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Adobe Captivate: Complete Bootcamp

at Ascend Training - Near North Side

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515 N State St 14th Floor
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Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this captivate training:

This 4 day immersive Captivate Bootcamp offers a complete training solution for those working in Captivate. Our instructional designers will take you from start to finish in creating rich eLearning experiences. It is a comprehensive course that teaches both a solid foundation and enables students to add engaging interactivity.

Class Pre-requisite: Solid Computer Experience.

Understanding eLearning 
  • Use eLearning for improved performance and flexibility
  • Different varieties of eLearning and What is Instructional Design 
  • Defining learning objectives and the needs of the learner
  • Defining roadmaps for the eLearning process 
Getting to Know Captivate 
  • The Captivate Interface: Buttons, Click Boxes & Rollover Images 
  • Setting up Captivate Preferences 
  • The 3 main Captivate Views: Storyboard, Edit and Branching 
  • Captivate Projects: Using Captivate as a set of Slides played in sequence 
  • Exploring Project Views, navigating through a project 
  • The importance of Project Templates 
  • Zooming to draw learner's attention to specific areas of a slide 
  • Using the Timeline and Library 
  • Working with the Property Inspector that provides an in-context list of attributes 
  • How Master Slides maitain formatting 
Scripts 
  • Setting Recording Areas and Preferences 
  • Recording Demonstrations to automatically include mouse movements, highlight boxes and captions
  • Set Recording Preferences and Keys 
  • Typing text with sound in Demonstration mode Recording in Assessment and Simulation modes and using the Hint and Success captions 
  • Record a Custom Assessment Simulation 
  • Editing in FMR mode 
  • Using Automatic and Manual Panning to follow movement across the screen 
  • Importing sets of images to generate Image Slideshows 
The Timeline 
  • Understanding Text Captions and the Timeline 
  • Using the Timeline to view all objects and their relationships to each other 
  • Working with the Timeline Settings for Object Display Times 
  • Changing slide's Display Times and how to use the Timeline to achieve this 
  • Altering the amount of time objects appear in movies with the Timeline 
  • Previewing slides with the Playhead and "Scrubbing" slides by dragging the Playhead 
Objects & Images 
  • Changing the size and position of objects 
  • Showing and hiding Timeline Objects 
  • Working with images: Aligning and drawing objects
  • Controlling Object Timing with Options 
  • Setting specific image sizes and cropping 
  • Inserting images as slides, and as separate images within a slide 
  • Adjusting transparency in Captivate 
  • Working with Pointers, Highlight Boxes and Buttons 
  • Link to a Web Site 
  • Using Object Styles for a uniform and consistent object formatting 
  • Reuse styles for multiple Adobe Captivate projects without recreating styles 
Properties, Rollovers and Buttons 
  • Adjusting Pointer Paths and Pointer Types 
  • Working with Text Buttons, Image Buttons and formatting Highlight Boxes 
  • Adding Rollovers and modifying Zoom Areas 
  • Properties of Rollovers: Brightness, Sharpness, Contrast, Transparency & Preview 
  • Setting up Rollover Slidelets to display linked objects: Text Caption, Image, Highlight Box, Rollover Image, Zoom Area, Flash Video or Animation 
  • Formatting and customizing Slidelets such as Fade In and Fade Out 
  • Inserting objects, Captions or Audio into a Slidelet 
Audio in Captivate 
  • Adding and editing audio to a Slide Object 
  • Modifying Audio Timing 
  • Adding silence to audio files 
  • Converting Slide Notes to audio using the Text-to-Speech Converter 
  • Recording original audio 
Animation  
  • Recording, importing and copying animation 
  • Animation and Flash Video 
  • Setting the correct Frame Rate 
  • Converting Demonstrations Into Simulations 
  • Adding Text Animations: Working with effects, delay, and transparency
  • Adding SWF, AVI, GIF or FLA files 
  • Change a Slide’s Display Time 
Skins 
  • Applying and customizing Skins 
  • Using Skin Elements: playback controls, border, and table of contents 
  • Editing Playback Controls using the Skin Editor 
Finalizing your Project  
  • Adding Loading Screens to the beginning of Captivate projects 
  • Using predefined Loading Screens and customizing your own 
  • Creating a Table of Contents 
  • Publishing Microsoft Word files as handouts, lessons or step-by-step guides 
  • Utilize Powerpoint for a Round-trip workflow 
Diving Deeper into Captivate  
  • Plan eLearning Projects and using effective project management 
  • Budgeting Considerations: Consisten evaluation of project size and number of production hours 
  • Check Captivate’s Recording Settings: Display resolution, Actions in Real Time and Access for Assistive devices 
  • Understanding Demonstration mode, Training mode, Assessments mode and Custom mode 
  • Adding text captions, highlight boxes, click boxes and text entry boxes for specific user input 
  • Rehearsing scripts and properly recording custom simulations 
  • Using Custom Record mode to enable Captivate to automatically add text captions 
  • Editing and modifyingText Capture templates 
Creating Video Projects  
  • Recording a Video Demon in Captivate 
  • Adding standard Captivate objects to video such as Text Captions, Smart Shapes, Images, Characters and Animations 
  • Using the Zoom feature to give the viewer a closer view, and using the Pan feature to change the area the viewer sees 
  • Splitting video into multiple segments, and trimming video to omit sections 
Branching, Aggregating and Custom Styles
  • Understanding Text Captions and Text Caption styles
  • Apply a Style Globally to ensure consistency among slides and understanding the Object Style Manager dialog box
  • Exporting and importing styles and labeling slides
  • Enabling learners to choose multiple routes in a lesson to create a branch 
  • Incorporating buttons to create branches in the Captivate Navigation workspace 
  • Explore the Branching tab and scrolling through long branches 
  • Create a Slide Group to keep track of multiple branches to expand or collapse at will 
  • Aggregate SWFs and the benefits of publishing multiple SWF's into one Aggregator file 
  • Publishing your project as a SWF 
Question Pools  
  • Creating Question Slides to enable you to group Question Slides togehter 
  • Renaming and creating Question Pools from scratch
  • Working with the Quizzing Worspace to review Question Pools 
  • Insert Random Question Slides and setting the On Success and Last Attempts from the Actions group 
Accessible eLearning 
  • Creating eLearning for those with visual, mobility, hearing or other types of disabilities according ot the W3C 
  • Setting Enable Accessiblity to ensure your Captivate project is accessible 
  • Set Document Information such as Project name, Project description, Text Buttons, Slide accessiblity text, Slide names, Playback Controls, Password protection and Question slides 
  • Add Accessibility Text to Slides within the Captivate preferences panel and the Properties panel 
  • Import Slide Audio and understangint the Slide Audio dialog box 
  • Add Shortcut Keys for both accessibility and ease of navigation 
  • Add Closed Captions to provide descriptive information explaining the audio 
  • Understanding the Closed Caption tool and the Closed Caption tab on the Slide Audio dialog box 
Variables, Widgets and Interactions 
  • Understanding that Variables are placeholders for data to provide feedback to the learner 
  • Using System variables to access data from your computer for manipulation 
  • Working with System variables such as Movie information, Movie metadata, System information and Quizzing 
  • Alternatives to autosizing in Captivate 
  • Creating and editing System Variables and adding values
  • Adding Variables to gather data with Text Entry boxes and Hint captions 
  • Using Flash to create objects that can be configured in Captivate 
  • Types of Widgets: Static, Interactive and Question
  • Extending Captivates functionality with pre-made Widgets
  • Understanding Interactions, or Smart Learning Interactions 
  • Different types of Interactions: Process Cycles, Pyramids and downloadable interactions 
  • Insert and format Process Cycle Interactions 
  • Recording the less and adding captions, text fields, highlight boxes, animation audio and variables.
Advanced Action Capabilities 
  • Working with Simple actions, Conditional actions and Multiple Decision blocks 
  • Using Conditional actions to allow multiple behaviors for a single interaction 
  • Creating Multiple Decision blocks for a separate set of IF/ELSE options 
  • Controlling the visibility of objects 
  • Attaching an Action to a button to increase interactivity 
  • Using the Properties inspector to make modifications to the interactivity 
  • Understanding the Object-Event-Action model 
  • Creating both Variable and Conditional Actions 
  • Adding Decision Blocks to your Captivate project
Reviewing, Background Editing and Collaboratin
  • Getting feedback from your team about your lessons 
  • Send a Project for Shared Review and adding comments to the Captivate Review File (CREV) 
  • Using the Adobe Captivate Reviewer as an AIR application
  • Review and Reply to Comments via Acrobat.com as a conduit between Captivate Reviewer and your Captivate project 
  • Create a Image Mask and Delete a Slide Background
  • Capturing new screens and editing backgrounds
  • Integrating native Photoshop files into Captivate and turning layers on and off 
Master Slides, Themes and Project Templates
  • Adding common objects to consistently appear on all slides 
  • Adding images and content to Master slides 
  • Apply a Master Slide to Project Slides and making edits
  • Using Themes for soft skills eLearning such as resolving conflicts as opposed to how to use Photoshop 
  • Applying Themes to ensure a consistent look and feel
  • Using Themes that come with Captivate, editing standard Themes, and creating your own 
  • Incorporating Templates to ensure each new project is a specific size and has objects in consistent locations
  • Adding Template placeholders for images, animations, text captions, question slides and content placeholder
Reporting Results 
  • Using Acrobat.com as an alternative to a Learning Management System (LMS) 
  • Setting the reporting preferences in a project so the results are uploaded upon the learner completing the quiz
  • Adding the Post Result button so the results are posted to Acrobat.com 
  • Post Quiz Results to Acrobat.com 
  • Setting up reporting options with Sharable Content Object Reference Model, or SCORM 
  • Testing your content with the SCORM Cloud 
  • Turning your Captivate project into a Sharable Content Object (SCO) for upload into an LMS 
  • How the Curriculum, or Course Catalog sets structure, method, organization and presentation of the course
  • Using The Quiz Results Analyzer for both online and offline to generate, customize, or create dynamic charts
  • Setting up Quiz Reporting Options for an LMS and creating a Manifest File 
  • Publishing a Content Package to an LMS 
  • Create an Live LMS Account, lesson, course and curriculum (catalog) 
  • Test an eLearning Course from within an LMS 
Quiz Setup and Questions Slides  
  • Creating Question Slides 
  • The Multiple Choice Question 
  • The Short Answer Question 
  • The Matching Question
  • The True/False Question 
  • The Fill in the Blank Question 
  • The Hotspot Question 
  • The Sequence Question 
  • The Survey Likert Question 
  • The Drag and Drop Question 
  • Gift Format: Composing Question Slides outside of Captivate 
Quiz Preferences vs. Quiz Properties  
  • Setting the passing score of a Quiz
  • SCO'S, SCORM, AICC and TinCan 
  • Moodle: Open Source LMS 
  • Enabling reporting in Captivate 
  1. At interaction level (click box, text entry box, and button)
  2. At Project level 
  • Partial Scoring 
  • Penalty Scoring 
  • Creating a SCORM manifest 
  • Publishing an eLearning-enabled project 
  1. Integrating the SCORM package in the LMS 
Customizing the Quiz  
  • Branch aware quiz results: passing or failing 
  • Random questions: shuffling 
  • Backward movement 
  • Show progress 
  • Quiz result messages 
  • Relative or Absolute progress indicator 
  • Question Review Messages 
Using Acrobat.com as an alternate reporting method  
  • Configuring the Captivate project for Acrobat.com reporting 
  • Uploading the files to Acrobat.com 
  • Taking the Quiz 
  • Using the Adobe Captivate Quiz Result Analyzer

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