(19 customer reviews)

Captivate: Beginner

£397.00 + VAT


By the end of this course you will be able to

  • Use the CBT Development Process
  • Recording Projects
  • Edit Text Captions and the Timeline
  • Work with Images

  • Pointer Paths and Buttons
  • Add Audio
  • Add Animation
  • Add Question Slides
  • Use Skins and Templates




Adobe Captivate software enables anyone to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations, scenario-based training and robust quizzes without programming knowledge or multimedia skills. Captivate 101 – provides students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to develop and build software demonstrations and interactive simulations with Captivate. In addition to learning key concepts, students also learn best practices for creating and publishing Captivate projects.


This course is for beginning and intermediate Captivate users who want to create software demonstrations and interactive simulations. Captivate appeals to a wide variety of audiences, typically grouped in training and education, sales and marketing, or technical support and documentation.


You should have a basic working knowledge of either the Windows or Mac interface as well as exposure to either Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint. You should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from.


After this course you’ll be comfortable with CBT Development Process, Recording Projects, Editing Text Captions and the Timeline, Working with Images, Pointer Paths and Buttons, Adding Audio, Working with Flash Video, Adding Animation, Adding Question Slides and Using Skins and Templates.

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Course Times:

9:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:15

11:15 – 13:00

 13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:30

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London HQ

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    Introduction to Captivate

    • Project and user requirements
    • Resolution and recording size
    • Explore the interface
    • Discuss project workflows

    Working with Themes

    • Use themes
    • Create themes
    • Set default themes

    Smart Objects

    • Add and edit smart objects
    • Use for interactivity

    Preferences & Object Styles

    • Create project preferences
    • Create captivate preferences
    • Share project preferences
    • Use and create objects Styles
    • Update and reset object styles
    • Share object styles

    Text Captions

    • Insert text captions
    • Use the check spelling
    • Create and applying styles
    • Edit objects


    • Work with the timeline
    • Adjust time and transition effects
    • Control the stacking order

    Working with Slides & Masters

    • Add different slide types
    • Understand different slide types
    • Use and create master slides
    • Control timing and effects

    Working with Images

    • Set image size and position
    • Align, arrange and distribute
    • Use the library

    Adding buttons

    • Add different button types
    • Create links and branching
    • Explore the branching view
    • Create custom buttons
    • Click boxes

    Adding Visual Items

    • Pointer paths and types
    • Highlight boxes

    Rollover Captions

    • Insert a rollover Image
    • Edit rollover area properties
    • Insert a zoom area

    Adding Sound

    • Record audio
    • Calibrate a microphone
    • Edit an audio file
    • Insert silence
    • Add closed captioning

    Demonstrations & Simulations

    • Capture software simulations
    • Edit software simulations
    • Capture training simulations
    • Edit training simulations
    • Capture assessment simulations
    • Edit assessment simulations


    • Discuss frame rates
    • Add animation to a slide
    • Insert text animation
    • Insert video
    • Set video properties

    Captivate & PowerPoint Slides

    • Import a PowerPoint presentation
    • PowerPoint “round tripping”
    • Resizing projects
    • Perform a “round trip” from MS Word


    • Apply a skin to a project
    • Edit and save a skin

    Project Settings

    • Set project properties
    • Add project information
    • Add a preloader

    Question Slides

    • Insert a question slide
    • Add content to a question Slide
    • Format the question title
    • Format the question answer
    • Set question slide options

    Publishing & LMS

    • Publish options
    • Reporting options and the manifest
    • Set reporting options
    • Create a manifest file
    • Publish a zipped flash project
    • Upload to an LMS

    19 reviews for Captivate: Beginner

    1. Will

      Really very helpful

    2. Helen Ingram

      Matyas was very engaging and extremely knowledgable

    3. Daren Cooper

      Very well structured event, taking you through the basics of Adobe Captivate. The resources provided by Academy Class were great and the lecturer was very approachable answering all questions we had. Although I was hoping to go into a bit more depth with some f the aspects of the programme the whole training was done extremely well. I completed a 2 day yellow belt course and came out a lot more confident in how to plan and use the Adobe Captivate software.

    4. Nazy Hashemi

      The Academy Class instructor was well informed about subject matter and was able to teach it to us clearly.

    5. Miss Syeda Din (Priya)

      The presenter had excellent training skills and was very patient when you got stuck on certain elements of the captivate course. The presenter Ian Gilbert went through the training course at a pace you could keep upto.

    6. Sarah Covell

      Trainer was informative, easy to approach and took the time to ensure you understood before moving on.
      Excellent training facility and on site facilities.

    7. Oriana

      The instructor was informative and knowledgeable about the programme. It was relevant and practical for current role. I’m more informed and aware of new way of developing projects.

    8. Valentina Cattane

      Craig was the best instructor I had during my workshops in Academy Class. He made sure we could all follow and practice and he was clear in his explanation

    9. Georgina Ghigo

      This has been a great experience and I have enjoyed every moment of it. I have learnt a lot more than I expected and the trainer is very knowledgable and happy to answer any questions. I will be recommending this course to my business as a must for trainers.

    10. Danielle Moffat

      I was really impressed with Ian – he was friendly and knowledgeable, and made the training sessions fun and interesting

    11. Shane

      Overall a very thorough and enjoyable course. The instructor was knowledgeable and broke everything down to an easy to understand level. Elements of the course were split up into small chunks which made them easy to digest. The pace of the course was just right for beginners.

    12. Jake

      Good instructor, Nice atmosphere , would recommended to others! Looking forward to the black belt course.

    13. Michael

      Ben has been a brilliant instructor, very engaging and entertaining, also extremely knowligable

    14. Richard

      I found Simon to be very engaging and very informative. The course was delivered in an easy to follow manner and would recommend anyone with an interest in Captivate to attend.

    15. PY

      Ben is awesome and very knowledgeable, his industry and teaching experience really shows. This is my 2nd time doing a course taught by Ben and I would love to be taught by him again.

    16. Brian

      Fantastic course led by a very professional instructor. No attitude and nothing to elevate ego over the students (as sometimes experienced elsewhere). Always happy to answer questions and figure out specific techniques pertinent to our jobs. A great experience over the entire course. Friendly staff. Beautiful location. Nicely timed breaks. Would definitely recommend.

    17. Nandi

      It is a lot to learn in short time so it is a bit tricky to evaluate if the exact learning/teaching route is optimal for every design background/interest. I have a background of multiple fields – 3D being one of them, and I could make good use of what I learned in 3 days.

    18. Frederique

      covered lots of different aspects of the programme.

    19. Dean

      great course, a good foundation of the basics of C4D.

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