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Mon, Sep 16, 9:30am - Sep 18, 4:30pm (3 sessions)

Santa Monica, Beach Cities
2500 Broadway Bldg F Ste F-125
Btwn Cloverfield Blvd & 26th St
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 6

What you'll learn in this captivate training:

This course teaches you how to create interactive & online training presentations, simulations, and quizzes. Learn how to create HTML5 responsive projects. Import images, sound, & videos, and create interactivity using buttons. Build software demonstrations, interactive simulations, animation & more!

Adobe Captivate | Level 1 is a course for beginning Captivate users who want to create software demonstrations, eLearning, presentations, quiz assessment and interactivity. Captivate is a great tool for creating Computer Based Training.

Basic Computer Skills & File Management on Windows or Mac

Course Outline

Introduction to Captivate

  • What is Captivate?
  • What can it do?
  • What is resolution?
  • What size should my projects be?
  • Bitmaps and Vector Images
  • Flow Charts
  • Creating a new project
Project Planning
  • Target Audience Connection Speeds
  • Target Audience – Monitor Resolution
  • Creating Storyboards
  • Interface Basics
Recording Essentials
  • Grabbing Still Images
  • Using Full Motion Recording & When
  • Manual Recording A Demonstration
Recording a Demonstration
  • Using Manual Recording Mode
  • Hotkey Controls
  • Previewing your Project
  • Using Automatic Recording Mode
  • Preview and Note differences
Project Editing
  • Inserting Blank slides
  • Creating Slide Labels & Why
  • Reordering Slides
  • Defining & Modifying Highlight Boxes
  • Setting Mouse and pointer options
Text Captions
  • Objects in the timeline
  • Caption Types vs Styles
  • Using Transparency
Object Styles
  • Setting Attributes
  • Defining New Styles
  • Applying Object Styles
Timeline Essentials
  • Object layering/reordering/stacking order
  • Controlling Timings (birth and duration)
  • End Marker and Anchors
Importing Images
  • Scaling Images
  • Managing the Library
  • Understanding Library Controls
  • Drag and drop onto Canvas vs. Filmstrip
  • Merge into Background
  • RoundTrip Image Editing
  • Editing & Cropping Images in Captivate
  • Background Trade-outs
  • Internal Image Editing Options
  • Learning all the tools
  • Creating Captions
  • Creating Text
  • Creating Buttons
  • Inserting Rollover Captions
  • In-course web browsing
  • Slidelets
  • Inserting Components
  • Characters
Creating Simulations
  • Training, Assessment & Demo
  • Recording Settings
  • Capturing the Mouse & Shortcut Keys
  • Click Boxes – an invisible button
Simulation Editing
  • Editing Captions - apply to all?
  • Success Captions
  • Click Box Options
The Captivate Actions List
  • Available Options
  • Linking to Websites
  • Linking to Files
  • Absolute and Relative Paths
Importing Powerpoint Projects
  • Selection and Placement
  • What’s Importable
  • Navigation Settings
  • Dynamic Linking
  • Editing Powerpoint within Captivate
  • Three Button types explained
  • Custom File naming conventions: _up, _over, _down
  • Button vs Click Boxes
Master Slides and Templates
  • Defining Master Slides
  • Working with a Master Slide
  • Creating a Template
  • Using Templates in Projects
Publishing Enhancements
  • Movie Preferences
  • Pre-Loading Animations
  • Adding & Modifying Skins, Navigation, and Borders
  • Creating a Table of Contents Menu
  • Adding Project Info
  • Importing Video
  • Changing skins
  • Stream vs Progressive download
  • HTML Video
  • Pausing Project for Video Completion
  • YouTube Video Streaming - share YouTube videos within a lesson
  • Recording Narration
  • Importing Audio
  • Editing Audio – silence /volume levels
  • Background Audio
  • Advanced Audio Management
  • Encoding Settings
  • Creating Closed Captions
  • Text-to-Speech
  • Creating Zoom areas
  • Panning during Recording
  • Working with Rollovers
  • Using Effect Presets
  • Animation Effects
  • Adding Drop Shadows
  • Creating and Editing Gradiens
  • Defining Trigger-based Effects
  • Types of Available Questions
  • Editing the Captions & Buttons
  • Review Areas
  • Displaying Progress Indicators
  • Using the Advanced Interactions Manager
  • Architecting Pools - Embedded vs Standalone
  • Building Question Pools
  • Creating a Random Questions
  • Publishing and Dependent files
Delivery Options
  • Adding Table of Contents
  • TOC settings
  • SWF and Dependant Formats
  • Scaling your Project
  • FTP Uploading
  • Publishing as a PDF
  • Publishing as an AVI
  • Publish to YouTube
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We offer a full refund for classes canceled five business days before the first day of class. If you do not cancel or reschedule the class, you will be charged the full price of the class. Students may withdraw from any course (except when they have late-rescheduled) within 2 hours of when the instruction has started the training, and receive a full refund, provided the reason for their withdrawal is dissatisfaction with the course and/or instructor. No refunds will be given if the student attends more than 2 hours of instruction. 

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes. In the event we cancel a class, you can reschedule the class, or receive a full refund of all registration fees paid to us. All cancellations will incur a $75 processing fee, and 7% for Credit Card Fees as we incur (3.5% on purchase and same on refund). We are not liable, however, for any other expenses you may incur including travel arrangements.


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