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Captivate 8 – Beyond the Essentials

$1,195.00

This class is a continuation of the concepts covered in Captivate Essentials – An Introduction to Captivate 8. 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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Class Description

This class is a continuation of the concepts covered in Captivate Essentials – An Introduction to Captivate 8. 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).

Prerequisites for this course include a practical working knowledge of computers and basic Mac OS X or Windows skills. Captivate Essentials – An Introduction to Captivate 8 class or equivalent experience is also recommended.

 

In this Course, You will Learn How to:

  • Work with video demos
  • Create custom styles, branching and aggregating
  • Use question pools
  • Work with variables, widgets and interactions
  • Use actions
  • Work with masters, themes and templates
  • Customize responsive projects
  • Report results

 

In-Class Exercises

  • Caption Pre-Editing: Set recording preferences, record screen and edit the text capture template.
  • Video Demos: Record a video demo, add a video zoom & pan, smooth a mouse & show the visual clicks and split and trim video.
  • Branching and Aggregating: Create, export & import a style, copy project assets, create & view branching, create a slide group, and publish & aggregate SWFs.
  • Random Quizzes: Review & import a GIFT file, and create & use pools.
  • Accessibility eLearning: Set document information, enable accessibility, add accessibility, import audio, add shortcuts, add closed captions, and set tab order.
  • Variables and Widgets: Add project information, insert & edit system variables, create user variables, gather data using variables, and insert and format widgets.
  • Actions: Use complicated actions, name objects, create masks, control visibility of objects, group timeline objects, create simple & conditional actions, create decision blocks, and create and export shared actions.
  • Masters, Themes and Templates: Edit master slides, apply master to filmstrip slides, create & use themes, create and use templates, and create placeholders.
  • Responsive Projects: Review a responsive project, customize break points & theme colors, use the position inspector, and position & link objects.
  • Reporting Results: Set quiz reporting options, create a manifest file, report a button interaction, adjust slide object interaction, and create a LMS course.

 

Immediate Benefits of attending this course:

  • Know how to edit a text capture template
  • Know how to create and edit a video demo.
  • Know how to create a slide group.
  • Know how to aggregate published SWFs.
  • Create branching and learn how to view it with the Branching view.
  • Know how to create a question pool.
  • Know how to add accessibility text to slides.
  • Know how to set tab order for accessibility.
  • Know how to create a responsive project.
  • Know how to use system variables.
  • Know how to create user variables.
  • Know how to gather learner data using variables.
  • Know how to create a conditional action.
  • Know how to create and export a shared action.
  • Know how to insert and format a widget.
  • Know how to create and edit a master slide.
  • Know how to create and apply a custom theme.
  • Know how to create a conditional action.
  • Know how to create a manifest file for an LMS system.
  • Know the ins and outs of creating a responsive design.

Course Outline

Day 1

I. A Review of Essential Skills

•Plan eLearning Projects
•Check Captivates Recording Settings
•Rehears a Script
•Record a Custom Simulation
•Edit a Text Capture Template

II. Video Demos

•Record a Video Demo
•Add a Video Zoom
•Add a Video Pan
•Smooth a Mouse Path and Show Visual Clicks
•Split a Video
•Trim a Video

III. Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating

•Create a Text Caption Style
•Apply Style Globally
•Export and Import a Style
•Name a Slide
•Copy / Paste Project Assets
•Use Buttons to Create a Branch
•Explore the Branching Tab
•Create a Slide Group
•Publish SWFs
•Aggregate SWFs

IV. Question Pools

•Review a GIFT File
•Import a Question from a GIFT File
•Create Question Pools
•Move Questions to Pools
•Insert Random Question Slides

V. Accessible eLearning

•Set Document Information
•Enable Accessibility
•Add Accessibility Text to Slides
•Import Slide Audio
•Add Shortcut Keys
•Add Closed Captions
•Set a Tab Order

Day 2

VI. Variables, Widgets and Interactions

•Add Project Information
•Insert a System Variable
•Edit a System Variable
•Create a User Variable
•Use a Variable to Gather Data
•Insert and Format a Widget
•Insert and Format an Interaction

VII. Actions

•Use a Completed Action
•Name Objects
•Create a Mask
•Control Object Visibility
•Create a Simple Action
•Attach an Action to a Button
•Group Timeline Objects
•Create a Variable
•Create a Conditional Action
•Create Decision Blocks
•Create and Export a Shared Action
•Import a Shared Action

VIII. Masters, Themes and Templates

•Work With the Main Master Slide
•Work With Content Masters
•Apply a Master to Filmstrip Slides
•Edit a Master
•Apply a Theme
•Create a Custom Theme
•Review a Template
•Base a Project on a Template
•Insert a Placeholder

IX. Responsive Projects

•Review a Responsive Project
•Customize Breakpoints
•Customize Theme Colors
•Use the Position Inspector
•Set Relative Positioning
•Link Objects Together

X. Reporting Results

•Set Quiz Reporting Options
•Create a Manifest File
•Report a Button Interaction
•Adjust Slide Object Interaction
•Publish a Content Package
•Create an Inquisiq LMS Account
•Create an LMS Course
•Attach a Lesson to a Course
•Test an eLearning Course

Who Should Attend?

•Content/Courseware Developer
•E-Learning Developer
•Multimedia Designer
•Instructional Systems Designer
•Subject Matter Experts

Prerequisites for this Captivate 8 Training Course
•A practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows.
•Captivate Essentials – An Introduction to Captivate 8 class or equivalent experience.

Computer Labs Needed/Technical Specs:
•Window System Spec: 1GHz or faster Intel Pentium 4, Windows 8+, 4GB RAM, 5GB Free space, Flash Player 10+, 1280×1024 display, 16-bit video, internet connection
•Mac System Spec: Mac OS X v10.9+, 4GB RAM, 5GB Free space, Flash Player 10+, 1280×1024 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)

Additional Info

Class Length

2 days

Class Locations

Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI, Live Virtual Class-Attend from Anywhere, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA, New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA, Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL, Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV

Class Dates

Apr 14, 2016 thru Apr 15, 2016, Dec 10, 2015 thru Dec 11, 2015, Dec 17, 2015 thru Dec 18, 2015, Feb 25, 2016 thru Feb 26, 2016, Jan 07, 2016 thru Jan 08, 2016, Jun 30, 2016 thru Jul 01, 2016, Mar 03, 2016 thru Mar 04, 2016, Mar 31, 2016 thru Apr 01, 2016

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Payment is required at time of registration. Approved forms of payment include a company purchase order, PayPal, or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

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Course Hours:
This course begins promptly at 8:30 AM and ends at 4:30 PM, unless otherwise noted on the course page or in email notifications. Please arrive at 8:00 AM on the first morning of class to sign-in and meet your fellow attendees.

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