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Fast Track to Adobe Captivate 6 [Video]

Anita Horsley

Get to grips with the basics of using Adobe Captivate 6 to create your own interactive e-learning and m-learning content right away
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Video Details

ISBN 139781849699532
Course Length2 hours 15 mins

About This Video

  • 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

Who This Video Is For

This video tutorial series is for educators, corporate training professionals, and training specialists with limited programming capabilities who want to create product demos, application simulations, and soft skill and compliance training. In order to participate in the practical portion of this course, it is highly recommended that you download Adobe Captivate 6 before beginning the course. You can download a free trial version here:

Table of Contents

Adobe Captivate 6 Fundamentals
Introduction to the Course
eLearning Concepts and Planning
Gobal Settings and Welcome Screen
Explore the Captivate Interface
Customizing the Workspace
Opening, Saving, and Closing Files
Create a PowerPoint and Image Project
Adding and Managing Slides
Inserting New Slides
Slide Properties
Managing Slides
Themes and Master Slides
Adding Content using Standard Objects
Working with Captions
Working with Images
Working with Characters and Photoshop Files
Working with Smart Shapes
Adding Animation
Adding Highlight Boxes and Zoom Areas
Managing Objects and Assets
Common Object Properties
Managing Objects
Working with the Timeline
Using the Library
Creating Styles and Effects
Inserting Actions and Interactions
Inserting Rollover Objects
Smart Interactions and Widgets
Action Types
Adding Actions
Working with Quiz Questions
Working with Simulations and Video
Preparing a Software Simulation
Recording Preferences
Editing a Software Simulation
Using High-Definition Video
Using Audio
Importing Audio
Recording Audio
Editing Audio
Using Text-to-Speech and Closed Captions
Publishing Finished Projects
Skin Editor
Table of Contents
Project Settings
Reporting and Tracking
Publishing Options
Other Publishing Options and Summary

What You Will Learn

  • 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

In Detail

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.



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