Adobe Captivate – e-Learning Authoring Training

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Course description

Adobe Captivate is a powerful tool that can be used to create anything from software simulations to randomised quizzes, enabling you to easily create e-learning courses or online presentations.

We look at all the key features, showing you how to create a project, manage it from start to finish, and then publish the finished product.

Is it right for me?

If you want to learn how to create and publish branded presentations, promotional films or e-learning courses, this Adobe Captivate training course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to achieve that.

What will I get out of it?

By the end of the course you will be able to:


  • Create simple presentation slides
  • Create interactive e-learning modules
  • Add text and objects to slides
  • Animate presentations
  • Create quizzes and polls
  • Record software simulations
  • Add soundtracks to your presentations
  • Publish projects as standalone (.exe) or for viewing on the web (.html)

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What does it cover?

  • Understanding the menus
  • Using the filmstrip and timeline
  • Setting project preferences
  • Creating custom workspaces
  • Setting/customising project size
  • Adding/deleting/moving slides
  • Creating master slides and backgrounds
  • Setting slide preferences
  • Adding Slide notes
  • Working with text
  • Adding rollover captions
  • Adding highlight boxes
  • Adding zoom areas
  • Inserting images
  • Adding buttons, click boxes and text entry boxes
  • Showing or hiding items
  • Adding text animation
  • Importing slides or whole presentations
  • Editing slides in either Captivate or PowerPoint
  • Synchronising Captivate slides with a linked PowerPoint presentation
  • Inserting question slides
  • Creating multi-choice, drag & drop, True/False type questions
  • Managing quiz properties
  • Creating a quiz question pool
  • Creating randomly selected questions
  • Recording a voiceover in sync
  • Inserting audio
  • Exporting audio
  • Types of screen recording
  • Capturing a screen area, or an application
  • Full motion and manual capture
  • Creating a table of contents
  • Using the skin editor
  • Setting publishing output: HTML/pdf/.exe/.app/MP4
  • Publish to YouTube
  • Adding and using widgets in slides

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Course leader

Richard Harker

Technical & Digital Learning Consultant

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