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We offer a 2-day beginner and a 2-day advanced Captivate training course in San Francisco

We currently offer public Captivate training courses in San Francisco and in many cities around the country. Private coures are available on-site, online or at a venue in city near you. Please click on the schedule link above to see a complete list of our Captivate courses including Captivate courses offered in San Francisco.

You can register for these courses by clicking on the link at the top of this page or by clicking on the register link next to the scheduled dates on the right.

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Our Captivate training and support team have over 10 years experience developing and teaching Adobe applications.

We can also offer custom Captivate training courses and consulting which can be tailored and targeted specifically to you and your staff in San Francisco. Please contact our Captivate training and support team at training@americanmediatraining.com for more information regarding our Captivate courses in San Francisco.

Captivate Logo   Captivate Beginner Class

This course introduces users to Adobe Captivate. The course is designed to take participants through the development process of building software demonstrations and interactive simulations. The course is task-based, with participants learning by recording and updating projects. Along with covering the key features of Captivate, the course focuses on best practices to record Captivate projects.

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Adobe Captivate Course outline

Module 1: eLearning and Captivate

  • Education Through Pictures
  • Planning eLearning Projects
  • The Captivate Environment
  • Explore a Finished Captivate Project
  • Workspaces
  • Explore the Default Workspaces
  • Modify and Reset a Workspace
  • Create a Workspace
  • Zoom and Magnify
  • Navigate a Project
  • Previewing
  • Preview a Project
  • Blank Projects
  • Create a New, Blank Project
  • Insert Standard Objects onto Slides


Module 2: Recording Screen Actions

  • Resolution and Recording Size
  • The Development Process
  • Preparing to Record
  • Rehearse a Script
  • Review Recording Settings
  • Access for Assistive Devices
  • Enable Access for Assistive Devices
  • Multimode Recording
  • Review Default Recording Mode Settings
  • Record Using Multiple Modes
  • Custom Recordings
  • Record a Custom Simulation
  • Panning
  • Record a Demonstration that Pans
  • Manual Recording
  • Record the Screen Manually


Module 3: Captions, Styles and Timing

  • Text Captions
  • Insert, Resize and Move Text Captions
  • Modify Text Caption Properties
  • Caption Styles
  • Edit the Default Caption Style
  • Callouts
  • Change a Callout Used by a Text Caption
  • The Timeline
  • Control Slide Timing
  • Control Slide Object Timing
  • Check Spelling
  • Align Slide Objects


Module 4: Images and Smart Shapes

  • Images
  • Insert, Resize and Restore an Image
  • Transform an Image's Size and Position
  • The Library
  • Use the Library
  • Manage Unused Project Assets
  • Image Editing
  • Crop and Rename an Image
  • Remove a Background Color
  • Smart Shape
  • Insert a Cloud Callout
  • Image Slideshows
  • Create an Image Slideshow


Module 5: Pointers, Buttons and Highlight Boxes

  • Mouse Effects
  • Add a Visual Click and Sound
  • Pointer Paths and Types
  • Modify the Mouse Pointer
  • Buttons
  • Insert and Format a Text Button
  • Set a Button's Pause After Timing
  • Work With Image Buttons
  • Highlight Boxes
  • Insert and Format a Highlight Box


Module 6: Rollovers, Zoom Areas and Slidelets

  • Rollover Captions
  • Insert a Rollover Caption
  • Rollover Images
  • Insert a Rollover Image
  • Zoom Areas
  • Insert a Zoom Area
  • Rollover Slidelets
  • Insert a Rollover Slidelet


Module 7: Audio

  • Object Audio
  • Import Audio onto a Slide Object
  • Import Background Audio
  • Slide Notes
  • Add a Slide Note
  • Recording Audi
  • Calibrate a Microphone
  • Record Slide Audio
  • Slide Audio
  • Import a Voice-over onto a Slide
  • Edit an Audio File
  • Silence
  • Insert Silence
  • Text-to-Speech
  • Convert Text-to-Speech


Module 8: Video, Animation and Effects

  • Video
  • Insert a Flash Video
  • Set Flash Video Properties
  • Animation
  • Add Animation to a slide
  • Text Animation
  • Insert Text Animation
  • Object Effects
  • Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
  • Apply a Glow Filter Effect
  • Modify Effect Properties
  • Save and Import Effects


Module 9: Click and Text Entry Boxes

  • Demonstrations versus Simulations
  • Hide the Mouse
  • Find and Replace
  • Replace Phrases
  • Click Boxes
  • Insert a Click Box
  • Text Entry Boxe
  • Insert a Text Entry Box


Module 10: Working With PowerPoint

  • PowerPoint as a Starting Point
  • Import PowerPoint slides
  • Resize One Object and Apply to All
  • Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits
  • PowerPoint Collaboration
  • Synch With Source
  • Rescaling Projects
  • Rescale a Project


Module 11: Introduction to Question Slides

  • Quiz Setup
  • Edit Quizzing Object Styles
  • Set the Quiz Preferences
  • Creating a Quiz
  • Insert Question Slides
  • Format a Question Slide
  • Add an Image to a Question Slide


Module 12: Finishing Touches

  • URL Actions
  • Create a Link to a Website
  • Skins
  • Apply a Skin
  • Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
  • Table of Contents
  • Create a TOC
  • Preloaders
  • Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
  • Publishing
  • Publish a SWF and PDF
  • Run the HTML5 Tracker
  • Publish as HTML5
  • Round Tripping
  • Export Captions
  • Perform a "Round Trip"


Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical course. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular course.

Captivate Logo   Captivate Advanced Class

Captivate 9 Advanced builds upon foundation skills in Captivate 7 Fundamentals by providing students with hands-on practice extending Captivate capabilities, and customizing the learner experience. In this course we will explore features like demonstration and simulation Recording, Effects, Captivate Variables, Advanced Actions, quiz questions and student reporting. We'll also take a close look at the relationship between Captivate 7 and PowerPoint.

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Module 1: Essentials Review

  • To Review or Not to Review
  • Planning eLearning Projects
  • The Development Process
  • Resolution and Recording Size
  • Captivate's Recording Setting
  • Review Recording Settings
  • Access for Assistive Devices
  • Enable Access for Assistive Devices
  • Rehearsals
  • Rehearse a Script
  • Custom Recordings
  • Record a Custom Simulation
  • Text Caption Pre-Editing
  • Edit a Text Capture Template


Module 2: Video Demos

  • Creating Video Projects
  • Record a Video Demo
  • Zooming and Panning
  • Zoom Closer to the Screen Action
  • Zoom Closer and Pan
  • Splitting
  • Split a Video
  • Trimming
  • Trim a Video


Module 3: Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating

  • Creating Object Styles
  • Create a New Style
  • Apply a Style Globally
  • Export/Import a Style
  • Combining Projects
  • Name a Slide
  • Copy/Paste Project Assets
  • Branching
  • Use Buttons to Create a Branch
  • Explore the Branching View
  • Creating Groups
  • Create a Slide Group
  • Aggregating
  • Publish SWFs
  • Aggregate SWFs


Module 4: Question Pools

  • Pools and Random Question Slides
  • Insert a Question Slide
  • Rename and Create Question Pools
  • Move Questions to Pools
  • Insert Random Question Slides


Module 5: Accessible eLearning

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


Module 6: Variables and Widgets

  • Variables
  • Add Project Information
  • Insert a System Variable
  • Edit a System Variable
  • Create a User Variable
  • Use a Variable to Gather Data
  • Widgets
  • Insert and Format a Widget
  • Interactions
  • Insert a Process Circle


Module 7: Actions

  • Simple Actions
  • Use a Completed Action
  • Name Objects
  • Control Object Visibility
  • Create a Simple Action
  • Attach an Action to a Button
  • Group Timeline Objects
  • Conditional Actions
  • Create a Variable
  • Create a Conditional Action
  • Multiple Decision Blocks
  • Create Decision Blocks


Module 8: Reviewing and Background Editing

  • Collaborating
  • Send a Project for Review
  • Add Review Comments
  • Review and Reply to Comments
  • Background Editing
  • Create an Image Mask
  • Integrating Photoshop
  • Delete a Background
  • Work with Photoshop Layers


Module 9: Master Slides, Themes and Templates

  • Master Slides
  • Add an Image to a Master Slide
  • Insert a Content Master Slide
  • Apply a Master Slide to Project Slides
  • Edit a Master Slide
  • Themes
  • Apply a Theme
  • Create a Custom Theme
  • Project Templates
  • Review an Existing Template
  • Create a Project from a Template
  • Create a Project Template
  • Export/Import Project Assets
  • Template Placeholders
  • Insert a Placeholder


Module 10: Reporting Results

  • Acrobat.com as an LMS Alternative
  • Enable Reporting
  • Post Results to Acrobat.com
  • Use the Quiz Results Analyzer
  • Review and Chart Quiz Data
  • LMS Reporting Options
  • Set Quiz Reporting Options
  • Manifest Files
  • Create a Manifest File
  • Advanced Interaction
  • Report a Button Interaction
  • Adjust Slide Object Interaction
  • Content Packages
  • Publish a Content Package
  • Uploading to an LMS
  • Create an Inquisiq LMS Account
  • Create an LMS Lesson
  • Create an LMS Course
  • Create an LMS Catalog
  • Test an eLearning Course


Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical course. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular course.

Sorry at this time we have no public San Francisco Level One courses scheduled, please call or email us to see if we can arrange a private course for you. training@americanmediatraining.com

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