Captivate Essential Skills CS7-CS9Length: 2 Cost: $875 + GST Version: Captivate CS7-9
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About this Course
You may be familiar with using a certain software application and would like to create computer-based training to teach learners to use the software. Adobe Captivate is a tool that automates the creation of computer-based software training materials. In this 2 day course, you will use Adobe Captivate to develop demonstrations and interactive simulations of software applications.
Familiarity with Windows operating system; Microsoft Internet Explorer; and basic computing terminology.
Exploring the Captivate Environment
An overview of the menu and tools most commonly used to create e-learning projects.
Customise the Captivate Interface
Opening up new menus, customise position and size. Explore Master Pages and zoom options.
Using the Timeline
Understanding the Timeline Panel and it’s features for showing and hiding elements on a slide. Discuss default settings and adjustments that can be made internally.
Recording a Software Demo & Simulations
Create more than one version of your project, with user interactivity and without.
Modify a Demonstration
Once recordings are captured, being able to fine-tune the elements for smoother playback and cleaner end results.
Learn to insert a large array of media files and the setting required for each to run effectively. Discuss file-type best use and issues and fixes.
Insert Additional Slides
Adding in a vast range of extra slides to a project; blank slides, Powerpoint slides, extra recording slides, video slides and more.
Record Audio/Modify Audio
Learn the tricks with vocal recording in Captivate using a microphone, headset. Capturing a software simulation with vocals being recorded at the same time. Using the text-to-speech setting to create audio from different sources and voices. Look at the basic editing settings.
Import audio files as background sounds or extra audio to the slides. Look at detailed audio usage settings. Export audio for other projects.
Create Quiz slides for projects to evaluate User performance. Customise Quiz slides to accommodate learning speeds and discuss the LMS requirements. Add Master Page design elements to Quiz slides.
Skins and TOC
Customise the video playback controls and interface. Add a Table of Contents option to step through the project, section by section.
Publishing a Project
Output project using the different media types. Discuss best practise for playing off intranet and online sources. Double-check settings for best quality/best playback.