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Captivate Jumpstart – Zero to HERO


Zero to Captivate HERO in just 5 days!
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 Jumpstart – zero to Captivate Hero provides students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to develop and build software demonstrations and interactive simulations with Captivate from beginners to an expert level in just 5 days standing.


This Adobe Captivate Academy Class training 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 from beginners to an expert level. 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 the Windows or Mac interface as well as exposure to Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint. You should know how to launch an application and create and save files.


After taking this course you will be confident in using the following:

  • CBT Development Process
  • recording Projects
  • editing Text Captions & the Timeline
  • working with Images
  • Pointer Paths & Buttons
  • Adding Audio, Working with Flash Video
  • Adding Animation
  • Adding Question Slides & Using Skins and Templates
  • Importing and Branching
  • Advanced Actions
  • Question Pools
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Accessible Projects
  • Project and Design Templates
  • Variables, Widgets and Buttons

  • 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

    Question Pools

    • create a question pool
    • add questions to a question pool
    • export question pools
    • insert random question slides
    • use the question pool manager
    • create multi answer feedback
    • add partial and negative quiz scoring


    • insert widgets to enhance the project
    • edit widgets to enhance the project
    • setup widgets with variables


    • smart shape buttons
    • create custom buttons using Photoshop and Captivate
    • create toggle buttons using advanced actions

    Advanced interaction

    • add document information for use with system variables
    • create & insert system variables
    • create & insert user system variables
    • create sound toggle buttons
    • using variables to gather data
    • display variable data within a project
    • create advanced Interactions
    • create multiple interactions
    • control object visibility
    • named items
    • text entry boxes for user input
    • create project navigational buttons
    • writing scripts
    • attach a script to a slide
    • create conditional actions
    • use IF and ELSE conditions


    • learn to create complex projects
    • create breadcrumb trail
    • create a slide counter
    • create navigation buttons/menu
    • create a sequence visibility
    • create a password protected project
    • create a forced interaction
    • creating flash based content
    • create HTML 5 friendly content
    • output to HTML 5
    • and many more…


    • add animation to a project
    • create trigger based animation

    Advanced interaction with Flash

    • customise Captivate widgets
    • create interactive navigational buttons
    • create advance image map navigation
    • inserting a Flash animation that contains ActionScript 3
    • create Flash animations for inclusion into Captivate

    Image editing with Photoshop

    • edit slide backgrounds
    • create custom buttons using correct naming conventions
    • optimising projects

Duration: 5 days
Level: Fast Track to Expert
Price: £997.00

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