This represents the second is a series of webinars I am providing to Adobe Education Leaders, Adobe Education Trainers, and Adobe Campus Leaders on the fundamentals of developing eLearning materials using Adobe Captivate. The first session happened in March. This session is scheduled for April 20. Since my first session, Adobe released Captivate 2017 (a.k.a. Captivate 10). The interface has changed a bit (for example to add a caption, the plus icon is on the right now – it was previously on the left). However, there have also been major improvements (particularly in terms of fluid boxes and more). I plan to cover those enhancements in a future discussion.
For the session on April 20, I will review how to create eLearning materials which are HTML5 based and responsive (so they display on various devices – from desktops to smartphones. I will also discuss themes and how you can easily provide a new “skin” which significantly changes the look and feel of your presentation.
I plan to review the overall Captivate interface, the basics of captioning your audio, and how to test your resulting materials. Once the webinar has concluded, I will embed the video in this spot as well (for future reference). In terms of supporting resources, I provide links below.
- Responsive HTML5 example (generic look and feel) – my presentation
- Responsive HTML5 example (different theme) – my presentation
- Zip archive containing the Captivate file used for the generic view of my presentation (you will need Captivate 2017 to work with this file)
- Zip archive containing the Captivate file used for my presentation with a different theme (again, Captivate 2017 is needed to work with this file)
- Zip archive containing the .cpvc file indicating how I initially test my responsive eLearning projects.
I encourage you to download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Captivate after you have downloaded and extracted the above files. For those with some experience, can you apply a different theme than the one I used?
Why is there no embedded video?
As luck would have it, we experienced some sort of catastrophic communication failure during my presentation on April 20. It was not just my network or computer; everyone was knocked out of the Connect session and we all had difficulty getting back in. The recording of the first 40 minutes was completely lost. Sigh… I am working with Adobe to do this session again on May 11. Please check back after that date (and I hope to have a video to embed then).
I hope you found this information helpful. As always, I look forward to your comments (and questions about using Captivate to create eLearning resources).