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Length: 2 day(s)      Public Class Price: $920/person (USD)      Group Class Price: Request Quote      Course Category: Adobe Captivate


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Adobe Captivate 2019: Essentials teaches the beginner Adobe Captivate skills needed to create eLearning courses. You will follow step-by-step instructions and learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch. You will learn to record and produce software demonstrations, interactive training simulations, and Video Demos.

By the time you finish working through this course, you will know how to add such standard objects to a slide as text captions, images, characters, videos, Smart Shapes, and more. You will record, import, and edit audio. You will also further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons, text entry boxes, and quizzes.

Have you already created content using Microsoft PowerPoint? Don’t throw that presentation away. You will learn how to import existing PowerPoint content into Captivate.

Last, but not least, you will publish a Captivate project as SWF, PDF, or HTML5 so that your content can be used on virtually any device including desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, and tablets.

Captivate Versions That Can Attend: 2019, 2017 & 9 (Microsoft Windows PC)
Course Taught With: Captivate 2019 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware
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  • Course can be customized to your training needs
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
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Course Topics

Preface
You Will Learn About:
• Education Through Pictures
• RoboDemo to Captivate
• Planning eLearning Projects
• eLearning Development Phases
• Budgeting Considerations
• Project Size and Display Resolution
• Designing Slides in Captivate
• Fonts and eLearning

Module 1: Exploring Captivate
As you work through the lessons in this book, the goal is to get you comfortable with each specific Captivate area or feature before proceeding. Like any feature-rich program, mastering Captivate is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. Soon enough you’ll be in full stride, creating awesome eLearning content using Captivate. But before the sprint comes the crawl. During these first few activities, I’d like to give you a chance to familiarize yourself with Captivate’s user interface. Specifically, you’ll be instructed to start Captivate, open an existing project, and poke around Captivate’s interface a bit.
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Explore a Finished Captivate Project
• Zoom and Magnify
• Navigate a Project
• Explore and Reset the Workspace
• Preview the Entire Project

Module 2: New Project & Soft Skills eLearning
You can create two types of eLearning with Captivate: software simulations or soft skills lessons. A software simulation is essentially a recording of step-by-step actions performed on a computer. You can use Captivate to create interactive software simulations (often referred to as “Let Me Try” lessons), demonstrations (often referred to as “Show Me” lessons, and videos (much like the kind you’ve likely seen on YouTube).
Soft Skills eLearning encompasses anything that doesn’t fall into the category of a software simulation or demonstration (terrorism awareness, compliance training, conflict resolution, policies and procedures). Anything that’s a life skill would fall into the category of soft skills. During the lessons in this module, you will create a soft skills lesson that includes multiple slides, text, images, and buttons that allow the learner to move through the lesson at their own pace.
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Create a Blank Project
• Add Images to Placeholders
• Import Images
• Use a Smart Shape as a Button
• Disable Click Sounds

Module 3: Screen Recordings
Recording desktop actions is one of Captivate's key features... and you'll cover the hottest recording modes: demo, assessment, training and custom.
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Rehearse a Script
• Review Recording Settings
• Review Recording Modes
• Record Using Multiple Modes
• Record a Custom Simulation
• Record a Demonstration that Pans
• Manually Record the Screen

Module 4: Video Demos
If you need to record seamless, real-time screen actions, nothing beats Captivate’s Video recording mode. This section will teach you how to effectively capture videos, but you’ll get a jump start on publishing your videos for use on video sites such as YouTube.
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• 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
• Insert a Video Project into a Standard Project
• Publish a Video Demo

Module 5: Captions, Styles, Timing, and round Tripping
Once you've recorded your lessons, the real work begins. During these lessons, you will learn how to add text caption, set object styles and control the timing of slides objects.
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Insert and Edit Text Captions
• 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
• Export Captions to Word
• Import Captions from Word into Captivate

Module 6: Pointers, Paths, Boxes, and Buttons
If you've created a demonstration, that pesky mouse can sometimes have a mind of its own. You'll learn how to tame that wild mouse during these lessons. Then you'll learn how to add some basic interactivity to a lesson via buttons.
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Control Mouse Effects
• Edit a Mouse Path
• Clone an Object Style
• Insert a Highlight Box
• Insert an Image Button
• Control Appear After Timing

Module 7: Images and Videos
Nothing breaks of the tedium of learning than images and videos. During this module, you’ll learn how to import, resize, and align images. You’ll learn the power of the Library and how it can make managing assets project-wide a snap. You’ll also learn how to import and work with videos,
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Insert, Resize, and Restore an Image
• Import Images into the Library
• Resize, Transform, and Align Images
• Manage Unused Library Assets
• Create an Image Slideshow
• Insert a Video
• Set Video Properties

Module 8: Audio
eLearning lessons that contain voiceover audio and sound effects are more effective than lessons that don't... and that's just a fact! Learn how to add, edit and record audio during these lessons. And if that's not enough, you'll also learn how to convert Text-to-Speech, which is just cool!
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Work with Rollover Captions
• Import Audio onto a Slide Object
• Import Background Audio
• Add a Slide Note
• Calibrate a Microphone
• Record Slide Audio
• Import Audio onto a Slide
• Edit an Audio File
• Insert Silence
• Convert Text-to-Speech

Module 9: States, Animations, and Object Effects
Interactive objects can do more than just serve as clickable objects. You can make them perform all kinds of visual tricks with simple changes to their states. You’ll also learn how to make any objects perform some awesome animation effects.
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Change State Views for a Button
• Add an Animation to a slide
• Insert a Text Animation
• Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
• Apply a Free Fall Effect to an Object

Module 10: Software Simulations
Interactive eLearning is generally thought to be more effective than passive demonstration videos. During these lessons, learn how to convert an existing demonstration into a highly engaging, interactive powerhouse.
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Hide the Mouse
• Replace Phrases
• Insert a Click Box
• Insert a Text Entry Box

Module 11: Working with PowerPoint
Often times the eLearning project begins in Microsoft PowerPoint. Why not use that content in your Captivate project? These lessons will help you master the PowerPoint to Captivate workflow.
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Create a Project from a Presentation
• Edit the Source Presentation
• Synchronize with Source
• Rescale a Project

Module 12: Quizzing
Captivate sports some robust quizzing tools. You'll learn how to setup, create, import, and edit question slides and how to create question pools.
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Edit Quizzing Object Styles
• Set the Quiz Preferences
• Question Slides
• Insert Question Slides
• Edit a Question Slide
• Compare Submit All to Submit Buttons
• Insert a Knowledge Check
• Review a GIFT File
• Import a GIFT File into a Project
• Create Question Pools
• Move Questions to Pools
• Insert Random Question Slides

Module 13: Publishing
No project is finished until it's published so that it can be consumed by your learners. Learn the best publishing format to use for the widest audience (including SWF and the HTML5 output). Learn how to add a TOC to your lessons and the ideal settings for publishing.
In This Module You Will Learn To:
• Apply a Skin
• Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
• Name Slides
• Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
• Publish a SWF and PDF
• Run the HTML5 Tracker
• Publish as HTML5
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Group Training

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.

How Group Training Works





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  • Course can be fully customized to your training needs
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  • Training is completed in a convenient session(s) of your choosing
  • Two 15 minute breaks and one hour long break for lunch daily

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Adobe Captivate: Essentials Class Reviews

Here are a sample of Adobe Captivate class reviews from past students that have attended our Adobe Captivate training courses.



Adobe Captivate 2019: Essentials teaches the beginner Adobe Captivate skills needed to create eLearning courses. You will follow step-by-step instructions and learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch. You will learn to record and produce software demonstrations, interactive training simulations, and Video Demos.

By the time you finish working through this course, you will know how to add such standard objects to a slide as text captions, images, characters, videos, Smart Shapes, and more. You will record, import, and edit audio. You will also further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons, text entry boxes, and quizzes.

Have you already created content using Microsoft PowerPoint? Don’t throw that presentation away. You will learn how to import existing PowerPoint content into Captivate.

Last, but not least, you will publish a Captivate project as SWF, PDF, or HTML5 so that your content can be used on virtually any device including desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, and tablets.

Captivate Versions That Can Attend: 2019, 2017 & 9 (Microsoft Windows PC)
Course Taught With: Captivate 2019 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware


Certstaffix® Class Reviews

Student Average:
4.79 out of 5 from 23 students

5.00 out of 5

This course (Adobe Captivate Essentials) will allow me to "hit the ground running" with development of Web-based/Video training for my employer. We plan to move from Instructor-Led, Classroom based training to Web-based/Video training. Mic Michenfelder is an excellent instructor who brought "real world" experience to the class. She's knowledgeable, thorough, and clearly understands Adult learners. I plan to take the Adobe Captivate Advanced class, and I hope that Mic is the instructor!


- attended our Adobe Captivate Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

The instructor, Ali Green, was excellent and I was glad to have him again! He made the class very enjoyable and took it at a great pace. He allowed sufficient time to dig deeper into a topic as it applied to my work needs. I do not know that any improvements that need to be done to this class.


- attended our Captivate 9: Advanced class

4.79 out of 5

The instructor provided some additional tips that were not included in the book and it helped me quite a bit. She answered questions that were not present. I would recommend this instructor for anyone.


- attended our Adobe Captivate Essentials class

4.35 out of 5

The instructor Mic was fantastic. The place I took this course was professional and welcoming. I felt it was a wonderful class to begin learning Adobe captivate.


- attended our Adobe Captivate Essentials class

4.99 out of 5

The book could cover Fluid boxes in more detail. Mic, our teacher, covered additional things not in the book which were VERY helpful.


- attended our Adobe Captivate Advanced class

4.94 out of 5

I would like there to be time to discuss things we want to create to get an idea of whether those things can be created via the content discussed during this training.


- attended our Adobe Captivate 2017 Advanced class

4.62 out of 5

I was glad that the class was small since this allowed Mic to show a number of extra tips and answer many more custom questions than if we had a larger course. She would often go through the manual content and then 'kick it up' and show us more or alternative idea on how to use the topic. This customization to the standard courseware was incredibly valuable to me. Her tips were worth the price of the entire course!


- attended our Adobe Captivate Advanced class

4.72 out of 5

Excellent Class. Would like to take session 2 as soon as budget allows. Thanks so much.


- attended our Adobe Captivate Essentials class

4.85 out of 5

Candyce Mairs is an excellent instructor. I really appreciated the helpful hints/tips she discussed!


- attended our Adobe Captivate 2017 Advanced class

5.00 out of 5

Ali Green was a great instructor, very caring and professional. He had an excellent understanding of the training content and how to practically use Captivate. When I or the other student had a question, he was able to create content on the fly to illustrate solutions. Overall, it was a great class.


- attended our Captivate 9: Advanced class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Captivate: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Captivate: Essentials class

4.87 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Captivate: Essentials class

4.61 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Captivate: Essentials class

4.60 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Captivate: Essentials class

4.55 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Captivate: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Captivate 2017 Advanced class

4.53 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Captivate Essentials class

4.53 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Captivate Essentials class

4.94 out of 5


- attended our Captivate 9: Essentials class

4.24 out of 5


- attended our Captivate 9: Essentials class

4.94 out of 5


- attended our Captivate 9: Advanced class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Captivate 9: Essentials class



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