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Adobe Captivate 9 : Introduction

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Two Day Course


Adobe Captivate 9 is the version of this popular and powerful tool for creating interactive eLearning applications, online training videos and software demonstrations.

Adobe Captivate 9 enables you to rapidly produce a wide range of Flash and HTML5 based eLearning content. You can easily create branched soft-skills courses, application simulations and quizzes incorporate YouTube video and live web pages. The final output can be published to the web, video or an LMS.

This practical two day course will cover how to record your actions in any software application and design and build engaging eLearning content. This is a practical, task-based Adobe authorised course. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • Day One

    • What does Captivate do?
    • The Captivate workflow and eLearning essentials

    Building a Basic Presentation
    • Setting up a project
    • Choosing a resolution
    • Adding slides
    • Setting up your Object Style Manager
    • Adding and editing Master Slides
    • Previewing your project
    • Inserting an image
    • Using the Properties Panel
    • Adding basic navigation buttons
    • Adding and editing text
    • Copying, pasting and duplicating slides
    • Importing PowerPoint slides

    Building a Branched Presentation
    • Navigation with buttons
    • Adding Characters and Interactions
    • Adding pre-recorded video and audio
    • Saving object styles
    • Working with basic object states

    Animating with the Timeline
    • Understanding the Timeline and slide timing
    • Adding and editing pauses using buttons
    • Adding Highlight Boxes

    Audio Recordings
    • Preparing to record audio
    • Adding audio to slides and objects
    • Splitting audio over multiple slides

    Using Templates
    • Creating a template
    • Using the Object Style Manager
    • What are Themes?
    • Importing preferences, styles, libraries and question slides
  • Day Two

    Screen Recording and Software Simulation
    • Understanding different kinds of screen recording and software simulations
    • Creating a full motion recording
    • Adding Demonstration, Training and Assessment simulations
    • What can and can't be simulated in Captivate
    • Setting up your recording preferences
    • Simulations using click boxes
    • Simulations using text entry boxes

    Creating Quizzes
    • Setting your quiz preferences
    • Connecting to your LMS
    • Adding questions slides
    • Using the Quiz panel
    • Editing and formatting quiz slides
    • Adding and editing question pools
    • The Drag and Drop interaction wizard
    • Customising your interactions
    • Integrating quizzes and software simulations

    Adding Videos and Interactions
    • Inserting Learning Interactions
    • Incorporating YouTube videos
    • Incorporating live web pages

    Publishing a Project
    • Previewing your project in an LMS
    • Publishing to Adobe Flash for an LMS
    • Publishing to HTML5 for non-flash devices
    • Publishing for download and optical media
    • Publishing for video
    • Avoiding common problems with publishing and distributing

    Questions and Answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed10827
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback

"Rob is an excellent trainer with a faultless knowledge of Adobe Captivate. Extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble."

"Excellent facilities, training etc"

"Rob demystified Captivate - thank you. Great atmosphere and learning environment. Well done! "

"The environment is very relaxed "

"Robs style was easy to follow, stress free and interactive. Good job!! Thanks"

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"Being flexible and answering my many questions that I ask. I learned a whole new programme in 2 days which is great. Also everyone who works here are very friendly from entry to exit. "

"Creating an welcoming and enjoyable environment "

"Deliver comprehensiveness training in short time frame"

"Great hands on experience, with a brilliantly knowledgeable trainer. Amazing facilities and team who more than happy to help"

"Course and the venue was amazing"

"Excellent tutoring"

"Superb instructor & superb refreshments lunch :-) "

"Easy to understand, the right pace. leaving time to go over anything and ask questions."

"Small classes, good equipment and nice learning environment "

"Very welcoming. Relaxed environment. Great food and drinks. Emma was great at making you feel relaxed and open to ask questions. Overall great experience"

"Facilities were stunning and the vibe of the centre was gorgrous!"

"Great course, and very well presented at a comfortable pace, Thank you "

"At everything. The facilities are welcoming, uber funky and relaxed atmosphere. Really awesome trainer, I am actually sad that the training has come to an end :( Thank you"

"Overall enjoyable course with a nice blend of formality/informality which allowed for a good learning environment."

"Good content and good training pace"

"Very relaxed atmosphere!"

"Giving real examples, time to practice and general advice on using the software. Rob focused on the important areas and was very pragmatic in his approach"

"very hands-on and practical approach to learning; like the size of group"

"Making this a creative course - rather than an IT course or software course!!!!"

"All excellent and thanks."

"environment and equipment were amazing"

"topics covered, welcoming, food ... basically everything. Thank you"

"Fantastic place to come and learn. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and great healthy food as well! "

"Being organised, greetings on arrival, refreshments were fabulous (I'm vegetarian with a cow's milk intolerance and was pleasantly surprised how well catered for I was!)."

"From the first day on my arrival the team were all very welcoming, friendly and explained the procedures. Rob was able to give effective examples throughout the course which made understanding things easy as well as pacing the course at the right pace."

"Great trainer, engaging and made the topic interesting yet fun."

"Really knowledgeable trainer, friendly and helpful - thanks Rob! "

"I felt very comfortable overall, if i didn't know something it was very easy to ask questions without being made to feel stupid like some trainers can do. The whole environment was very relaxed, i've only been on one previous course which was not as relaxed and so i was quite nervous about this one but as soon as i arrived i was made to feel welcome"

"Great facilities and friendly knowledgeable trainer and staff. Would definitely return for future courses."