Adobe Captivate - Focus on Demonstrations
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Adobe Captivate - Focus on Demonstrations

Basic training tightly focused on creating software demonstrations using Adobe Captivate.
4.0 (11 ratings)
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91 students enrolled
Created by Rick Stone
Last updated 3/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create effective demonstrations using Adobe Captivate 8
  • Understand the Adobe Captivate recording process
  • Understand and configure the Mouse, Highlight Box and Text Caption objects
  • Choose the correct output type based on their audience
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Requirements
  • This course is designed for beginners with no experience in Adobe Captivate. However, you will need Adobe Captivate version 8 installed on your system and a basic understanding of your operating system. Microsoft Windows 7 is used for the videos. If you are using Windows 8 or a Mac, you will need to be able to translate what is shown for your specific operating system.
Description

This course is designed for Captivate 8 users who want to create software demonstrations. You will learn how to effectively create, generate and distribute a complete and functional Adobe Captivate Demonstration.

You will learn how Captivate records a software demonstration, how to configure Captivate to better work with your own Demonstrations, what objects are added by Captivate and how to configure the objects to suit you for your own desired look and feel.

There are no additional supplemental materials provided as all you will need is a computer and Captvate 8.

Many Captivate courses begin with introducing you to the application, pointing out this and that in the very beginning. This course takes a different approach. One more realistic in the way that typical authors actually USE and experience Adobe Captivate. It's WORKFLOW based, and Captivate is gradually introduced to the learner.

Along the journey, best practices and tips are offered to help you be more effective.

Who is the target audience?
  • eLearning Professionals
  • Trainers
  • Teachers
  • Software Marketers
  • This course provides a very tightly focused guide to those that need to learn only about creating Software Demonstrations. It is NOT intended to provide a comprehensive understanding of all Adobe Captivate is capable of.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Preparation
4 Lectures 07:24

In this video you meet the face that goes with the voice that will be guiding you through the course.

Preview 01:37

In this video you will observe a complete and working Software Demonstration.

Preview 00:47

In this video you learn how to properly open the Adobe Captivate application.

Preview 02:29

In this video we discuss the process of planning what your video will be about.

Preview 02:31

There are certain things that make for a good Captivate Experience.

Preparation
2 questions
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Recording and Analysis
7 Lectures 36:40

In this video you will use Adobe Captivate to record your first Software Demonstration.

Preview 04:25

In this video you will preview the Software Demonstration you recorded.

Preview the recorded Demonstration
01:45

In this video you will analyze what you ended up with after you recorded the Software Demonstration.

Analyze the result
08:23

In this lecture you will learn what to consider before embarking on an actual recording.

Configure the Recording Environment
05:37

In this lecture you will learn what the different settings do to influence your recording.

Explore Recording Settings
08:40

In this video you will learn the Captivate Recording Process and how it resembles the motion picture industry.

The recording process
05:07

In this video you will record another Software Demonstration to exercise the skills you learned earlier.

Record a New Demonstration
02:43

This quiz will test your knowledge of the Recording process.

Recording
3 questions
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Objects and Timing
4 Lectures 36:16

In this video you will learn what a Highlight Box object is and how to configure it to be what you want.

Explore Highlight Boxes
06:38

In this video you will learn what a Text Caption is and how to configure it to appear as you want.

Explore Text Captions
10:04

In this video you will learn how Captivate records mouse movements and how you may modify them to appear as you want.

Explore Mouse Movements
08:28

In this video you will learn about the Timing factor involved with Captivate slides.

Explore Timing
11:06

This quiz will test your knowledge of the objects in a Captivate Demonstration.

Objects
3 questions
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Creating Output
7 Lectures 27:49

In this video you will learn how to Publish your demonstration to a format others may view using the Flash player. Generally speaking, this output is most suitable for users viewing your Demonstration from desktop or laptop PCs

Publish the Demonstration in SWF format
10:20

In this video you will learn how to Publish your demonstration to a format others may view using the an HTML5 capable web browser. This would be suitable for users that need to view the output on iPads or other tablet devices that may not have the Adobe Flash Player installed.

Publish the Demonstration in HTML5 format
04:29

In this video you will learn how to Publish your demonstration to a format that may be copied to perhaps a CD-ROM, a USB Flash Drive or a DVD. No Flash Player is needed and the end user simply runs the EXE file to view the demonstration. This format is suitable for something like a kiosk or perhaps to be placed on different media for distribution at a conference or a handout as sales collateral.

Publish the Demonstration in EXE format
02:27

In this video you will learn how to Publish your demonstration to the MP4 video format. This format is suitable for uploading to YouTube, Vimeo, facebook or other video sharing platforms.

Publish the Demonstration in MP4 format
03:26

In this video you learn what is involved in configuring the playback controls for your Adobe Captivate demonstration.

Configure Playback Controls
04:43

This video will assist with determining what specific output type you should choose.

Preview 01:34

Farewell
00:50

This quiz will test your knowledge of creating output from Captivate.

Output
2 questions
About the Instructor
Rick Stone
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Adobe Certified Instructor

Rick Stone is an Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor and an Adobe Community Professional for the Adobe RoboHelp and Adobe Captivate products.

Rick was also part of the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) program for help technology for a number of years. Unfortunately, the program was dissolved.

Rick has successfully facilitated hundreds of classes on these products since 2005, and consulted on thousands of projects.

Prior to entering the world of training, Rick was a power user of RoboHelp since 1992 and has been involved with Captivate since 2005.

Rick lives in Kansas City, MO with is wife and two furry children that like to create a daily "dogstacle course".