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Before we start using Captivate 6 to author interactive eLearning, and HTML-based mLearning content, let's get a good handle on what Captivate really is. If you're an experienced user of previous versions of Captivate, you can probably skip this movie. Well, Captivate 6 is the latest version of Adobe's eLearning Authoring Software. It's loaded with tools to help authors of eLearning content create things like product demonstrations, to show learners how a product is supposed to work, or software simulations to show the software, or a specific feature of that software in action.
About branched scenarios to allow learners to focus on relevant content, based on the selections they make, and even soft skills, and compliance training to ensure learners keep their skills sharp, and comply with various policies and procedures. You can also use it for quizzes to test a learner's comprehension of the content they just digested. So who would actually use a program like Adobe Captivate 6? By far, the largest group of Adobe Captivate users come from a training background.
These folks have been using Captivate for years to author content, and publish it to their learners, and they include corporate trainers, who might use Captivate to author software or product demos, simulations, and soft skill, and compliance training. Also educators, and eLearning and development personnel with limited programming capabilities who use Captivate for many of the same reasons. Also, sales and sales support people have been known to use Captivate as well to create compelling product demos, and simulations for the products they sell.
Now that we have a better understanding of what Captivate is, and we know who is using Captivate to create eLearning content, we should really understand the basics of eLearning before we dive into Captivate 6 to start authoring our own content. That is coming up next.
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