Adobe Captivate Boot Camp

Adobe Captivate Boot Camp Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

This course spread over 5 days has 3 modules that covers foundation which starts at a beginner level and progresses to an intermediate level of mastery

Captivate Essentials - An Introduction to Captivate is designed to teach the core Adobe Captivate skills needed to create interactive eLearning and mLearning content. By following step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch. You will 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.

Beyond Essentials - In this module 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).

In this course you will explore how to create responsive projects that adapt to fit any screen size, whether it be mobile, tablet or desktop. With mobile learning becoming a large percentage of eLearning, it is important to understand how to adapt your projects to this new environment.

Creating Responsive Projects - You begin by exploring the responsive interface within Captivate. You then take a look at the HTML5 environment and its benefits and limitations. You move on to create custom breakpoints and adapt project content to accommodate these breakpoints. You will learn how to control themes, styles, and content for various screens sizes. You will learn the benefits of using smart positioning for content when building projects for multiple screen sizes. You will explore how to modify non-responsive content to adapt to a responsive design. Finally, learn how to take advantage of tools for testing responsive projects.

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Adobe Captivate Boot Camp Course Objectives

  • » Exploring Captivate
  • » New Project & Soft Skills eLearning
  • » Recording Demos and Sims
  • » Captions, Styles and Timing
  • » Images and Smart Shapes
  • » Pointers, Paths, Boxes, and Buttons
  • » Rollovers and Zooms
  • » Audio
  • » Video, Animation and Effects
  • » Adding Interactivity
  • » Working With PowerPoint
  • » Introduction to Question Slides
  • » Finishing Touches
  • » A Review of Essential Skills
  • » Video Demos
  • » Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating
  • » Question Pools
  • » Accessible eLearning
  • » Variables, Widgets and Interactions
  • » Actions
  • » Masters, Themes and Templates
  • » Responsive Projects
  • » Reporting Results
  • » Working with Responsive Projects
  • » Sizing a Responsive Project
  • » Adjusting styles for responsive projects
  • » Creating Responsive Designs
  • » Positioning Objects in a Responsive Project
  • » Working with Responsive Content
  • » Responsive Quizzes and simulations

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Adobe Captivate Boot Camp Course Outline

      1. Exploring Captivate
        1. Understanding Explore a Finished Captivate Project
        2. Zoom and Magnify
        3. Navigate a Project
        4. Explore and Reset the Workspace
        5. Preview the Entire Project
      2. New Project & Soft Skills eLearning
        1. Create a Blank Project
        2. Add Images to Placeholders
        3. Insert and Format a Text Button
      3. Recording Demos and Sims
        1. Rehearse a Script
        2. Review Recording Settings
        3. Enable Access for Assistive Devices
        4. Review Default Recording Mode Settings
        5. Record Using Multiple Modes
        6. Record a Custom Simulation
      4. Captions, Styles and Timing
        1. Insert, Resize and Move Text Captions
        2. Modify Text Caption Properties
        3. Edit the Default Caption Style
        4. Change a Callout Type Used by a Text Caption
        5. Control Slide Timing
        6. Control Slide Object Timing
        7. Check Spelling
        8. Align Slide Objects
      5. Lesson: Images and Smart Shapes
        1. Understanding Insert, Resize, and Restore an Image
        2. Transform an Image
        3. Use the Library
        4. Manage Unused Project Assets
        5. Crop and Rename an Image
        6. Remove a Background Color
        7. Insert a Cloud Callout
        8. Create an Image Mask
        9. Delete a Slide Background
        10. Work with Photoshop Layers
        11. Create an Image Slideshow
      6. Pointers, Paths, Boxes, and Buttons
        1. Control Mouse Effects
        2. Edit a Mouse Path
        3. Clone an Object Style
        4. Insert a Highlight Box
        5. Insert an Image Button
        6. Control Appear After Timing
      7. Rollovers and Zooms
        1. Insert a Rollover Caption
        2. Insert a Rollover Image
        3. Insert a Rollover Slidelet
        4. Insert a Zoom Area
      8. Audio
        1. Import Audio onto a Slide Object
        2. Import Background Audio
        3. Add a Slide Note
        4. Calibrate a Microphone
        5. Record Slide Audio
        6. Import a Voiceover onto a Slide
        7. Edit an Audio File
        8. Insert Silence
        9. Convert Text-to-Speech
      9. Video, Animation and Effects
        1. Organizing Insert a Flash Video
        2. Set Flash Video Properties
        3. Add Animation to a slide
        4. Insert Text Animation
        5. Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
        6. Apply a Glow Filter Effect
        7. Modify Effect Properties
        8. Save and Import Effects
        9. Lesson : Adding Interactivity
        10. Hide the Mouse
        11. Replace Phrases
        12. Insert a Click Box
        13. Insert a Text Entry Box
      10. Working With PowerPoint
        1. Import PowerPoint slides
        2. Resize One Object and Apply to All
        3. Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits
        4. Synch With Source
        5. Rescale a Project
        6. Lesson : Introduction to Question Slides
        7. Edit Quizzing Object Styles
        8. Set the Quiz Preferences
        9. Apply a Theme
        10. Hide a Slide Image
        11. Insert Question slides
        12. Add an Image to a Question slide
        13. Lesson : Finishing Touches
        14. Create a Link to a Web Site
        15. Apply a Skin
        16. Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
        17. Create a TOC
        18. Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
        19. Publish a SWF and PDF
        20. Run the HTML5 Tracker
        21. Publish as HTML5
        22. Export Captions
        23. Perform a Round Trip"
      11. A Review of Essential Skills
        1. Plan eLearning Projects
        2. Check Captivate┬╣s Recording Settings
        3. Rehears a Script
        4. Record a Custom Simulation
        5. Edit a Text Capture Template
      12. Lesson : Video Demos
        1. Record a Video Demo
        2. Add a Video Zoom
        3. Add a Video Pan
        4. Smooth a Mouse Path and Show Visual Clicks
        5. Split a Video
        6. Trim a Video
      13. Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating
        1. Create a Text Caption Style
        2. Apply Style Globally
        3. Export and Import a Style
        4. Name a Slide
        5. Copy / Paste Project Assets
        6. Use Buttons to Create a Branch
        7. Explore the Branching Tab
        8. Create a Slide Group
        9. Publish SWFs
        10. Aggregate SWFs
      14. Question Pools
        1. Review a GIFT File
        2. Import a Question from a GIFT File
        3. Create Question Pools
        4. Move Questions to Pools
        5. Insert Random Question Slides
      15. Lesson : Accessible eLearning
        1. Set Document Information
        2. Enable Accessibility
        3. Add Accessibility Text to Slides
        4. Import Slide Audio
        5. Add Shortcut Keys
        6. Add Closed Captions
        7. Set a Tab Order
      16. Variables, Widgets and Interactions
        1. Add Project Information
        2. Insert a System Variable
        3. Edit a System Variable
        4. Create a User Variable
        5. Use a Variable to Gather Data
        6. Insert and Format a Widget
        7. Insert and Format an Interaction
      17. Actions
        1. Use a Completed Action
        2. Name Objects
        3. Create a Mask
        4. Control Object Visibility
        5. Create a Simple Action
        6. Attach an Action to a Button
        7. Group Timeline Objects
        8. Create a Variable
        9. Create a Conditional Action
        10. Create Decision Blocks
        11. Create and Export a Shared Action
        12. Import a Shared Action
      18. Masters, Themes and Templates
        1. Work with the Main Master Slide
        2. Work with Content Masters
        3. Apply a Master to Filmstrip Slides
        4. Edit a Master
        5. Apply a Theme
        6. Create a Custom Theme
        7. Review a Template
        8. Base a Project on a Template
        9. Insert a Placeholder
      19. Lesson : Responsive Projects
        1. Review a Responsive Project
        2. Customize Breakpoints
        3. Customize Theme Colors
        4. Use the Position Inspector
        5. Set Relative Positioning
        6. Link Objects Together
      20. Reporting Results
        1. Set Quiz Reporting Options
        2. Create a Manifest File
        3. Report a Button Interaction
        4. Adjust Slide Object Interaction
        5. Publish a Content Package
        6. Create an Inquisiq LMS Account
        7. Create an LMS Course
        8. Attach a Lesson to a Course
        9. Test an eLearning Course
      21. Lesson : Working with Responsive Projects
        1. What is a responsive project?
        2. Responsive design overview
        3. HTML5 vs SWF Formats
      22. HTML5 incompatibility
        1. HTML5 limitations
        2. HTML5 compatibility issues
        3. Replacing incompatible content
        4. The HTML5 Tracker
      23. Sizing a Responsive Project
        1. Viewport sizes and screen sizes
        2. What is a breakpoint?
        3. Customize Breakpoints
        4. Planning for breakpoints
        5. Managing breakpoint layouts
      24. Adjusting styles for responsive projects
        1. Applying a responsive theme
        2. Customize theme colors
        3. Using master slides in responsive projects
        4. Ensuring text compatibility
        5. Creating responsive text
        6. Formatting text for different screen sizes
        7. Using pixel and percent positioning
        8. Use the Position Inspector
        9. Setting Relative Positioning
      25. Creating Responsive Designs
        1. Responsive project workflow
        2. Adding content in a responsive project
        3. Understanding the view hierarchy
        4. Excluding content from views
      26. Positioning Objects in a Responsive Project
        1. Sizing and positioning content in a responsive project
        2. Controlling objects
        3. What is smart positioning?
        4. Using smart positioning
        5. Smart positioning to other objects
        6. Linking objects
      27. Working with Responsive Content
        1. Making images responsive
        2. Adding video
      28. Replacing Non-Responsive Content
        1. What content should be replaced?
        2. Replacing content for responsive designs
        3. Converting to responsive content
        4. Advanced action replacements
        5. Working with shared actions
      29. Responsive Quizzes and simulations
        1. Creating responsive quizzes
        2. Responsive simulations
      30. Testing a Responsive Project
        1. HTML5 Tracker
        2. Previewing a responsive project
        3. Previewing methods
        4. Previewing and testing tools
        5. Testing in a browser
        6. Testing with Adobe Edge Inspect

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Beata B.
- Adobe Certified Expert and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)
- A.A.S. in Commercial Art - Computer Graphics Specialization.
- Graphic Designer Specialist, including advanced photo retouching and color correction, masking, realistic photo collages, preparation of complex digital files for commercial output, digital illustration and complex vector graphics


Beata Bogaczewicz is a highly accomplished, results driven Graphic Designer and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), bringing over fourteen years of combined graphic design, creative production, technical training and project management experience. She is an Adobe Certified Expert with a multitude of Adobe certifications including Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert and Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert.

Her signature teaching style involves breaking down complex topics to their core basics so they are easily and comfortably understood by each learner. She not only explains how features work but also why and when they should be used to gain the best results. Her hands on approach makes memorizing effortless while promoting creative thinking.
Carmille A.
- Highly-skilled in graphics and web software including Adobe CS3, CS4 & CS5 Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Acrobat and Quark; - Expert in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000. - Over 20 years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations such as McCann Erickson, Lintas, and Publicis. Bio: Carmille has been a Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. She specializes in web development, business productivity and digital media applications such as SharePoint, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite as well as numerous programming languages including XML, XHMTL, HTML and CSS. Carmille is passionate about educating and has a unique talent for making complex design and development principals seem "easy" to students from all levels of expertise. She currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist, SharePoint End User and the acclaimed Website Development Professional courses at NetCom Learning. Her 20+ years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations bring a special and innovative approach to her classes at NetCom Learning.
Charles W.
- Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
- Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
- Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.


Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
Erick P.
- In-depth experience in all phases of project lifecycle: requirements gathering, specifications, development and team management, testing, end user training, and maintenance in addition to .NET, ASP, ADO, SQL, JavaScript, and SharePoint.
- Developed the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University as well as multiple online multimedia projects for the North Carolina State Government.
- Highly rated instructor averaging 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.


Erick has been training business and IT professionals since 1989, when he developed and introduced the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University. Since then he has honed his business, programming, and database skills providing highly customized software solutions and education programs for multiple clients such as North Carolina State Government, Cisco, IBM, and Time Warner Cable.

Erick's teaching prowess and real-world experience leading a team of software application developers make him a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning, where he averages 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.


Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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