eTrainings: Adobe Captivate, Adobe eLearning Suite, and Adobe Presenter

This course is a series of online trainings, especially designed for beginners. The course is divided in four modules: Basics, Beyond Basics, Best Practices and End-to-End Course Creation. It covers the core eLearning authoring workflows for using Captivate- including application capture, transforming PowerPoint into interactive eLearning, Quizzing, Publishing to your LMS and adding Audio narration.

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Rapid Instructional Design for Agile Software Development
Learn about the Agile methodology and incorporating the ADDIE model using a variety of tools including Adobe Captivate, Adobe Air, and Adobe Connect to build concise, succinct, relevant, and engaging eLearning within the constraints of Agile processes.
Leverage on Typography to create the engaging interfaces for eLearning courses
Learn how to play with text and type to create interesting and immersive designs that keeps the learners engaged with your eLearning courses.
Transitioning from eLearning to mLearning
Learn how mLearning fits into the overall instructional strategy and how you can effectively use mobile devices for learning consumption and creation.
Captivate Your Learners with Engaging eLearning
Learn how to transform a bland course into a captivating experience for your learners. You will also learn about the best practices of creating instructionally sound eLearning courses.
Effective Planning for your eLearning courses
Learn about the essentials during the planning process for your eLearning courses. During the session, learn how storyboarding, planning for assets and navigation is important to minimize the risks and maximize the productivity.

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Preparing Captivate for Efficient Recording and Editing
Learn how to set the ground right for capture workflow through global preferences and custom styles, and also some of the best practices around these settings.
Recording Modes and Using the Captivate Library
Learn about the different recording modes in Adobe Captivate and how to select the right mode for your training requirements. You will also learn how to effectively use the Library.
Adobe Captivate Interface Made Easy
This is an introductory session on Adobe Captivate interface. In this session, you will learn the Adobe Captivate workspace and see how to use the toolbar, panels, filmstrip and timeline effectively.
Different Types of Slides in Adobe Captivate
Learn how to use different types of slides in Adobe Captivate, how to copy/paste slides between projects and how to reuse them within the project
What’s New in Adobe Captivate 6
Learn more about the new release of Adobe Captivate 6 – the industry leading rapid eLearning authoring software tool. Adobe Captivate 6 helps users author and deliver HTML5-based eLearning content to virtually any device.
Preferences and Publish Settings in Adobe Captivate 5
Learn to explore the various preferences and publish settings available in Adobe Captivate 5.
The Time-Line Demystified
Learn how to effectively use the timeline to create captivating projects. During this session you will learn how to set the duration right, understand the stacking order and discuss some troubleshooting tips related to objects placed on the timeline
Increase Productivity with Master Slides, Object Styles and Object Effects
Learn the best practices of using the Master Slides, Object Styles and Object Effects in Adobe Captivate to do the tasks faster and still create aesthetically good-looking courses.
Hands-on: My First Captivate Project
In this hands-on session, get introduced to Adobe Captivate 5 workspace and to use different standard and interactive objects. Also learn how to preview and publish the finished projects.
Hands-on: Using Objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5
In this hands-on session, learn how to use standard and interactive objects, and the best practices of using these objects in Adobe Captivate projects.
Hands-on: Working with Project Templates and Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5.5
In this hand-on session, learn how to use project templates and master slides to give a consistent look and feel to your projects, and templatize the slides you frequently use in Adobe Captivate 5.5 courses.
Advanced Actions for Dummies using Adobe Captivate 6
Join Anita Horsley, Captivate Community Expert, to learn how to make eLearning more engaging using Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate. This session takes you through simple step-by-step instructions on how to create and apply Conditional Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate.

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Introduction to Capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 5 – Part 1
To introduce the Capture workflows, we had a two-part series eSeminar discussing different recording options available such as Automatic and Manual recording of either screen area or an application.
Introduction to Capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 5 – Part 2
To introduce the Capture workflows, we had a two-part series eSeminar discussing different recording options available such as Automatic and Manual recording of either screen area or an application.
Simulations made easy with Adobe Captivate 5.5 – Basics and best practice
Learn the basics of Capture in Adobe Captivate 5.5 where in we discuss the best practices for creating and modifying the simulations in Adobe Captivate.
Simulations made easy with Adobe Captivate: High Definition Screencasts – Part 2
Learn the basics of High Definition screencasts in Adobe Captivate using the Video Demo feature.  Also learn how to use Pan/Zoom, Trim and other video demo editing features.
Hands-on: Introduction to Capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 5.5
In this hands-on session, learn how to create application recordings in demonstration mode, training mode, and assessment mode — all in one go.

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Amazing Image Slideshows with Adobe Captivate 5
Learn how to create good looking image slide shows in Adobe Captivate and add audio to these image slides to make the content enjoyable.
Adding Interactivity to eLearning Courses with Adobe Captivate 5
Learn how to add various interactive and non-interactive objects to eLearning course and the best practices of using these objects in Adobe Captivate projects.
Publishing Options in Adobe Captivate
Adobe Captivate 5 offers multiple ways of distributing the eLearning content, be it web distribution or offline distribution. Learn how to use various publishing options to distribute your eLearning content effectively.
Customizing the Project Interface with Adobe Captivate 5: TOC, skin editor and project resize
This is an introductory session on customizing the table of contents, playbar and the appearance of the final SWF, and how to rescale a project.
Bring your eLearning Courses to Life with Adobe Captivate 6 and Adobe Presenter 8
Learn how you can use the new character images included in Adobe Captivate 6 and Adobe Presenter 8 to design better eLearning courses. This session will deliver five hands-on methods that you can use to rapidly build better courses.
Working with Project Templates and Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5
Learn how to use project templates and master slides to give a consistent look and feel to your projects and templatize the slides you frequently use in Adobe Captivate 5 courses.
Using Object Styles and Effects in Adobe Captivate 5
Learn how to create, apply, edit, export, import and delete object styles. You will also learn how to apply various effects to objects like rotation, emphasis, filters and motion path.
Reviewing eLearning Courses Made Easy with Adobe Captivate 5.5

Learn how to use Adobe Captivate Reviewer to get your Captivate projects reviewed by the SMEs, internal team, or customers. Also learn how to leverage Acrobat.com or your internal server in this process.
Let’s Explore the Branching View in Adobe Captivate 5.5
Learn how to use the Branching panel effectively in Adobe Captivate 5.5.
Import/Export workflows in Adobe Captivate 5.5

Learn how to export project captions, preferences, object styles, etc. along with some best practices related to these workflows.
Step-by-step Procedure to Create Good Looking Templates for Your Adobe Captivate Courses
Learn how to create and use good looking branded templates for your courses including placeholder objects and other media types.
Effectively Using Effects in Adobe Captivate
Learn how to easily add effects and get some ideas on using them effectively in your Adobe Captivate projects. Effects in Captivate allow you to add all kinds of simple animations and other effects to Captivate objects such as pictures, text boxes, shapes, and you name it!
Branding eLearning Development with theme-based templates using Adobe Captivate 6
Learn how to create branded templates for your organization with the Themes feature in Adobe Captivate 6 which enables consistency across the projects in your organization.
Best Practices for Working with Objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5
Learn about the best practices of working with standard and interactive objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5. These objects include text captions, images, rollover images/captions/slidelets, animations, click boxes, buttons, and highlight boxes.
From Drab to Fab! An eLearning Makeover Using Workflows and Customizable Objects
Join Linda Mahnken, Adobe Captivate Enthusiast, to learn how to use workflows, styles, and customizable objects can save you time and create a more visually appealing and consistent course.

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Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio – Part 1
To introduce the Audio workflows, we had a two-part series training session discussing different options available to add, record and edit audio, add Text-to-Speech, etc.
Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio – Part 2
To introduce the Audio workflows, we had a two-part series training session discussing different options available to add, record and edit audio, add Text-to-Speech, etc.
Video Integration in Adobe Captivate 5.5
Learn about the different ways to insert video in Captivate and use them as an object or slide video. You will also learn how to distribute the video to multiple slides as well as how to add video to TOC.
Using Video in Adobe Captivate 5.5
Learn how to use video in Captivate courses. Also learn how to insert video, use slide video and time a video across contiguous and non-contiguous slides.
Professional videos in Captivate on a budget!
Learn how to create videos effectively for Adobe Captivate where we will discuss the best practices, tools and techniques used for high-quality videos.
Hands-on: Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio
In this hands-on session, learn about the different options to add, edit, and record audio to either slides or to the entire project in your Adobe Captivate courses.

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Adding Assessment to Your Courses with Adobe Captivate 5
Learn about creating quizzes, setting quiz preferences, adding various types of questions, editing question screens, enabling the quiz for reporting, and publishing the quiz.
Question Banking Made Easy with Adobe Captivate 5
Learn how to create Question Banks, how to create a question pool, reuse question pools created for other projects, and create a quiz with questions coming from various question pools.
Creating Quizzes with Random Questions in Adobe Captivate 5.5
Learn how to create a question pool, create a quiz with random questions, reuse question pools created for other projects, and create a quiz with questions coming from various question pools.
“So, what were the right answers, anyway?” Using Advanced Actions and Variables for Quizzing
Learn the method to quickly and elegantly show the user which question(s) he answered incorrectly and what the correct answer is.
Let’s Explore the Advanced Quizzing Options with Adobe Captivate 6
Learn about the advanced quizzing options available with Adobe Captivate such as Pretest, Remediation, Branching, Partial Scoring, and Negative Scoring.
Hands-on: Adding Assessment to Your Courses with Adobe Captivate 5.5
In this hands-on session, learn how to add assessments to your eLearning courses with Adobe Captivate 5.5.

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Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5
Learn how to create exciting eLearning content and add complex interactivity by using Advanced Actions and Variables.
Creating Interesting Interactivities with Adobe Captivate – Part 1
Learn how to create interactive screens such as click-reveal text screen, tabbed screen, click-based animation screen, and timeline screen.
Creating Interesting Interactivities with Adobe Captivate – Part 2

Learn how to create interactive screens such as click-reveal text screen, tabbed screen, click-based animation screen, and timeline screen.
Power of Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate: Tips and Tricks
Learn how to improve using Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate where we will learn the best practices to create advanced actions while avoiding pitfalls.
Working with Advanced Actions: Upgrade to complex conditional advanced actions
Learn how to create conditional advanced actions in Adobe Captivate, editing the actions and associating these actions with Slide Events and Objects.
Hands-on: Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5
In this hands-on session, learn the basics of Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate, how to use Advanced Action dialog, and associating these actions with slides and objects.
Hands-on: Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5 – Part 2
In this hands-on session, learn how to use conditional actions to combine multiple actions, build the logic to do the decision-based branching, and associating these actions to slides and objects.
Lilybiri’s favourite: Shapes to trigger advanced actions
Learn how the new smart shapes in Captivate 6 are really game changers, not only because they double as text containers and rollover shapes but especially because they can be used as buttons with all functionalities, including triggering advanced actions.

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Enhancing PowerPoint Courses with Adobe Captivate 5
Learn how to convert the existing eLearning courses from PowerPoint to Adobe Captivate projects with the help of an example and how to enhance the course by adding animations/interactivity to it.
Hands-on: Enhancing PowerPoint Courses with Adobe Captivate 5.5
In this hands-on session, learn how to edit a PowerPoint presentation, synchronize a PowerPoint presentation with the Captivate project and enhance the course by adding animations/interactivity in this session with them.

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What’s New in Adobe eLearning Suite 6
Learn what’s new and exciting in Adobe eLearning Suite 6. Adobe eLearning Suite 6 software offers best-in-class tools for application simulations, product demos, digital imaging, rich animations, and audio production.
Roundtripping Adobe Captivate Content with Adobe Flash
Learn how to roundtrip between Adobe Captivate and Adobe Flash to create and modify animations and widgets.
Roundtripping Adobe Captivate Content with Adobe Photoshop
Learn how to instantly update Adobe Photoshop files imported in Adobe Captivate projects, invoke Adobe Photoshop from within Adobe Captivate, and keep the linked files in sync using a single click.
Create Cool Assets for Your Adobe Captivate Courses
Learn how to make use of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Flash included in Adobe eLearning Suite to create good-looking assets for your eLearning courses.
Adobe Photoshop basics for Adobe Captivate 5.5 users – Part 1

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for creating and editing images/assets for Adobe Captivate courses. In this two-part series, we will discuss different techniques used in creating and managing the image assets.
Adobe Photoshop basics for Adobe Captivate 5.5 users – Part 2

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for creating and editing images/assets for Adobe Captivate courses. In this two-part series, we will discuss different techniques used in creating and managing the image assets.
Creating Meaningful assets for your eLearning courses
Learn the nuances of selecting and using assets like images and videos for your eLearning courses. Also learn how to make use of Adobe Captivate and Adobe Photoshop to select, manage and edit the assets for an effective use inside the course.

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Creating HTML5 Courses for iPad using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 Converter
Learn how to create a course in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and publish it to HTML5 format using HTML5 Converter.
Go Mobile with Adobe Captivate 6
Learn how to create eLearning content for mobile devices using Adobe Captivate 6, publish it to HTML5 format, and deliver on iOS and Android devices.
Hands-on Training: Creating an HTML5 course using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 converter
Learn how to create a good-looking eLearning course which can be published as HTML5 output. In this hands-on session, we will also look at using HTML5 converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5.
Best Practices for Creating HTML5 Courses using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 Converter
Learn about the best practices of creating HTML5 Courses using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 Converter. You will also learn how to create a course in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and publish it to HTML5 format using HTML5 Converter.

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Alternate Reporting and Quiz Result Analyzer in Adobe Captivate 5.5
Learn about the alternate options available for quiz reporting like Acrobat.com and Internal Server. You will also learn how to analyze the results using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer.
LMS Strategies and Implementation with Adobe Captivate
Learn about the LMS basics, SCORM and AICC, Captivate LMS preferences, SCORM Aggregator, course deployment on LMS, and LMS gotchas and things you should be aware of.
Using SCORM Packager with Adobe Captivate 5.5
Learn how to combine SWF and PDF from Captivate, Learning interactions SWF from Flash, and Course Builder SCOs from Dreamweaver into a single course.

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Instant eLearning with Adobe Presenter
Learn how to rapidly create an eLearning course from within Microsoft PowerPoint using Adobe Presenter. You will also learn how to transform drab presentations into interactive multimedia experiences with narration, animations, quizzes, and simulations.
Creating Interactive eLearning with Adobe Presenter
Learn how to rapidly create an interactive eLearning course from within Microsoft PowerPoint using Adobe Presenter. In this training session, you will learn how to create interactive screens using simple actions in PowerPoint.
Creating Scenario-based Courses with Adobe Presenter
Learn how to rapidly create scenarios using branched navigation in Microsoft PowerPoint and publish using Adobe Presenter.
Best Practices for Creating eLearning Courses using Adobe Presenter
Learn best practices to transform drab presentations into interactive multimedia experiences with narration, animations, quizzes, and simulations.
Personify Your Presentations with Adobe Presenter 8
Learn what’s new and exciting in Adobe Presenter 8. Adobe Presenter 8 helps you convert slides into interactive training content using out-of-the-box assets such as actors and learning interactions.
Create Professional Videos with Adobe Presenter 8
Learn how to use Adobe Presenter 8 to easily record and edit your video with crop, trim, pan, and zoom, and automatically adjust the brightness and sharpness of the video.
eLearning Made Easy with Adobe Presenter 8
Learn how to rapidly create eLearning courses with trackable quizzes using the all new Adobe Presenter 8 with out-of-the-box assets such as actors, scenes, layouts, and learning interactions.
My First eLearning Course with Adobe Presenter 8
Learn how to create an interactive eLearning course from scratch to finish using the all-new features of Adobe Presenter 8.
Creating courses for Presenter Mobile App using Adobe Presenter 8
Learn how to create a course in Adobe Presenter 8, host it on Adobe Connect, and view it in Presenter Mobile App, step-by-step. Also learn about the best practices, do’s and don’ts of using the features and creating a good experience in iPad.

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