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Introduction to Adobe Captivate

2 Days, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This 2-day course introduces students to Adobe Captivate, a software program designed to create interactive eLearning content. In this hands-on computer training course, students will use Adobe Captivate to capture screen shots and create interactive Adobe Captivate projects with captions, rollovers, clickable areas, and sound effects.

Softek’s courses are instructor-led and students are given the opportunity for interaction in our small group setting. This course is geared for users who are comfortable using a computer, but have little or no experience using Adobe Captivate. We would highly recommend this course to those who are in the position of an Instructional Designer, Help Author, Trainer, or similar field.

Course Objectives

  • Explore Captivate
  • Create a new project and add images
  • Rehearse and record simulations and demos
  • Insert and edit captions, styles, and timing
  • Insert images and smart shapes
  • Work with pointers, paths, boxes, and buttons
  • Work with rollovers and the zoom area
  • Import, record, and edit audio
  • Insert video, animation, and effects
  • Add click boxes and text entry boxes
  • Import PowerPoint slides into Captivate
  • Insert question slides and knowledge check slides
  • Create a TOC and publish the project

Course Outline

Exploring Captivate

  • Explore a Finished Captivate Project
  • Zoom and Magnify
  • Navigate a Project
  • Explore and Reset the Workspace
  • Preview the Entire Project

New Project & Soft Skills eLearning

  • Create a Blank Project
  • Add Images to Placeholders
  • Insert and Format a Text Button
  • Disable Click Sounds

Recording Demos and Sims

  • Rehearse a Script
  • Review Recording Settings
  • Review Recording Modes
  • Record Using Multiple Modes
  • Record a Custom Simulation
  • Record a Demonstration that Pans
  • Manually Record the Screen

Captions, Styles and Timing

  • Insert and Edit Text Captions
  • 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

Images and Smart Shapes

  • Insert, Resize, and Restore an Image
  • Transform an Image
  • Use the Library
  • Manage Unused Project Assets
  • Crop and Rename an Image
  • Remove a Background Color
  • Insert Characters and eLearning Brother Assets
  • 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 Zooms

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


  • Import Audio onto a Slide Object
  • Import Background Audio
  • Add a Slide Note
  • Calibrate a Microphone
  • Record Slide Audio
  • Import Audio onto a Slide
  • Edit an Audio File
  • Insert Silence
  • Convert Text-to-Speech

Video, Animation and Effects

  • Insert a Flash Video
  • Set Flash Video Properties
  • Add Animation to a slide
  • Insert Text Animation
  • Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
  • Apply a Free Fall Effect to an Object
  • Edit Effect Timing

Adding Interactivity

  • Hide the Mouse
  • Replace Phrases
  • Insert a Click Box
  • Insert a Text Entry Box

Working With PowerPoint

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

Introduction to Question Slides

  • Edit Quizzing Object Styles
  • Set the Quiz Preferences
  • Insert Question slides
  • Insert Knowledge Check slides

Finishing Touches

  • 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
  • Publish as both SWF and HTML5 (Multiscreen)
  • Export Captions
  • Perform a “Round Trip"


Cost and Delivery Format Options

Contact our office at 202-747-5000 or email for a price quote. Include details on how many people need training and if you want the course conducted in-person or virtually.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, virtual or in-person training
  • Instructors with 15+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee