Adobe Captivate 6 and 7 Training for Beginners

This Captivate 6 and 7 training video course includes demonstrations and examples of building eLearning content.
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  • Lectures 45
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

Welcome to the Adobe Captivate 6 and 7 Online Training for Beginners Course. Your VHOT instructor for this course is a full-time eLearning developer, Certified Technical Trainer CTT+, and has over ten years of experience teaching the Adobe software solutions. In this course you will learn skills and techniques from an instructor that develops eLearning content in Adobe Captivate on a daily basis.

This Captivate Training video course includes demonstrations and examples of building eLearning content with Adobe Captivate 6 and 7 as well as tips and tricks for productivity. You will start with the basics of learning the Adobe Captivate interface and creating a new project, and move very quickly into building quizzes and assessing your learners. VHOT Training Inc. also offers online live instructor-led training and on-site custom training classes.

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Note: Due to image license agreements, there are no downloadable files for this course. However, images purchase references are included and you may substitute with your own royalty free graphics and follow along as we guide you step-by-step through the Captivate development process.

What are the requirements?

  • This course is designed for beginners with no experience in Adobe Captivate. However, you will need Adobe Captivate version 6 or 7 installed on your system and a basic understanding of the Windows or MAC OS operating system.
  • Some of the exercises in lesson 2 as well as the lessons that include round trip editing require access to the software included in the Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe Acrobat

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you should be able to build a working Adobe Captivate 6 and 7 eLearning project that includes quizzing and assessment.

What is the target audience?

  • eLearning Designers, Instructors, Educators, Professors, eLearning Developers,
  • Instructional Technologists, Instructional Designers, Trainers

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Adobe Captivate Course Introduction (Getting Started Videos)
01:55
In this short Adobe Captivate video, you will learn how to purchase Adobe Captivate 6 and 7 as a monthly subscription for $19.99 per month. Monthly subscription options/pricing may change and may also be only available in the USA. VHOT Training Inc. is an independent eLearning, training organization and not affiliated with Adobe Systems Inc., the Adobe Partner Program, or Adobe.com. VHOT Training Inc. does not endorse or guarantee any pricing, offers, or quality assurance guarantee from any software vendors represented in this video.
03:18
In this introductory lesson, you will learn about the course prerequisites, graphics used in the project, and system setup for this Adobe Captivate course.
09:04
In this lesson, you will learn how to create a new project, how to save a Captivate project, and how to customize the workspace. This lesson includes a basic overview of the preset workspaces, various panels, windows, and bars in Adobe Captivate.
10:13
In this lesson you will learn the five most common objects for beginning Captivate developers. These objectives include adding slides, adding text, adding images, adjusting object properties, and previewing your project. This quick overview has been designed to get you started fast with Adobe Captivate 6 and 7.
08:07
In this lesson, we will explore the new graphic themes options. Adobe Captivate 6 and 7 themes give you ready made graphic designs that you can easily apply to your projects. You will also learn how to customize and save a theme for your project.
07:55
In this lesson you will learn the five most common objects for beginning Captivate designers new to Captivate. However, this lesson is specific to new designers that would like to learn the new version 6 and 7 tools and use the themes option. These objectives include adding slides, adding text, adding images, adjusting object properties, and previewing your project.
Section 2: Preparing Images, Graphic Compositions, and the Post-Production Review Process
10:38
In this lesson, we will take a look at the software and services of the Adobe Creative Cloud. The Adobe Creative Cloud includes Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash, and many other valuable creative tools for the eLearning designer. We will also explore the file storage and sharing options in the Adobe Creative Cloud by uploading a Photoshop PSD file and sending it for review and comment.
10:59
In this lesson, we will convert EPS files to the native Adobe Illustrator format. You will learn some of the basic features of the Adobe Illustrator workspace including layer management, grouping and managing paths, trimming the artboard, and panel re-positioning. We will also take a look at Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop integration while creating an Adobe Photoshop Smart Object to import into Adobe Captivate.
15:02
In this lesson, we will build a design composition for the Apple iPad Retna Display using Adobe Photoshop. We will start by creating a new Photoshop document, editing measurement preferences, adding guides, layers, and importing PSD documents. You will learn to build layers, position objects, add text and layer styles, and save your design for Adobe Acrobat PDF review.
08:06
In this lesson, we’ll  take a look at some of the tools that you can use in Adobe Fireworks to create a design prototype for a mobile iPhone version of our eLearning course. Fireworks will get you started with the design process and it also provides some great support for iQuery Mobile and CSS Sprites.
11:07
In this lesson, we’ll build a basic iPhone application custom design using Adobe Fireworks. This lesson covers importing custom graphic, adding layers, image transparency, and creating pages for view states in Fireworks.
05:33
In this lesson we will create an interactive PDF with Adobe Fireworks. Starting with the iPhone mockup, you will learn the basics of working with the Web Layer and Hotspot tool. Exporting design comps for Adobe Acrobat Professional is a great way to start the design review and approval process.
06:33
In this lesson, you will learn how to create an Adobe Acrobat PDF shared review, invite other review editors, create sticky note comments and other annotations, as well as track the review and revision process. Adobe Acrobat PDF has become the standard for digital documentation and review process workflow.
Section 3: Working with Adobe Captivate Slides
05:34
In this lesson, you will learn about the various types of slides that you can add in your Adobe Captivate 6 and 7 projects. Adding and working with slides are the basics for building an eLearning project. You can add slides and apply Master Slides within themes in Adobe Captivate to rapidly create eLearning courses.
06:38
In this lesson you will learn how to edit slide properties using the Global Preferences as well as the Property Panel. Learn how to manage slide background colors and timeline default settings. You will also learn how to apply Master Slides to a Blank Slide and edit the compression settings.
05:37
In this lesson you will learn how to use the filmstrip and manage slides in the workspace. You can add various slides to the Captivate filmstrip, change their order, and group them very easily to organize and manage your project. You can modify the filmstrip properties, add transitions, and preview your project with the skills learned in this video.
06:26
In this lesson, you will learn the basics of working with Mater Slides in Adobe Captivate 6 and 7. Learn how to create Master Slides, add Master Slides to your project from the filmstrip and property panel, and edit content on the Master Slide. We will also take a look at the difference between adding Standard Objects and Placeholder Objects to a Master Slide in Adobe Captivate.
Section 4: Adding, Modifying, and Managing Images (Objects)
06:33
In this video lesson, you will learn how to import and edit images in Adobe Captivate 6 and 7 as well as round-trip editing features with Adobe Fireworks. Learn the various types of images that you can work with in Captivate and how to edit the visible and quality properties of images using the Property Panel in Adobe Captivate.
05:11
In this lesson, you will learn how to adjust the size of your images with constraint, add various image effects such as shadows and reflection, and set the visibility of the image. Learn how to reposition the image using coordinates and rotate the image. Understand the relationship of objects in the slide and the timeline.
08:13
In this lesson, you will learn how to import images from the library and align them on the slides. Captivate comes with some great align tool features as well as grid, snap to grid, and and snap to object preferences. It is also easy to cut, copy, and paste objects from slide to slide and project to project.
06:33
In this lesson, you will learn the basics of managing your objects in the Adobe Captivate 6 and 7 library. Also, learn some advanced tips and tricks for productivity when working with the library. Understanding the library in Adobe Captivate is crucial for your success as an eLearning Captivate Developer.
08:24
In this lesson you will learn how to manage objects on the Adobe Captivate timeline. Import images, add images to slides, edit object beginning and end points, add transitions to objects, learn object visibility management. In Adobe Captivate you can lock objects on the timeline and adjust the visibility properties in the production environment.
07:28
In this lesson you will learn how to use the Placeholder Objects in Adobe Captivate 6 and 7. Placeholder Objects allow you to add editable content areas to the Master Slides in Adobe Captivate. Your project slides that are created from Master Slides can be managed using Master Slides to globally control editable and non-editable regions of the slide.
Section 5: Working with the Standard Objects
04:32
In this lesson you will learn how to add highlight boxes and format the properties from the property panel. This is the first lesson in the series to introduce non-interactive objects in Adobe Captivate.
07:49
In this lesson you will learn how to add and modify text captions in Adobe Captivate 6 and 7. Text captions are very important objects for adding text, call out, and feedback to your projects. Learn how to add and customize text captions in Adobe Captivate for eLearning projects.
09:26
In this lesson, you will learn how to add Rollover Captions, Rollover Images, and Slidelets. These non-interactive objects will add engaging content to your eLearning projects and help you deliver the learning concepts effectively.
03:21
In this lesson you will learn how to add and modify a smart shape in your eLearning projects. Smart shapes include many categories of ready-made shapes such as arrows, buttons, or basic shapes. These new smart shapes will help your productivity and save time during production work.
06:30
In this lesson you will learn how to control the properties of the objects in your project using styles and the Object Style Manager. The Object Style Manager in Adobe Captivate is a powerful way to save time and work smart while creating engaging eLearning content.
Section 6: Working with Interactive Objects
08:46
In this lesson we will add buttons and click boxes to an Adobe Captivate eLearning project. Learn how to add buttons and create button actions for navigation and learner feedback. You will also learn some of the differences between a button and click box.
06:08
In this lesson you will learn how to modify button and click boxes to branch your learners to various slides in the project. Branching is a key concept in learning how to create engaging eLearning content with Adobe Captivate 6 and 7.
05:55
In this lesson you will learn how to use the Branching View in Adobe Captivate 6 and 7. The Branching View is a great way to see the entire project at a glance. Learn how to manage your actions, branching options, and export the view to an image to share with team members, clients, or project managers.
09:56
In this lesson you will learn how to work with Object Styles, Create Smart Shapes to use as Buttons, and add these Smart Shapes to the Master Slides of your project. This method can be used in Captivate 6 and Captivate 7 to help you save time and be more productive.
04:01
In this lesson, you will learn how to add Smart Learning Interactions to your Adobe Captivate 6 and 7 projects. Smart Learning Interactions are a great way to engage your learner and with Captivate 7 there are quite a few new interactions that have been added. All you have to do is just choose an interaction and then add your own text, sound and images.
Section 7: Working with Audio and Video
06:16
In this lesson you will learn how to import and edit background audio in Adobe Captivate 6 and 7. You can work with WAV and MP3 files to enhance your eLearning projects with background, slide, and object audio.
04:57
In this lesson you will learn how to import and edit slide audio in Adobe Captivate 6 and 7. You can work with WAV and MP3 files to enhance your eLearning projects with background, slide, and object audio.
03:00
In this lesson you will learn how to import and edit object audio in Adobe Captivate 6 and 7. You can work with WAV and MP3 files to enhance your eLearning projects with background, slide, and object audio.
04:47
In this video lesson you will learn how to edit audio in Adobe Audition Creative Cloud. In this example you will add a fade in and fade out effect, save your wave file, and learn how to round trip edit files between Adobe Captivate and Adobe Audition Creative Cloud.
06:02
In this lesson, you will learn how to compress and convert various video formats to the FLV or F4V – Flash Video format for use with Adobe Captivate. Learn how to import video to a Captivate slide and edit the properties of the video for playback in the eLearning project.
Section 8: Adding Quiz Slides and Building Assessments
06:54
In this lesson you will learn how to setup and configure your eLearning project for deployment to an LMS Learning Management System. The techniques used in this video lesson can be applied to both Adobe Captivate 6 and 7. This video also includes resources for learning more about SCORM and testing SCORM compliant eLearning courses.
05:56
In this lesson, you will learn how to add questions slides to your Captivate 6 and 7 project, modify and customize the question slides, add a score, and include the slide score in your final quiz score.
07:52
In this lesson, you will learn how to add a Hot Spot question slide to your project, adjust various question slide properties, and use the Advanced Interaction window in Adobe Captivate 6 and 7.
05:29
In this lesson you will learn how to adjust the Captivate 6 and 7 quiz preferences to enable the ‘Submit All’ feature. This feature will allow the learner to take the quiz questions without submitting the data to the LMS until the end of the quiz. This video also covers various assessment preferences in Adobe Captivate to customize your projects.
Section 9: Publishing Your Adobe Captivate Projects
06:06
In this lesson, you will learn how to use the Skin Editor in Adobe Captivate 6 and 7 to add a Play Bar and Table of Contents (TOC) to your project. You can customize the various colors and styles of the Play Bar as well as data included in your TOC header.
08:48
In this lesson, you will learn how to set the preferences, export, and package your project for deployment to an LMS system.
03:30
In this lesson you will learn how to upload and deploy your eLearning project for testing with Scorm Cloud. This LMS offers a FREE online account setup for testing your projects.

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Instructor Biography

VHOT Training Inc., Adobe Software Experts, CTT+, eLearning Experts

VHOT Training Inc. specializes in online, live instructor-led, and onsite training for professional web, print, and video. Our online Live Instructor-Led training courses allow you to learn the latest technologies from top-notch industry leading instructors without leaving your home or office. Adobe Software Expert, Certified Technical Trainer CTT+, Instructional Technologist.

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