Mastering Adobe Captivate 2019 - Fifth Edition

Book description

Create responsive eLearning content, including quizzes, demonstrations, simulations and Virtual Reality projects that fit on any device with Adobe Captivate 2019

Key Features

  • Build responsive, interactive and highly engaging eLearning content with Adobe Captivate 2019
  • Build Virtual Reality eLearning experiences with Adobe Captivate 2019
  • Assess your student knowledge with interactive and random quizzes
  • Seamlessly integrate your eLearning content with any SCORM or xAPI compliant LMS

Book Description

Adobe Captivate is used to create highly engaging, interactive, and responsive eLearning content. This book takes you through the production of a few pieces of eLearning content, covering all the project types and workflows of Adobe Captivate.

First, you will learn how to create a typical interactive Captivate project. This will give you the opportunity to review all Captivate objects and uncover the application's main tools. Then, you will use the built-in capture engine of Captivate to create an interactive software simulation and a Video Demo that can be published as an MP4 video. Then, you will approach the advanced responsive features of Captivate to create a project that can be viewed on any device. And finally, you will immerse your learners in a 360 environment by creating Virtual Reality projects of Adobe Captivate. At the end of the book, you will empower your workflow and projects with the newer and most advanced features of the application, including variables, advanced actions, JavaScript, and using Captivate 2019 with other applications.

If you want to produce high quality eLearning content using a wide variety of techniques, implement eLearning in your company, enable eLearning on any device, assess the effectiveness of the learning by using extensive Quizzing features, or are simply interested in eLearning, this book has you covered!

What you will learn

  • Learn how to use the objects in Captivate to build professional eLearning content
  • Enhance your projects by adding interactivity, animations, and more
  • Add multimedia elements, such as audio and video, to create engaging learning experiences
  • Use themes to craft a unique visual experience
  • Use question slides to create SCORM-compliant quizzes that integrate seamlessly with your LMS
  • Make your content fit any device with responsive features of Captivate
  • Create immersive 360 experiences with Virtual Reality projects of Captivate 2019
  • Integrate Captivate with other applications (such as PowerPoint and Photoshop) to establish a professional eLearning production workflow
  • Publish your project in a wide variety of formats including HTML5 and Flash

Who this book is for

If you are a teacher, instructional designer, eLearning developer, or human resources manager who wants to implement eLearning, then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of your OS is all it takes to create the next generation of responsive eLearning content.

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Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright and Credits
    1. Mastering Adobe Captivate 2019 Fifth Edition
  3. Dedication
  4. About Packt
    1. Why subscribe?
  5. Foreword
  6. Contributors
    1. About the authors
    2. About the reviewer
    3. Packt is searching for authors like you
  7. Preface
    1. Who this book is for
    2. What this book covers
    3. To get the most out of this book
    4. Download the example code files
    5. Download the color images
    6. Conventions used
    7. Get in touch
    8. Reviews
  8. Getting Started with Adobe Captivate 2019
    1. Getting Captivate
    2. The Captivate perpetual license
    3. The Captivate subscription
    4. Captivate in the Technical Communication Suite
    5. A first look at a typical production workflow
    6. Step zero – the pre-production phase
    7. Step one – creating the slides
    8. Step two – the editing phase
    9. Step three – the publishing phase
    10. Exploring the Captivate interface
    11. Using the Advanced Interface Mode
    12. Working with panels
    13. Creating a new workspace
    14. Extra credit
    15. Renaming and deleting custom workspaces
    16. Workspaces in normal mode
    17. Joining the Captivate community
    18. Exploring the sample applications
    19. Experiencing the Encoder demonstration
    20. Experiencing the Encoder simulation
    21. Experiencing the Encoder Video Demo
    22. Experiencing the take the train sample application
    23. Experiencing a Responsive Project
    24. Previewing a responsive project on your mobile device
    25. Experiencing a Virtual Reality project
    26. Experiencing the Introduction to Fluid Boxes project
    27. Summary
    28. Meet the community
    29. David Kelly
    30. Contact details
  9. Working with Standard Objects
    1. Creating a new Captivate project
    2. Choosing the right project size
    3. Applying a theme to the project
    4. Working with placeholders
    5. Adding slides to a project
    6. Working with the Properties inspector
    7. Exploring the objects of Captivate
    8. Working with the Text Caption object
    9. Creating new Text Captions
    10. Resizing and moving Text Captions
    11. Formatting a Text Caption
    12. Working with Smart Shapes
    13. Drawing a simple Smart Shape
    14. Formatting Smart Shapes
    15. Creating your own Smart Shapes
    16. Modifying a custom shape
    17. Saving a custom shape
    18. Adding text inside Smart Shapes
    19. Duplicating object
    20. Extra credit – creating additional Smart Shapes
    21. Working with images
    22. Inserting an image
    23. Using the image editing tools of Captivate
    24. Inserting a picture slide
    25. Inserting Character images
    26. Working with SVG images
    27. Working with Text Effects
    28. Summary
    29. Meet the community
    30. Damien
    31. Pooja
    32. Anita Horsley
    33. Contact details
  10. Working with Multimedia
    1. Preparing your work
    2. Inserting external animations in the project
    3. Inserting animated GIF files into the project
    4. Inserting HTML5 animations into the project
    5. Working with video
    6. Working with audio
    7. Adding audio to the objects
    8. Adding background music to the entire project
    9. Adding audio to the slides
    10. Recording narration with Captivate
    11. Setting up the sound system
    12. Recording the narration
    13. Editing a sound clip in Captivate
    14. Importing an external sound clip
    15. Using Text-To-Speech to generate narration
    16. Installing the Captivate speech agents
    17. Working with the Slide Notes panel
    18. Converting text to speech
    19. Using the Advanced Audio Management window
    20. Summary
    21. Meet the community
    22. Damien
    23. Pooja
    24. Alice Acker
    25. Contact details
  11. Working with the Timeline and Other Useful Tools
    1. Working with the Library
    2. Using the Library to remove assets from the project
    3. Importing external assets into the Library
    4. Reusing Library items
    5. Importing objects from another Library
    6. Deleting unused items from the Library
    7. Laying out the objects on the slides
    8. Using Smart Guides
    9. Using the rulers and the guides
    10. Extra credit – aligning the image legend
    11. Alternate ways to create guides
    12. Using the Align toolbar
    13. Selecting multiple objects
    14. Extra credit – aligning the other objects of the slide
    15. Grouping objects
    16. Working with the Filmstrip
    17. Hiding and showing slides
    18. Locking and unlocking slides
    19. Grouping and ungrouping slides
    20. Working with the Timeline
    21. Using the Timeline to select objects
    22. Using the Timeline to lock and unlock objects
    23. Using the Timeline to show and hide objects
    24. Using the Timeline to change the stacking order of the objects
    25. Extra credit – aligning images
    26. Using the Timeline to set the timing of the objects
    27. Tips and tricks for great syncing
    28. Using the Sync with Playhead feature
    29. Extra credit – adjusting the timing of the other slides
    30. Working with effects
    31. Applying and removing effects
    32. Applying other effects
    33. Extra credit – adding effects to the remaining slides
    34. Summary
    35. Meet the community
    36. Josh Cavalier
    37. Contact details
  12. Developing Interactivity
    1. Working with Buttons
    2. Formatting the Buttons
    3. Using Smart Shapes as Buttons
    4. Extra credit – Creating the Continue button on Slide 4
    5. Branching with Buttons
    6. Preparing the buttons
    7. Creating the other buttons of the slide
    8. Creating the Branching scenario
    9. Working with Text Entry Boxes
    10. Working with multi-state objects
    11. Working with the built-in states of buttons
    12. Working with the Visited state
    13. Creating the Visited state of the other buttons
    14. Working with custom states
    15. Creating the custom states
    16. Using Buttons to change the state of an object
    17. Customizing the Normal (Default) state
    18. Working with the Go to Next State action
    19. Working with Drag and Drop interactions
    20. Using the Drag and Drop Interaction wizard
    21. Using the Drag and Drop panel
    22. Customizing the feedback messages
    23. Working with Interactive Video
    24. Inserting an interactive video
    25. Working with Bookmarks
    26. Modifying and deleting bookmarks
    27. Using the Jump to Bookmark action
    28. Creating the remaining buttons
    29. Working with Overlay Slides on the video
    30. Preparing the Overlay Slide
    31. Adding the Overlay Slide on the Interactive Video
    32. Modifying the Overlay Slide
    33. Working with Learning Interactions
    34. Working with the Accordion interaction
    35. Using the Rollover objects
    36. Summary
    37. Meet the community
    38. Damien
    39. Pooja
    40. Joe Ganci
    41. Contact details
  13. Crafting the Graphical Experience with Styles and Themes
    1. Importing the colors
    2. Using the imported colors
    3. Working with styles
    4. Managing styles with the Properties inspector
    5. Resetting a style
    6. Creating new styles
    7. Applying styles
    8. Modifying a style
    9. Applying styles automatically
    10. Working with the Object Style manager
    11. Renaming styles
    12. Exporting a style
    13. Importing a style
    14. Creating a style in the Object Style Manager
    15. Working with fonts
    16. Using web safe fonts
    17. Working with System Fonts
    18. Working with web fonts
    19. Syncing a second Adobe Fonts web font
    20. Working with Themes
    21. Applying a theme to an existing project
    22. The elements of a Theme
    23. The Master Slides
    24. Creating slides based on Master Slides
    25. Changing the Master Slide of an existing slide
    26. Inserting a blank slide in a themed project
    27. The Styles
    28. Creating a custom Theme
    29. Customizing the Master Slides of the Theme
    30. Customizing the Main Master Slide
    31. Changing the background of a Master Slide
    32. Adding a Master Slide to the Theme
    33. Adding more Master Slides to the theme
    34. Adding Styles to the Theme
    35. Styling the titles
    36. Adding placeholders to the Master Slides
    37. Adding Title Placeholders to the other Master Slides
    38. Saving the Styles in the Theme
    39. Working with Templates
    40. Creating a Template
    41. Adding Placeholder Slides
    42. Adding the last slide
    43. Saving the Template
    44. Creating a new Captivate project from a Template
    45. Summary
    46. Meet the community
    47. James Kingsley
    48. Contact details
  14. Working with Quizzes
    1. Introducing the Quiz
    2. Creating Question Slides
    3. Inserting the first Question Slide
    4. Using the Multiple Choice question
    5. Understanding the basic question properties
    6. Working with Partial Scoring
    7. Branching with Question Slides
    8. Discovering the other options of the Quiz inspector
    9. Customizing the feedback messages
    10. Importing Question Slides from a GIFT file
    11. Importing Question Slides from a CSV file
    12. Deleting the Question Slides
    13. Inspecting the CSV file
    14. Importing the CSV file in Adobe Captivate
    15. Creating CSV files for importing in to Captivate
    16. Working with Matching questions
    17. Working with Short Answer questions
    18. Working with True/False questions
    19. Adding the remaining Question Slides
    20. Working with the Fill-in-The-Blank question
    21. Working with Hotspot questions
    22. Working with Sequence questions
    23. Creating surveys with Likert questions
    24. Previewing the Quiz
    25. Understanding the Quiz modes
    26. Understanding Pretests
    27. Exploring the Quiz Preferences
    28. Setting the passing score of a Quiz
    29. Working with Question Pools
    30. Inserting questions in a Question Pool
    31. Inserting Random Question Slides in the project
    32. Styling the elements of the Question Slides
    33. Reporting scores to an LMS
    34. Understanding SCORM, AICC, and xAPI
    35. Enabling reporting in Captivate
    36. Reporting options at the Question Slide level
    37. Reporting other types of interactions
    38. Setting up the project-level reporting options
    39. Creating a SCORM manifest file
    40. Testing your SCORM enabled projects with SCORM Cloud
    41. Working with Knowledge Check Slides
    42. Using the object states to customize the feedback messages
    43. Creating the Correct feedback message
    44. Using Knowledge Check Slides with Interactive Video
    45. Summary
    46. Meet the community
    47. Rod Ward
    48. Tristan Ward
    49. Contact details
  15. Capturing Onscreen Action
    1. Choosing the right resolution for the project
    2. Describing the problem
    3. Resizing the project after the initial shooting
    4. Downsizing the application during shooting
    5. Using the Panning feature of Captivate
    6. Using the Scalable HTML Content feature
    7. Using a Responsive Project
    8. Conclusion
    9. Recording the first project
    10. Preparing the application to record
    11. Rehearsing the scenario
    12. Resetting the application
    13. Recording the movie
    14. Enabling access to assistive devices (Mac users only)
    15. Preparing Captivate to record the sequence
    16. And action!
    17. Previewing the rushes
    18. The inner workings of the Captivate capture engine
    19. Understanding the FMR mode
    20. Controlling Captivate during the recording session
    21. Exploring the Preferences
    22. Exploring the automatic recording modes
    23. Exploring the recording settings
    24. The Video Demo preferences pane
    25. Recording the other versions of the project
    26. Previewing the second rushes
    27. Recording with System Audio
    28. Automatic and Manual Panning
    29. Responsive capture
    30. Rescaling a project
    31. Modifying the object properties
    32. The Highlight Box object
    33. Working with the Mouse
    34. Understanding mouse movements
    35. Formatting the Mouse object
    36. Working with Click Boxes
    37. The Text Caption object
    38. Modifying the content of a Text Caption
    39. Summary
    40. Meet the community
    41. Damien
    42. Pooja
    43. Akshay Bharadwaj
    44. Contact details
  16. Producing a Video Demo
    1. The Video Demo recording mode
    2. Selecting the Video Demo recording settings
    3. Changing the background of the webcam feed
    4. The Video Demo interface
    5. The post-production phase of a Video Demo
    6. Resizing and repositioning the webcam feed
    7. Changing the webcam background image
    8. Masking the Video and Webcam layers in the Timeline
    9. Deleting unwanted portions of the Video Demo
    10. Adding objects to a Video Demo
    11. Inserting images in a Video Demo project
    12. Extra Credit – inserting the end image of the Video Demo
    13. Inserting objects in a Video Demo project
    14. Removing unwanted popups
    15. Adding Pan and Zoom
    16. Adding Transitions
    17. Publishing a Video Demo
    18. Publishing to YouTube
    19. Summary
    20. Meet the community
    21. Damien
    22. Pooja
    23. Paul Wilson
    24. Contact details
  17. Creating a Responsive Project
    1. Responsive Projects
    2. Creating a Responsive Project
    3. Resizing the Responsive Project
    4. Fluid Boxes
    5. Adding Fluid Boxes
    6. Adding objects to Fluid Boxes
    7. Using the Fill option for Fluid Boxes
    8. Modifying the properties of Fluid Boxes
    9. Marking Fluid Boxes/objects as Optional
    10. Modifying the text properties
    11. Enabling Uniform Text Scaling
    12. Distributing objects equally
    13. Marking Fluid Boxes as Static
    14. Using Fluid Boxes with Master Slides
    15. Exploring the possibilities
    16. Converting a non-responsive project to responsive
    17. Switching to Breakpoint Mode
    18. Summary
    19. Meet the community
    20. Richard Vass
    21. Contact details
  18. Creating Virtual Reality Projects
    1. Creating a Virtual Reality project
    2. Adding 360 images and videos
    3. Adding Text Labels
    4. Adding Hotspots
    5. Adding Hotspots to display text
    6. Extra credit – Adding another display text Hotspot
    7. Adding Hotspots to display images
    8. Adding Hotspots to play audio
    9. Adding quiz questions
    10. Working with slide 3 – the Question Slide
    11. Working with the Quiz Results Slide
    12. Guided and Exploratory options
    13. Previewing and publishing VR courses
    14. Live Device Preview
    15. Adding 360 slides to normal projects
    16. Summary
    17. Meet the community
    18. Debbie Richards
    19. Contact details
  19. Using Captivate with Other Applications
    1. Integrating Captivate with PowerPoint
    2. Converting an existing presentation into a Captivate project
    3. Viewing the presentation in PowerPoint
    4. Creating a Captivate project from a PowerPoint presentation
    5. Round Tripping between Captivate and PowerPoint
    6. Updating a linked PowerPoint presentation
    7. Inserting a PowerPoint slide into a Captivate Project
    8. Localizing a Captivate project using Microsoft Word
    9. Importing a Photoshop file into Captivate
    10. Round Tripping between Captivate and Photoshop
    11. Editing audio with Adobe Audition
    12. Editing SVGs with Adobe Illustrator
    13. Exporting the project to XML
    14. Summary
    15. Meet the community
    16. Damien
    17. Pooja
    18. Phil Cowcill
    19. Contact details
  20. Creating Accessible eLearning
    1. Enabling accessibility in Captivate projects
    2. Adding accessibility text for slides
    3. Adding accessibility text for objects
    4. Assigning keyboard shortcuts
    5. Setting the tab order
    6. Adding Closed Captions for slide narration
    7. Viewing the Closed Captions
    8. Closed captioning a video file
    9. Summary
    10. Meet the community
    11. Damien
    12. Pooja
    13. Kevin Siegel
    14. Contact details
  21. Variables and Advanced Actions
    1. Working with Variables
    2. System and User-defined Variables
    3. Exploring System Variables
    4. Generating text dynamically
    5. Using User-defined Variables
    6. Creating a User Variable
    7. Capturing values with Text Entry Boxes
    8. Using User-defined Variables to dynamically generate text
    9. Working with Advanced Actions
    10. Using Standard Actions
    11. Using a Button to mute and unmute audio
    12. Step 1 – Creating the Mute button
    13. Step 2 – Finding out which action to create
    14. Step 3 – Creating the Action
    15. Step 4 – Assigning the Action to an event
    16. Using Conditional Actions
    17. Extra Credit – Creating a Closed Captions toggle button
    18. Using Shared Actions
    19. Programming a conditional Button
    20. Step 1 – Creating the necessary variables
    21. Step 2 – Creating the Shared Action
    22. Step 3 – Using and reusing the Shared Action
    23. Reusing the Shared Action
    24. Reusing Shared Actions across projects
    25. Hiding and showing objects using Advanced Actions
    26. Geolocation in Adobe Captivate
    27. Inserting an extra slide
    28. Detecting the location of the learner
    29. Creating a custom Geolocation variable
    30. Altering content based on the learner's location
    31. Enabling Geolocation capabilities
    32. Working with JavaScript in Adobe Captivate
    33. Generating random feedback messages with JavaScript
    34. Creating Captivate Variables
    35. Creating pools of messages
    36. Creating the pickMessages() function
    37. Understanding the Common JavaScript Interface for Adobe Captivate
    38. Displaying random feedback messages
    39. Extra Credit – Randomizing feedback messages in the Quiz
    40. Summary
    41. Meet the community
    42. Damien
    43. Mark DuBois
    44. Contact details
  22. Finishing Touches and Publishing
    1. Finishing touches
    2. Checking the spelling
    3. Exploring Start and End preferences
    4. Exploring other project preferences
    5. Exporting project preferences
    6. Customizing the project's Skin
    7. Customizing the Playback Controls bar
    8. Working with Borders
    9. Adding a Table of Contents
    10. Applying the same Skin to other projects
    11. Publishing a Captivate project
    12. Publishing to Flash
    13. Using the Scalable HTML content option
    14. Publishing to HTML5
    15. Using the HTML5 Tracker panel
    16. Publishing the project in HTML5
    17. Publishing a Responsive Project
    18. Using the Mobile Palette
    19. Publishing a Responsive Project
    20. Publishing a Virtual Reality project
    21. Publishing an eLearning-enabled project
    22. Publishing the SCORM package in HTML5
    23. Extra credit – Publishing the Flash version of the SCORM package
    24. Working with the MultiSCO packager
    25. Creating a SCORM package from the Video Demo project
    26. Creating a single course package from multiple SCOs
    27. Publishing to PDF
    28. Publishing as a standalone application
    29. Publishing as a .mp4 video file
    30. Publishing to YouTube
    31. Publishing to Microsoft Word
    32. Extra credit – publishing to Word
    33. Publishing for devices
    34. Summary
    35. Meet the community
    36. Rick Zanotti
    37. Contact details
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Product information

  • Title: Mastering Adobe Captivate 2019 - Fifth Edition
  • Author(s): Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Damien Bruyndonckx
  • Release date: January 2019
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781789803051