Adobe Captivate Classic Advanced On Demand (Class Recording)

On-Demand: Adobe Captivate Advanced Training If you're looking for higher-level Adobe Captivate training, this recording of a previous live, online class is for you.
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On-Demand: Adobe Captivate Advanced Training

If you're looking for higher-level Adobe Captivate training, this recording of a previous live, online class is for you. 

See below for how to access class recording

While following along with this recording, you will learn how to improve your development productivity and speed by learning about object styles, master slides, themes, and project templates.

You'll 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 
  • Accessible eLearning 
  • Variables 
  • Interactions and Widgets
  • Virtual Reality Projects and Interactive Videos
  • Master Slides, Themes and Project Templates 
  • Advanced Actions 
  • Responsive eLearning 
  • Preparing a Project for Upload into an LMS/Publishing a SCORM-compliant Content Package

Note: This is a recording of a live class. While it's not a live class, we created the recording with you in mind. Everything taught in the class is step-by-step. You'll follow along with the instructor just as if you had attended the course live. To follow along with the recording, you just need a current version of Adobe Captivate (even the trial version is fine). We will send you our Captivate workbook and supply the course assets mentioned in the recording.

How Do I Access the Recording?

The class recording is available immediately after purchase. Go to, sign in to your account, click Learning Portal and you'll see this course along with any other courses that you've purchased. 

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

You are eligible to receive CEUs for completing this course. Learn more about CEUs here.

Need live Captivate training or something a little more personal?

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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


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 larger lesson.

You Will Learn About:

  • Custom Styles 
  • Combining Projects 
  • Branching 
  • Slide Groups 

Virtual Reality Projects and Interactive Videos

Virtual reality eLearning is all the rage. Perhaps the biggest innovation you’ll find in Adobe Captivate 2019 is the ability to easily (and we mean easily) create virtual reality projects using 360-degree photos or videos. During this section you’ll learn how you can start creating, publishing, and testing virtual reality projects in mere minutes (using supplied 360-degree photos). You’ll also learn how to take an ordinary video and make it extra-ordinary via knowledge checks and text overlays.

You Will Learn About:

  • Creating Virtual Reality Projects 
  • Adding 360 photos 
  • Adding Hotspots (interactivity) 
  • Adding Quizzes to Virtual Reality Projects 
  • Making a Video Interactive with Knowledge Checks

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, 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 module, 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.

In This Module You Will Learn To:

  • Review a Responsive Project
  • Customize Breakpoints
  • Save a Standard Project as Responsive
  • Insert and Name Fluid Boxes
  • Add Content to Fluid Boxes
  • Switch Design Modes
  • Use the Position Inspector
  • Modify a Single Breakpoint
  • Exclude from View
  • Add a New Breakpoint
  • Position and Link Objects
  • Edit Breakpoint Object Styles

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.