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Captivate Advanced Techniques

with Anastasia McCune

Video: Welcome

Create more engaging elearning content quickly and effectively by harnessing the full power of Captivate's advanced interaction and recording capabilities.
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  1. 5m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
    3. What should I know before taking this course?
    4. Viewing the finished projects
      3m 0s
  2. 29m 41s
    1. Reviewing recording settings
      12m 8s
    2. Recording multiple types of projects at once
      10m 45s
    3. Recording a hybrid simulation
      6m 48s
  3. 56m 5s
    1. Creating, applying, and exporting styles
      11m 4s
    2. Editing slide backgrounds
      5m 29s
    3. Utilizing master slides and content master slides
      10m 47s
    4. Using skins
      4m 4s
    5. Creating your own theme
      9m 2s
    6. Creating templates
      10m 32s
    7. Using templates
      5m 7s
  4. 33m 38s
    1. Recording your own audio
      7m 27s
    2. Editing audio within Captivate
      4m 45s
    3. Using system audio
      6m 38s
    4. Creating voiceovers with text-to-speech functionality
      7m 24s
    5. Using other audio and the Audio Management panel
      7m 24s
  5. 38m 33s
    1. Introducing variables and advanced actions
      4m 20s
    2. Capturing and displaying a user's name
      5m 18s
    3. Using variables for calculation
      9m 37s
    4. Using conditional actions to affect object visibility
      10m 53s
    5. Using conditional actions to control audio
      8m 25s
  6. 7m 13s
    1. Creating and populating question pools
      3m 29s
    2. Setting up random question slides
      3m 44s
  7. 24m 9s
    1. Initiating and detecting PowerPoint changes from within Captivate
      6m 20s
    2. Choosing and configuring interactions
      3m 14s
    3. Inserting characters
      1m 18s
    4. Editing all text captions with Word
      2m 40s
    5. Using master slide button cheats
      5m 3s
    6. Applying object effects
      5m 34s
  8. 18m 7s
    1. Introducing accessibility options in Captivate
      2m 51s
    2. Adding accessibility text to slides and objects
      2m 16s
    3. Affecting tab order and shortcut keys
      4m 47s
    4. Adding closed captioning
      8m 13s
  9. 11m 22s
    1. Recording a video demo
      2m 49s
    2. Adding zooming, panning, and objects
      5m 11s
    3. Trimming, transitioning, and splitting
      3m 22s
  10. 10m 58s
    1. Using the Table of Contents feature
      3m 58s
    2. Setting End of Project properties and project preferences
      7m 0s
  11. 36m 31s
    1. Choosing the appropriate publishing option
      11m 25s
    2. Using the HTML5 Tracker panel
      1m 40s
    3. Aggregating multiple lessons together
      6m 0s
    4. Keeping track of scored interactions in the Advanced Interaction panel
      5m 13s
    5. Publishing for an LMS
      6m 23s
    6. Creating printable reference tools
      4m 10s
    7. Introducing the Multi SCO Packager
      1m 40s
  12. 1m 10s
    1. Next steps
      1m 10s

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Captivate Advanced Techniques
Video Duration: 0s 4h 33m Intermediate


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Take your elearning content to the next level by learning advanced Adobe Captivate techniques that increase your efficiency and build more robust courses. Anastasia McCune shows you how to use some of the great time-saving shortcuts in Captivate, create question pools to test your learners, use variables and actions to customize training, record and edit audio and video, set up accessibility options such as closed captioning, and publish for a variety of different delivery platforms.

Topics include:
  • Recording multiple types of projects at once
  • Creating and applying custom styles
  • Using templates and skins
  • Working with master slides
  • Aggregating multiple lessons
  • Creating and populating question pools
  • Capturing and displaying a user's name
  • Using conditional actions to control object visibility and navigation
  • Choosing and configuring interactions
  • Using Text-to-Speech to create voiceovers
  • Recording a video demo
  • Adding accessibility features to projects
Education + Elearning


- Hi, I'm Anastasia McCune, and welcome to Captivate Advanced Techniques. This course is all about expanding your toolbox of techniques, while making your work process more efficient. We'll look at some ways to get the best of demonstrations and simulations in separate and combined projects. We'll spend some time looking at the different ways you can customize and save the look and feel of your projects. That way, you don't have to spend time making sure basic formatting is consistent for every new project.

We'll record and edit our own audio, as well as create audio using Text-to-Speech. We'll look at using variables and advanced actions to make your projects react to user input and behavior at a more advanced level. We'll also play with creating video demonstrations, as well as making quizzes that present random questions instead of the same questions over and over. Finally, we'll take a closer look at the publishing options available, as well as plenty of other tools and techniques.

So let's get started with Captivate Advanced Techniques and make your projects even better than they were before.

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