Tag Archives: Adobe Captivate

ASTD Nebraska 2012 Trainer’s Institute

We love working with the ASTD Nebraska group. This was the second year in a row that I presented a session during their month-long Trainer’s Institute. I was doing a 4-hour session on eLearning tools.  I covered Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate.  I also worked in some general mLearning strategies.  Below are my slides and a number of resources from the presentation     Resources Adobe Captivate 6 Free Trial Adobe Presenter 8 Free Trial Adobe eLearning YouTube videos Creating … Continue reading

No excuses for bad eLearning

Now is the time to upgrade your eLearning tools if you haven’t already. Last month, we saw the release of Adobe Connect 9 which added some great virtual training features and a completely rebuilt event/registration system for managing live online training classes. We also were introduced to the new and improved Captivate 6. I posted my first impressions shortly after the launch and I highly recommend it for anyone developing software demonstrations, interactive simulations or scenario-based training. People say bad things … Continue reading

Adobe Captivate: Manage Hyperlinks

First off, if you missed the webinar on how to Create Software Simulations with Adobe Captivate, here’s a link to the recording:  Creating Software Simulations with Adobe Captivate Webinar.  We had a lot of positive feedback on this session so if you have time, check it out! One of the webinar participants reached out to me after the session with a question about linking to a URL  in Adobe Captivate. In her project, one of the slides includes a button … Continue reading

Using Templates in Adobe Captivate 5/5.5- Part 1

Original article published in  ASTD Nebraska’s monthly newsletter SCENARIO:   You have been asked to develop an eLearning course in Adobe Captivate to teach employees about the company’s new billing system.  The course will consist of a dozen training modules.   Where do you begin? BEGIN WITH A PROJECT TEMPLATE A project template acts as the foundation, or blueprint, for subsequent projects.  When creating a template, you should include reusable elements such as: Title/Objectives/Conclusion slides with placeholders for text Placeholder slides Placeholder … Continue reading

Remove the playback bar in Captivate

A few weeks ago I was working with a student who was interested in removing the skin (playback bar) during a portion of one of her Captivate projects. Her reasons for wanting to turn the skin off were fairly project specific, however I thought this tip might be beneficial to some of our blog readers as well. Why would I want to remove the skin? Well, let’s say that you’re working on a Captivate project and the first part of … Continue reading