Adobe Captivate Classic Beginner Training On Demand (Class Recording)

On-Demand: Beginner Adobe Captivate Training This pre-recorded beginner Adobe Captivate course will introduce you to the essential Adobe Captivate Classic or Adobe Captivate 2019 skills needed to develop awesome eLearning projects.
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On-Demand: Beginner Adobe Captivate Training

This pre-recorded beginner Adobe Captivate course will introduce you to the essential Captivate skills needed to develop awesome eLearning projects.

As your class begins, you’ll get comfortable with the Captivate interface by exploring an existing Captivate project. You’ll learn to use the Filmstrip, explore the inspectors, and poke around other areas of the Captivate interface.

Create a soft skills eLearning lesson from scratch. Work with themes, add slides, and work with placeholders to add text and images. You’ll even add interactive buttons, allowing the learner to control the pace of the lesson and create a simple branching scenario. 

Click the image below for a sample from the beginner class where you create a new project.

Sample recording from the Adobe Captivate Classic class recording.

Once you’re comfortable creating projects, tap into Captivate’s powerful screen recording features and create software demonstrations, interactive software simulations, and video demos.

You’ll leverage Captivate’s multi-mode recording features to record three projects simultaneously (one demo and two simulations). 

Learn to add, modify, and control the timing of objects such as text captions, images, videos, and highlight boxes.

You’ll learn to record, import, and edit audio and how to further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons, and text entry boxes. 

Click the image below for a sample from the beginner class where you edit audio.

Edit audio with Adobe Captivate Classic.

Engage your learner by adding quizzes, knowledge checks, and random quizzes to a project. And you’ll leverage and enrich existing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations by importing them into Captivate. 

Learn how to publish a finished Captivate project for the broadest possible audience so learners can use your course on any device, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

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

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.

Do you need live Captivate training or something a little more personal?

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

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

Lessons Covered During this 2-Day Class

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

eLearning and Captivate

As your class ramps up, you won't just learn how to start Captivate and click each tool; you'll begin creating eLearning lessons from the ground up. You'll learn how to create effective eLearning and why those lessons will be effective. 

  • Explore the Captivate Interface
  • Zoom and Magnify
  • Navigate a Project
  • Preview a Project
  • Create a New Project 

Recording Software Simulations and Video Demos

Recording your desktop actions is one of Captivate's key features... and you'll cover the hottest recording modes: demo, assessment, training, and custom.

  • Rehearse a Script
  • Edit Recording Settings
  • Set Recording Keys
  • Record a Demonstration
  • Record an Assessment
  • Record a Training Simulation
  • Record a Custom Simulation
  • Record and edit Video Demos 

Captions, Styles, and Timing

Once you've recorded your lessons, the real work begins. During these lessons, you will learn how to add text captions, set object styles, and control the timing of slide objects.

  • Insert, Resize, and Move Text Captions
  • Modify Text Caption Properties
  • Edit the Default Caption Style
  • Change a Callout Type Used by a Text Caption
  • Control Slide Timing
  • Control Slide Object Timing
  • Check Spelling
  • Align Slide Objects 

Images and Videos

Adding images and Videos to your project will enhance the learner experience. These lessons will teach you how to add images and videos, manipulate them, and manage them.

  • Insert, Resize, and Restore an Image
  • Transform an Image’s Size and Position
  • Use the Library
  • Manage Unused Project Assets
  • Insert and manage videos


Pointers, Buttons and Highlight Boxes

If you've created a demonstration, that pesky mouse can sometimes have a mind of its own. You'll learn how to tame that wild mouse during these lessons. Then, you'll learn how to add basic interactivity to a lesson via buttons.

  • Add a Visual Click and Sound
  • Modify the Mouse Pointer
  • Insert and Format a Text Button
  • Set a Button’s Pause After Timing
  • Work With Image Buttons
  • Insert and Format a Highlight Box 


eLearning lessons that contain voiceover audio and sound effects are more effective than lessons that don't... and that's just a fact! Learn how to add, edit, and record audio during these lessons. And if that's not enough, you'll also learn how to convert Text-to-Speech, which is cool!


  • Work with Rollover Captions
  • Import Audio onto a Slide Object
  • Import Background Audio
  • Add a Slide Note
  • Calibrate a Microphone
  • Record Slide Audio
  • Import a Voiceover onto a Slide
  • Edit an Audio File
  • Insert Silence
  • Convert Text-to-Speech 

Creating Simulations out of Demonstrations

Interactive eLearning is generally thought to be more effective than passive demonstration videos. During these lessons, learn how to convert an existing demonstration into a highly engaging, interactive powerhouse.

  • Hide the Mouse
  • Replace Phrases
  • Insert a Click Box
  • Insert a Text Entry Box 

Working with Microsoft PowerPoint

Training projects often begin in Microsoft PowerPoint. Why not use that content in your Captivate project? These lessons will help you master the PowerPoint to Captivate workflow.

  • Import PowerPoint slides
  • Resize One Object and Apply to All
  • Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits
  • Synch With Source
  • Rescale a Project 


Captivate sports with some robust quizzing tools. You'll learn how to set up, create, import, and edit question slides.

  • Edit Quizzing Object Styles
  • Set the Quiz Preferences
  • Insert Question slides
  • Import Quiz Questions from GIFT files
  • Format a Question slide
  • Add an Image to a Question slide 


No project is finished until it has been published so that your learners can consume it. Learn the best publishing format for the broadest audience (including SWF and HTML5 output). Learn how to add a TOC to your lessons and the ideal settings for publishing.

  • Work with Skins
  • Name slides
  • Create a TOC
  • Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
  • Publish a SWF and PDF
  • Run the HTML5 Tracker
  • Publish as HTML5