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Adobe Captivate Training in Los Angeles | San Francisco | Newport | Sacramento | Austin | Phoenix

Create Training Presentations & Simulations

Captivate | Level 1 teaches you how to create interactive & online training presentations, simulations, and quizzes. Learn how to create HTML5 responsive projects. Import images, sound, & videos, and create interactivity using buttons. Build software demonstrations, interactive simulations, animation & more!


Captivate Level 1 Upcoming Classes

Location Length Dates Times Cost
Live Online 2 days Aug 27-28 Tue-Wed
Nov 12-13 Tue-Wed
9:30am - 4:30pm


Zoom, Pan, & Picture-in-Picture with Captivate


Captivate Training Outline | Level 1

Adobe Captivate Training Los Angeles

Adobe Captivate | Level 1 is a course for beginning Captivate users who want to create software demonstrations, eLearning, presentations, quiz assessment and interactivity.Captivate is a great tool for creating Computer Based Training.


  • Basic Computer Skills & File Management on Windows or Mac



Introduction to Captivate

  • What is Captivate?
  • What can it do?
  • What is resolution?
  • What size should my projects be?
  • Bitmaps and Vector Images
  • Flow Charts
  • Creating a new project


Project Planning

  • Target Audience Connection Speeds
  • Target Audience – Monitor Resolution
  • Creating Storyboards
  • Interface Basics

Recording Essentials

  • Grabbing Still Images
  • Using Full Motion Recording & When
  • Manual Recording A Demonstration

Recording a Demonstration

  • Using Manual Recording Mode
  • Hotkey Controls
  • Previewing your Project
  • Using Automatic Recording Mode
  • Preview and Note differences

Project Editing

  • Inserting Blank slides
  • Creating Slide Labels & Why
  • Reordering Slides
  • Defining & Modifying Highlight Boxes
  • Setting Mouse and pointer options

Text Captions

  • Objects in the timeline
  • Caption Types vs Styles
  • Using Transparency

Object Styles

  • Setting Attributes
  • Defining New Styles
  • Applying Object Styles

Timeline Essentials

  • Object layering/reordering/stacking order
  • Controlling Timings (birth and duration)
  • End Marker and Anchors

Importing Images

  • Scaling Images
  • Managing the Library
  • Understanding Library Controls
  • Drag and drop onto Canvas vs. Filmstrip
  • Merge into Background
  • RoundTrip Image Editing
  • Editing & Cropping Images in Captivate
  • Background Trade-outs
  • Internal Image Editing Options


  • Learning all the tools
  • Creating Captions
  • Creating Text
  • Creating Buttons
  • Inserting Rollover Captions
  • In-course web browsing
  • Slidelets
  • Inserting Components
  • Characters

Creating Simulations

  • Training, Assessment & Demo
  • Recording Settings
  • Capturing the Mouse & Shortcut Keys
  • Click Boxes – an invisible button

Simulation Editing

  • Editing Captions - apply to all?
  • Success Captions
  • Click Box Options

The Captivate Actions List

  • Available Options
  • Linking to Websites
  • Linking to Files
  • Absolute and Relative Paths

Importing Powerpoint Projects

  • Selection and Placement
  • What’s Importable
  • Navigation Settings
  • Dynamic Linking
  • Editing Powerpoint within Captivate


  • Three Button types explained
  • Custom File naming conventions: _up, _over, _down
  • Button vs Click Boxes

Master Slides and Templates

  • Defining Master Slides
  • Working with a Master Slide
  • Creating a Template
  • Using Templates in Projects

Publishing Enhancements

  • Movie Preferences
  • Pre-Loading Animations
  • Adding & Modifying Skins, Navigation, and Borders
  • Creating a Table of Contents Menu
  • Adding Project Info


  • Importing Video
  • Changing skins
  • Stream vs Progressive download
  • HTML Video
  • Pausing Project for Video Completion
  • YouTube Video Streaming - share YouTube videos within a lesson


  • Recording Narration
  • Importing Audio
  • Editing Audio – silence /volume levels
  • Background Audio
  • Advanced Audio Management
  • Encoding Settings
  • Creating Closed Captions
  • Text-to-Speech


  • Creating Zoom areas
  • Panning during Recording
  • Working with Rollovers
  • Using Effect Presets
  • Animation Effects
  • Adding Drop Shadows
  • Creating and Editing Gradiens
  • Defining Trigger-based Effects


  • Types of Available Questions
  • Editing the Captions & Buttons
  • Review Areas
  • Displaying Progress Indicators
  • Using the Advanced Interactions Manager
  • Architecting Pools - Embedded vs Standalone
  • Building Question Pools
  • Creating a Random Questions
  • Publishing and Dependent files

Delivery Options

  • Adding Table of Contents
  • TOC settings


  • SWF and Dependant Formats
  • Scaling your Project
  • FTP Uploading
  • Publishing as a PDF
  • Publishing as an AVI
  • Publish to YouTube


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