Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the appropriate Captivate project type, part of Captivate Projects: Software Simulations.
…Let's get started creating a software simulation.…You need two things: the software you…want to create the training about and Captivate.…So, I've got an Excel spreadsheet and Captivate both open, and we're…going to create just a quick training that shows something simple in Excel.…Basically, how to change the page orientation.…The place to begin is the start screen you see when you open up Captivate.…The very top choice of Create New,…Software Simulation, is what we'll want to select,…but there are several types of Captivate projects…you can create once you click on this.…
That name of Software Simulation doesn't…inherently tell you what those choices are.…So, let's go over them, really quickly.…Captivate projects fall into two…main categories: demonstrations and simulations.…You can think of demonstrations as view-it movies.…Basically, you expect the user to watch what…you're demonstrating on the screen, without interacting with it.…Simulations are do-it types of projects, where you…expect the user to actually perform some steps.…
In this project-based course with Captivate expert Anastasia McCune, learn how to record software simulations for your company or elearning project with Captivate. Discover how to plan, record, format, and adjust interactions for your simulation—elements that will make the training more realistic and intuitive—and publish the simulation where students can reach it.
- Choosing the right Captivate project type
- Rehearsing your simulation
- Adding intro and outro slides, captions, and transitions
- Controlling click buttons and boxes
- Adjusting slide timing
- Using skins
- Publishing your project