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Captivate Essentials: An Introduction to Captivate 8


3 Days
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Expertise Level: Novice
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$1495.00
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Overview

By following step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch. You'll learn to record and produce software demonstrations, and interactive training simulations. This course will take you through three e-learning projects: a demonstration, a simulation and a SCORM-compliant quiz.

FUTURE MEDIA CONCEPTS, INC. (FMC), established in 1994, is the nation's premier digital media training organization providing manufacturer-authorized training for professionals engaged in the production, editing, design and delivery of digital content. Courses offered in digital video and film editing, motion graphics, web design and development, desktop publishing, Mac IT, sound design and 3D animation. In addition, FMC is a leading producer of education-rich conferences for today's leading electronic entertainment trade shows both in the US and internationally.

Record demos and sims
Handle captions, styles and timing
Work with images and smart shapes
Use pointers, paths, boxes and buttons
Use different rollovers and zooms
Work with audio
Use video, animation and effects
Add interactivity
Work with PowerPoint
Use Question slides
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Course Outline

Day 1

Lesson 1: Exploring Captivate

  • Understanding Explore a Finished Captivate Project
  • Zoom and Magnify
  • Navigate a Project
  • Explore and Reset the Workspace
  • Preview the Entire Project

Lesson 2: New Project & Soft Skills eLearning

  • Create a Blank Project
  • Add Images to Placeholders
  • Insert and Format a Text Button

Lesson 3: Recording Demos and Sims

  • Rehearse a Script
  • Review Recording Settings
  • Enable Access for Assistive Devices
  • Review Default Recording Mode Settings
  • Record Using Multiple Modes
  • Record a Custom Simulation

Lesson 4: Captions, Styles and Timing

  • Insert, Resize and Move Text Captions
  • Modify Text Caption Properties
  • Edit the Default Caption Style
  • Change a Callout Type Used by a Text Caption
  • Control Slide Timing
  • Control Slide Object Timing
  • Check Spelling
  • Align Slide Objects

Day 2

Lesson 5: Images and Smart Shapes

  • Understanding Insert, Resize, and Restore an Image
  • Transform an Image
  • Use the Library
  • Manage Unused Project Assets
  • Crop and Rename an Image
  • Remove a Background Color
  • Insert a Cloud Callout
  • Create an Image Mask
  • Delete a Slide Background
  • Work with Photoshop Layers
  • Create an Image Slideshow

Lesson 6: Pointers, Paths, Boxes, and Buttons

  • Control Mouse Effects
  • Edit a Mouse Path
  • Clone an Object Style
  • Insert a Highlight Box
  • Insert an Image Button
  • Control Appear After Timing

Lesson 7: Rollovers and Zooms

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

Lesson 8: Audio

  • Import Audio onto a Slide Object
  • Import Background Audio
  • Add a Slide Note
  • Calibrate a Microphone
  • Record Slide Audio
  • Import a Voiceover onto a Slide
  • Edit an Audio File
  • Insert Silence
  • Convert Text-to-Speech

Day 3

Lesson 9: Video, Animation and Effects

  • Organizing Insert a Flash Video
  • Set Flash Video Properties
  • Add Animation to a Slide
  • Insert Text Animation
  • Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
  • Apply a Glow Filter Effect
  • Modify Effect Properties
  • Save and Import Effects

Lesson 10: Adding Interactivity

  • Hide the Mouse
  • Replace Phrases
  • Insert a Click Box
  • Insert a Text Entry Box

Lesson 11: Working With PowerPoint

  • Import PowerPoint slides
  • Resize One Object and Apply to All
  • Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits
  • Synch With Source
  • Rescale a Project

Lesson 12: Introduction to Question Slides

  • Edit Quizzing Object Styles
  • Set the Quiz Preferences
  • Apply a Theme
  • Hide a Slide Image
  • Insert Question slides
  • Add an Image to a Question slide

Lesson 13: Finishing Touches

  • Create a Link to a Web Site
  • Apply a Skin
  • Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
  • Create a TOC
  • Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
  • Publish a SWF and PDF
  • Run the HTML5 Tracker
  • Publish as HTML5
  • Export Captions
  • Perform a "Round Trip"
Who should attend
  • Content/Courseware Developer
  • E-Learning Developer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Instructional Systems Designer
  • Subject Matter Experts
Pre-Requisites
  • A practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows.
  • Basic web knowledge.

 

Computer Labs Needed/Technical Specs:

  • Window System Spec: 1GHz or faster Intel Pentium 4, Windows 8+, 4GB RAM, 5GB Free space, Flash Player 10+, 1280x1024 display, 16-bit video, internet connection
  • Mac System Spec: Mac OS X v10.9+, 4GB RAM, 5GB Free space, Flash Player 10+, 1280x1024 display, 16-bit video, internet connection
  • Captivate 8 software needed
  • Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word) software needed
  • Download Speech Agents from Adobe: Audio>Speech Management (especially needed for PC)

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