Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Captivate Projects: Software Simulations.
In this course, I'm going to show you how to use Captivate to make training that simulates what it's like to use a software. Maybe you have something like a form on a web page. And you want users to have a chance to practice filling it out correctly, before they actually use the real one. Perhaps you have a piece of proprietary software in your company that everyone uses and you need to train new hires on how to use it. Or perhaps you need to create training on a more well-known software, like Excel or Photoshop. Regardless of the software, you can use Captivate to create training that allows users a chance to practice with the software.
And, then, even be tested on their ability to use the software. This course is an introductory level course. If you've used Captivate before, it will likely be easier for you. We'll be using elements you've probably used before, like the timeline, click boxes and text entry boxes. Maybe, just in a way that's new to you. However, if you've never worked in Captivate before, this course is geared for you too. And of course, feel free to check out our other Captivate courses on lynda.com as well. If you run into any stumbling blocks, or topics you want to learn more about.
My aim is that you walk away with the basic knowledge to built intuitive, complete pieces of training, that simulate using a piece of software. That way, your users can practice with it. You'll be able to take the building blocks we use here. And apply them to other types of Captivate projects, as well.
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