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Use Captivate to build elearning with Responsive design Software demonstrations Interactive quizzes Software simulations Powerpoint conversion

Bespoke Captivate - 2 Day Introduction

Key Course Details:


Introduction to Intermediate


2 Days (10am-5pm)


From £1,095 + VAT


Dates to suit you

Learn how to produce interactive projects for the web such as quizzes and simulations. In this comprehensive introduction to the leading eLearning program, we will show you how to produce content to engage and interest your users.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Adobe Captivate 2019 training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Learn how to produce interactive projects for the web such as quizzes and simulations. In this comprehensive introduction to the leading eLearning program, we will show you how to produce content to engage and interest your users.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Adobe Captivate 2019 training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

  • Bespoke Captivate - 2 Day Introduction

    Course Details

    Adobe Captivate 2019 enables anyone to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations, scenario-based training and robust quizzes without programming knowledge or multimedia skills.

    This course is aimed at users looking to become proficient in using Captivate to develop and build software demonstrations and interactive simulations for their eLearning needs. In addition to learning key concepts, attendees will also learn the best practices for creating and publishing Captivate projects.

    By the end of this 2 day course you will be able to create Captivate projects and will be confident 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.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is designed for those who are new to interactive design and development and who want to develop skills to work with Captivate to build intuitive, attractive and accessible projects.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Captivate Project Planning
    • The CBT Development Process
    • Resolution and Recording Size
    • The Captivate Interface
    • Recording Projects
    • Hybrid Projects
    Text Captions and the Timeline
    • Inserting a Text Caption
    • Working with the Timeline
    • Using Check Spelling
    • Aligning Captions
    • Editing Objects - Position and Size
    Working with Images
    • Working with Blank Slides
    • Set Image Size and Position
    Timing Options and Transition Effects
    • Working with Image Stacks
    • Using the Library
    Pointer Paths, Buttons and Highlight Boxes
    • Pointer Paths and Types
    • Insert a Text Button
    • Insert an Image Button
    • Highlight Boxes
    Rollover Captions
    • Rollover Area Properties
    • Inserting a Rollover Image
    • Inserting a Zoom Area
    Slide Labels and Notes
    • Add a Slide Label
    • Add a Slide Note
    • Adding Audio Files to Projects
    • Add a Sound Effect to an Object
    Add Background Music to a Project
    • Recording Audio
    • Calibrate a Microphone
    • Record a Slide Note
    • Edit an Audio File
    • Insert Silence
    Animation and Flash Video
    • Frame Rates
    • Change a Project’s Frame Rate
    • Add Animation to a Slide
    • Change an Animation’s Slide Position
    • Text Animation
    • Insert Text Animation
    • Insert Flash Video
    • Set Flash Video Properties
    Captivate and PowerPoint Slides
    • Import a PowerPoint Presentation
    • Resizing Projects
    • Importing Captivate Slides and Objects
    • Use Buttons to Create a Branch
    • Explore the Branching Tab
    • Export Branching View
    • Print Documents
    • Publish Word Handouts
    • Exporting and Importing Captions
    • Perform a “Round Trip” From Word
    Skins and Templates
    • Apply a BMP Playbar to a Project
    • Apply a Skin to a Project
    • Edit and Save a Skin
    • Loading Screens
    • Add a Loading Screen
    • Templates
    • Create a Project Template
    • Record a New Project Based on a Template
    Compliant Movies, Bandwidth and Publishing
    • Enable 508 Compliance
    • Closed Captioning
    • Add Closed Captions
    • Link to a Web Site
    • Set Project Properties
    • Use the Bandwidth Monitor
    • Publishing Flash and Standalone Project
    • Publish a Flash File
    Question Slides
    • Insert a Question Slide
    • Add an Image to a Question Slide
    • Copy and Paste a Slide Background
    • Format the Question Title
    • Use the Slide Grid
    • Format the Question Answer
    • Set Question Slide Options
    • Edit the Submit Button Text
    • Creating Menu Builder Projects
    • Publish Projects
    • Create a MenuBuilder Project
    • Format Styles
    • Edit Items
    • Export a MenuBuilder Project
    Learning Management Systems
    • Reporting Options and the Manifest
    • Set Reporting Options
    • Create a Manifest File
    • Advanced Interaction
    • Adjust Slide Object Interaction
    • Publish a Zipped Flash Project
    • Create an LMS Account
    • Create an LMS Lesson
    • Create an LMS Course
    • Create an LMS Curriculum
    • Test an E-Learning Course
  • Training Location Options

    Online ↓ London ↓ Manchester ↓ Glasgow ↓ Onsite ↓

    This course is offered for your convenience at one of our bespoke training centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow, Remote Online, or Onsite at your offices anywhere in the UK. Just let us know what would work best for you or your team.

    Remote Online

    Delivered Online to your location

    Live online training offers an extremely flexible and convenient way of covering the same content as our bespoke classroom based courses. You will receive professional, certified design training from one of our experienced instructors direct to your screen, offering the perfect solution for those wishing to learn without having to travel.

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    Remote Online Training Courses

    Central London

    5 St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4BH

    St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

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    London Training Centre

    Central Manchester

    Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, M1 2AP

    Piccadilly House is located in central Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

    Click to view Full details of our
    Manchester Training Centre

    Central Glasgow

    Centrum Business Centre, 38 Queen Street, G1 3DX

    The Queen Street training centre is located in central Glasgow within easy walking distance of the 3 local train options of Central Station, Queen Street and Argyle Street offering excellent transport connections.

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    Glasgow Training Centre


    Onsite at your Offices/Premises

    If you have the required set up and would prefer to have the training at your location we will be able to deliver the same session onsite at your premises as in our training centres. This will provide you with the same tailored training but without the need to travel and less disruption to you or your teams work schedule.

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    Onsite Training
  • Related Courses

    Below are related bespoke courses for alternative tailored training options.

    Bespoke Adobe Captivate 2017 Training Courses

    Adobe Captivate 2017 - 2 Day Introduction TrainingAdobe Captivate 2017 - 2 Day Advanced Training

    Bespoke Adobe Captivate 2019 Training Courses

    Adobe Captivate 2019 - 2 Day Advanced Training

    Bespoke Adobe Captivate 9 Training Courses

    Adobe Captivate 9 - 2 Day Introduction TrainingAdobe Captivate 9 - 1 Day Introduction TrainingAdobe Captivate 9 - 2 Day Advanced TrainingAdobe Captivate 9 - 1 Day Advanced Training
  • Client Reviews

    ''The course was really enjoyable, a lot of hands on training and relaxed and informal. Easy to get to centre.''

    Sigrun Karadottir, Sovereign, Captivate - 2 Day Introduction

    ''Confident and knowledgeable trainer who took it at a nice pace so all disciplines were catered for. Thank you.''

    Georgina Poole, Pennine NHS, Adobe Captivate - Four Day Masterclass

    ''Great course! The trainer explained the theory behind what we were doing, was patient and very knowledgeable. ''

    Amanda Cook, VMWare, Captivate - 2 Day Introduction

    ''Our trainer was professional, personable and willing to adapt to our specific needs. Perhaps the best training I've undertaken to date.''

    Kevin Greig, Multiply, Adobe Captivate - Two Day Advanced

    ''The training was well paced and very clearly explained, with ample opportunity to complete exercises to embed the learning''

    Andy Dyehouse, Zurich Insurance, Captivate - 2 Day Introduction

    ''It was great to have the trainer on site and to be able to provide the bespoke training at the level needed. The trainer was excellent. ''

    Sue Ross, Atradius, Adobe Captivate - 1 Day Bespoke Intermediate

    ''Trainer was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Supply of high quality reference book for each trainee was added bonus.''

    Thomas Booth, BAE Systems, Captivate - 2 Day Introduction

    ''Fantastic training and very good knowledge from the instructor.''

    Martin Cahill, Assa Abloy, Captivate - 2 Day Introduction

    ''Thoroughly enjoyed the course, found both the software and the course content to be abundant and informative, support material appears to be perfect for the purpose too.''

    Ian Anderson, Sarah Mennell Ltd, Captivate - 2 Day Introduction

    ''The course was on a one to one basis which was brilliant because it allowed me to follow my own path through it. The tutor was extremely helpful and had an excellent knowledge of the topic. Based on my experience today I would certainly consider using XChange Training again.''

    Nick Mills, Landmark Information, Captivate - Bespoke 1 Day

Frequently Asked Questions:

What dates are available for this course?

As a bespoke course the date arrangement is based around your requirements and availability in our schedule. With your guide of when you are looking for the training we will advise suitable date options ahead of finalising the planned date(s).

Can the content be tailored to my requirements?

Yes we are flexible about tailoring content and can adapt to be fully based on your requirements, a mixture of content from different levels of our base courses or a base outline with some additional focus areas.

Can this course be delivered live online?

Yes we can provide the same bespoke course as a live online session connecting to you or your group with either Zoom or Microsoft Teams if preferred.

What is the cost to deliver the course onsite?

We are equally able to deliver our bespoke training onsite at your premises and the cost to deliver this is the same structure as classroom with the addition of basic expenses depending on your location. Onsite courses in and around London, Manchester and Glasgow are usually without additional costs.

Can the course include my work samples?

It is often possible to review and include consideration towards sample files however the main course content is usually structured around prepared examples which are best suited to the planned content and structure of teaching the required skills in the best format.