Adobe Captivate Introduction

Course Details


Adobe Captivate is used to create interactive computer-based simulations with captions, rollovers, clickable areas, typing areas & sound effects. Captivate simulations & demos are easy to publish online or burn to disc for training, sales, marketing or user support. Training professionals can author interactive training content for eLearning and HTML5-based mLearning. Create content in Captivate or impot Microsoft PowerPoint slides and add multimedia and quizzes. Captivate is also a very good for developing marketing materials such as product demos.


2 Days


Anyone wishing to use Captivate to quickly create interactive, engaging training simulations, tutorials & quizzes.


Participants must have a working knowledge of your PC & Windows - be familiar with the mouse, using standard menu commands and basic file management techniques.

Captivate 9


About this course:

Participants attending this course will learn the Adobe Captivate skills needed to create interactive eLearning content. The step-by-step course will take you through creating an eLearning project. When you finish the course, you'll know how to control the mouse pointer and add such standard objects as text captions, images, and highlight boxes. You'll be able to record, import and edit audio, and further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons, text entry boxes and import PowerPoint into Captivate. You will also learn to publish your project in SWF and HTML5 formats so that your content can be uploaded to a web server for consumption on virtually any device, including the iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices.

The Captivate Work Environment

  • The Captivate Workflow
  • Understanding the Captivate Environment and Workspaces
  • Exploring a Finished Captivate Project
  • Working with the Captivate Toolbars

Creating New Projects and Soft Skills eLearning

You can create 2 types of eLearning in Captivate - simulations/demonstrations or soft skills lessons. Simulations and demonstrations are essentially step-by-step actions performed to complete a task. Soft skills cover learning in policy and procedures, personal development or compliance training. In this session you will earn to create a soft skills lesson that includes multiple slides, text, images and buttons.

  • Creating a new blank Project
  • Adding images to placeholders
  • Resizing Captivate Movies
  • Insert and format buttons

Recording Demos and Simulations

  • Rehearse a script
  • Review Recording Settings
  • Enable Access for Assistive Devices
  • Review Default Recording Mode Settings
  • Record using Multiple Modes
  • Record a Custom Simulation

Captions, Styles and Timing

  • Insert, resize and move captions
  • Modify caption properties
  • Edit caption style
  • Change a callout style
  • Control side object timing
  • Check Spelling
  • Aligning objects

Adding Images and SmartShapes

  • Insert, Resize and restore an image
  • Transform an image
  • Manage Unused Project assets
  • Crop and rename an image
  • Remove background colour
  • Insert a cloud callout
  • Create an image mask
  • Delete a slide background
  • Work with Photoshop Layers
  • Create an Image Slideshow

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

Rollovers and Zoom

  • Insert a Rollover caption
  • Insert a Rollover image
  • Insert a Rollover Slidelet
  • Insert a Zoom area

Adding Audio

  • Import Audio onto a slide object
  • Import a Background Audio Track
  • Add a slide note
  • Calibrate a microphone
  • Record slide audio
  • Import a Voiceover onto a slide
  • Edit an audio file
  • Insert silence
  • Convert Text to Speech

Adding Video, Animations and Effects

  • Insert a Flash video
  • Set Flash video properties
  • Add animations
  • Apply effects to slide objects
  • Apply a glow filter effect
  • Modifying effect properties
  • Save and import effects

Adding Interactivity

  • Adding and Using
    • Highlight Boxes
    • Click Boxes
    • Buttons
    • Text Entry Boxes

Working with PowerPoint

  • Import PowerPoint slides
  • Resize one object and apply to all
  • Roundtrip PowerPoint edits
  • Synch with source
  • Rescale a Project

Introduction to Question Slides

  • Edit Quizzing object styles
  • Set quiz preferences
  • Apply a Theme
  • Insert Question slides
  • Add an image to a question slide

Finishing Touches

  • Create a link to a web site
  • Apply a Skin
  • Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
  • Create a Table of Contents
  • Check Publish Settings
  • Publish a SWF and PDF
  • Run the HTML5 Tracker
  • Export Captions
  • Perform a roundtrip

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The Captivate Work Environment

  • The Captivate Workflow
  • Understanding the Captivate View Panels
  • Using Captivate Filmstrip, Movie Preferences
  • Working with the Captivate Toolbars

Creating Captivate Movies

  • Planning & recording a Captivate Movie
  • Creating and Using Captivate Project Templates
  • Captivate Movie Properties
  • Resizing Captivate Movies
  • Adding Background Audio to Your Movie
  • Adding, Changing, and Creating Custom Movie Playback Controls
  • Creating an Image Movie
  • Creating a Blank Captivate Movie

Using Slides to Build a Movie

  • Adding Slides to Your Movie
  • Features of the New Image Box Dialog Box
  • Inserting Images into Slides
  • Creating Animation Slides
  • Using PowerPoint Presentations
  • Adding Flash Movies to Slides
  • Adding Full Motion Slides
  • Editing Movie Slides

Captivate Timeline and Objects

  • Object Basics
  • Aligning Objects
  • Changing the Order, Timing, and Size of Objects
  • Creating a Rollover Image
  • Animating Text

Adding Captions

  • Adding Captions Automatically
  • Creating Rollover Captions
  • Customizing Captions
  • Exporting and Importing Captions
  • Changing the Order and Timing of Captions

Adding Audio

  • The Audio Recording Options
  • Recording a Background Audio Track
  • Editing Audio Tracks
  • Using Advanced Audio Management
  • Adjusting Audio on the Timeline

Adding Interactivity

  • Adding and Using
    • Highlight Boxes
    • Click Boxes
    • Buttons
    • Text Entry Boxes
    • JavaScript to Extend Functionality

Adding Rich Media

  • Preparing Video for Captivate
  • Working with AVI Video
  • Importing Movies from Other Screen Recording Software
  • Importing Animations into Your Movie

eLearning Applications

  • Preparing a Movie for eLearning
  • Providing Student Feedback
  • Creating Question Slides
  • Creating Branching in Captivate
  • Creating PIF Files


  • MenuBuilder Overview
  • Creating a MenuBuilder Project
  • Editing a MenuBuilder Project
  • Adding Interactivity to MenuBuilder Projects
  • Working with the MenuBuilder Options

Exporting Files

  • Exporting Flash Files
  • Using Email to Deliver Your Movies
  • Creating Projectors
  • Publishing Movies to a Web Site
  • Exporting Your Movie to Microsoft Word
  • Exporting Your Movie to Breeze
  • Creating and Exporting Movies for PDA Playback

Event Properties

Event Date 26-03-2018
Event End Date 27-03-2018
Individual Price $880.00
Course Code CAPINT
Corporate Training Solutions Australia
Level 19, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle St Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
Corporate Training Solutions Australia

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
3 836.00
4 792.00
$880.00 10

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