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Adobe Captivate 8 - Essentials Training Course New Toronto Group

Description

"Adobe Captivate 8: Essentials" is a 2 day interactive instructor-led training class that teaches the core Adobe Captivate skills needed to create interactive eLearning and mLearning content.  In this course, you will learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch.  You’ll also learn to record and produce software demonstrations, and interactive training simulations.

After completing this course, you will know how to control the mouse pointer and add such standard objects as text captions, images, and highlight boxes.  You'll also be able to record, import and edit audio, and further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons and text entry boxes.

Have you already created content using Microsoft PowerPoint? Don’t throw that presentation away.  You’ll learn how to import existing PowerPoint content into Captivate.  And last, but not least, you'll learn how 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.

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Prerequisites

To gain the most from this class, you should already: 

  • Be familiar with the Microsoft Windows operating system
  • Be familiar with using Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Be familiar with basic computer terminology

Audience

The audience for this course is beginner and intermediate Adobe Captivate 8 users who want to create software demonstrations and interactive simulations.  Adobe Captivate 8 appeals to a wide variety of audiences, typically grouped in training and education

Outline 

Module 1: eLearning and Captivate

As your class ramps up, you won't just learn how to start Captivate and click each tool, you'll begin the process of creating eLearning lessons from the ground up. You'll not only learn how to create effective eLearning, but why those lessons will be effective.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Explore a Finished Captivate Project
  • Explore the Default Workspaces
  • Modify and Reset a Workspace
  • Create a Workspace
  • Zoom and Magnify
  • Navigate a Project
  • Preview a Project
  • Create a New, Blank Project
  • Insert Standard Objects onto Slides

Module 2: Recording Demos and Sims

Recording your 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
  • Enable Access for Assistive Devices
  • Review Default Recording Mode Settings
  • Record Using Multiple Modes
  • Record a Custom Simulation

Module 3: Captions, Styles and Timing

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, Resize and Move Text Captions
  • Modify Text Caption Properties
  • 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

Module 4: Images and Drawing Objects

Adding images to your project will enhance the lesson. These lessons will teach you how to add images, manipulate them and manage them.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Insert, Resize and Restore an Image
  • Transform an Image’s Size and Position
  • Use the Library
  • Manage Unused Project Assets
  • Crop and Rename an Image
  • Remove a Background Color
  • Insert a CloudCallout
  • Create an Image Slideshow

Module 5: Pointers, Buttons, and Highlight Boxes

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:

  • Add a Visual Click and Sound
  • Modify the Mouse Pointer
  • Insert and Format a Text Button
  • Set a Button’s Pause After Timing
  • Work With Image Buttons
  • Insert and Format a Highlight Box

Module 6: Rollovers and Zoom Areas

Rollovers and Zoom Areas enhance the eLearning experience by encouraging interactivity (rollovers) and grabbing the learners attention (zoom areas). Learn them both during these lessons.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Insert a Rollover Caption
  • Insert a Rollover Image
  • Insert a Zoom Area
  • Insert a Rollover Slidelet

Module 7: 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:

  • Import Audio onto a Slide Object
  • Import Background Audio
  • 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

Module 8: Video, Animation and Effects

In a word, Flash Video is cool! Learn how to add Flash Video to your eLearning lessons. There are lessons for adding Animation and special effects too.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Insert a Flash Video
  • Set Flash Video Properties
  • Add Animation to a slide
  • Insert Text Animation
  • Apply an Effect to a Slide Objec
  • Apply a Glow Filter Effect
  • Modify Effect Properties
  • Save and Import Effects

Module 9: Converting Demonstrations Into 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 10: 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:

  • Import PowerPoint slides
  • Resize One Object and Apply to All
  • Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits
  • Synch With Source
  • Rescale a Project

Module 11: Introduction to Question Slides

Captivate sports some robust quizzing tools. You'll learn how to setup, create and edit question slides.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Edit Quizzing Object Styles
  • Set the Quiz Preferences
  • Apply a Theme
  • Hide a Slide Image
  • Insert Question slides
  • Add an Image to a Question slide

Module 12: 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 new HTML5 output). Learn how to add a TOC to your lessons and the ideal settings for publishing.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Create a Link to a Web Site
  • Apply a Skin
  • Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
  • Create a TOC
  • Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
  • Publish a SWF and PDF
  • Run the HTML5 Tracker
  • Publish as HTML5
  • Export Captions
  • Perform a “Round Trip"