ONLINE $589 CDN / $439 USD

IN CLASS $689 CDN / $519 USD

*Group Rates Available



"Adobe Captivate 2017: The Essentials" is a 2 day interactive instructor-led training course that teaches the core Adobe Captivate 9 skills needed to create interactive eLearning and mLearning content.  By following step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch.  You’ll learn to record and produce software demonstrations, and interactive training simulations.

By the time you finish working through this fast-paced course, you'll know how to control the mouse pointer and add such standard objects as text captions, images, characters, and highlight boxes.  You'll be able to record, import and edit audio, and further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons and text entry boxes.

Have you already created content using Microsoft PowerPoint?  Don’t throw that presentation away.  You’ll learn how to import existing PowerPoint content into Captivate.  Last, but not least, you'll learn to publish your project in SWF and HTML5 formats so that your content can be uploaded to a web server for consumption on virtually any device, including the iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices.



To gain the most from this class, you should already:

Be familiar with the Microsoft Windows operating system

Be familiar with using Microsoft Internet Explorer

Be familiar with basic computer terminology



The audience for this course is beginner and intermediate Adobe Captivate 9 users who want to create software demonstrations and interactive simulations.  Adobe Captivate 9 appeals to a wide variety of audiences, typically grouped in training and education.



Module 1: Exploring Captivate

Explore a Finished Captivate Project

Zoom and Magnify

Navigate a Project

Explore and Reset the Workspace

Preview the Entire Project


Module 2: New Project & Soft Skills eLearning

Create a Blank Project

Add Images to Placeholders

Insert and Format a Text Button

Disable Click Sounds


Module 3: Recording Demos and Sims

Rehearse a Script

Review Recording Settings

Review Recording Modes

Record Using Multiple Modes

Record a Custom Simulation

Record a Demonstration that Pans

Manually Record the Screen


Module 4: Captions, Styles and Timing

Insert and Edit Text Captions

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


Module 5: Images and Smart Shapes

Insert, Resize, and Restore an Image

Transform an Image

Use the Library

Manage Unused Project Assets

Crop and Rename an Image

Remove a Background Color

Insert Characters and eLearning Brother Assets

Insert a Cloud Callout

Create an Image Mask

Delete a Slide Background

Work with Photoshop Layers

Create an Image Slideshow


Module 6: Pointers, Paths, Boxes, and Buttons

Control Mouse Effects

Edit a Mouse Path

Clone an Object Style

Insert a Highlight Box

Insert an Image Button

Control Appear After Timing


Module 7: Rollovers and Zooms

Insert a Rollover Caption

Insert a Rollover Image

Insert a Rollover Slidelet

Insert a Zoom Area


Module 8: Audio

Import Audio onto a Slide Object

Import Background Audio

Add a Slide Note

Calibrate a Microphone

Record Slide Audio

Import Audio onto a Slide

Edit an Audio File

Insert Silence

Convert Text-to-Speech


Module 9: Video, Animation and Effects

Insert a Flash Video

Set Flash Video Properties

Add Animation to a slide

Insert Text Animation

Apply an Effect to a Slide Object

Apply a Free Fall Effect to an Object

Edit Effect Timing


Module 10: Adding Interactivity

Hide the Mouse

Replace Phrases

Insert a Click Box

Insert a Text Entry Box


Module 11: Working With PowerPoint

Import PowerPoint slides

Resize One Object and Apply to All

Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits

Synch With Source

Rescale a Project


Module 12: Introduction to Question Slides

Edit Quizzing Object Styles

Set the Quiz Preferences

Insert Question slides

Insert Knowledge Check slides


Module 13: Finishing Touches

Create a Link to a Web Site

Apply a Skin

Edit, Save and Delete a Skin

Create a TOC

Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen

Publish a SWF and PDF

Run the HTML5 Tracker

Publish as HTML5

Publish as both SWF and HTML5 (Multiscreen)

Export Captions

Perform a “Round Trip"





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