Adobe Captivate 2017 Training Courses – Introduction

Adobe Captivate 2017 Training Course – Introduction

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Adobe Captivate 2017 Introduction Training Course Description:

The Adobe Captivate 2017 eLearning software re-imagines mobile learning by creating content including quizzes, demos, simulations, and more. In this hands-on, two-day Captivate Introduction training course, new or familiar users will walk through each step to learn Adobe Captivate in order to build Captivate eLearning projects. The topics covered in this course include creating responsive projects, video demos, software simulations, and importing and performing a round trip from Microsoft PowerPoint. You will also be working to add objects to captivate layouts in the timeline including adding text captions, shapes and smart objects, animating objects, and learning how to add accessibility to objects in HTML5 (508 accessibility). Other topics in this course include adding and managing slides and themes, working with audio and video, actions & interactions, quizzes, and publishing in Captivate.
Note: This Adobe training course for Captivate 2017 is now the standard version for Captivate 8 training, and Captivate 9 training, as well as for all other previous versions of Captivate.

Prerequisites for Attending Introduction to Adobe Captivate 2017 Training Introduction:

Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles that Use Adobe Captivate 2017:

Content/Courseware Developer
e-Learning Developer
Multimedia Designer
Instructional Systems Designer
Subject Matter Experts

Projects that Use Adobe Captivate 2017:

Creating Simulations
Creating Demos
Compliance training materials that run on screens of varying sizes
Transforming PowerPoint presentations into engaging eLearning using actors, voices, interactions, and quizzes.

Locations for Adobe Captivate 2017 Introduction Training:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Adobe Captivate 2017 Introduction Training:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Adobe Captivate 2017 Introduction Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Adobe Captivate 2017 Introduction Training Course Reviews:

“Mark was an engaging and knowledgeable trainer who modified and adapted our Captivate 7 training to meet the needs of a diverse group of online instructors, and professional development staff. Participants were literally cheering throughout the two day training.” – Angela V. – Johns Hopkins School of Education

“This was a great class for a beginner in Captivate! It left me with a very thorough understanding of the capabilities of the software. Now I plan to take the advanced class!” -Margaret B.

“360 degrees of Excellence from greeting, to equipment & resources, Knowledgeable & personable instructor, facility, LUNCH & SNACKS!!! (THANK YOU!!!), Great” -Lisa T.

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Related Training and Certification Courses:

Captivate Advanced
Articulate Storyline Advanced
Articulate Storyline Intro
Articulate Studio 13 Advanced
Articulate Studio 13 Intro
Creating Design Ready Content for eLearning

Adobe Captivate 2017 Intro Training Outline

1. Introduction to Captivate
E-Learning Overview
Captivates Role in E-Learning
Layout & Design Considerations for Captivate Projects
Workflow and File Organization Practices for Captivate

2. Getting to Know Captivate
Examine a Finished Project
Changing View in Captivate
Navigating a Project via Timeline and Slides
Menus and Panels in Adobe Captivate
Captivate Libraries
Properties and Properties Subpanels
Previewing Captivate Projects

3. Creating a New Captivate Project
Project Types Explained
a. Blank Projects
b. Responsive Projects
c. Import and Round Trip from PowerPoint
d. Video Demos
e. Software Simulations
Determining Proper Slide Size for Project

4. Working with Slides In Captivate
Insert Slides Apply Layouts to Slides
Reorder Slides
Creating Groups of Slides
Controlling Slide Transitions

5. Adding Objects to Captivate Layouts
Objects in the Captivate Timeline
Text Captions and Their Role in Captivate
Shapes and Smart Objects
Other Objects
Highlight Boxes
Mouse Cursor
Zoom Area
Rollover Objects
Web Objects
Adding Accessibility to Objects in HTML5 (508 Accessibility)
Animating Objects

6. Working with Media In Captivate
Inserting and Working with Images
Character Animations
HTML5 Animations vs. Flash Animations
Working with SVG Format Scalable Vector Assets
Adding Video directly to the Timeline
Adding Video from a Streaming Server
Adding Audio Assets to Timeline
Adding Audio Assets to Library

7. Adding Interactions to Captivate
Buttons and Click Boxes in Captivate
a. Text
b. Transparent
c. Image Buttons
d. Click Boxes
Learning Interactions
Adding Actions to Existing Objects
Using States within Interactive Objects

8. Working With Themes and Master Slides in Captivate
Why Themes Are Important for Rapid, Repeatable E-Learning Development
Applying a Theme to a Captivate Document
Working with Master Slide View to Modify an Existing Theme
Master Slides vs. Layout Slides
Saving and Sharing a Custom Theme with you Workgroup
Object Styling and Custom Styles

9. Recording Activity Your Screen for Software Simulations/Demos
Video Screen Recordings
a. Recording a video demo
b. Using a video demo recording in your E-learning
Recording Software Simulations
Setting up Preferences
Modes of Screen Recording
Recording Multiple Modal Software Simulations Simultaneously

10. Working with Audio and Narration
Using Slide Notes as Narrative Script and for Text-to-Speech Conversion
Recording Audio Narration Directly from Captivate
Hardware Setup and Configuration for Voice Over Narration

11. Quizzes In Captivate
Overview of Question Formats
Inserting Question Slides into Captivate
Customizing Results Slides for Feedback
Setting Quiz Preferences
Setting Preferences for Publishing to a Learning Management System (LMS)

12. Publishing Options in Captivate
Configuring the Player Skin and Table of Contents
Flash SWF vs HTML5
HTML5 Publishing and the HTML5 Tracker Feature
Hybrid Publishing
Publishing for Deployment to LMS


All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Watch below to learn more about Adobe Captivate. This is just an informational video from Adobe & does not reflect how our online live courses are conducted.

Captivate Training Course Reviews From Our Students

“The instructor covered all functionality to enable me to figure out what I would want to make most use of. Also very flexible and knowledgable about questions asked in class and how to best approach different challenges. Enjoyed the training in that instructor was very personal and knowledgeable. Training environment was very relaxed!” – Robin D. -Constellation Energy Nuclear Group

“This is my first Captivate training and it opened a new world for me. Thank you!” – Julieta E.

“The trainer was very knowledgeable and patient. In addition to teaching the standard topics, he allowed for topic customization. I thought the Captivate training was in depth and addressed all of the questions I had.” – Dawn D. – T. Rowe Price

“Excellent course! Great springboard to start practicing Captivate projects that we will start to use.” – Manen B. – FDA

“Overall the Captivate class was great. The instructor and staff were very courteous and helpful. The facilities are amazing and well organized. I would recommend that anyone looking for information about Adobe products take the time to come to one of the offered classes. Good introductory course for this type of class. Instructor was thoughtful and assisted everyone as needed.” – Nicole L. – Shimadzu

“The instructor was knowledgeable about Adobe Captivate and was able to answer my questions. The classroom environment was comfortable and conducive to learning…..nice equipment, not cruddy.” – Jeffrey M. – Amtrak

“Our company began using Adobe Captivate for Web-based Training this past year. Think BIG helped me get over the learning curve of using Captivate. The staff is very knowledgable and friendly and the environment is comfortable in all aspects.” – Richard R. – Amtrak

“This Adobe Captivate training will help me to prepare training videos for my teachers and students for various products. It was a comfortable and friendly environment with good training materials and instructor.” Zahida R. – Baltimore City Public Schools

“Think Big Learn Smart delivers smart training with big results” – Christopher R. Northrop Grumman

“I had a phenomenal learning experience here at Think B!G. The ‘instructor was incredibly professional and has a tremendous command and expertise of Captivate. I feel so much more comfortable and confident in having learned the basics of Adobe Captivate and am eager to start applying this in my job. This knowledge will allow me to better serve the training needs of our employees.” – Jessica S. University of Maryland Medical Center

“This was a fantastic two days. Moy goals were met and surpassed… and I REALLY had a great time doing it (and ate well to boot).” – Bill W. Montgomery College

“I can’t begin to express how great my experience learning Adobe Captivate was. The instructor was lively and incredibly knowledgeable, and was always willing to stop and help or look something up. The book was useful, and the pace and class size were ideal. Thank you so much for the experience, and I hope to take more trainings with you!” –  Holly S. – University of Maryland Medical Center

“I would recommend this Adobe Captivate training! I learned everything I wanted to and more. The instructor was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable on the subject of the class. This was very helpful and I look forward to going back to work and use the knowledge that I received from this class on future projects.” – Tiffany H. – Towson University

“Think Big’s training center is state-of-the-art and very welcoming. The Captivate training was flexible yet geared to all levels of computer knowledge. I felt very comfortable with the content after class. Thank you for expanding my horizons!” – Sue G. – One Source Virtual

“Mark was an engaging and knowledgeable trainer who modified and adapted our Captivate 7 training to meet the needs of a diverse group of online instructors, and professional development staff. Participants were literally cheering throughout the two day training.” – Angela V. – Johns Hopkins School of Education

“This was a great class for a beginner in Captivate! It left me with a very thorough understanding of the capabilities of the software. Now I plan to take the advanced class!” -Margaret B.

“360 degrees of Excellence from greeting, to equipment & resources, Knowledgeable & personable instructor, facility, LUNCH & SNACKS!!! (THANK YOU!!!), Great” -Lisa T.

Amazing course and instructor! For a first time user I am now confident that when I leave the class I can actually apply the skills that were taught to me!” Steve K. (Laser Spine Institute)

Excellent learning experience conducted by qualified instructors in a comfortable environment.” Michael M. (Lockheed Martin)

“ThinkBig, is an excellent facility with modern edge courses that are in high demand everywhere!! I took Captivate 9 as my first course with TB, and it brought me back to my college days when I majored in Web Development…and how excited I used to get to take such courses. Now that I finally have a position where I am the LMS Admin, I have the opportunity to be creative…and with the direction of [the Instructor] I have the tools to do so within Captivate!!” – Laura D. – International Trade Administration


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Course Location Start Date End Date Time
Captivate 2017 - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 29, 2018 Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register