Captivate Essentials

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					Captivate Essentials
2 Day
Adobe Captivate software enables anyone to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations,
scenario-based training, and robust quizzes without programming knowledge or multimedia skills.
Captivate Essentials provides students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to
develop and build software demonstrations and interactive simulations with Captivate. In addition
to learning key concepts, students also learn best practices for creating and publishing Captivate

Code                                                  Who for
                                                      This course is for beginning and intermediate
Level                                                 Captivate users who want to create software
Essentials                                            demonstrations and interactive simulations.
                                                      Captivate appeals to a wide variety of
                                                      audiences, typically grouped in training and
                                                      education, sales and marketing, or technical
                                                      support and documentation.

Knowledge                                             What you will learn

You should have a basic working knowledge of          After this course you’ll be comfortable with
either the Windows or Mac interface as well           CBT Development Process, Recording
as exposure to either Microsoft Word, Excel           Projects, Editing Text Captions and the
or PowerPoint. You should know how to                 Timeline, Working with Images, Pointer Paths
launch an application, create and save files,         and Buttons, Adding Audio, Working with
and copy files from.                                  Flash Video, Adding Animation, Adding
                                                      Question Slides and Using Skins and
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Course Outline                          Slide Labels and Notes
                                        Add a Slide Label
                                        Add a Slide Note
Introduction to Captivate
                                        Adding Audio Files to Projects
                                        Add a Sound Effect to an Object
The CBT Development Process
Resolution and Recording Size
The Captivate Interface                 Add Background Music to a Project
Recording Projects
Hybrid Projects                         Recording Audio
                                        Calibrate a Microphone
                                        Record a Slide Note
Text Captions and the Timeline
                                        Edit an Audio File
                                        Insert Silence
Inserting a Text Caption
Working with the Timeline
Using Check Spelling                    Animation and Flash Video
Aligning Captions
Editing Objects; Position and Size      Frame Rates
                                        Change a Project’s Frame Rate
                                        Add Animation to a Slide
Working with Images
                                        Change an Animation’s Slide Position
                                        Text Animation
Working with Blank Slides
                                        Insert Text Animation
Set Image Size and Position
                                        Insert Flash Video
Timing Options and Transition Effects
                                        Set Flash Video Properties
Working with Image Stacks
Using the Library
                                        Captivate and PowerPoint Slides

Pointer Paths
                                        Import a PowerPoint Presentation
                                        Resizing Projects
Buttons and Highlight Boxes
                                        Importing Captivate Slides and Objects
Pointer Paths and Types
                                        Use Buttons to Create a Branch
Insert a Text Button
                                        Explore the Branching Tab
Insert an Image Button
                                        Export Branching View
Highlight Boxes
                                        Print Documents
                                        Publish Word Handouts
Rollover Captions                       Exporting and Importing Captions
                                        Perform a ‘Round Trip’ From Word
Rollover Area Properties
Inserting a Rollover Image
Inserting a Zoom Area
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Skins and Templates                           Set Question Slide Options
                                              Edit the Submit Button Text
Apply a BMP Playbar to a Project
Apply a Skin to a Project
Edit and Save a Skin                          Menu Builder
Loading Screens
Add a Loading Screen                          Creating Menu Builder Projects
Templates                                     Publish Projects
Create a Project Template                     Create a Menu Builder Project
Record a New Project Based on a Template      Format Styles
                                              Edit Items
                                              Export a Menu Builder Project
Compliant Movies

Bandwidth and Publishing                      Learning Management Systems
Enable 508 Compliance
Closed Captioning                             Reporting Options and the Manifest
Add Closed Captions                           Set Reporting Options
Link to a Web Site                            Create a Manifest File
Set Project Properties                        Advanced Interaction
Use the Bandwidth Monitor                     Adjust Slide Object Interaction
Publishing Flash and Standalone Project       Publish a Zipped Flash Project
Publish a Flash File                          Create an LMS Account
                                              Create an LMS Lesson
                                              Create an LMS Course
Question Slides                               Create an LMS Curriculum
                                              Test an E-Learning Course
Insert a Question Slide
Add an Image to a Question Slide
Copy and Paste a Slide Background
Format the Question Title
Use the Slide Grid
Format the Question Answer

                                           Note: Final training outlines may be updated or varied