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Captivate 2017 Essentials Course

(4.85 out of 5) 17 Student Reviews

About the course

During this 2-day Captivate 2017 Essentials course, participants will learn the skills needed to create interactive eLearning content. With step-by-step learning, you will be able to create elearning lessons from scratch. When you finish the course, you'll know how to control the mouse pointer and add such standard objects as text captions, images, and highlight boxes. You'll be able to record, import and edit audio, and further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons, text entry boxes and import PowerPoint into Captivate.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for Adobe Captivate 2017 users who want to create interactive, engaging training simulations and scenario-based training with tutorials and quizzes, or capture and communicate knowledge visually.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for attending this course; however participants are expected to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    22 - 23 Nov 18 Thu - Fri
    24 - 25 Jan 19 Thu - Fri
    28 Feb - 01 Mar 19 Thu - Fri
    04 - 05 Apr 19 Thu - Fri
    16 - 17 May 19 Thu - Fri
    27 - 28 Jun 19 Thu - Fri
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    17 - 18 Dec 18 Mon - Tue
    07 - 08 Feb 19 Thu - Fri
    18 - 19 Mar 19 Mon - Tue
    29 - 30 Apr 19 Mon - Tue
    13 - 14 Jun 19 Thu - Fri
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    14 - 15 Jan 19 Mon - Tue
    11 - 12 Apr 19 Thu - Fri
    08 - 09 Jul 19 Mon - Tue
    03 - 04 Oct 19 Thu - Fri
    13 - 14 Jan 20 Mon - Tue
  • Canberra Class Dates

    Level 4, 54 Marcus Carke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

    Classes scheduled on demand in Canberra

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  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Exploring Captivate 2017

  • Explore a Finished Captivate Project
  • Zoom and Magnify
  • Navigating a Project
  • Explore and Reset the Workspace
  • Previewing the Entire Project

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Unit 2: New Project in Captivate 2017

  • Creating a Blank Project
  • Adding Images to Placeholders
  • Insert and Format a Text Button
  • Disable Click Sounds

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Unit 3: Recording Screen Actions

  • Preparing to Record
  • Rehearsing a Script
  • Reviewing Recording Settings
  • Reviewing Recording Modes
  • Record Using Multiple Modes
  • Record a Custom Simulation
  • Record a Demonstration that pans
  • Manually Recording the Screen

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Unit 4: Using Captions, Styles and Timing

  • Inserting and Editing Text Captions
  • Modifying Text Caption Properties
  • Editing the Default Caption Style
  • Changing a Callout Type Used by a Text Caption
  • Controlling Slide Timing
  • Controlling Slide Object Timing
  • Check Spelling
  • Aligning Slide Objects

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Unit 5: Working with Images and Smart Shapes

  • Inserting, Resizing, and Restoring an Image
  • Transforming an Image
  • Using the Library
  • Managing Unused Project Assets
  • Cropping and Renaming an Image
  • Removing a Background Color
  • Inserting Characters
  • Inserting Assets
  • Inserting a Cloud Callout
  • Creating an Image Mask
  • Deleting a Slide Background
  • Working with Photoshop Layers
  • Creating an Image Slideshow

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Unit 6: Using Pointers, Paths, Boxes, and Buttons

  • Controlling Mouse Effects
  • Editing a Mouse Path
  • Cloning an Object Style
  • Inserting a Highlight Box
  • Inserting an Image Button
  • Control Appear After Timing

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Unit 7: Working with Rollovers and Zooms

  • Inserting a Rollover Caption
  • Inserting a Rollover Image
  • Inserting a Rollover Slidelet
  • Inserting a Zoom Area

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Unit 8: Working with Audio

  • Importing Audio onto a Slide Object
  • Importing Background Audio
  • Adding a Slide Note
  • Calibrating a Microphone
  • Recording Slide Audio
  • Importing Audio onto a Slide
  • Editing an Audio File
  • Inserting Silence
  • Converting Text-to-Speech

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Unit 9: Working with Video, Animation and Effects

  • Inserting a Flash Video
  • Setting Flash Video Properties
  • Adding Animation to a Slide
  • Inserting Text Animation
  • Applying an Effect to a Slide Object
  • Applying a Free Fall Effect to an Object
  • Editing Effect Timings

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Unit 10: Adding Interactivity

  • Hiding the Mouse
  • Replacing Phrases
  • Inserting a Click Box
  • Inserting a Text Entry Box

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Unit 11: Working with PowerPoint

  • Importing PowerPoint slides
  • Applying Changes to All Items
  • Editing a Presentation
  • Synchronise with Source
  • Rescaling a Project

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Unit 12: Introduction to Question Slides

  • Edit Quizzing Object Styles
  • Setting the Quiz Preferences
  • Inserting Question Slides
  • Editing Question Slides
  • Inserting a Knowledge Check

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Unit 13: Adding Finishing Touches

  • Creating a Link to a Web Site
  • Applying a Skin
  • Editing, Saving and Deleting a Skin
  • Creating a Table-Of-Content
  • Checking Publish Settings and Adding a Loading Screen
  • Publishing a SWF and PDF
  • Running the HTML5 Tracker
  • Publishing as HTML5
  • Exporting Captions to Microsoft Word
  • Performing a “Round Trip"

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Cressida [ 18 October, 2018 ]
Alice was super-patient, going above and beyond to ensure all student questions were answered. Very clear and informative with lots of extras for us.Thank you Alice!!
(5.00 out of 5) Evelyn E [ 18 October, 2018 ]
A bit intimidating and scary before start of course but Alice presented well: well paced, great sequence, lots of tips and practical application, review to help remember what you just learned.
(5.00 out of 5) Jordi M [ 18 October, 2018 ]
I found the course excellent as an introduction to Captivate. Information provided was relevant. Instructors subject knowledge was excellent. Would be good if you could provide some form of software purchase arrangement with Adobe
(5.00 out of 5) Lyn L [ 15 October, 2018 ]
This has been so very valuable. John was able to customise the content to suit my individual needs. I look forward to putting all my learning into action, and will no doubt come again to revisit the course. So much to learn in a 2 day timeframe. John was very patient and did not hesitate to repeat and encourage me to grasp the concepts.

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