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Captivate 4 Essential Training

with Tim Plumer, Jr.

Video: Welcome

Demonstrates the tools of Captivate including how to build winning presentations and create e-learning assessments.
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  1. 1m 31s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 8m 12s
    1. Introducing Captivate
      1m 27s
    2. Exploring presentations
      2m 18s
    3. Introducing simulating software
      1m 21s
    4. Understanding e-learning with quizzes
      3m 6s
  3. 17m 39s
    1. Starting Captivate
      1m 43s
    2. Exploring Captivate's interface
      2m 21s
    3. Using the storyboard
      3m 14s
    4. Using the Edit view
      3m 15s
    5. Using the Branching view
      2m 19s
    6. Setting preferences
      4m 47s
  4. 34m 36s
    1. Starting from scratch
      3m 36s
    2. Setting a background image
      2m 50s
    3. Adding text
      5m 9s
    4. Aligning and distributing objects
      5m 21s
    5. Adding shapes
      6m 23s
    6. Adding images
      4m 15s
    7. Duplicating images
      2m 49s
    8. Finishing and previewing your project
      4m 13s
  5. 30m 4s
    1. Importing Photoshop files
      5m 16s
    2. Creating slideshows with images
      2m 46s
    3. Adding animations
      8m 9s
    4. Inserting video
      4m 56s
    5. Importing PowerPoint presentations
      4m 19s
    6. Taking advantage of libraries
      4m 38s
  6. 32m 12s
    1. Touring the Timeline
      5m 51s
    2. Adjusting timing
      4m 43s
    3. Adjusting timing precisely
      5m 26s
    4. Adding transitions to objects
      5m 58s
    5. Animating text
      4m 15s
    6. Zooming for emphasis
      5m 59s
  7. 34m 42s
    1. Adding background audio
      3m 12s
    2. Adding audio to an object
      3m 22s
    3. Recording and adding voiceovers
      7m 5s
    4. Editing audio in Captivate
      3m 36s
    5. Splitting audio among slides
      5m 53s
    6. Editing audio with an external editor
      1m 53s
    7. Using the Advanced audio panel
      5m 27s
    8. Creating closed captioning
      4m 14s
  8. 55m 41s
    1. Adding buttons
      7m 15s
    2. Making hotspots
      4m 47s
    3. Creating image buttons
      5m 56s
    4. Adding click boxes
      3m 50s
    5. Highlighting objects
      2m 19s
    6. Adding pop-up images
      2m 20s
    7. Adding pop-up captions
      2m 51s
    8. Adding pop-up mini-slides
      5m 7s
    9. Adding input fields
      5m 49s
    10. Creating branching presentations
      8m 16s
    11. Using best practices
      7m 11s
  9. 34m 8s
    1. Revisiting libraries
      8m 57s
    2. Sharing assets
      5m 2s
    3. Creating project templates
      6m 43s
    4. Using project templates
      4m 48s
    5. Creating design templates
      4m 4s
    6. Using design templates
      4m 34s
  10. 40m 39s
    1. Introducing software simulations
      2m 44s
    2. Preparing simulations
      5m 17s
    3. Recording simulations
      7m 2s
    4. Editing simulations
      6m 5s
    5. Panning while recording
      4m 56s
    6. Converting simulations into quizzes
      6m 2s
    7. Creating simulations from scratch
      4m 49s
    8. Capturing full motion video
      3m 44s
  11. 53m 51s
    1. Creating questions
      5m 25s
    2. Editing questions
      2m 40s
    3. True or false
      1m 49s
    4. Fill in the blank
      2m 16s
    5. Short answer
      1m 45s
    6. Matching
      2m 54s
    7. Hot spot
      3m 24s
    8. Sequencing
      1m 19s
    9. Rating scale
      2m 27s
    10. Assessing software simulations
      5m 58s
    11. Creating custom short-answer questions
      3m 0s
    12. Randomizing questions
      5m 7s
    13. Managing quizzes
      5m 14s
    14. Reporting results
      6m 44s
    15. Creating assessment templates
      3m 49s
  12. 12m 59s
    1. Introducing skins
      1m 56s
    2. Editing playback controls
      5m 31s
    3. Creating a table of contents
      5m 32s
  13. 38m 57s
    1. Analyzing bandwidth
      5m 22s
    2. Securing the project
      2m 23s
    3. Spell-checking
      2m 27s
    4. Cleaning up
      3m 32s
    5. Resizing a project
      3m 11s
    6. Publishing a project
      3m 29s
    7. Publishing to Flash
      5m 16s
    8. Publishing to AVI
      4m 11s
    9. Setting up Flash player security
      3m 38s
    10. Generating SCORM-compliant output
      2m 29s
    11. Exporting to Flash FLA
      2m 59s
  14. 14m 24s
    1. Initiating a project review
      4m 39s
    2. Reviewing a project
      4m 52s
    3. Collecting reviewer comments
      4m 53s
  15. 15m 9s
    1. Creating a variable
      3m 17s
    2. Using a variable to hold user-input information
      2m 22s
    3. Using system variables
      3m 3s
    4. Adding cool prebuilt features
      6m 27s
  16. 20s
    1. Goodbye

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Captivate 4 Essential Training
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Adobe Captivate 4 is an industry leader in screen capture and development training technology. In Captivate 4 Essential Training, Tim Plumer, Jr., shows how to use this program, along with its multifaceted screen capture tools, to its fullest potential. Starting from scratch, Tim demonstrates how to create a presentation using video, text, voiceover, music, and more. He even covers how to create e-learning tests and assess the results. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Planning a project using storyboards Editing audio in Captivate Creating and using project templates Importing files from Photoshop, PowerPoint, and video sources Creating closed captioning Animating with the Captivate timeline Adding pop-ups, buttons, and click boxes for interactivity Publishing finished projects to various platforms
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(Music plays.) Hello,there. My name is Tim Plummer, Jr. and I'm here to show you how to use Adobe Captivate 4 and its multifaceted screen capture tools to its fullest potential. This title, Adobe Captivate 4 Essential Training, has been created from my ten years of experience as a presenter and an educator. In these lessons I'll show you how to import your content from a variety of sources as well as the various ways to publish your projects. I'll share with you both the tactical information you'll need to get in and create good looking projects for whatever your needs may be, plus I'll add strategies that I've discovered along the way while creating my own projects using Captivate.

As we continue to look for ways to both increase the impact of our communications and squeeze everything we can from the dollars that we spend delivering our message, Captivate offers some exciting new ways to achieve both goals. As we'll see when we go over the tutorials, there are many uses for Captivate that jump way beyond its initial incarnation as a software simulator. So grab the mouse and let's get started.

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