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Adobe Captivate Variables and Actions 101: An Introduction to System Variables & Advanced Actions (Live Online)

Adobe Captivate Variables and Actions 101: An Introduction to System Variables & Advanced Actions (Live Online)

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Introduction to Captivate Advanced Actions: System Variables and Actions 

Many of today’s eLearning courses have two things in common: they’re boring and they don’t engage the learner. Attend this session and you’ll learn how using Captivate to create advanced actions can both personalize a lesson and engage the learner like never before.

During this 3-hour course, you’ll learn about the system variables available in Adobe Captivate. You’ll learn how to leverage system variables to include in your eLearning course. 

Additionally, you’ll learn about how basic and standard actions are fast, easy ways to make your eLearning courses more engaging and interactive. This will set you well on your way to learning programming with Captivate, allowing you to create your own learning interactions and interactive slides.

Note: This class is very interactive; exercise files will be provided for Captivate 9 or newer. If you are using previous versions of Captivate you can attend the class, but exercise files will not be provided. A trial version of Captivate is fine and can be downloaded from www.adobe.com


Adobe Captivate: The Essentials or similar experience mandatory.

Who Should Attend?

  • eLearning developers
  • Instructional designers
  • Content creators

Where is this class held?

This is a live, online class led by a field expert; and just like an in-person class, it is fully interactive and engaging. The difference between an online and onsite class? No travel! You can participate from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Many of our students choose to stay home from work on these training days, some never even changing out of their slippers! Where applicable, students are able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other participants throughout the course as they work in real-time to complete activities.

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 customizable courses tailored to your training needs. 

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

Topics covered will include some of the following:

  • System Variables

    System variables are predefined variables that come with Captivate when you buy the license. System variables help you pick up data to help you control what is visible to the user; to display information in other files such as the current slide; to manipulate information from the learner’s computer; and to display quiz information.
  • Actions Triggered by Events

    Many events in Captivate can trigger the action you choose. There are numerous types of actions that can be triggered when, you, the developer, decide.

  • Basic Actions

    A basic action is a single action that can be triggered when you, the developer, decide.

  • Standard Actions

    Standard actions are scripts containing one or more actions. They can trigger a variety of behaviors in sequence.

About Your Instructor

Jennie Ruby is a lead trainer at IconLogic and has authored numerous training books on technical subjects, including Microsoft and Adobe products. She teaches courses on several eLearning apps including Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, and TechSmith Camtasia. She also teaches technical writing for eLearning content development.

Jennie has an M.A. from George Washington University and is a Certified Technical Trainer (Chauncey Group). She is also a Certified Online Training Professional.

Kevin Siegel is the founder and president of IconLogic, Inc. He has written hundreds of step-by-step computer training books on applications such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Adobe RoboHelp, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Technical Communication Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, QuarkXPress, and TechSmith Camtasia.

Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has three decades experience as a print publisher, technical writer, instructional designer, and eLearning developer. He is a certified technical trainer, a veteran classroom instructor, and a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions.

Kevin holds multiple certifications from companies such as Adobe, CompTIA, and the International Council for Certified Online Training Professionals (ICCOTP) as a Certified Online Training Professional (COTP).

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Overall loved it [Adobe Captivate Beginner Training]! Lori was an excellent teacher, well paced, not the least bit boring.
Debbie Garsik