Need to brush up on your Adobe Captivate skills? Or learn them from scratch?
Dive in and learn how to use Adobe Captivate in this hands-on series of workshops. You don’t need any experience with this engaging software to join the class; learn beginning and advanced techniques along with best practices. Get slick production tips, tricks and best practices that will make your e-learning the best it can be. Receive expert guidance on building lively customized interactions, screen characters, innovative quizzes, high-quality recording, and effective collaboration with other software.
Do I need to attend all three days of workshops? It depends on your level of use -
Current Captivate 8 users
- Pick and choose the days you want to attend.
New Captivate 8 users
- You are highly encouraged to attend all three days if you're new to Captivate 8, even if you have used previous versions of Adobe Captivate. The changes to the tool are THAT significant!
What should I bring? You should bring your laptop with a working version of Adobe Captivate 8. (Note: Captivate 8 is a significant change from earlier versions, so be sure to have Captivate 8 installed. Prior versions do not have all the features of Captivate 8.)
What if I don't have Captivate? You can download a free 30-day trial version of Captivate from Adobe.com. If you have an expired trial on your laptop then, rather buying the product, you can take out a month-to-month subscription via the Adobe website.
What are the workshop hours? Each workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m., with an hour break for lunch.
Will you feed me? Yes! We're not like most workshops where you get a map of nearby restaurants as part of your packet. We want you to get the most from this training, so we're providing a hot lunch each day of training.
What about dinner? We're glad you asked. On Wednesday evening, May 6 (day three of training), we are conducting an e-Learning Round Table discussion and dinner with three e-learning gurus. If you register for two or three days of training, you can attend the dinner for FREE! You'll still need to register for the dinner just so we can include you, and we'll tell you how in an e-mail after you register for the workshop. Seating at the dinner is limited to 50 participants, so register for this workshop no later than March 29 to be sure you get a seat at the dinner. Beginning March 30, we will open up dinner registration to those not attending the workshop.
If you're new to Captivate or you simply plan to absorb all there is to offer, register for all three days, pack up your laptop, and come spend three days with us. BUT, if you want to pick and choose the days you want to attend, that's OK too. Pick any one or two days you want. We're flexible!
Day 1 - Beginner
- What Can Captivate Do?
- Understanding Captivate
- The Timeline and Stage Objects
- The Properties Window
- Object Type: Smart Shapes
- Object Type: Text Captions
- Object Type: Images
- Object Type: Audio
- Object Type: Video
- Effects and Animations
Day 2 - Intermediate
- Going to the Library
- Using Rollovers to Create Exploratory Screens
- Publishing Your File
- Interactive Objects: Buttons
- Interactive Objects: Text Entry Boxes
- Interactive Objects: Click Boxes
- Interactive Objects: Text Links
- Software Simulations
- Creating Quizzes
Day 3 - Advanced
- All About HTML5 and Responsive Design
- Tell, Then Test vs. Test, Then Tell
- Creating a Soft Skills Simulation
- Planning Our Soft Skills Simulation
- Step-by-Step Test-then-Tell Responsive Design Project
- Variables and Advanced Actions
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