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Adobe Captivate Essentials

  • Length 2 days
  • Price  $1089 inc GST
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Why study this course

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.

Fast-track your expertise and productivity with our two-day Essentials course. Learn best practices and efficient workflows to create and publish demonstrations, training simulations, and scenario-based training that incorporate a rich variety of multimedia content.

Adobe Captivate features include:

  • Access to 25,000+ eLearning assets providing you with loads of images, audio, slide designs, and learning interactions ready to use

  • Advanced tools for recording software demonstrations and interactive simulations

  • The ability to record, import, and edit audio

  • Ready to go question slides so you can create interactive quizzes quickly

  • Streamlined tools to really speed-up your eLearning development time

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 end user offering with both Nexacu and City Desktop, 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:

  • Record software demos and simulations

  • Use text captions, styles, and the timeline

  • Insert and edit images and drawing objects

  • Use pointers, buttons, and highlight boxes

  • Create rollovers and zoom effects

  • Add narration, audio, video, and animation

  • Make demonstrations interactive

  • Create question slides and quizzes

  • Publish modules

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Adobe's suite of applications includes some of the most widely used multimedia creation software in the world. Learn Adobe's market-leading apps for graphic design, image manipulation, video editing, animation, and more.
City Desktop Training, part of the Lumify Group, is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC).

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn Adobe Captivate, to quickly create and easily maintain e-learning materials, software demonstrations, or simulations without having to learn how to program.

Course subjects

eLearning and Captivate

  • Planning eLearning Projects

  • The elearning Development Process

  • Navigate the Captivate Workspace

  • Create and Customise Workspaces

  • Preview and Zoom Projects

Recording Software Simulations

  • Best Practice: Project Size and Resolution

  • The Captivate Development Process

  • Preparing your Recording Screen

  • Rehearse an eLearning Script

  • Edit Recording Settings

  • Define Recording Preferences

  • Record a Software Demonstration

  • Record a Software Assessment

  • Record a Training Simulation

  • Record a Custom Training Simulation

Text Captions and Styles

  • Insert, Resize and Move Text Captions

  • Modify Text Caption Properties

  • Use Styles for Speed and Consistency

  • Edit the Default Caption Style

  • Reset an Object Style

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

Rollovers and Zoom Areas

  • Insert a Rollover Caption

  • Insert a Rollover Image

  • Set Rollover Properties

  • Insert a Zoom Area

  • Insert and Format a Rollover Slidelet

  • Insert a Caption and Image Into a Slidelet

Narration and Audio

  • Import Audio Files to Slide Objects

  • Add Background Audio

  • Add a Slide Note

  • Calibrate a Microphone

  • Record a Narration

  • Import Voice Narrations

  • Edit an Audio File

  • Convert Text to Speech

Video, Animation, and Effects

  • Insert Video Files

  • Set Video Properties

  • Add Animation to a Slide

  • Insert Text Animation

  • Apply a Fly-in Effect to a Text Caption

  • Apply a Zig Zag Motion Path

Making Demonstrations Interactive

  • Demonstrations versus Simulations

  • Replace Phrases

  • Insert a Click Box and Set Options

  • Insert a Text Entry Box

  • Show/Hide the Mouse

Working with PowerPoint

  • Import a PowerPoint Presentation

  • Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits

  • Rescale Projects

  • Synchronise with Source Files

Introduction to Question Slides

  • Set Quiz Preferences

  • Edit Quizzing Object Styles

  • Insert a Question Slide

  • Add an Image to a Question Slide

  • Reuse a Slide Background

  • Format the Question Title


  • Link to a Web Page

  • Apply a Video Skin and Playbar

  • Edit and Save a Skin

  • Delete a Skin

  • Add a Loading Screen

  • Create a Table of Contents

  • Publish to SWF and HTML5

  • Publish Word Handouts

  • Export Captions for Review

  • Speed workflow with Round Tripping



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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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