Fast Track to Adobe Captivate 6 [Video]

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  • Familiarize yourself with the Adobe Captivate 6 interface and global settings to improve your workflow for future Captivate projects
  • Insert new slides and manage these slides using the properties panel, slides notes, master slides, and themes
  • Easily insert characters, themes, images, Photoshop files, animations, effects, highlight boxes, and zoom areas to provide emphasis and make your courses aesthetically pleasing
  • Organize the assets in your project using the library, timeline, grouping, object style manager, and unique and common object properties
  • Insert interactive elements into your content with just a click and customize the content and its appearance
  • Rapidly create product demonstrations with high definition video and record training simulations
  • Easily edit videos and add pan and zoom, transitions, smart shapes, audio, and captions
  • Enrich your courses with audio – insert or record narration to presentations and eliminate mistakes with the easy-to-use audio editor tool
  • Learn about the variety of publishing options such as SWF, HTML5, word documents, PDFs, and Adobe Connect

Adobe Captivate 6 is a sophisticated, leading edge, and progressive e-learning authoring tool that is fun and easy to use to create interactive content. Adobe Captivate 6 has many new features such as improved quiz properties, advanced interactions, smart shapes, characters, high definition video, HTML publishing, and many other enhancements that will help improve your e-learning workflow. This video course will fast track your basic skills by teaching you everything you need to know practically and functionally get started with using Adobe Captivate 6.

Fast Track to Adobe Captivate 6 will teach you how to design, develop, and share e-learning faster than ever before and get the most out of your Adobe Captivate experience.

Fast Track to Adobe Captivate 6 provides you with the essentials for getting started with Adobe Captivate 6 with useful examples and best practices on how to construct an e-learning course from start to finish in about 2 hours.

In this course, you’ll be learning how to use built-in themes, create styles, import images, round trip with PowerPoint slides, add relevant content, and work with animations and smart interactions. Additionally, you’ll learn how to prepare for and record a software simulation, add and synchronize video, record audio, and build quizzes into your project. This course will enable you to reach a wider audience by publishing projects to the web, desktops, YouTube, notebooks, tablets, and learning management systems.

Overall, the goal of this video course is to make you a better e-learning developer by mastering the basic skills first. Each section is self-contained and provides a practical exercise designed to help you recall the information you just learned and apply it when you’re on your own.

Style and Approach

Packt video courses are designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. Each course is divided into short manageable sections, so you can watch the whole thing or jump to the bit you need. The focus is on practical instructions and screencasts showing you how to get the job done.

Fast Track to Adobe Captivate 6 is aimed at helping new users wrap their head around the basics of using Adobe Captivate 6. Discover how to use Adobe Captivate 6 to create interactive online learning content using realistic demonstrations and practical materials to develop a course from start to finish.

  • Engage learners by inserting aesthetically-pleasing interactive content into your course with out-of-the-box interactions such as an animated rollover, process circle, and timeline using Adobe Captivate 6

  • Quickly convert PowerPoint slides including objects, animations, and multimedia into rich interactive presentations using an improved conversion library
  • Create software demonstrations, interactive simulations, branching scenarios, and quizzes, and add to your courses without the use of programming
Course Length 2 hours 15 mins
ISBN 9781849699532
Date Of Publication 30 May 2013


Anita Horsley

During Anita Horsley’s years as a firefighter in Atlanta, she trained firefighters to be nationally certified personal fitness trainers. She also developed, from initiation to implementation, the health and safety program. As a Training and Development Specialist at the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, she founded the e-learning track and worked on all areas of training. Anita was the domain manager for the LMS, program coordinator of the e-learning implementation team, and managed the Oregon State Captivate user group. She currently teaches Adobe Captivate to local and state agencies and develops e-learning courses as an independent contractor. Anita is an Adobe Certified Expert and has her Master’s degree in Education.