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Captivate – Level II

Captivate – Level II

Dates GTR Venue Class Time (Eastern) Price Qty Action
Jan. 31- Feb. 1, 2019 GTR LIVE Online
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$795.00 (USD)   
March 21-22, 2019 GTR LIVE Online
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$795.00 (USD)   
April 22-23, 2019 GTR LIVE Online
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$795.00 (USD)   
May 9-10, 2019 GTR LIVE Online
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$795.00 (USD)   
GTR Class is Guaranteed to Run

  • January 31, 2019 - February 1, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • March 21, 2019 - March 22, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • April 22, 2019 - April 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 9, 2019 - May 10, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you’re looking for continued Adobe Captivate training, this advanced class will teach you to improve your screen recording skills via projects templates and pre-editing your text captions.You’’ll enhance your production skills by learning about object styles, master slides, themes, project templates. Create, insert, and edit variables that will enrich the learner experience, and you will learn how to create branching scenarios that will enable learners to plot their own learning path. You’’ll ensure your eLearning and mLearning output can be accessed by people with disabilities by adding such 508-compliant features as accessibility text and closed captions. Engage your learners at the highest level by adding widgets, interactions, drag and drop features, control object swapping, and create and edit advanced actions. Learn about SCORM, AICC, SCOs, Manifests, the SCORM Cloud, and how to upload published lessons into an LMS.

Topics covered:

  • Pre-editing Text Captions
  • Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating
  • Question Pools
  • Accessible eLearning
  • Variables
  • Interactions and Widgets
  • Master Slides, Themes and Project Templates
  • Advanced Actions
  • Responsive eLearning
  • Working with an LMS

This class is fully interactive, as you will be able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other students as you work in real time to complete activities within the software. While not a requirement, some students find it helpful to attend this class using two computer monitors. This will allow for one screen to always display the instructor’s screen, and the other for you to use as you follow along with the instructor.

Class outline

During this 2-day, live, hands-on class you will learn advanced Captivate concepts including:

Essential Skills with a Twist

You’ll get your advanced class started with a bit of a review. You’ll record a software simulation using Captivate’s Custom recording mode. Where’s the twist? You’ll edit a little-known language file and control the text that appears in future Captivate text captions. The time you’ll save by pre-editing this little file just might pay for this class.

You Will Learn About:

  • Planning eLearning Projects
  • The Development Process
  • Resolution and Recording Size
  • Custom Recordings
  • Text Caption Pre-Editing
  • Custom Styles

Branching and Aggregating

If you’ve created several small projects, you’ll learn that you can easily combine them into one master project. Once you’ve combined projects, you’ll learn how to create jumps (branches) between different parts of the bigger lesson. And if you’ve created large lessons that are too big to combine, you’ll learn how to use the Aggregator to allow independent lessons to share a TOC.

You Will Learn About:

  • Custom Styles
  • Combining Projects
  • Branching
  • Slide Groups
  • Aggregator

Question Pools

You’ll get a refresher on how to add a question slide to a project. Then you will learn to create question pools and random question slides that will make it difficult for learners to share quiz content with each other.

You Will Learn About:

  • Question Pools
  • Random Question Slides

Accessible eLearning

Creating eLearning lessons and courses that are accessible to citizens with disabilities may be a requirement in your organization. During these lessons, you’ll learn some Section 508 best practices, and how to implement them within a Captivate project.

You Will Learn About:

  • Accessibility and Captivate
  • Accessibility Text
  • Shortcut Keys
  • Closed Captioning

Variables and Widgets

Variables will allow you to customize an eLearning lesson for every student. And you don’t have to know a single programming code to work with variables. You’ll also learn about widgets and how to add them to a project.

You Will Learn About:

  • Inserting and Creating Both System and User-Defined Variables
  • Inserting and Working with Widgets

Interactions

Interactions, also referred to as Smart Learning Interactions, are powerful widgets that allow you to quickly insert interactive objects onto a slide. Captivate ships with a wide range of Interactions, such as Process Cycles and Pyramids, and you can download others. As you work with Interactions, you’ll find that you can customize not only the content but also the look and feel of the Interaction.

Next you’ll learn how to use Captivate’s Drag and Drop feature to engage your learners like never before. And as you do, you’ll implement states that will allow you to change the appearance of objects at will.

You Will Learn About:

  • Process Circles
  • Drag and Drop Interactions
  • Changing Object States

Advanced Actions

When a learner clicks on a button or click box, an Action occurs. But what if you want multiple, conditional actions to occur? You’ll be introduced to Captivate’s Advanced Actions that will allow objects to perform multiple tricks for every learner click.

You Will Learn About:

  • Standard Actions
  • Conditional Actions
  • Conditional and Standard Action Combos

Master Slides, Themes and Project Templates

Efficiency doesn’t reach much higher than this… learn to keep the look and feel of your Captivate projects consistent across slides and projects when you create master slides, apply and customize Themes, and create and use Project Templates.

You Will Learn About:

  • Master Slides
  • Themes
  • Project Templates
  • Template Placeholders

Responsive eLearning

The size of the screen that learners use to access eLearning lessons can vary widely. Consider the size of a typical mobile phone compared to the various shapes and sizes of tablets, such as the Apple iPad, Microsoft Surface, and Amazon Kindle Fire. You could develop several Captivate projects that contain the same content but are sized to work on specific devices; however, the problem is that you’d have to edit and update several projects! Who wants to do that? Additionally, who could possibly consider every screen size for every device? Even if you could build lessons for every screen size known today… what about the screen sizes for devices that have yet to be invented?

During this part of the course, you’ll learn how to navigate Captivate’s responsive interface (which is very different than working in a standard project), and how to create responsive projects from scratch.

You Will Learn About:

  • Review a Responsive Project
  • Customize Breakpoints
  • Customize Theme Colors
  • Use the Position Inspector
  • Set Relative Positioning
  • Link Objects Together

Working with an LMS

If you’ve included a quiz in your eLearning lesson, it’s likely you’ll need to track the quiz results. You’ll learn how to prepare a Captivate project so that it will work with an LMS, and how to successfully upload a lesson to an LMS.

You Will Learn About:

  • LMS Reporting Options
  • Manifest Files
  • Advanced Interaction
  • Content Packages
  • SCORM Cloud
  • Uploading to an LMS

Note: The lessons outlined above comprise topics typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor’s discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class participants.

Venue:  

Address:
Online Event

Description:

Live Online Training

Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

Online class requirements:

  • Moderate to fast Internet
  • Phone, or Speakers or headset (required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Voice Over IP (VoIP) or you can dial-in from a regular phone.  Whether you decide to use VoIP or a phone, for convenience, we recommend a hands free headset.
  • Training software must be installed on your computer (30 trial versions are acceptable)
  • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or dual computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to login multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view instructor/moderator shared screen and another monitor/computer to work in the software.

What happens when you enroll in an online class

When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

Online Training Advantages

Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our  small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.