Adobe Captivate: Essentials

INSTRUCTOR: Kevin Siegel

As textbooks and paperback books become more extinct, it’s time to turn your skill set to eLearning where all the graphic action is at. Not only can you turn your computer screen shots into movies, but you’ll be able to make them more engaging by adding images, captions, rollovers, clickable areas, typing areas and sound effects.

TECHEAD’s two-day instructor-led Adobe Captivate 6 training course starts with an introduction to eLearning concepts and how to plan your projects. After exploring the Captivate® interface, we’ll guide you through how to record desktop actions and simulations, how to create captions, set object styles and control timing. You’ll become a whiz at learning how to use and manage images, add interactive elements and enhance your lessons with audio, video, and question slides. Finally, you’ll learn how to create tables of content, apply a skin and publish your lessons that will truly captivate your audience.

At TECHEAD’s Richmond Training Center, you’ll always get the hands-on training you need to take your skills to the next level.

You’ll Be In Demand When You Learn Adobe Captivate6!

  • Heighten your creativity. You’ll rapidly learn how to create interactive eLearning content, including simulations, quizzes and more. Import Microsoft PowerPoint files into Adobe Captivate and create multimedia masterpieces deliverable virtually anywhere.
  • Stand Out. eLearning lets you engage and retain learners through branching scenarios, “show me” movies and “try it” demos.
  • Publish. Easily publish to leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant Learning Management Systems and track key performance metrics.

Class Outline


  • Understanding the course
  • Reviewing the course objectives and prerequisites
  • Reviewing the course format
  • Outlining the course content
  • Lesson 1: eLearning and Captivate

    • Explore a Finished Captivate Project
    • Explore the Default Workspaces
    • Modify and Reset a Workspace
    • Create a Workspace
    • Zoom and Magnify
    • Navigate a Project
    • Preview a Project
    • Create a New, Blank Project
    • Insert Standard Objects onto Slides (including text captions, buttons and characters)

    Lesson 2: Recording Demos and Sims

    • Rehearse a Script
    • Edit Recording Settings
    • Set Recording Keys
    • Record a Demonstration
    • Record an Assessment
    • Record a Training Simulation
    • Record a Custom Simulation

    Lesson 3: Captions, Styles & Timing

    • Insert, Resize and Move Text Captions
    • Modify Text Caption Properties
    • Edit the Default Caption Style
    • Change a Callout Type Used by a Text Caption
    • Control Slide Timing
    • Control Slide Object Timing
    • Check Spelling
    • Align Slide Objects

    Lesson 4: Images and Drawing Objects

    • Insert, Resize and Restore an Image
    • Transform an Image’s Size and Position
    • Use the Library
    • Manage Unused Project Assets
    • Crop and Rename an Image
    • Remove a Background Color
    • Insert a CloudCallout
    • Create an image slideshow

    Lesson 5: Pointers, Buttons & Highlight Boxes

    • Add a Visual Click and Sound
    • Modify the Mouse Pointer
    • Insert and Format a Text Button
    • Set a Button’s Pause After Timing
    • Work With Image Buttons
    • Insert and Format a Highlight Box

    Lesson 6: Rollovers and Zoom Areas

    • Insert a Rollover Caption
    • Insert a Rollover Image
    • Insert a Zoom Area
    • Insert and Format a Rollover Slidelet
    • Format the Rollover Area
    • Add a Caption and Image to a Rollover Area

    Lesson 7: Audio

    • Import Audio onto a Slide Object
    • Import Background Audio
    • Add a Slide Note
    • Calibrate a Microphone
    • Record Slide Audio
    • Import a Voiceover onto a Slide
    • Edit an Audio File
    • Insert Silence
    • Convert Text-to-Speech

    Lesson 8: Video, Animation, and Effects

    • Insert a Flash Video
    • Set Flash Video Properties
    • Add Animation to a slide
    • Insert Text Animation
    • Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
    • Apply a Glow Filter Effect
    • Modify Effect Properties
    • Save and Import Effects
    • Lesson 9: Creating Simulations Out of Demonstrations

      • Hide the Mouse
      • Replace Phrases
      • Insert a Click Box
      • Insert a Text Entry Box

      Lesson 10: Working with Microsoft Powerpoint

      • Import PowerPoint slides
      • Resize One Object and Apply to All
      • Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits
      • Synch With Source

      Lesson 11: Introduction to Question Slides

      • Edit Quizzing Object Styles
      • Set the Quiz Preferences
      • Insert Question slides
      • Format a Question slide
      • Add an Image to a Question slide

      Lesson 12: Publishing

      • Create a Link to a Web Site
      • Apply a Skin
      • Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
      • Create a TOC
      • Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
      • Publish a SWF and PDF
      • Run the HTML5 Tracker
      • Publish as HTML5
      • Export Captions
      • Perform a “Round Trip”

      Your Place or Ours…

      Not convenient to visit our Richmond training center? No problem… we’re flexible! Give us a call to discuss an on-site or custom training event for your team or business at 1-877-TECHEAD. We also offer hourly computer training consultation services to help you solve your specific design challenges or our Creative Solutions team can do your Adobe Captivate project for you.

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