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Overview

In this advanced Captivate training class, you will learn Captivate 8's higher-end functionality while improving your production skills via project templates, design templates, advanced actions and scripts. You will learn to collaborate with team members via Captivate's powerful commenting features. You'll enhance your users experience via variables that will make it seem like each eLearning lesson you produce has been customized for and is talking directly to your customer.

About Adobe Captivate 8: With Adobe's release of Captivate 8, projects created in Captivate 6 and 7 will open in Captivate 8, and those projects will automatically be upgraded to version 8. However, once upgraded, Captivate 8 projects will not open in older versions of Captivate.

Goals
  1. Learn to create video demos.
  2. Learn to work with styles.
  3. Learn to create question pools and random question slides that make it difficult for learners to share quiz content.
  4. Learn Section 508 best practices.
  5. Learn to work with widgets and learn how to add them to a project.
  6. Learn to add multiple and conditional actions to your buttons and click boxes.
  7. Learn to leverage Captivate's collaboration tools.
  8. Learn to create a consistent look and feel across your projects using themes.
  9. Learn how to track quiz results.
Outline
  1. Essential Skills with a Twist
    1. Plan eLearning Projects
    2. Check Captivate's Recording Settings
    3. Rehearse a Script
    4. Record a Custom Simulation
    5. Edit a Text Capture Template
  2. Video Demos
    1. Record a Video Demo
    2. Zoom and Pan
    3. Smoothen a Mouse Path and Show Visual Clicks
    4. Split a Video
    5. Trim a Video
  3. Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating
    1. Create a Text Caption Style
    2. Apply a Style Globally
    3. Export and Import a Style
    4. Name a Slide
    5. Copy/Paste Project Assets
    6. Use Buttons to Create a Branch
    7. Explore the Branching Tab
    8. Create a Slide Group
    9. Publish SWFs
    10. Aggregate SWFs
  4. Question Pools
    1. Import a Question from a GIFT File
    2. Rename and Create Question Pools
    3. Add Questions to Question Pools
    4. Insert Random Question Slides
  5. Accessible eLearning
    1. Set Document Information
    2. Enable Accessibility
    3. Add Accessibility Text to Slides
    4. Import Slide Audio
    5. Add Shortcut Keys
    6. Add Closed Captions
    7. Set a Tab Order
  6. Variables, Widgets and Interactions
    1. Add Project Information
    2. Insert a System Variable
    3. Edit a System Variable
    4. Create a User Variable
    5. Use a Variable to Gather Data
    6. Insert and Format a Widget
    7. Insert and Format an Interaction
  7. Actions
    1. Name Objects
    2. Control Object Visibility
    3. Create a Simple Action
    4. Attach an Action to a Button
    5. Group Objects
    6. Create a Variable
    7. Create a Conditional Action
    8. Create Decision Blocks
    9. Create, Export and Import a Shared Action
  8. Reviewing and Background Editing
    1. Send a Project for Shared Review
    2. Add Comments to a Review File
    3. Review and Reply to Comments
    4. Create an Image Mask
    5. Delete a Slide Background
    6. Work With Photoshop Layers
  9. Master Slides, Themes and Project Templates
    1. Add an Image to a Master Slide
    2. Insert a Content Master Slide
    3. Apply a Master Slide to Project Slides
    4. Edit a Master Slide
    5. Apply a Theme to a Project
    6. Edit and Save a Theme
    7. Use and Create a Project Templates
  10. Reporting Results
    1. Configure Acrobat.com as an LMS Alternative
    2. Post Quiz Results to Acrobat.com
    3. Use The Quiz Results Analyzer
    4. Review and Chart Quiz Data Posted to Acrobat.com
    5. Set Quiz Reporting Options for an LMS
    6. Create a Manifest File
    7. Report a Button Interaction
    8. Adjust Slide Object Interaction
    9. Publish a Content Package to an LMS
    10. Create a Live LMS Account
    11. Create an LMS Lesson
    12. Create an LMS Course
    13. Create an LMS Curriculum (Catalog)
    14. Test an eLearning Course from within an LMS
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Captivate class:

  • Introductory-level skills in Captivate
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