The A to Z of Adobe Captivate

The A to Z of Adobe Captivate

The A to Z of Adobe Captivate


Adobe Captivate has long been one of the most popular e-learning development tools. In this blog post, I’ll give you the A to Z of Adobe Captivate.

A is for Adobe
Adobe is one of the largest software companies in the world and produces some of the most popular products today, such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Adobe also offers Presenter for e-learning development.

B is for Branching
Captivate allows you to easily create projects that branch into different scenarios.

C is for Captions and Characters
Captivate includes a large gallery of caption styles that you can use in your project. Captivate also includes a library of characters that  you can easily insert.

D is for Drag and Drop
Captivate provides a drag and drop wizard that will allow you to create interactive content for your projects.

E is for Effects and Equations
Captivate allows you to apply many different effects to objects, including animations and color effects. Captivate also now allows you to insert new math equations into your project with the Equation Editor.

F is for Flash
Captivate allows you to publish to Flash format, along with HTML5.

G is for Gradients and GIFT Format
Captivate allows you to apply gradients to different shapes in your project. Captivate also allows you to import quiz questions that are in GIFT format.

H is for HD Video and HTML5
Captivate allows you to capture High Definition screencasts. Captivate also publishes to HTML5 to allow your projects to be viewed on tablets.

I is for Interactions
Captivate includes a library of interactions, including a jig saw puzzle, glossary, hang man and process cycle to name a few.

J is for JavaScript
Captivate allows you to execute JavaScript via advanced actions.

K is for Kit
Captivate is a tool that you should definitely consider for your e-learning tool kit.

L is for Library
Captivate has a helpful library that holds any images, audio, backgrounds and more that you have used in your project for easy access.

M is for Mobile Learning
Captivate allows you to create mobile ready content by supporting HTML5 publishing and also includes the Captivate App Packager.

N is for Notes
Captivate allows you to insert a Notes interaction that will allow your learners to take in course notes.

O is for Object Styles
Captivate includes an Object Style Manager that allows you to easily set all the default styles for your project.

P is for for PhoneGap
Captivate allows you to publish projects as apps using the Adobe Captivate App Packager and PhoneGap.

Q is for Quizzing
Captivate allows you to create pre-tests and quizzes using a number of different question types such as Multiple Choice, Matching and Fill In The Blank.

R is for Remediation
Captivate includes a new remedial workflow that will allow your users to review sections of a course that are associate with a quiz question that they have answered incorrectly.

S is for Shared Advanced Actions and Subscriptions
Captivate now allows you to share advanced actions between projects. Captivate also allows you to purchase a monthly or yearly subscription for access to the software.

T is for Themes and TinCan Support 
Captivate comes with a library of themes that you can easily apply to your project. Captivate also supports the new TinCan api.

U is for Updated
Captivate was recently updated to version 7 and includes a large number of enhancements.

V is for Variables
Variables in Captivate allow you to capture information such as a user name or quiz score. They can also be combined with advanced actions to create highly interactive content.

W is for Web Objects
Captivate includes a Web Object interaction that allows you to insert a web page directly into your slide.

X is for XML
Captivate allows you to import and export in XML format for easy project localization.

Y is for YouTube
Captivate allows you to publish your project directly to YouTube. Captivate also comes with a new YouTube widget which allows you to embed a YouTube video directly into your slide.

Z is for Zoom Area
Captivate allows you to add zoom areas to your slides. These are an excellent way to bring focus to a specific area of your content.


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I am a interested in all things related to E-Learning, especially Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate! I believe all E-Learning should incorporate exceptional User Experience Design!


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