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Captivate 101 Yellow Belt


Adobe Captivate software enables anyone to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations, scenario-based training and robust quizzes without programming knowledge or multimedia skills.
Captivate 101 – provides students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to develop and build software demonstrations and interactive simulations with Captivate. In addition to learning key concepts, students also learn best practices for creating and publishing Captivate projects.


This course is for beginning and intermediate Captivate users who want to create software demonstrations and interactive simulations. Captivate appeals to a wide variety of audiences, typically grouped in training and education, sales and marketing, or technical support and documentation.

Assumed Knowledge

You should have a basic working knowledge of either the Windows or Mac interface as well as exposure to either Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint. You should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from.


After this course you’ll be comfortable with CBT Development Process, Recording Projects, Editing Text Captions and the Timeline, Working with Images, Pointer Paths and Buttons, Adding Audio, Working with Flash Video, Adding Animation, Adding Question Slides and Using Skins and Templates.

  • Course content

    Introduction to Captivate

    • project and user requirements
    • resolution & recording size
    • explore the interface
    • discuss project workflows

    Work with Themes

    • use themes
    • create themes
    • set default themes

    Smart objects

    • add and edit smart objects
    • use for interactivity

    Preferences and Object Styles

    • create project preferences
    • create captivate preferences
    • share project preferences
    • use and create objects Styles
    • update and reset object styles
    • share object styles

    Text Captions

    • insert text captions
    • use the check spelling
    • create and applying styles
    • edit objects


    • work with the timeline
    • adjust time & transition effects
    • control the stacking order

    Work with Slides and Masters

    • add different slide types
    • understand different slide types
    • use and create master slides
    • control timing and effects

    Work with Images

    • set image size & position
    • align, arrange and distribute
    • use the library

    Add buttons

    • add different button types
    • create links and branching
    • explore the branching view
    • create custom buttons
    • click boxes

    Adding visual items

    • pointer paths & types
    • highlight boxes

    Rollover Captions

    • insert a rollover Image
    • edit rollover area properties
    • insert a zoom area

    Add sound

    • record audio
    • calibrate a microphone
    • edit an audio file
    • insert silence
    • add closed captioning

    Demonstrations and Simulation

    • capture software simulations
    • edit software simulations
    • capture training simulations
    • edit training simulations
    • capture assessment simulations
    • edit assessment simulations

    Animation & Flash video

    • discuss frame rates
    • add animation to a slide
    • insert text animation
    • insert flash video
    • set flash video properties

    Captivate & PowerPoint Slides

    • import a powerpoint presentation
    • powerpoint “round tripping”
    • resizing projects
    • perform a “round trip” from word


    • apply a skin to a project
    • edit & save a skin

    Project settings

    • set project properties
    • add project information
    • add a preloader

    Question Slides

    • insert a question slide
    • add content to a question Slide
    • format the question title
    • format the question answer
    • set question slide options

    Publishing and LMS

    • publish options
    • reporting options & the manifest
    • set reporting options
    • create a manifest file
    • publish a zipped flash project
    • upload to an LMS

Duration: 2 days
Level: Introduction
Price: £497.00

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