Beyond the Essentials - Captivate

Beyond the Essentials - Captivate Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

Price: $1,195.00

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).

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Course Prerequisites for Beyond the Essentials - Captivate

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Beyond the Essentials - Captivate Course Objectives

  • » You will learn to make your presentations Section 508-compliant with accessibility text and closed captions.
  • » You will learn how to transform your presentations from eLearning to mLearning (mobile learning).

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Beyond the Essentials - Captivate Course Outline

      1. Lesson 1: A Review of Essential Skills (Day 1)
        1. Plan eLearning Projects
        2. Check CaptivateĀ¹s Recording Settings
        3. Rehears a Script
        4. Record a Custom Simulation
        5. Edit a Text Capture Template
      2. Lesson 2: 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
      3. Lesson 3: 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
      4. Lesson 4: 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
      5. Lesson 5: 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
      6. Lesson 6: Variables, Widgets and Interactions (Day 2)
        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
      7. Lesson 7: 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
      8. Lesson 8: 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
      9. Lesson 9: 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
      10. Lesson 10: 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

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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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