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Adobe Captivate Advanced Training - Classroom Facility

Adobe Captivate Advanced Training - Classroom Facility

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Course Date Course Time Price Seats
Oct 3-4 2017 9am - 4pm ET

Regular Price: $795.00

$695.00

Dec 19-20 2017 9am - 4pm ET

Regular Price: $795.00

$695.00

If you're looking for higher-level Adobe Captivate training, this advanced class is for you.

Learn how to improve your screen recording productivity via project templates and pre-editing your text captions.

Enhance your production speed by learning about object styles, master slides, themes, and project templates.

Create, insert, and edit variables that will enrich the learner experience.

Learn how to create branching scenarios that will enable learners to plot their own learning path through your course.

Ensure your eLearning and mLearning output can be accessed by people with disabilities by adding such 508-compliant features as accessibility text and closed captions.

Engage your learners at the highest level by adding widgets, interactions, drag and drop features, control object swapping, and create and edit advanced actions.

Learn about SCORM, AICC, SCOs, Manifests, the SCORM Cloud, and how to upload published lessons into a Learning Management System.

 

Here is what is covered in this live, two-day course:

  • Pre-editing Text Captions 
  • Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating 
  • Question Pools 
  • Accessible eLearning 
  • Variables 
  • Interactions and Widgets 
  • Master Slides, Themes and Project Templates 
  • Advanced Actions 
  • Responsive eLearning 
  • Working with an LMS 

This class is fully interactive, as you will be able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other students as you work in real time to complete activities within the software. 

For further content information, please see the Content tab above.

**The current version of Captivate that we offer for our public classes is Adobe Captivate 9. Captivate 8 and 9 are very similar. Captivate 8 users are welcome to attend. (For the best learning experience, download the free 30-day Captivate trial and use it during class. Once class is finished, uninstall the trial and using your legacy version of Captivate.) Our instructors will be happy to point out differences between the software versions throughout the course.

Note: While we are no longer offering public courses for legacy versions of Adobe Captivate, you can elect for private training in any legacy version (contact us for details at 888.812.4827)

Where is this class held?

Brookwood
Gwyneedd Office Park
716 N. Bethlehem Pike
Suite 100
Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002

Need something a little more personal?

We understand your team might have specific training needs and we would love to work with you. We offer both online and on-site instructor-led, fully customizeable courses tailored to your Adobe Captivate training needs. 

Email us so we can discuss your needs and set up your custom training » 

During this 2-day, live, hands-on class you will learn advanced Captivate concepts including:

Essential Skills with a Twist

You'll get your advanced class started with a bit of a review. You'll record a software simulation using Captivate's Custom recording mode. Where's the twist? You'll edit a little-known language file and control the text that appears in future Captivate text captions. The time you'll save by pre-editing this little file just might pay for this class.

You Will Learn About:

  • Planning eLearning Projects 
  • The Development Process 
  • Resolution and Recording Size 
  • Custom Recordings 
  • Text Caption Pre-Editing 
  • Custom Styles

Branching and Aggregating

If you've created several small projects, you'll learn that you can easily combine them into one master project. Once you've combined projects, you'll learn how to create jumps (branches) between different parts of the bigger lesson. And if you've created large lessons that are too big to combine, you'll learn how to use the Aggregator to allow independent lessons to share a TOC.

You Will Learn About:

  • Custom Styles 
  • Combining Projects 
  • Branching 
  • Slide Groups 
  • Aggregator

Question Pools

You'll get a refresher on how to add a question slide to a project. Then you will learn to create question pools and random question slides that will make it difficult for learners to share quiz content with each other.

You Will Learn About:

  • Question Pools 
  • Random Question Slides

Accessible eLearning

Creating eLearning lessons and courses that are accessible to citizens with disabilities may be a requirement in your organization. During these lessons, you'll learn some Section 508 best practices, and how to implement them within a Captivate project.

You Will Learn About:

  • Accessibility and Captivate 
  • Accessibility Text 
  • Shortcut Keys 
  • Closed Captioning

Variables and Widgets

Variables will allow you to customize an eLearning lesson for every student. And you don't have to know a single programming code to work with variables. You'll also learn about widgets and how to add them to a project.

You Will Learn About:

  • Inserting and Creating Both System and User-Defined Variables 
  • Inserting and Working with Widgets

Interactions

Interactions, also referred to as Smart Learning Interactions, are powerful widgets that allow you to quickly insert interactive objects onto a slide. Captivate ships with a wide range of Interactions, such as Process Cycles and Pyramids, and you can download others. As you work with Interactions, you’ll find that you can customize not only the content but also the look and feel of the Interaction.

Next you’ll learn how to use Captivate’s Drag and Drop feature to engage your learners like never before. And as you do, you’ll implement states that will allow you to change the appearance of objects at will.

You Will Learn About:

  • Process Circles 
  • Drag and Drop Interactions 
  • Changing Object States

Advanced Actions

When a learner clicks on a button or click box, an Action occurs. But what if you want multiple, conditional actions to occur? You'll be introduced to Captivate's Advanced Actions that will allow objects to perform multiple tricks for every learner click.

You Will Learn About:

  • Standard Actions 
  • Conditional Actions 
  • Conditional and Standard Action Combos

Master Slides, Themes and Project Templates 

Efficiency doesn't reach much higher than this... learn to keep the look and feel of your Captivate projects consistent across slides and projects when you create master slides, apply and customize Themes, and create and use Project Templates.

You Will Learn About:

  • Master Slides 
  • Themes 
  • Project Templates 
  • Template Placeholders

Responsive eLearning

The size of the screen that learners use to access eLearning lessons can vary widely. Consider the size of a typical mobile phone compared to the various shapes and sizes of tablets, such as the Apple iPad, Microsoft Surface, and Amazon Kindle Fire. You could develop several Captivate projects that contain the same content but are sized to work on specific devices; however, the problem is that you’d have to edit and update several projects! Who wants to do that? Additionally, who could possibly consider every screen size for every device? Even if you could build lessons for every screen size known today… what about the screen sizes for devices that have yet to be invented?

During this part of the course, you’ll learn how to navigate Captivate’s responsive interface (which is very different than working in a standard project), and how to create responsive projects from scratch.

You Will Learn About:

  • Review a Responsive Project 
  • Customize Breakpoints 
  • Customize Theme Colors 
  • Use the Position Inspector 
  • Set Relative Positioning 
  • Link Objects Together

Working with an LMS

If you've included a quiz in your eLearning lesson, it's likely you'll need to track the quiz results. You'll learn how to prepare a Captivate project so that it will work with an LMS, and how to successfully upload a lesson to an LMS.

You Will Learn About:

  • LMS Reporting Options 
  • Manifest Files 
  • Advanced Interaction 
  • Content Packages 
  • SCORM Cloud 
  • Uploading to an LMS

Note: The lessons outlined above comprise topics typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor's discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class participants.

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"I have been wanting some Captivate classes and they are not easy to find. Thanks for this [Adobe Captivate 8: Creating Responsive eLearning], it was wonderful."
Faye Cragin