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Video: What is Captivate 6?

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.
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  1. 6m 51s
    1. Welcome
      45s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Viewing the finished project
      5m 30s
  2. 29m 57s
    1. What is Captivate 6?
      2m 0s
    2. eLearning basics
      4m 26s
    3. What's new in Captivate 6?
      4m 14s
    4. Touring the interface
      8m 19s
    5. Choosing an appropriate workspace
      3m 4s
    6. Setting up global preferences
      7m 54s
  3. 48m 19s
    1. Creating a project from scratch
      4m 1s
    2. Creating visual interest with themes
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a project from PowerPoint
      4m 32s
    4. Adding text
      6m 50s
    5. Editing the master slide
      3m 43s
    6. Adding shapes
      8m 40s
    7. Adding images
      6m 46s
    8. Using hyperlinks
      6m 45s
    9. Testing and editing hyperlinks
      3m 41s
  4. 32m 14s
    1. Importing from PowerPoint presentations
      3m 26s
    2. Importing Photoshop files
      5m 52s
    3. Inserting animations
      6m 42s
    4. Using widgets
      6m 3s
    5. Inserting interactive elements
      5m 43s
    6. Using built-in actors
      4m 28s
  5. 45m 55s
    1. Adding background audio
      6m 35s
    2. Using voice-overs
      4m 48s
    3. Adding video to a slide
      7m 33s
    4. Synchronizing video
      7m 48s
    5. Creating closed captions
      9m 5s
    6. Preparing a software simulation
      3m 29s
    7. Recording a software simulation
      6m 37s
  6. 39m 20s
    1. eLearning assessment basics
      2m 14s
    2. Setting up a quiz
      8m 48s
    3. Using different question types
      12m 22s
    4. Using remediation
      5m 4s
    5. Exploring partial and negative scoring
      4m 29s
    6. Working with a pretest
      6m 23s
  7. 26m 33s
    1. Preparing a project to publish
      5m 41s
    2. Publishing your project
      9m 0s
    3. Publishing eLearning content in HTML5
      4m 38s
    4. Publishing to YouTube
      2m 58s
    5. Reporting to a learning management system (LMS)
      4m 16s
  8. 26s
    1. Goodbye
      26s

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3h 49m Beginner Sep 26, 2012

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Adobe Captivate is a program used to create interactive eLearning content and provide custom online training to employees or clients. In this course, author David Rivers walks through the Captivate 6 interface and the process of building an eLearning project from start to finish.

The course shows how to make a presentation from scratch or with built-in themes, import Photoshop images and PowerPoint slides, and add interest with animation, widgets, and video. It also demonstrates how to prepare for and record a software simulation, synchronize video, add audio, and build quizzes into your project.

Topics include:
  • What is eLearning?
  • Choosing a workspace
  • Adding text, shapes, and images to projects
  • Linking in Captivate
  • Inserting interactive elements
  • Using built-in actors
  • Adding voiceover to projects
  • Using different question types on quizzes
  • Scoring tests and quizzes
Subject:
Education + Elearning
Software:
Captivate
Author:
David Rivers

What is Captivate 6?

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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