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Captivate Advanced

  • Length 1 day
  • Price  $1095 inc GST
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Why study this course

Please note: this course is provided as custom training only. Please contact City Desktop on 1300 441 891 to schedule your training.

Adobe Captivate® is regarded as the industry standard for delivering eLearning projects. Captivate empowers you to create responsive, interactive eLearning and mLearning including demonstrations, simulations, scenario-based training, interactive tutorials, and quizzes - all without the need for programming.

This Advanced course follows on from the Essentials course. It empowers current Captivate users to improve their production skills by incorporating higher-end features such as project templates, responsive layouts, custom styles, system variables, advanced actions, branching, and uploading projects to a Learning Management System.

Adobe Captivate's advanced features include:

  • Enhanced object effects and multistate objects

  • SCORM and XAPI compliance ensures Captivate projects can be uploaded and scored correctly by your LMS

  • Improved responsive design options helps you to create elearning content which can be viewed seemlessly across devices

  • Advanced quizzing and question pools allows for enhanced assessments and interactivity

Our Captivate instructors are Adobe Certified and experienced Captivate developers, so you’re guaranteed real-world tips and advice for your projects.

City Desktop Public Schedule

With Lumify Group's recent acquisition of City Desktop Training, we're pleased to now offer you an extensive public schedule of Adobe end user training in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. As we move to consolidate our offering, you can access the schedule of the most closely aligned courses and book, by clicking on the link below.

What you can expect with City Desktop Training

  • Small classes (average 4 to 6)

  • Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC) with industry experienced, certified instructors

  • Course eBook and sample files

  • Class exercises relevant to industry

  • AATC Adobe endorsed certificate upon course completion

  • After-course support

  • Free course resit (6 months) *

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* Free resit applies to all public courses; does not include custom or private training.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, students will have the knowledge to:

  • Use object styles, project sharing, and branching

  • Create accessible eLearning

  • Use masters, themes, and templates

  • Use Interactions

  • Add interactive videos and virtual reality

  • Use variables

  • Use advanced actions

  • Create responsive projects

  • Report results

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Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone proficient in the core features of Captivate, who wishes to advance their skills and use more features.

Course subjects

Object Styles, Project Sharing, and Branching

  • Working with Styles

  • Creating Styles

  • Applying Styles Globally

  • Exporting and Importing Styles

  • Combining Projects

  • Naming Slides

  • Creating Groups

  • Create Branches

Accessible eLearning

  • Enabling Accessibility

  • Document Information

  • Captions and Closed Captions

  • Shortcut Keys

  • Defining Tab Order

Masters, Themes, and Templates

  • Exploring Master Slides

  • Add New Master Slides

  • Add Placeholders

  • Add Shapes (as buttons)

  • Working With Themes

  • Define the Elements of a Theme

  • Repurpose an Existing Theme

  • Saving a New Theme

  • Create a Template

  • Add Skins

  • Add TOC’s

  • Add Project Information

  • Import Images and Audio Assets

  • Save the Template

  • Create a Project from the Template

Timing and the Timeline

  • Show/Hide the Timeline

  • Customise Timeline View Settings

  • Show/Hide/Lock Timeline Objects

  • Preview a Slide with the Timeline

  • Change a Slide’s Display Time

  • Set Object Display Times

  • Customise Mouse Properties

  • Align Slide Objects

Images and Smart Shapes

  • Change the Slide Background Quality

  • Insert and Delete Slides

  • Insert an Image

  • Position and Size Images Precisely

  • Use the Project Library

  • Manage Unused Project Assets

  • Crop Images

  • Create an Image Watermark

  • Set Image Timing and Transitions

  • Work With Image Stacks

  • Insert and Edit Smart Shapes

Pointers, Buttons, and Highlight Boxes

  • Change the Pointer Path and Type

  • Add a Visual Mouse Click and Sound

  • Insert a Text Button

  • Set Button Timing and Options

  • Insert an Image Button

  • Define Button Actions (Click Events)

  • Insert and Format a Highlight Box

Interactive Videos and Virtual Reality

  • Interactive Videos

  • Inserting

  • Adding Bookmarks

  • Adding Slide Overlays

  • Virtual Reality

  • Create a VR Project

  • Adding Text Hotspots

  • Adding Audio Hotspots

  • Adding a Quizzes to a Project

Advanced Actions

  • Standard Actions

  • Working with Groups

  • Importance of Naming Objects

  • Using Show/Hide/Enable/Disable

  • Conditional Actions

  • Exploring If/Then/Else Decision Blocks

  • Using Expressions

  • Controlling Visibility of Objects using Slide Entry

Responsive Projects

  • Reviewing Responsive Projects

  • Customise Breakpoints

  • Fluid Boxes

  • Convert a Standard Project to a Responsive Project

  • Insert and Name Fluid Boxes

  • Resizing Fluid Boxes

  • Adding Content to Fluid Boxes

  • Breakpoints in eLearning Projects

  • Switching Modes

  • Using the Position Inspector

  • Modify a Single Breakpoint

  • Exclude from a View

  • Adding New Breakpoint

  • Positioning Objects

  • Positioning and Linking

  • Styles in Responsive Projects

  • Edit Breakpoint Object Styles

Reporting Results

  • Establishing SCORM Setups

  • Working with Manifest Files

  • Advanced Interactions

  • SCORM Cloud Preview

  • Content Packages


You should have previously completed our Captivate Essentials course or have been using Captivate proficiently for more than one year.

If you're self-taught and would like to attend this course, please call City Desktop Training on 1300 441 891 to discuss your current level of experience with one of our Captivate trainers.

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The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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