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Adobe Captivate 6: Beyond the Essentials

Book Description

You will learn Captivate's higher-end functionality while improving your production skills via project templates, object styles, master slides, Themes and advanced actions. You will learn to collaborate with team members via Captivates' powerful commenting features and Acrobat.com. You'll enhance the learners experience via variables that will make it seem like each eLearning lesson you produce has been customized for and is talking directly to your customer.

Table of Contents

  1. Adobe Captivate 6: Beyond the Essentials
    1. About This Book
      1. The Author
      2. Book Conventions
      3. Confidence Checks
      4. Captivate System Requirements
      5. Acrobat.com
      6. Data Files
        1. Student Activity: Download the Windows Data Files
        2. Student Activity: Download the Mac Data Files
      7. How Software Updates Affect This Book
      8. Contacting IconLogic
      9. Special Thanks
    2. Module 1: Essentials Review
      1. To Review or Not to Review...
      2. Planning eLearning Projects
      3. The Development Process
      4. Resolution and Recording Size
      5. Captivate’s Recording Settings
        1. Student Activity: Review Recording Settings
      6. Access for Assistive Devices
        1. Student Activity: Enable Access for Assistive Devices
      7. Rehearsals
        1. Student Activity: Rehearse a Script
      8. Custom Recordings
        1. Student Activity: Record a Custom Simulation
          1. Confidence Check
      9. Text Caption Pre-Editing
        1. Student Activity: Edit a Text Capture Template
          1. Confidence Check
    3. Module 2: Video Demos
      1. Creating Video Projects
        1. Student Activity: Record a Video Demo
      2. Zooming and Panning
        1. Student Activity: Zoom Closer to the Screen Action
        2. Student Activity: Zoom Closer and Pan
          1. Confidence Check
      3. Splitting
        1. Student Activity: Split a Video
          1. Confidence Check
      4. Trimming
        1. Student Activity: Trim a Video
          1. Confidence Check
    4. Module 3: Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating
      1. Creating Object Styles
        1. Student Activity: Create a New Style
        2. Student Activity: Apply a Style Globally
        3. Student Activity: Export/Import a Style
          1. Confidence Check
      2. Combining Projects
        1. Student Activity: Name a Slide
          1. Confidence Check
        2. Student Activity: Copy/Paste Project Assets
      3. Branching
        1. Student Activity: Use Buttons to Create a Branch
          1. Confidence Check
        2. Student Activity: Explore the Branching View
      4. Creating Groups
        1. Student Activity: Create a Slide Group
      5. Aggregating
        1. Student Activity: Publish SWFs
          1. Confidence Check
        2. Student Activity: Aggregate SWFs
          1. Confidence Check
    5. Module 4: Question Pools
      1. Pools and Random Question Slides
        1. Student Activity: Insert a Question Slide
          1. Confidence Check
        2. Student Activity: Rename and Create Question Pools
          1. Confidence Check
        3. Student Activity: Move Questions to Pools
          1. Confidence Check
        4. Student Activity: Insert Random Question Slides
          1. Confidence Check
    6. Module 5: Accessible eLearning
      1. Accessibility and Captivate
        1. Student Activity: Set Document Information
        2. Student Activity: Enable Accessibility
      2. Accessibility Text
        1. Student Activity: Add Accessibility Text to Slides
        2. Student Activity: Import Slide Audio
          1. Confidence Check
      3. Shortcut Keys
        1. Student Activity: Add Shortcut Keys
          1. Confidence Check
      4. Closed Captioning
        1. Student Activity: Add Closed Captions
          1. Confidence Check
    7. Module 6: Variables and Widgets
      1. Variables
        1. Student Activity: Add Project Information
        2. Student Activity: Insert a System Variable
          1. Confidence Check
        3. Student Activity: Edit a System Variable
          1. Confidence Check
        4. Student Activity: Create a User Variable
        5. Student Activity: Use a Variable to Gather Data
          1. Confidence Check
      2. Widgets
        1. Student Activity: Insert and Format a Widget
          1. Confidence Check
      3. Interactions
        1. Student Activity: Insert a Process Circle
          1. Confidence Check
    8. Module 7: Actions
      1. Simple Actions
        1. Student Activity: Use a Completed Action
        2. Student Activity: Name Objects
          1. Confidence Check
        3. Student Activity: Control Object Visibility
          1. Confidence Check
        4. Student Activity: Create a Simple Action
          1. Confidence Check
        5. Student Activity: Attach an Action to a Button
        6. Student Activity: Group Timeline Objects
          1. Confidence Check
      2. Conditional Actions
        1. Student Activity: Create a Variable
        2. Student Activity: Create a Conditional Action
          1. Confidence Check
      3. Multiple Decision Blocks
        1. Student Activity: Create Decision Blocks
          1. Confidence Check
    9. Module 8: Reviewing and Background Editing
      1. Collaborating
        1. Student Activity: Send a Project for Review
        2. Student Activity: Add Review Comments
          1. Confidence Check
        3. Student Activity: Review and Reply to Comments
          1. Confidence Check
      2. Background Editing
        1. Student Activity: Create an Image Mask
      3. Integrating Photoshop
        1. Student Activity: Delete a Background
        2. Student Activity: Work with Photoshop Layers
          1. Confidence Check
    10. Module 9: Master Slides, Themes and Templates
      1. Master Slides
        1. Student Activity: Add an Image to a Master Slide
        2. Student Activity: Insert a Content Master Slide
        3. Student Activity: Apply a Master Slide to Project Slides
        4. Student Activity: Edit a Master Slide
          1. Confidence Check
      2. Themes
        1. Student Activity: Apply a Theme
          1. Confidence Check
        2. Student Activity: Create a Custom Theme
      3. Project Templates
        1. Student Activity: Review an Existing Template
        2. Student Activity: Create a Project from a Template
        3. Student Activity: Create a Project Template
          1. Confidence Check
        4. Student Activity: Export/Import Project Assets
      4. Template Placeholders
        1. Student Activity: Insert a Placeholder
    11. Module 10: Reporting Results
      1. Acrobat.com as an LMS Alternative
        1. Student Activity: Enable Reporting
        2. Student Activity: Post Results to Acrobat.com
        3. Student Activity: Use the Quiz Results Analyzer
          1. Confidence Check
        4. Student Activity: Review and Chart Quiz Data
      2. LMS Reporting Options
        1. Student Activity: Set Quiz Reporting Options
      3. Manifest Files
        1. Student Activity: Create a Manifest File
      4. Advanced Interaction
        1. Student Activity: Report a Button Interaction
        2. Student Activity: Adjust Slide Object Interaction
      5. Content Packages
        1. Student Activity: Publish a Content Package
      6. Uploading to an LMS
        1. Student Activity: Create an Inquisiq LMS Account
        2. Student Activity: Create an LMS Lesson
        3. Student Activity: Create an LMS Course
        4. Student Activity: Create an LMS Catalog
        5. Student Activity: Test an eLearning Course
  2. Index