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Captivate - Beyond the Essentials

2-Day Live Class
10AM - 5PM

This class is a continuation of the concepts covered in Captivate Essentials – An Introduction to Captivate. In this course you will fine-tune those concepts by learning about object styles, master slides, themes and advanced actions. You will be able to personalize your presentations with variables and branching scenarios that will help decide the best path for the learner. You will learn to make your presentations Section 508-compliant with accessibility text and closed captions. Finally, you will learn how to transform your presentations from eLearning to mLearning (mobile learning).

Who Should Attend?

Corporate training professionals, educators, instructional designers, and all types of business users with limited programming capabilities who want to create product demos, application simulations, soft skill and compliance training, and mobile learning. Also, educators and trainers who are currently using PowerPoint and need to add interactivity to their training materials.


Upcoming Course Dates

Captivate – Beyond the Essentials | Starts on 06/22/2023


Captivate – Beyond the Essentials | Starts on 08/24/2023


Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. At his/her discretion, the instructor may adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class. 

Lesson 1: Software Simulations & Caption Pre-Editing

  • Rehearsing a Script
  • Setting Recording Preferences
  • Recording a Simulation
  • Editing Text Capture Template


Lesson 2: Object Styles, Project Sharing, and Branching

  • Creating New Styles
  • Apply an Object Style Globally
  • Exporting and Importing Object Styles
  • Naming Slides
  • Copying and Pasting Project Assets
  • Using Buttons to Create a Branch
  • Exploring the Branching View
  • Creating a Branch Group


Lesson 3: Variables and Widgets

  • Adding Project Information
  • Inserting System Variables
  • Editing System Variables
  • Creating User Variables
  • Use a Variable to Gather Learner Data
  • Inserting and Formating Widgets


Lesson 4: Interactive Videos and Virtual Reality

  • Inserting an Interactive Video
  • Creating Bookmarks
  • Adding Slide Overlays
  • Working with a Virtual Reality Project
  • Adding Text Hotspot
  • Recoloring Hotspot
  • Adding Audio Hotspot
  • Adding Quizzes to Virtual Reality Projects


Lesson 5: Interactions

  • Inserting a Process Circle
  • Creating a Drag and Drop Interaction
  • Managing Drag and Drop Buttons
  • Creating a “Trick” Reset Interaction Slide
  • Exploring an Advanced Drag and Drop Interaction
  • Creating an Advanced Drag and Drop Interaction
  • Creating and Changing States
  • Using States to Swap Images
  • Inserting an Interactive Asset Slide


Lesson 6: Accessible eLearning

  • Setting Document Information
  • Enabling Accessibility
  • Adding Accessibility Text to Slides
  • Importing Slide Audio
  • Adding Shortcut Keys
  • Adding Closed Captions
  • Setting Tab Order

Lesson 7: Advanced Actions

  • Using a Completed Action
  • Naming Objects
  • Creating Masks
  • Controlling Object Visibility
  • Creating Standard Actions
  • Creating Advanced Actions
  • Grouping Timeline Objects
  • Using and Creating Variables
  • Creating a Conditional Action
  • Using Decision Blocks

Lesson 8: Project Templates and Master Slides

  • Main Master Slide Usage
  • Working with Content Masters
  • Applying a Master to Filmstrip Slides
  • Editing a Content Master Slide
  • Applying a Theme
  • Creating a Custom Theme
  • Reviewing a Template
  • Creating a Project Based on a Template
  • Creating Project Templates

Lesson 9: Responsive Projects

  • Reviewing a Responsive Project
  • Customizing Breakpoints
  • Converting a Standard Project to Responsive
  • Creating a Responsive Project
  • Using the Position Inspector
  • Modifying Single Breakpoints
  • Exclude Objects from View
  • Adding New Breakpoints
  • Smart Position Objects
  • Editing Breakpoint Object Styles
  • Creating and Naming Fluid Boxes
  • Resizing Fluid Boxes
  • Adding Content to Fluid Boxes

Lesson 10: Reporting Quiz Results

  • Quiz Reporting Options
  • Creating Manifest Files
  • Reporting Button Interactions
  • Adjusting Slide Object Interactions
  • Previewing in SCORM Cloud
  • Publishing a SCORM Content Package
  • Creating a Demo Inquisiq LMS Account
  • Create an LMS Course
  • Attaching a Lesson to a Course
  • Testing an eLearning Course

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