify a single breakpoint
  • Exclude from view
  • Add a new breakpoint
  • Position and link objects
  • Edit breakpoint object styles

Lesson 11: Reporting Results

  • 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
  • Create an LMS catalog
  • Test an eLearning course

Adobe Captivate 9 – Comprehensive

Day 1

Lesson 1: Exploring Captivate

  • Explore a finished Captivate project
  • Zoom and magnify
  • Navigate a project
  • Explore and reset the workspace
  • Preview the entire project

Lesson 2: New Project & Soft Skills eLearning

  • Create a blank project
  • Add images to placeholders
  • Insert and format a text button

Lesson 3: Recording Demos and Sims

  • Rehearse a script
  • Review recording settings
  • Enable access for assistive devices
  • Review default recording mode settings
  • Record using multiple modes
  • Record a custom simulation

Lesson 4: Captions, Styles and Timing

  • Insert, resize and move text captions
  • Modify text caption properties
  • Edit the default caption style
  • Change a callout type used by a text caption
  • Control slide timing
  • Control slide object timing
  • Check spelling
  • Align slide objects

Day 2

Lesson 5: Images and Smart Shapes

  • Understanding insert, resize, and restore an image
  • Transform an image
  • Use the library
  • Manage unused project assets
  • Crop and rename an image
  • Remove a background color
  • Insert a cloud callout
  • Create an image mask
  • Delete a slide background
  • Work with photoshop layers
  • Create an image slideshow

Lesson 6: Pointers, Paths, Boxes, and Buttons

  • Control mouse effects
  • Edit a mouse path
  • Clone an object style
  • Insert a highlight box
  • Insert an image button
  • Control appear after timing

Lesson 7: Rollovers and Zooms

  • Insert a rollover caption
  • Insert a rollover image
  • Insert a rollover slidelet
  • Insert a zoom area

Lesson 8: Audio

  • Import audio onto a slide object
  • Import background audio
  • Add a slide note
  • Calibrate a microphone
  • Record slide audio
  • Import a voiceover onto a slide
  • Edit an audio file
  • Insert silence
  • Use text-to-speech

Day 3

Lesson 9: Video, Animation and Effects

  • Insert a Flash video
  • Set Flash video properties
  • Add animation to a slide
  • Insert text animation
  • Apply an effect to a slide object
  • Apply a glow filter effect
  • Modify effect properties
  • Save and import effects

Lesson 10: Adding Interactivity

  • Hide the mouse
  • Replace phrases
  • Insert a click box
  • Insert a text entry box

Lesson 11: Working with PowerPoint

  • Import PowerPoint slides
  • Resize one object and apply to all
  • Round-trip PowerPoint edits
  • Sync with source
  • Rescale a project

Lesson 12: Introduction to Question Slides

  • Edit quizzing object styles
  • Set the quiz preferences
  • Apply a theme
  • Hide a slide image
  • Insert question slides
  • Add an image to a question slide

Lesson 13: Finishing Touches

  • Create a link to a web site
  • Apply a skin
  • Edit, save and delete a skin
  • Create a TOC
  • Check publish settings and add a loading screen
  • Publish a SWF and PDF
  • Run the HTML5 tracker
  • Publish as HTML5
  • Export captions
  • Perform a “round trip”

Day 4

Lesson 14: Caption Pre-Editing

  • Rehearse a script
  • Set recording preferences
  • Record a simulation
  • Edit a text capture template

Lesson 15: Video Demos

  • Record a video demo
  • Add a video zoom
  • Add a video pan
  • Smooth a mouse path and show visual clicks
  • Split a video
  • Trim a video
  • Publish a video demo

Lesson 16: Branching and Aggregating

  • Create a new style
  • Apply an object style globally
  • Export and import a style
  • Name a slide
  • Copy and paste project assets
  • Use buttons to create a branch
  • Explore the branching view
  • Create a slide group
  • Publish SWFs
  • Aggregate SWFs

Lesson 17: Random Quizzes

  • Review a GIFT file
  • Import a GIFT file into a project
  • Create question pools
  • Move questions to pools
  • Insert random question slides

Lesson 18: 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

Day 5

Lesson 19: Variables and Widgets

  • Add project information
  • Insert a system variable
  • Edit a system variable
  • Create a system variable
  • Use a variable to gather learner data
  • Insert and format a widget

Lesson 20: Interactions

  • Insert a process circle
  • Explore a drag and drop project
  • Create a drag and drop interaction
  • Change object states

Lesson 21: Actions

  • Use a completed action
  • Name objects
  • Create a mask
  • Control object visibility
  • Create a simple advanced action
  • Attach an action to a button
  • Group timeline objects
  • Create a variable
  • Create a conditional action
  • Create decision blocks

Lesson 22: Masters, Themes, and Templates

  • 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
  • Base a project on a template
  • Create a project template
  • Insert a placeholder

Lesson 23: Responsive Projects

  • Review a responsive project
  • Customize breakpoints
  • Customize theme colors
  • Use the position inspector
  • Modify a single breakpoint
  • Exclude from view
  • Add a new breakpoint
  • Position and link objects
  • Edit breakpoint object styles

Lesson 24: Reporting Results

  • 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
  • Create an LMS catalog
  • Test an eLearning course