Adobe Captivate training course for beginners, teaching how to develop professional-standard interactive e-learning content.
Adobe Captivate is the industry-standard tool for developing interactive e-learning tutorials and presentations featuring spoken narrative, animation, video and tests. Content is accessible locally, via Intranet or the Web, and it integrates smoothly with Learning Management Systems.
Introduction to Captivate training provides a thorough grounding for beginners, teaching all key techniques. Sessions include:
- Working with slides and masters
- Applying effects, adding buttons and rollover captions
- Using the timeline
- Inserting images and sound
- Inserting audio, video and animations
- Creating questions and assessments
- Publishing for Learning Management Systems
- Publishing for HTML5
This course is ideal for newcomers to Captivate, and those with limited Captivate experience.
In lockdown or been furloughed?
You can participate in this course online, from your place of work or home, at a discounted price. To read about how this works, see Live online training.
Been furloughed? You can still participate in training without this affecting your furloughed status, as confirmed on gov.uk.
Subject to Government guidance, we plan to recommence in-class courses late June, applying social distancing measures – fewer people per class, you won’t sit next to another person.
Upcoming course dates
Accredited Captivate training
Armada is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC), accredited by Adobe to provide Captivate training.
Courses are hosted by highly experienced instructors. For details, see Expert trainers.
How will I learn?
Captivate training is hands-on and practical.
Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running Captivate.
There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.
Captivate training guide and certificate
Course delegates receive:
- A comprehensive training guide for Captivate, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
- An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an Adobe‑accredited Captivate training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.
After course support
Following Captivate training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Captivate trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.
No prior Captivate knowledge is necessary.
Training is based primarily on Captivate 2019, as contained in Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2019. The techniques taught are relevant to all recent releases of Captivate .
All Captivate training is suitable for both Windows and Mac users.
Our guarantees to you
- A price guarantee that you’re getting the best value for money.
- A training guarantee that you’ll learn the concepts and skills you need.
On-request Captivate training available
Introduction to Captivate training is available on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group, hosted at one of our centres, your venue or online.
On-request Captivate training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing. Please contact us for a quote.
Payment for Captivate training can be made bank transfer or card.
We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.
If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.
For further details, see training course payment options.
Cancellations and transfers
We understand that you require flexibility in these uncertain times. So, we’ve temporarily relaxed our Terms and Conditions relating to the cancellation and postponement of places booked on scheduled courses (classroom-based or online).
If you’re not able to attend a scheduled course you’ve booked, you can postpone your training and attend a later course giving us just one working days’ notice.
Alternatively, you can cancel your course place without penalty giving us just one weeks’ notice. Any fees paid will be refunded.
We hope this helps you to plan and book training with us safe in the knowledge that, if circumstances worsen to the extent that you’re not able to attend, you won’t lose your money.
Terms and conditions
Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.
Introduction to Captivate training courses are hosted by:
Mark is a long-established Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) and an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Captivate.
Mark uses Captivate extensively in his professional work as an e-Learning developer. He is a recognised expert in all aspects of e-Learning, including hosting and LMS development.
Mark is also an expert user of Adobe Animate, which he uses to create animations to incorporate into his e-learning tutorials, bring them to life.
Prior to focusing on e-Learning, Mark worked in website development and Flash programming.
Away from e-Learning training and development, Mark works in the music industry as a programmer, writer, producer and performer. He recently co-wrote a song featured in the Oscar nominated movie ‘Volver’, starring Penelope Cruz.
Greta Powell is long-established consultant and trainer in graphic design, print and digital publishing, specialising in Adobe’s key creative applications – InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator – and the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
She also specialises in e-learning development using an array of tools including Adobe’s Captivate and Presenter applications, and Articulate Storyline.
Greta has worked as a consultant to some of the biggest publishing companies in Europe.
Away from her training and consultancy work, Greta has a passion for photography.
The Captivate learning environment
Creating a new project
Adding and editing slides
Working with text captions
Modifying the pointer
Working with the timeline
Working with objects
Using Smart Shapes
Inserting animations and applying effects
Adding video to a Captivate project
Adding audio to a Captivate project
Exploring the ‘panning’ function
Recording software simulations
Importing PowerPoint slides
Using text entry boxes
Inserting rollover captions and images
Inserting question slides
Setting reporting options
High definition screencasts
Themes and project templates
Publishing for a Learning Management System (LMS)
Publishing to HTML5
Other reporting and publishing options
Creating aggregator projects
Live online training
Live online training lets you participate in a real Captivate course from your place of work or home.
We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:
- See and hear our trainer and other delegates participating in the Captivate training…
- Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
- Share your screen with our trainer.
We endeavour to provide you with the best online training experience…
- Online Introduction to Captivate courses are presented by Adobe Certified Instructors, following the same syllabus as our classroom-based courses.
- You receive comprehensive training materials.
- Your training is hands-on. You carry out assisted exercises using Captivate.
- If you don’t have access to Captivate software, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional trial software that you can download and install.
- You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.
When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time.
All you need is an internet-connected computer – see Hardware recommendations for live online training. The setup is simple, but if there’s anything you’re not sure about we’re here to help.
For a limited time, we’re offering discounts for bookings on live online courses.
Discounts and bundles
To make your Captivate training as affordable as possible, we offer:
- A range of training discounts on our scheduled Captivate training courses.
- A price guarantee that you won’t get Captivate training for less.
If you book multiple course places, we can offer you:
- 10% discount if you book two places.
- 15% discount if you book three or four places.
- 20% discount if you book five or more places.
This can be for several people attending one course, one person attending several courses, or a combination.
These discounts are available for both classroom-based courses and remote training.
We offer a 10% discount on scheduled Captivate course places to:
- Students, teachers and lecturers.
- People who work for a registered charity.
- ISTC members.
These discounts are available for both classroom-based courses and remote training.
Please call us if you qualify for a discount. Evidence of your status that entitles you to a discount may be requested.
Terms and exclusions
Only one of the above discounts can be applied to any booking.
The above discounts are not available for training bundles or on-request course bookings (one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group).
When you book training with Armada, we want you to be certain that you’re not paying over-the-odds. So, if you book a place on any scheduled (public) course and then find the same course at a lower price elsewhere, we will match that price.
To qualify for the price match:
- The course you find must be comparable. By this we mean it must:
- Cover the same subject.
- Be the same duration or longer.
- Hold the same accreditations as our course, i.e. it must be provided by an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC).
- For classroom-based courses, be in the same region, i.e. within 50 miles of our centre.
- For remote training, be a live course, i.e. not pre-prepared e-learning content.
- The lower price must be advertised on the other company’s website.
To claim a price match, just call any time before attending your course and tell us where you saw the price.
We offer a range of services to support your Adobe Captivate e-learning development.
If you have a peak workload, or require assistance with a specific project, Armada’s in-house team of highly experienced e-learning developers can carry out Captivate development work for you. We’ll be happy to quote for any project you’re looking to outsource.
We can create high-quality e-learning material from your defined brief, or we can help you create your storyboard for maximum impact. If you have existing material, we can import and re-use it wherever practical to reduce your costs.
Clients for whom our team has completed successful projects include Arqiva, Honda, Priory Group and Securewest International.
We can host your e-learning courses on Armada’s Learning Management System (LMS). We can provide you with an administrator account to manage your courses and content yourself, or you can leave everything to us and we’ll supply you with regular reports on course participation, results and more.
We can assist you with the production of audio to include in your Captivate tutorials. We can:
- Provide spoken narrative, sourced by voiceover professionals.
- Edit your audio. We can trim and repair audio clips, add effects, set levels and mix.
We can produce professional-standard video footage to incorporate into your Captivate tutorials. We can cover all aspects of the filming process including:
We’ll film the scenes you want to include in your tutorials. With 25 years’ experience, our cinematographers/camera operators know how to convey your message with maximum visual impact. All equipment is provided, including cameras, lighting, microphones, etc.
From the footage recorded, we’ll produce professional-standard video, with audio and visual effects, that tells the story you require.
Our consultants can provide expert advice on best practice and approach for your e-learning development. We can:
- Advise on which Learning Management System (LMS) best meets your requirements.
- Create standards and design templates for your team to use.
happy to go over anything again if needed. The room was comfortable and the technical equipment including computers and screens used to complete the course were good. I would recommend this course for Adobe Captivate training.”