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Captivate Advanced

In this two-day course you'll learn how to take your Captivate projects to the next level of sophistication and control. Build Captivate templates, import both PowerPoint and existing Captivate projects, build branching scenarios, develop quiz pools, work with Adobe Flash widgets within projects, an introduction to the use and functionality of variables, aggregate multiple projects together, and how to add 508 compliance to projects.

Upcoming Classes

Saint Paul, MN

This course is currently offered as a Private Training. Please contact us to customize and schedule your individual or group event.

To conform with social distancing guidelines, we are only offering our classes online at this time.

Course Outline

Caption Pre-Editing

  • Rehearse a Script
  • Set Recording Preferences
  • Specify a Recording Area
  • Target an Application
  • Target a Screen Area
  • Record Screen Actions
  • Edit a Text Capture Template

Video Demos

  • Record a Video Demo
  • Zooming and Panning
  • Smooth a Mouse Path & Show Visual Clicks
  • Split and Trim a Video

Branching and Aggregating

  • Create a New Style
  • Apply an Object Style Globally
  • Export/Import a Style
  • Combining Projects
  • Name a Slide
  • Copy/Paste Project Assets
  • Using Buttons to Create a Branch Explore the Branching View
  • Create a Slide Group
  • Publishing SWFs
  • Aggregate SWFs

Random Quizzes

  • Review a GIFT File
  • Import a GIFT File into a Project
  • Create Question Pools
  • Move Questions to Pools
  • Random Question Slides

Accessible eLearning

  • Accessibility and Captivate
  • Set Document Information
  • Enable Accessibility
  • Add Accessibility Text to Slides
  • Import Slide Audio
  • Add Shortcut Keys and Closed Captions Set a Tab Order

Variables and Widgets

  • Add Project Information
  • Insert and Edit a System Variable
  • Create a User Variable
  • Use a Variable to Gather Learner Data
  • Insert and Format a Widget


  • Learning Interactions
  • Drag and Drop
  • Multi-State Objects


  • Use a Complicated Action
  • Name Objects
  • Create a Mask
  • Control Object Visibility
  • Create a Simple Advanced Action Attach an Action to a Button
  • Group Timeline Objects
  • Create a Variable
  • Create a Conditional Action
  • Create Decision Blocks

Masters, Themes, and Templates

  • Master Slides
  • Work With Content Masters
  • Apply a Master to Filmstrip Slides
  • Edit a Master
  • Themes
  • Create a Custom Theme
  • Templates
  • Base a Project on a Template
  • Create a Project Template
  • Template Placeholders

Responsive Projects

  • Review a Responsive Project Customize Break Points
  • Customize Theme Colors
  • Editing a Responsive Project
  • Use the Position Inspector
  • Position and Link Objects
  • Responsive Styles

Reporting Results

  • LMS Reporting Options
  • Set Quiz Reporting Options
  • Create a Manifest File
  • Advanced Interaction
  • Report a Button Interaction
  • Adjust Slide Object Interaction
  • SCORM Preview
  • Content Packages
  • Uploading to LMS (time permitting)