Captivate 4 for Beginners<br />Josh Cavalier<br />CEO, Lodestone Digital, LLC <br />www.lodestone.com – twitter hashtag: #...
Background<br />Josh Cavalier<br />CEO, Lodestone Digital<br />16 years in the eLearning space<br />Certified Captivate Ex...
Background<br />About Lodestone Digital <br />Adobe Training Partner – 11 years<br />Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Houston...
What We Will Cover<br />This presentation covers the following:<br />The History of Captivate<br />Who Uses Captivate?<br ...
The History of Captivate<br />Nexus Concepts – Flashcam 		(2002)<br />eHelp – RoboDemo 2-5 			(2002-3)<br />Macromedia – C...
Who Uses Captivate?<br />Instructional Designers<br />Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)<br />eLearning Content Developers<br /...
Why Use Captivate?<br />Work quickly, intuitively, and collaboratively <br />Use powerful features <br />Create engaging c...
What Types of Content Can I Create? <br />Assessments and Quizzes<br />Soft/Hard Skill<br />Scenario<br />Simulations<br /...
Captivate Workflow<br />
The Captivate Interface<br />Storyboard View<br />Edit View<br />Branching View<br />
Templates<br />Captivate Templates<br />Created by Lodestone Digital <br />Kick start the content creation process<br />Te...
Text Captions<br />How can I add text in Captivate?<br />Text Caption<br />Draw Text in a Shape<br />As Artwork<br />Text ...
Importing Visuals<br />Graphics<br />Import common formats: JPG, GIF & PNG<br />Flash Animations<br />Create content in Fl...
Quiz Questions<br />Captivate offers various quiz questions types<br />Tracking can be performed by:<br />Learning Managem...
Highlight Boxes<br />Highlight Boxes:<br />Focuses the user’s attention<br />“Fill Outer Area” can dim the screen<br />Can...
Widgets<br />A Widget allows you to extend the capabilities of Captivate <br />Three Types of Widgets:<br />Static<br />In...
Recording Demonstrations and Simulations<br />Demonstrations<br />Mouse<br />Highlight Box<br />Text Captions<br />Simulat...
My Challenge to You!<br />Establish templates early<br />Download the 30-day trial and create a short course<br />Blog: ht...
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This was my presentation at the Adobe Learning Summit 2009 in San Jose, CA on September 9, 2009. Presented by Josh Cavalier of Lodestone Digital.

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  • 1. Work quickly, intuitively, and collaboratively—Rapidly develop rich, interactive, and professional eLearning content without scripting. Collaborate effectively thanks to templates, an enhanced Microsoft PowerPoint importer, and a new SWF commenting feature.2. Use powerful features—Create superior eLearning experiences that can be deployed virtually anywhere. Personalize content using Variables and Advanced Actions, and output to SWF and AVI files to publish to YouTube,™ stream on the web, and more.3. Create engaging content—Develop content that delivers interactivity and integrates rich media, including animations and videos for Adobe FlashR. Add customizable widgets, such as games and question types, to enhance the learning experience.
  • Captivate Beginner 2009

    1. 1. Captivate 4 for Beginners<br />Josh Cavalier<br />CEO, Lodestone Digital, LLC <br />www.lodestone.com – twitter hashtag: #ALS09 | @captncaptivate<br />
    2. 2. Background<br />Josh Cavalier<br />CEO, Lodestone Digital<br />16 years in the eLearning space<br />Certified Captivate Expert<br />www.captaincaptivate.com<br />
    3. 3. Background<br />About Lodestone Digital <br />Adobe Training Partner – 11 years<br />Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Houston, NYC<br />Public, Private/On-Site, Lodestone Live<br />Captivate 4 Templates<br />
    4. 4. What We Will Cover<br />This presentation covers the following:<br />The History of Captivate<br />Who Uses Captivate?<br />Why Use Captivate?<br />Captivate Workflow<br />Captivate Features<br />
    5. 5. The History of Captivate<br />Nexus Concepts – Flashcam (2002)<br />eHelp – RoboDemo 2-5 (2002-3)<br />Macromedia – Captivate (2004)<br />Adobe – Captivate 2-4 (2006-?)<br />
    6. 6. Who Uses Captivate?<br />Instructional Designers<br />Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)<br />eLearning Content Developers<br />Trainers<br />Educators<br />
    7. 7. Why Use Captivate?<br />Work quickly, intuitively, and collaboratively <br />Use powerful features <br />Create engaging content<br />
    8. 8. What Types of Content Can I Create? <br />Assessments and Quizzes<br />Soft/Hard Skill<br />Scenario<br />Simulations<br />Mobile<br />Compliance Training<br />Business Messaging<br />Basic Games<br />
    9. 9. Captivate Workflow<br />
    10. 10. The Captivate Interface<br />Storyboard View<br />Edit View<br />Branching View<br />
    11. 11. Templates<br />Captivate Templates<br />Created by Lodestone Digital <br />Kick start the content creation process<br />Template types<br />Mobile<br />Soft skill/Hard skill<br />Scenario<br />Simulation<br />Compliance<br />Business Presentation<br />
    12. 12. Text Captions<br />How can I add text in Captivate?<br />Text Caption<br />Draw Text in a Shape<br />As Artwork<br />Text caption benefits:<br />Spell Check<br />Export/import<br />Publish to Word<br />
    13. 13. Importing Visuals<br />Graphics<br />Import common formats: JPG, GIF & PNG<br />Flash Animations<br />Create content in Flash CS4<br />Video<br />Flash Video (FLV) <br />
    14. 14. Quiz Questions<br />Captivate offers various quiz questions types<br />Tracking can be performed by:<br />Learning Management System<br />Sending e-mail<br />Adobe Connect Professional <br />PowerPoint Import<br />
    15. 15. Highlight Boxes<br />Highlight Boxes:<br />Focuses the user’s attention<br />“Fill Outer Area” can dim the screen<br />Can be used as a cover<br />
    16. 16. Widgets<br />A Widget allows you to extend the capabilities of Captivate <br />Three Types of Widgets:<br />Static<br />Interactive<br />Quiz<br />Can be coded as ActionScript 2.0 or AS 3.0<br />Must have Flash programming experience<br />
    17. 17. Recording Demonstrations and Simulations<br />Demonstrations<br />Mouse<br />Highlight Box<br />Text Captions<br />Simulations<br />Click Box<br />Text Entry Interaction<br />
    18. 18. My Challenge to You!<br />Establish templates early<br />Download the 30-day trial and create a short course<br />Blog: http://captaincaptivate.com<br />Twitter: @captncaptivate<br />Authorized Captivate Training: http://lodestone.com<br />

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