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This first step can be compared to shooting a movie. The goal is to acquire the needed images, actions, and sequences. In the movie industry, the raw material that comes out of the shooting is called rushes. It is not uncommon for a movie director to discard lots of rushes along the way so that only the very best sequences are part of the final release. This phase is the most time-consuming phase of the process. This is where your project will slowly take shape.
In this step, you will arrange the final sequence of actions, record narrations, add objects to the slides such as Text Captions and Buttons , arrange those objects in the Timeline, add title and ending slides, develop advanced interactions, and so on. At the end of this phase, the project should be ready for publication. Sometimes, the Captivate project you will be working on will not be based on screenshots. In such a case, you will create the slides entirely in Captivate or import them from Microsoft PowerPoint.
This is where you make your project available to the learners, and this is where Captivate really is awesome! Captivate lets you publish your project in the popular Adobe Flash format. This is great since it makes the deployment of your eLearning courses very easy—only the Flash player is needed. The very same Flash player that is used to read flash-enabled websites or YouTube videos is enough to read your published Captivate projects. Captivate can also publish the project as standalone applications.
When Captivate 6 was released, one of the most significant new features was the ability to publish projects in HTML5. By publishing in HTML5 format, you make your eLearning content available to mobile devices that do not support the Flash technology.
The door is open for the next revolution of our industry: Mobile Learning or mLearning. In this book, we shall cover the three steps of the process requiring the use of Captivate. You will discover that Captivate has specific tools to handle each of the three steps. Actually, each step requires so many options, tools, and features that Captivate has a very large numbers of icons, panels, dialog boxes, and controls available.
Therefore, when developing Captivate, Adobe’s designers were confronted with a very significant issue—how to display all those tools, features, boxes, and controls on a single computer screen. Depending on the production step you are working on, you do not need the same set of tools at all times.
If you already use other Adobe applications, you’ll be on known ground, as the Captivate user interface works the same way as the user interface of the most popular Adobe applications.
When you open the application for the first time, you’ll have a default set of tools available. Let’s check them out using the following steps:. The Captivate user interface is composed of panels laid out around the stage 1. The stage is the main area of the screen. It is where you will lay out the objects that make up each slide of the project.
At the very top of the screen is the menu bar 2. The menu bar gives you access to every single feature of Captivate. Right below the menu bar is the main options toolbar 3. Each icon of the main options toolbar is a shortcut to a feature that also exists in the menu bar.
A special toolbar spans across the left-hand side of the screen from the top down. This is the object toolbar 4. The object toolbar lets you insert new objects on your Captivate slides.
This is one of the most important toolbars of Captivate, and one you will use a lot during the course of this book. The next panel is called the Filmstrip 5. It shows the sequence of slides that makes up your Captivate project. The primary use of the Filmstrip is to enable navigation between the slides of the project, but it can also be used to perform basic operations on the slides such as reordering or deleting slides. At the bottom of the screen is another important panel: the Timeline 6.
As its name implies, this panel is used to arrange the objects of the slide as per time. This panel is also used to set up the stacking order of the objects. The right-hand side of the screen shows a group of five panels.
The Properties panel 7 is displayed by default, while the Library panel , the Quiz Properties panel , the Project Info panel , and the Swatches panel are hidden. The Properties panel is a dynamic panel. This means that its content depends on the currently selected item. Such a set of panels is known as a workspace. Depending on the project you are working on, the size of your computer screen, your working habits, and so on, this basic workspace might fit your need…or not.
The name of the workspace in use is displayed at the top-right corner of the screen. Currently, the Classic workspace is the one in use. Click on the word Classic in the top-right corner of the screen to reveal a list of available workspaces. In the workspace switcher, choose the Quizzing workspace. When done, take a close look at the screen. The set of available panels is not exactly the same as before. First of all, the Filmstrip panel is displayed at the bottom of the screen, where the Timeline panel used to be.
The Timeline panel is still there but hidden by default, while two new panels Master Slide and Question Pool are shown between the Filmstrip and the Timeline panels. The left-hand side of the screen has also changed. Right where the Filmstrip panel used to be, a big empty panel called Quiz Properties is now displayed. This example clearly shows what a workspace is: a set of panels arranged in a specific layout. While the Classic workspace you explored earlier was perfect to perform some basic tasks, the Quizzing workspace currently in use is perfect when developing a Captivate Quiz.
At the bottom of the screen, click on the Question Pool tab to open the Question Pool panel. The Question Pool panel displays six question slides. Click on each question slide one by one while taking a look at the Quiz Properties panel on the left-hand side of the screen.
As you go through each of the question slides listed in the Question Pool panel, the Quiz Properties panel displays the properties relevant to the currently selected question slide. Note that at the very top of the Quiz Properties panel is the type of the active question slide Matching —as shown in the next screenshot—Sequence, Hot spot, and so on.
This demonstrates what a dynamic panel is. The Quiz Properties panel displays information relevant to the current selection. As the selected item changes, so does the content of the Quiz Properties panel. Many panels of Captivate including the Properties panel work the same way. Reopen the Workspace switcher at the top-right corner of the screen.
In the list of available workspaces, choose Navigation. The Navigation workspace is applied and, again, the panels are rearranged. This time, the Branching panel pops up and covers most of the available screen area. The Branching panel is known as a floating panel, because it floats freely on the screen and is not attached docked anywhere. Branching is an important concept in Captivate. When you ask the students to perform an action, they might do either the right or the wrong action.
The teacher can make Captivate perform one action when the student does the right thing and another action when the student does the wrong thing. As a result, students experience the Captivate application differently in other words, take different branches based on their actions and answers. The branching panel offers a visual representation of this concept.
Choose the Classic workspace to reapply the original default workspace. Thanks to these little experiments, you have been exposed to some important basic concepts about the Captivate interface. Before moving on, let’s summarize what you have learned so far:. The Captivate interface is composed of panels laid out around the main editing area called the stage.
A workspace is a selection of panels in a specific arrangement. No workspace shows every available panel, so there are always tools that are not shown on the screen.
Captivate ships with seven different workspaces. These workspaces are available in the Workspace switcher in the top-right corner of the screen. When you open Captivate for the first time, the Classic workspace is applied by default. You have rapidly inspected three of the workspaces available in Captivate. It is a good idea to take some time to inspect the remaining workspaces. Just make sure you reapply the Classic workspace when you are done.
Captivate has a very flexible user interface. You can move the panels around, open more panels, or close the ones you don’t need. You can enlarge and reduce the panels or even turn them into icons to gain some space on your screen:. Double-click on the Filmstrip tab at the top of the Filmstrip panel. This collapses the Filmstrip panel. Double-click on the Filmstrip tab again to expand the panel. Do the same experiment with the other panels of the screen including the Timeline at the bottom and the Properties panel on the right-hand side.
When you are done, reset the Classic workspace to its original state by navigating to Window Workspace Reset Classic. Collapsing and expanding panels is very simple, and is the first tool at your disposal to customize the Captivate interface. The second tool you will experiment with is the very small double-arrow icon that is displayed on top of every panel or groups of panels. For the Properties , Library , Quiz Properties , Project Info , and Swatches panel group, this very small icon is located at the far right side of the interface.
Click on this double arrow to turn the Properties , Library , Quiz Properties , Project Info , and Swatches panel group into a set of five icons see the following screenshot. Click on the Properties icon to reveal the Properties panel. Click on the same icon again to hide the Properties panel. Reveal and hide the Library , Quiz Properties , Project Info , and Swatches panels by clicking on their respective icons.
The Swatches panel shown in the preceding screenshot is a new feature of Captivate 7. If the Swatches panel does not appear on your screen, make sure you have applied the latest available update patch for Captivate. If you have a small screen, turning panels into icons is a very simple and effective way to optimize your screen real estate. Note that a similar double-arrow is available at the top of the objects toolbar. Clicking on that one toggles the objects toolbar between a two-column and a single-column display.
Another way to customize the interface and optimize the screen real estate is to change the size of the panels present on the screen. This is particularly interesting when working with the Filmstrip panel. Place your mouse above the vertical line that separates the Filmstrip panel from the stage until the mouse pointer turns to a double arrow. Click-and-drag the vertical separator to the right until the Filmstrip panel covers more or less half of the screen, as shown in the next screenshot:.
The layout shown in the preceding screenshot helps you see the big picture more efficiently. Of course, the other panels can be resized the same way.
Take Timeline for instance. Resizing Timeline might be very interesting if you have a large number of objects on a given slide. Open the Window menu and navigate to Workspace Reset Classic.
This resets the current workspace to its default state. In the Filmstrip panel, select slide Slide 16 contains a large number of objects. If you take a look at the Timeline panel, you’ll note that it is not high enough to display all objects present on the slide. A vertical scrollbar appears on the right-hand side of the Timeline panel.
In order to have a clearer view of the objects that compose this slide and of their timing, you will now enlarge the Timeline panel. Place your mouse above the horizontal separator that spans between the Timeline panel and the stage until the mouse pointer turns into a double arrow.
Click-and-drag the horizontal separator toward the top of the screen until the Timeline panel is high enough to display all the objects of the slide. You now have a much clearer view of the stack of objects present on slide So far, the panels that you have manipulated were already displayed in the Classic workspace. You will now use the Window menu to add new panels on the screen:. The Window menu is a list of all the panels that exist in Captivate. When a checkmark is displayed in front of a panel name, it means that the corresponding panel is already displayed on the screen.
Click on Slide Notes to add the Slide Notes panel to the workspace. It should appear at the bottom of the interface, right next to the Timeline panel.
This is the first time you see this panel. This illustrates the fact that some panels are simply hidden from the default workspace unless you explicitly ask Captivate to display them. If you are looking for a tool that you cannot find on the screen, there is a good chance that the tool you are looking for is available in a panel that is currently hidden. In such a case, simply open the Window menu and tick the panel you want to see. Open the Window menu again.
Click on the Filmstrip menu item to hide the Filmstrip panel from the screen. The Filmstrip panel is now completely gone.
To reopen it, the only solution is to go back to the Window menu and turn the Filmstrip entry back on. Another way to close a panel or even an entire panel group is to use the small menu associated with every group of panels. Click on the small icon associated with the Properties , Library , Quiz Properties , Project Info , and Swatches panel group see the following screenshot.
Navigate to Window Properties to turn the Properties panel back on. Note that this operation restores the entire panel group five panels.
The last thing to learn about panels is how you can move them around. The Slide Notes panel is currently displayed at the bottom of the screen. In the Classic workspace, this is its default-predefined location:.
Place your mouse on the Slide Notes tab located at the top of the Slide Notes panel. Click-and-drag the Slide Notes panel away from its current location. Unlike the other panels that are docked, the Slide Notes panel now floats in the middle of the screen. This is known as a floating panel. Captivate allows panels to be either docked or floating.
Click-and-drag the Slide Notes panel toward the left-hand side of the screen until you see a blue line spanning across the entire height of the window. The Slide Notes panel should now be docked to the left-hand side of the screen, where the Filmstrip panel used to be.
Feel free to move other panels around before proceeding to the next topic. For example, take the Properties panel at the right-hand side of the screen and make it float. Then, try to dock it at the bottom of the screen before moving it back to its original location. When a panel is moved above a possible docking location, a blue bar appears on the screen. I would like to discuss, but it is closed today. Thank you to those who can help. According to the documentation, I click on “update” and I download the file.
But I don’t see “update” in my help menu. See the illustration. Install Adobe Application Manager from here and run it to check the updates. It must indicate the update available in Captivate. You can install it from there. Adobe – Adobe Application Manager: for Windows. Unable to download the trial version of Captivate 9 – questions with Akami Download Manager – please help. I used Adobe Captivate in the past without problem and need to download version 9 to introduce the software to a new team, I am managing.
I have correctly installed the Akami Download Manager and attempted to start the download for trial. Opens the window of the Manager, but the two files to download are simply “waiting” without other links, options, or features available. It is as if it is frozen. I worked in the Locksmiths for “download trial” and “Download Akami Manager” himself without success. Nothing works. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Download Manager and tried to restart the trial a dozen times download for which I don’t even have a welcome email indicating me that time runs on the trial , but every time, it’s the same story.
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This makes it very hard to follow along with the explanations and activities. They offered to send me a new version with the update but I was able to get the link from Amazon’s “Look Inside This Book” feature.
After downloading the files and redoing the first few activities with them, I will say that the exercises really make a positive difference in learning how to use Captivate 7.
This book is thorough, easy to follow, and the activities are great for gaining some practice on using various features and helping to understand what is possible with Captivate 7. To use this book, you will need to download a file with existing projects.
For the most part, the routine is to open an existing project, then modify that project according to specific detailed steps down to what font and font size to use. I was hoping for something with a little more information “the essentials” but really just got the “basics”. This book will be good for young adults in school pre-college , or perhaps for a little bit of training in business situations. I’m trying to learn as I go — but I’ve used other similar software before, so this was a bit over simplified for me probably should have tried the advanced book first.
I have not seen the advanced book, but I really don’t want a book that requires me to download and adjust existing slide projects. So, the rating is more about what I needed and what I expected from the book. If you are very new to multimedia use for instructional design, this is a good book to demonstrate step-by-step how to use the software.
I was given the task to create eLearning modules by my employer and I could not have done it without this book. I am now able to create eLearning modules like a pro.
I have already ordered “Beyond the Essentials” to learn more about this program. I have to also mention that when I could not figure out an issue I was having, I reached out to Kevin via email and I was not only impressed by his quick response but he was able to solve my problem within minutes. I can’t say enough about this book and I am looking forward to learning more. The authors simple, step-by-step approach is refreshingly effective.
Each concept has an interactive exercise, using Captivate, that not only built my skill set, but my confidence with the program. Each exercise and new concept is supported by helpful screenshots, which make checking your progress and your comprehension a piece of cake. I can’t wait to finish it, and move on to his more advanced version. One person found this helpful. For work I had to learn the Captivate program to make some simple e learning sessions.
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Each click reverses one more action. When the Undo command is unavailable dimmed , you cannot undo the previous action. Adobe Captivate tracks actions from the time you open a project until the time you close the project.
Therefore, you can undo as many times as you need to, as long as the project remains open. You can reverse the action of the Undo command by using the Redo command. Toolbars Toolbars provide you an easier access to the most commonly used menus. You can quickly complete a task or a procedure by clicking the buttons on the toolbar instead of navigating to the menu.
You can hide or show toolbars according to your requirements. To show or hide a toolbar, select Window and then select the name of the toolbar. Main Options Shortcuts to frequently performed actions, such as, save, record, and preview. Object Toolbar Shortcuts for adding Adobe Captivate objects, such as, text captions, buttons, and highlight boxes. Using this toolbar you can also draw smart shapes, such as, lines and rectangles, and also set the stroke and fill colors.
For more information, see Align objects. Rearranging the Object Toolbar By default, the tools in the toolbar are arranged in a single column. Click the double arrow at the top of the toolbar to make it horizontal or to arrange the tools in two columns. Note: To make the toolbar horizontal, ensure that the toolbar is free-floating and is not grouped with any other panel.
To make the toolbar free-floating, drag it out of the panel group using the two horizontal dotted lines at the top of the bar. The Timeline provides an easy way to view, at a high level, all objects on a slide and their relationship to each other. With the Timeline, you can organize objects and precisely control the timing of objects.
For example, on a slide that contains a caption, an image, and a highlight box, you can display the caption, then the image 4 seconds later, and then the highlight box 2 seconds after that. The Timeline also shows any audio associated with the slide or with objects on the slide.
You can easily coordinate the timing of audio with the slide using the Timeline. The objects on a slide are displayed as stacked bars in the right pane of the Timeline. The header at the top of the Timeline indicates time in seconds and parts of seconds.
The playhead shows the point in time in which the slide is being viewed. The Timeline header shows time, in minutes:seconds format. For example, indicates 1 minute and 5 seconds. The markings helps you see exactly when objects appear. You can use the Timeline to hide or lock objects easily. This is useful when a slide contains many objects and you need to edit the objects separately.
You can move, resize, group, or dock the Timeline panel to suit your requirement. Change the zoom level of the Timeline panel Use the slider in the Timeline panel. To increase the zoom level, drag the slider to the right. To reduce the zoom level, drag the slider to the left. Change the order of object layers 1 Move the mouse over the object in the Timeline panel until the hand icon appears and drag the object up or down to reposition it.
Changing the stacking order consists of moving objects to the back and front of the slide Stage. The key point to remember is that objects at the back of the Stage appear behind other objects. If necessary, right-click Windows or Control-click Mac OS other objects on the slide and adjust their order.
Bring To FrontThis option brings the selected object to the top. When the project plays, the object appears on top of all others. Send To BackThis option sends the selected object to the background. When the project plays, the object appears behind all others. Bring ForwardThis option moves the object one layer forward. Send BackwardThis option moves the object one layer back.
Moving an object higher in the stacking order moves it to the front of the Stage, while moving an object lower moves it to the back of the Stage. The object disappears from the slide and an X icon appears in the column. To display the object on the slide, click the X icon. When you hide an object layer, it is hidden only on the Stage. You can still view the layer when it is previewed or published. Timeline for slidelets A slidelet is a slide within a slide. A slidelet has its own Timeline.
All the objects in the slidelet are displayed in its Timeline. When you select a slidelet, the Timeline changes automatically to that of the slidelet. To display the Timeline for the slide containing the slidelet, click anywhere outside the slidelet. For more information on slidelets, see Rollover slidelets. The layer and its corresponding object cannot be edited or moved until you unlock the layer. To unlock the layer, click the lock icon. Set time for objects and slides using the Timeline You can change the amount of time an object or slide appears in the movie using its Property Inspector or by using the Timeline.
You may find this feature useful in several situations. Click and drag the edge to the required position in the Timeline. For example, you can set a highlight box to appear at the same time as an image so that the highlight box can appear over the image. Drag the slider to adjust the display time. You can select multiple objects and move them at the same time. Hold down the Shift key and click objects to select consecutive stacked objects in the Timeline, or to select nonconsecutive objects, hold down the Control key and click the objects to move.
You can determine whether keystrokes are played slowly or quickly in a project. If the project has many keystrokes, increasing the speed will make the pace of the project faster.
However, if keystrokes are critical in the project, you may want them to play slowly so users can view them clearly. Use the Timeline to change keystroke speed. Keystrokes are contained in a Timeline object named Typing. You determine the speed at which the mouse moves on any individual slide in a project.
A high mouse speed increases the pace at which the project plays. However, if mouse movements are complicated, you may want to decrease the mouse speed so users can view all movements. Mouse movement is contained in a Timeline object named Mouse.
To shorten the amount of time it takes for the mouse movement to play, move the mouse pointer over the left edge of the Mouse object until the resize pointer appears. Click and drag the edge to the left. Preview a slide using the playhead The red line that moves across the Timeline is the playhead.
The playhead moves through the Timeline to indicate how the currently displayed slide appears in the project. It is a quick and efficient way to preview a single slide and check object timing. To see how the playhead functions, press F3. You can stop a playhead when it is playing by clicking it. When the pointer appears, drag the playhead to the required position.
As you move the playhead, objects appear and fade as they will when users view the slide. Scrubbing gives you the ability to control the pace and view the slide at any speed from very slowly to very quickly. To end playback, press , or to wait, press.
Shortcut keys Shortcut keys provide an easier and quicker way to navigate and use Adobe Captivate. They let you use keyboard key combinations instead of a mouse or program menu.
The common shortcut keys are listed in the table. Indentation is equal to the grid size. These shortcuts should be used only after you start the recording process. The same keys function differently when you are editing a project. The key combination you entered now appears in the To Stop Recording text box. Panels To show or hide panels, select Window and then select the name of the panel. Filmstrip Displays a thumbnail view of the slides in the project in the order of their appearance.
For more information, see Filmstrip. Question Pool Displays a thumbnail view of the slides in question pools from where quiz questions are randomly picked at run-time. For more information, see Random question slides. Master Slide Displays the slides that define background and common objects, such as logos, headers, and footers for other slides. For more information, see Master slides.
Timeline Displays the timeline of a slide and its objects. For more information, see Timeline. For more information, see Adobe Captivate Library. Properties Displays the properties associated with the selected slide or object. Quiz Properties Displays the properties associated with quiz slides. Slide Notes Displays notes that are added for a slide. For more information, see Slide notes.
Widget Displays widgets available in the widget gallery that you can add to a slide. For more information, see Widgets. Comments Displays review comments provided by reviewers.
For more information, see View or sort comments in the Adobe Captivate project. Effects Displays the effects applied to the selected object on the slide. For more information, see Object effects. Using this panel, you can switch between the interfaces for playback control, table of contents, and borders, and edit their settings. For more information, see Skins.
Advanced Interaction Lists the names of all the interactive objects, widgets, questions, and hidden slides in the project. For more information, see Edit object information using the Advanced Interaction panel. Branching View Displays the linkage between the slides in the project and lets you edit the way the slides and objects are linked. For more information on Branching View, see Branching panel. For more information, see Inserting non-Flash video file formats. When you make changes to these objects in the project, this panel updates the list accordingly.
When you bring an object close to a grid line, the object snaps to the line much in the same way as iron sticks to a magnet. For example, you can stack objects accurately one above the other using a grid. The grid is displayed as a matrix of dots on the slide. The smaller the value, the smaller is the gap between the dots in the grid. You can change the order of a slide by dragging it to a new location within the Filmstrip. To select multiple slides, hold down the Shift or Control key when clicking on slides.
If a slide has a label short title assigned, the label appears under the slide. It might be easier to move slides and jump to a specific slide if you have assigned labels instead of just using the slide number. If a slide has an audio file associated with it, the audio icon appears at the bottom of the slide. You can click the sound icon to show a menu with sound options such a Play, Import, and Edit. If a slide is locked, the lock icon appears on the upper-right corner of the slide.
You can click the lock icon to unlock the slide. If a slide contains mouse movement, the mouse icon appears at the bottom of the slide. You can click the mouse icon to modify some of mouse properties. For more information on mouse properties, see Change mouse properties. Disable confirmation messages Confirmation messages appear when you perform important, and often permanent, actions in Adobe Captivate.
The confirmation messages give you an opportunity to reconsider your decisions when deleting information or changing key attributes. If you find that certain messages are not necessary for the way you work or are slowing down your work, you might want to disable them. Customizing the workspace You can create a custom workspace by rearranging and resizing document windows and panels. You can save the customized workspaces and switch between them.
Rearrange document windows When you open more than one file, the Document windows are tabbed. As you drag the panels, you see blue highlighted drop zones, areas where you can drop the panels. If you drag to an area that is not a drop zone, the panel floats freely in the workspace.
Note: The position of the mouse pointer, rather than the position of the panel, activates the drop zone. Press Esc while moving the panel to cancel the operation. Dock and undock panels A dock is a collection of panels or panel groups displayed together, generally in a vertical orientation.
You dock and undock panels by moving them into and out of a dock. You can also drag it into another dock or make it free-floating. When double-sided arrow appears, drag the panel to the required size. Add and remove panels from docks If you remove all panels from a dock, the dock disappears. You can create a dock by moving panels to the right edge of the workspace until a drop zone appears. The floating panel allows you to position it anywhere in the workspace. You can stack floating panels or panel groups so that they move as a unit when you drag the topmost title bar.
Note: Be sure to release the tab over the narrow drop zone between panels, rather than the broad drop zone in a title bar. You can also single-click the tab area the empty space next to the tabs.
Collapse and expand panel icons You can collapse panels to icons to reduce clutter on the workspace. In some cases, panels are collapsed to icons in the default workspace. To display the icon text again, make the dock wider. Panels are automatically collapsed to icons when added to an icon dock. You can drag panel icons up and down in the dock, into other docks where they appear in the panel style of that dock , or outside the dock where they appear as floating, expanded panels.
Save customized workspaces By saving the current size and position of panels as a named workspace, you can restore that workspace even if you move or close a panel. The names of saved workspaces appear in the workspace switcher in the Application bar.
Any changes that are made to the workspace are saved automatically. Switch workspaces Select a workspace from the workspace switcher in the Application bar.
Using this panel, you can analyze and interpret how the slides in a project are interlinked. The Branching panel is particularly helpful when creating instructional materials containing question slides and specifying different paths for right and wrong answers. Using the Branching view, you can easily make changes to the branching design. One person found this helpful. For work I had to learn the Captivate program to make some simple e learning sessions.
The manual and online tutorials that come with Captivate are complete garbage. I ordered these 2 essentials and beyond the essentials and wow, do they make learning the program easy. The skills and drills method lets you actually do what you read about, so you get the hang of it. I am by no means an expert in the program, but these books have helped me get off to a great start.
Using Captivate 7: The Essentials a great walk-through for anyone new or experienced with Captivate 7 or 6. The exercises were helpful, direct and thorough. The language of the text is easy to understand and with screen shots the visual aids help identify the needed workflow to duplicate what is in the material.
I am now waiting to Adobe Captivate 7: Beyond the Essentials if that text is in the works. If not, I’m about to buy a second text soon cause the wait in killing me I had been teaching myself Adobe Captivate 7 the past couple of months by using online tips and tutorials, but after reading reviews for this workbook I decided to get it.
It has been incredibly helpful in teaching me the basics of Captivate 7! Kevin’s writing is clear and the screenshots he includes are great. The exercises have all been wonderful too. After only a few days I feel confident about my ability to create Captivate 7 projects.
See all reviews. Optimizing an Existing Project for Mobile; Viewing the sample project; The HTML5 Tracker; Dealing with unsupported features; Text animations; Extra credit; Rollover objects; Rollover slidelet; Grouping objects Creating the initial state of the interactionCreate an advanced action to show the group; Binding advanced actions to events; Extra credit — create the hide action; Rollover caption; Rollover images; Another look at the HTML5 Tracker panel; Other changes; Dealing with unsupported effects; Graceful degradation of the unsupported effect; Widgets in a mobile-friendly project; Modifying the voice over narration with the text-to-speech engine; Testing the HTML5 output; Summary; 4.
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Prior to Captivate 6, the main publishing option was Adobe Flash. As of today, the latest version of Captivate is Version 7. Captivate 7 comes with improved HTML5 support, an enhanced interactions library, good drag-and-drop interaction, the ability to record system audio, and tons of other not so small enhancements. With all this power sitting one click away, it is easy to overcharge your projects with lots of complicated audiovisual effects and sophisticated interactions that can ultimately drive the user away from the primary objective of every Captivate project: teaching.
While working with Captivate, one should never forget that Captivate is an eLearning authoring tool. At the most basic level, it simply means that you, the developer of the project, and your audience are united by a very special kind of relationship: a student-teacher relationship.
Therefore, from now on, and for the rest of the book, you, the reader of these pages, will not be called “the developer” or “the programmer,” but “the teacher. The Captivate perpetual license : This is the old-fashioned way of obtaining the software.
You buy Captivate and get a serial number to activate your installation. Once activated, Captivate will be permanently available on your computer, even when you won’t need it.
With this option, you get all the core functionalities of Captivate and you can start working on your eLearning projects right away! This book works flawlessly with the Captivate perpetual license. You can download and use this version of Captivate free of charge for 30 days.
It should be more than enough to go through the exercises of this book. Be aware though that once the trial expires, you will not have access to Captivate unless you convert your trial to a licensed version. This can be a perpetual or a subscription license.
The Captivate subscription : With this new licensing model, you subscribe to Captivate on a monthly basis. This means that you pay a certain amount of money each month to keep using Captivate. The main benefit of the subscription model is that you automatically get all the updates as they are released. The subscription model is the best way to ensure that you always have the latest version of Captivate installed on your system.
Subscribed customers also have early access to great new features. Note that the subscription is just another licensing model. With the exception of the subscription-only exclusive updates, the software is identical to the perpetual licensing model.
Although the Captivate subscription model is very similar to the way Adobe Creative Cloud works, Captivate is, at the time of this writing, not part of the Creative Cloud. If you already have a Creative Cloud subscription, you’ll need another separate subscription for Captivate.
It is designed to create technical content such as help files and user guides. Producing content with Captivate is a three-step process, or to be exact, a four-step process. But only three of the four steps take place in Captivate. That’s why I like to refer to the first step as “Step zero”! This is the only step of the process that does not involve working with the Captivate application. Depending on the project you are planning, it can last from a few minutes to a few months. Step zero is probably the most important of the entire process as it is where you actually create the scenarios and the storyboards of your teaching project.
This is where you develop the pedagogical approach that will drive the entire project. What will you teach the students? In what order will you introduce the topics?
How and when will you assess the students’ knowledge? These are some of the very important questions you should answer before opening Captivate for the first time. Step zero is where the teacher’s skills fully express themselves. Make sure you read this series of posts on the official Adobe Captivate Blog. Dr Pooja Jaisingh shares her experience in creating scenario-based training. These posts clearly stress the importance of Step zero and give you the first high-level approach to the Captivate production process.
When you know exactly where and how you will lead your students, it is time to open Captivate. During this first phase, you will use one of the most popular Captivate features: the ability to record any action you perform on-screen.
You will simply use your mouse to perform actions on your computer. Behind the scenes, Captivate will be watching and recording any action you do using a sophisticated screen capture engine based on screenshots. This first step can be compared to shooting a movie. The goal is to acquire the needed images, actions, and sequences.
In the movie industry, the raw material that comes out of the shooting is called rushes. It is not uncommon for a movie director to discard lots of rushes along the way so that only the very best sequences are part of the final release. This phase is the most time-consuming phase of the process. This is where your project will slowly take shape. In this step, you will arrange the final sequence of actions, record narrations, add objects to the slides such as Text Captions and Buttons , arrange those objects in the Timeline, add title and ending slides, develop advanced interactions, and so on.
At the end of this phase, the project should be ready for publication. Sometimes, the Captivate project you will be working on will not be based on screenshots. In such a case, you will create the slides entirely in Captivate or import them from Microsoft PowerPoint. This is where you make your project available to the learners, and this is where Captivate really is awesome!
Captivate lets you publish your project in the popular Adobe Flash format. This is great since it makes the deployment of your eLearning courses very easy—only the Flash player is needed. The very same Flash player that is used to read flash-enabled websites or YouTube videos is enough to read your published Captivate projects.
Captivate can also publish the project as standalone applications. When Captivate 6 was released, one of the most significant new features was the ability to publish projects in HTML5. By publishing in HTML5 format, you make your eLearning content available to mobile devices that do not support the Flash technology. The door is open for the next revolution of our industry: Mobile Learning or mLearning.
In this book, we shall cover the three steps of the process requiring the use of Captivate. You will discover that Captivate has specific tools to handle each of the three steps.
Actually, each step requires so many options, tools, and features that Captivate has a very large numbers of icons, panels, dialog boxes, and controls available. Therefore, when developing Captivate, Adobe’s designers were confronted with a very significant issue—how to display all those tools, features, boxes, and controls on a single computer screen.
Depending on the production step you are working on, you do not need the same set of tools at all times. If you already use other Adobe applications, you’ll be on known ground, as the Captivate user interface works the same way as the user interface of the most popular Adobe applications.
When you open the application for the first time, you’ll have a default set of tools available. Let’s check them out using the following steps:. The Captivate user interface is composed of panels laid out around the stage 1. The stage is the main area of the screen. It is where you will lay out the objects that make up each slide of the project. At the very top of the screen is the menu bar 2. The menu bar gives you access to every single feature of Captivate.
Right below the menu bar is the main options toolbar 3. Each icon of the main options toolbar is a shortcut to a feature that also exists in the menu bar. A special toolbar spans across the left-hand side of the screen from the top down. This is the object toolbar 4. When I click on Captivate 9, it says I have no registration number to enter. I had no problem at all downloading items this subscription cloud creatives, but I desperately need to download Captivate 9 today. Can someone direct me to the correct location.
I would like to discuss, but it is closed today. Thank you to those who can help. According to the documentation, I click on “update” and I download the file. But I don’t see “update” in my help menu. See the illustration. Install Adobe Application Manager from here and run it to check the updates. It must indicate the update available in Captivate. You can install it from there.
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First, you need to be connected to the Internet. You can move the panels around, open more panels, or rree the ones you don’t need. The left-hand side of the screen has also changed. Double-click on the same Timeline tab to collapse the Timeline panel. When you disable this option, resize the bounding box, and enable the option again; the new dimensions are used thereafter to calculate the ratio. Download Captivate.