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Adobe Captivate 6: Beyond the Essentials

Adobe Captivate 6: Beyond the Essentials

ISBN: 1932733477

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"Adobe Captivate 6: Beyond the Essentials" is a self-paced training manual that teaches the higher-end, more advanced functionality of Adobe Captivate.  By following step-by-step instructions, you will improve your screen recording skills via project templates and by pre-editing your text captions. You'll enhance your production skills by learning about object styles, master slides, themes, and advanced actions. You'll learn to create, insert and edit variables that will enrich the learner experience, and you will learn how to create branching scenarios that will enable  learners to plot their own learning path. You'll learn to collaborate with team members using  Captivates' powerful commenting capabilities. You'll ensure your eLearning and mLearning output can be used by people with disabilities by adding such 508-compliant features as accessibility text and closed captions. Finally, you'll learn about SCORM, AICC, SCOs, Manifests, and how to upload a published lesson into a Learning Management System.

Note: This book is a legacy title and is non-returnable. 

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Module 1: 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.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Plan eLearning Projects

  • Check Captivate’s Recording Settings

  • Rehearse a Script

  • Record a Custom Simulation

  • Edit a Text Capture Template

Module 2: Video Demos

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Record a Video Demo

  • Zoom and Pan

  • Split a Video

  • Trim a Video

Module 3: 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.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Create a Text Caption Style

  • Apply a Style Globally

  • Export and Import a Style

  • Label a Slide

  • Copy/Paste Project Assets

  • Use Buttons to Create a Branch

  • Explore the Branching Tab

  • Create a Slide Group

  • Publish SWFs

  • Aggregate SWFs

Module 4: 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.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Insert a Question Slide

  • Rename and Create Question Pools

  • Add Questions to Question Pools

  • Insert Random Question Slides

Module 5: 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.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Set Document Information

  • Enable Accessibility

  • Add Accessibility Text to Slides

  • Import Slide Audio

  • Add Shortcut Keys

  • Add Closed Captions

Module 6: Variables, Widgets and Interactions

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.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Add Project Information

  • Insert a System Variable

  • Edit a System Variable

  • Create a User Variable

  • Use a Variable to Gather Data

  • Insert and Format a Widget

  • Insert and Format a Process Cycle Interaction

Module 7: Actions

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Name Objects

  • Control Object Visibility

  • Create a Simple Action

  • Attach an Action to a Button

  • Group Objects

  • Create a Variable

  • Create a Conditional Action

  • Create Decision Blocks

Module 8: Reviewing and Background Editing

We live in a world where collaboration is king. Learn how to use Captivate's free built-in collaboration tools. You will be able to get feedback about your project from team members located just about anywhere in the world.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Send a Project for Shared Review

  • Add Comments to a Review File

  • Review and Reply to Comments

  • Create a Image Mask

  • Delete a Slide Background

  • Work With Photoshop Layers

Module 9: 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.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Add an Image to a Master Slide

  • Insert a Content Master Slide

  • Apply a Master Slide to Project Slides

  • Edit a Master Slide

  • Apply a Theme to a Project

  • Edit and Save a Theme

  • Use and Create a Project Templates

Module 10: Reporting Results

If you've included a quiz in your eLearning lesson, it's likely you'll need to track the quiz results. No Learning Management System (LMS)? No worries. You'll learn how to use the free Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer to track quiz results over the cloud... no LMS or server needed. And if working with an LMS is a requirement, we've got you covered there too. You'll learn how to prepare a Captivate project so that it will work with an LMS, and actually upload a lesson to an LMS and test it.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Configure Acrobat.com as an LMS Alternative

  • Post Quiz Results to Acrobat.com

  • Use The Quiz Results Analyzer

  • Review and Chart Quiz Data Posted to Acrobat.com

  • Set Quiz Reporting Options for an LMS

  • Create a Manifest File

  • Report a Button Interaction

  • Adjust Slide Object Interaction

  • Publish a Content Package to an LMS

  • Create an Live LMS Account

  • Create an LMS Lesson

  • Create an LMS Course

  • Create an LMS Curriculum (Catalog)

  • Test an eLearning Course from within an LMS

Kevin Siegel is the founder and president of IconLogic, Inc. He has written more than 100 step-by-step computer training books including: Essentials of Adobe Captivate 6Essentials of Adobe Captivate 5, Essentials of Adobe Captivate 4, Essentials of Adobe Captivate 3, Essentials of Macromedia Captivate, Essentials of RoboDemo 5, Essentials of RoboDemo 4, Essentials of RoboDemo 3, Essentials of Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Essentials of QuarkXPress 7, Accelerated QuarkXPress 6, Essentials of Adobe InDesign CS3, Essentials of Adobe PageMaker 7 and Essentials of Adobe RoboHelp 8 and many more.

Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has more than 24 years experience as a print publisher and technical writer. He is a certified technical trainer, has been a classroom instructor for more than 18 years and is a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions.

Kevin has been recognized by Adobe Systems, Inc., as one of the Top Five Most Highly-Rated Adobe Certified Instructors Worldwide.

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I have ALWAYS enjoyed purchasing and learning from "The Essentials" workbooks from IconLogic for several years now and can highly recommend to others, these and "Beyond the Essentials" workbooks - I have all of them; they're almost collector items for me too :-) (Posted on 5/16/2013)

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"Well organized class and very useful content [Creating Accessible eLearning]. This will really help me plan greater accessibility for learning objects I attempt in the future!"
Maribeth Slebodnik