Adobe Captivate Training - Fast Track Silver

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Duration: 4 days

Cost: £795

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Overview of the course
Captivate Fast Track – Silver is a combination of the Beginner and Intermediate courses. It is the best way to learn this powerful e-Learning and simulation application. Upon completion, you will be able to create your own content and work on challenging projects with ease. Our experts will teach you countless tips and tricks to help you speed up your workflow and create engaging presentations. 

This course is for…
Those who are new to the world of e-Learning, have little or no knowledge of Adobe Captivate and want to explore the possibilities of this powerful software. 

Prerequisites
You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

About the application
Adobe Captivate is an industry standard tool used by both individual teachers, lecturers, service providers and large corporations in order to create engaging, interactive e-Learning content. This software lets the user create high-quality simulations, publish quizzes, collect data and eye-catching interactive presentations with the ability to output to HTML. 

Introduction
  • Touring the interface
  • Panels and tools
  • Project settings
  • Preferences
Building Presentations
  • Creating a basic presentation
  • Conventions
  • Master pages
  • Adding content to pages
Working with Shapes
  • Basic drawing tools
  • Shape properties
  • Object styles
Previewing Presentations
  • Different types of previews
  • Advantages and disadvantages of built-in preview options
  • Making a movie from the presentation
Working with Animations
  • Inserting an existing animation
  • Understanding SWF files
  • Using the gallery
Working with the Timeline
  • Understanding the concept of the timeline
  • Timeline properties
  • Layers in the timeline
  • Changing parameters of the timeline
Using Widgets
  • Understanding how widgets work 
  • Finding the right widget
  • Widget properties
Working with Power Point
  • Round-tripping
  • Inserting Power Point slides into Captivate
  • Editing the original slides
  • Creating/breaking the link between the master file
 Working with Effects
  • Adding transitions
  • Exploring other effects
  • Effect properties
  • Animating with effects
Adding Interactivity
  • Working with buttons
  • Button actions
  • Changing button styles
  • Rollover captions
  • Rollover images
  • Rollover slidelets
Working with Templates
  • Creating new templates
  • Editing templates
  • Sharing libraries
Audio and Video
  • Adding audio to slides
  • Working with video
  • Compression issues and considerations
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder to encode videos
Working with Simulations
  • Creating basic simulations
  • Different recording types
  • Creating demo, training and assessment videos
  • Editing the recordings
Quizzes
  • Setting up a quiz
  • Types of questions
  • Quiz properties
Publishing
  • Different publish settings
  • Reporting the quiz results
  • Re-scaling the project for different platforms
  • Publishing to HTML
Multiple-feedback Quizzes
  • Branching out the answers to add better interaction
  • Using feedback captions
  • Controlling the user input
Question Pools
  • Creating and using question pools
  • Editing the existing pools 
  • Random question slides
  • Sharing question pools between projects
Working with Variables
  • Understanding variables
  • Advantages of variables
  • Different types
  • Basic variable set-ups
 Accessibility
  • Understanding the different issues
  • Working with the appropriate tools and styles
Advanced/Conditional Actions
  • Making the buttons perform different actions
  • Executing advanced actions
  • Understanding the basics of conditional actions
  • Common problems and work-arounds
Advanced Software Simulations
  • Recording a software simulation
  • Editing the simulation 
  • Best practices to save time
Integration with Other Adobe Applications
  • Using Flash
  • Using Photoshop
  • Using the Media Encoder

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 15% discount for each student from the original price of this course.

Education and Non-profit Organisations

If you are working for a non-profit organisation or an educational establishment, you can claim an additional 15% discount on all our courses.

Training Credits

Our Training Credits Scheme is the most cost-effective way to train your entire team. With this scheme, you buy training days up front and use them over one year. To see full details, visit our Training Credits Page.

Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 15% discount from the original price.

Students and Freelancers

We know how difficult it can be to try and self-fund a course – that’s why we introduced a 15% discount to all university students and those who work as freelancers.