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Adobe Captivate 7 for Mobile Learning

Damien Bruyndonckx

Isn’t it time you brought your e-learning content to your students’ tablets and smartphones? This practical guide to using Adobe Captivate for interactive mobile learning is easy to follow and takes your courses into the next generation.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849699556
Paperback136 pages

About This Book

  • Explore the various ways to bring your eLearning content to mobile platforms
  • Create a high definition screencast and upload it to YouTube
  • Create mobile-friendly and interactive software demonstrations and SCORM-compliant quizzes
  • Download the exercise and code files from If you purchased this book  elsewhere, you can visit and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you

Who This Book Is For

This book has been primarily written for teachers, course designers, professors, curriculum experts, subject matter experts, and eLearning developers who want to provide mobile-friendly content to their students.

A basic knowledge of your operating system is required to follow the exercises of this book. No prior knowledge of Captivate is required, although some experience with Captivate would be useful.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Creating a Mobile Compliant Screencast
The Video Demo recording mode at a glance
Creating a video screencast
Chapter 2: Creating a Mobile-friendly Interactive Simulation
Viewing the finished application
Capturing the slides
Another look at the Captivate interface
The inner working of the Captivate capture engine
Editing the project for mobile output
Previewing the HTML5 output
Chapter 3: Optimizing an Existing Project for Mobile
Viewing the sample project
The HTML5 Tracker
Dealing with unsupported features
Another look at the HTML5 Tracker panel
Other changes
Testing the HTML5 output
Chapter 4: Creating a Mobile-friendly Quiz
Examining the Quiz
Taking a look at the HTML5 Tracker
Reporting interactions to an LMS
Chapter 5: Publishing a Captivate Project for Mobile
Adjusting the project preferences
Creating mobile-optimized playback controls
Publishing the project for mobile
Chapter 6: The Adobe Captivate App Packager
Inserting Edge Animate animations into Captivate
Packaging a Captivate HTML5 project as a native application

What You Will Learn

  • Capture on-screen actions in real time using the new Video Demo recording mode of Captivate
  • Create a professional high definition screencast and upload it to YouTube
  • Create a mobile-friendly interactive software demonstration
  • Add mobile-compliant objects and effects to your Captivate projects
  • Add audio narration and HTML5 video in your mobile-friendly Captivate projects
  • Use the new HTML5 Tracker to locate the objects and features that are not supported in HTML5
  • Create a mobile-friendly quiz and set up the reporting options
  • Publish the project in HTML5 using various options
  • Create a mobile-friendly SCORM package for easy deployment in virtually any Learning Management System
  • Insert Adobe Edge Animate animations into a Captivate project
  • Use the PhoneGap build service to package your Captivate projects as native mobile apps

In Detail

These are exciting times for the eLearning industry. Tablets and smartphones are revolutionizing the way students consume digital content. These mobile devices provide a world of new technical challenges and pedagogical opportunities. Learn how to leverage this new power with Adobe Captivate 7 and be part of the m-learning revolution.

Adobe Captivate 7 for Mobile Learning is a hands-on, practical guide with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions which will help you create various types of mobile-friendly eLearning content using the new authoring and publishing tools of Adobe Captivate 7.

Adobe Captivate 7 for Mobile Learning explores the various ways to create and deploy mobile-friendly content with Adobe Captivate. The book walks you through the making of three Adobe Captivate projects using practical examples and step-by-step instructions.

In the first project, you will learn how to capture on-screen actions and create a professional high definition screencast that will be uploaded to YouTube. In the second project, you will create a mobile-friendly interactive software demonstration. The third project is an existing SCORM-compliant quiz that you will modify in order to make it mobile-friendly. You will also learn about the latest features in Captivate 7 by inserting Adobe Edge Animate animations into your eLearning content and by using the PhoneGap build service to turn your Captivate projects into native mobile apps.

Adobe Captivate 7 for Mobile Learning will teach you the necessary tools you need to take your eLearning courses to the next level by making them available on virtually any desktop and mobile device available today.


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