Adobe Captivate: The Essentials (Beginner-Advanced)

Adobe Captivate: The Essentials (Beginner-Advanced) Courseware (CAP101)

Unleash the power of Adobe Captivate 12.2 to create SCORM-compliant and accessible eLearning with this step-by-step, project-based workbook.

This is a 2-day course diving deep into Adobe Captivate (version 12.2 released in 2023) essential skills for crafting exceptional eLearning courses.

Students will embark on a journey to build a detailed soft-skills lesson from the ground up. The course will guide them through the process of recording top-notch software demonstrations, interactive training simulations, and captivating video demos. By the conclusion of this intensive course, participants will have mastered the art of integrating text captions, images, characters, videos, assets, smart shapes, and much more into their projects.

Audio plays a pivotal role in eLearning, and this course ensures students are well-equipped. They'll delve into recording, importing, and fine-tuning voiceover audio, enhancing the overall auditory experience for learners. The course doesn't stop there; it introduces students to the world of interactivity, teaching them to incorporate elements like click boxes, buttons, text entry boxes, and engaging quizzes.

For those with a treasure trove of PowerPoint presentations, there's good news! This course will demonstrate how to seamlessly integrate existing PowerPoint content into Captivate, giving old presentations a new lease on life.

Modern learners are on the move, and this course ensures your eLearning keeps pace. Students will learn the intricacies of publishing their Captivate project as HTML5, ensuring accessibility across devices - be it desktops, laptops, tablets, or smartphones.

Highlights of this course include:

  • Ready-to-use Captivate 12 projects, along with images, audio files, and other essential assets to kickstart the learning process.
  • An array of step-by-step, hands-on activities to reinforce learning.
  • Confidence Checks designed to test and solidify new skills.
  • A visual treat with hundreds of supporting screenshots to guide through each step.
Publisher: IconLogic, Inc.


  • Learn to create responsive eLearning with Adobe Captivate 12.2 (also known as Adobe Captivate 2023).
  • Master the art of building intricate soft-skills lessons from scratch.
  • Gain hands-on experience in recording high-quality software demonstrations and interactive software training simulations.
  • Enhance the eLearning with screen elements such as text, images, and videos.
  • Delve deep into audio integration, from recording and importing to editing voiceover audio for a seamless learner experience.
  • Boost learner engagement with interactive elements like click boxes, buttons, data input boxes, variables, advanced actions, and quizzes.
  • Learn to make your eLearning Section 508 compliant with closed captions and accessibility text.
  • Publish projects as HTML5, ensuring compatibility across a range of devices from desktops to smartphones.
  • Benefit from a plethora of provided resources, including Captivate projects, images, and audio files to jumpstart the learning process.
  • Engage in numerous step-by-step activities that reinforce learning through practical application.
  • Challenge and consolidate new skills with periodic Confidence Checks.
  • Receive visual guidance at every step with hundreds of supporting screenshots.



  • Education Through Pictures
  • RoboDemo to Captivate
  • Planning eLearning Projects
  • eLearning Development Phases
  • eLearning Level of Effort
  • Designing Slides in Captivate
  • Fonts and eLearning

Exploring and Creating

  • The Captivate 12 Interface
    • Guided Activity 1: Explore an Existing Project
  • Previewing
    • Guided Activity 2: Preview a Project
      • Previewing Confidence Check
  • Soft Skills eLearning
    • Guided Activity 3: Create a New Project and Add a Background Image
      • Slides Confidence Check
    • Guided Activity 4: Add a Text Block to a Slide
    • Guided Activity 5: Modify a Text Style Preset
      • Text Components Confidence Check
  • Buttons and Themes
    • Guided Activity 6: Add a Button and Set an Action
    • Guided Activity 7: Edit a Theme
      • Buttons Confidence Check
  • Infinite Slides
    • Guided Activity 8: Create an Infinite Slide

Videos, Images, and Audio

  • Videos
    • Guided Activity 9: Insert a Video
      • Videos Confidence Check
  • Images
    • Guided Activity 10: Insert an Image Grid
      • Images Confidence Check
  • Image Accessibility Text
    • Guided Activity 11: Add Accessibility Text to an Image
      • Image Accessibility Text Confidence Check
  • Importing Audio
    • Guided Activity 12: Import Background Music
      • Background Audio Confidence Check
  • Recording and Replacing Audio
    • Guided Activity 13: Calibrate a Microphone
    • Guided Activity 14: Record Voiceover Audio
  • Text-to-Speech
    • Guided Activity 15: Generate Text-to-Speech
    • Guided Activity 16: Edit Audio
    • Guided Activity 17: Replace Slide Audio
      • Replace Audio Confidence Check
  • Closed Captioning
    • Guided Activity 18: Add Closed Captions to a Video
  • Video Closed Captions Confidence Check
    • Guided Activity 19: Add Closed Captions to Audio
      • Audio Closed Captions Confidence Check
  • Slide Accessibility
    • Guided Activity 20: Add Slide Accessibility Text
      • Slide Accessibility Text Confidence Check

States, Animations, Timing, and Variables

  • States
    • Guided Activity 21: Change Button States
  • Animations
    • Guided Activity 22: Add a Hover Interaction
      • Animations Confidence Check
  • Timing
    • Guided Activity 23: Control Slide and Object Timing
      • Confidence Check
  • System Variables
    • Guided Activity 24: Insert a System Variable
  • User Variables
    • Guided Activity 25: Create a User Variable
    • Guided Activity 26: Add and Format an Input Field
    • Guided Activity 27: Insert a User Variable
      • User-Defined Variables Confidence Check

Advanced Actions and Quizzing

  • Conditional Actions
    • Guided Activity 28: Create an Object State
    • Guided Activity 29: Create a Conditional Action
  • Quizzing
    • Guided Activity 30: Set the Quiz Preferences
    • Guided Activity 31: Insert a Multiple Choice Question Slide
    • Guided Activity 32: Edit a Question Slide
      • Quiz Confidence Check


  • TOCs and the Playbar
    • Guided Activity 33: Label Slides
    • Guided Activity 34: Modify the Playbar
  • HTML5 Output
    • Guided Activity 35: Publish as HTML5
  • Publishing LMS-Ready Output
    • Guided Activity 36: Enable LMS Reporting
  • Manifest Files
    • Guided Activity 37: Configure the Manifest File
  • Content Packages
    • Guided Activity 38: Publish a SCORM Content Package

Software Simulations

  • Screen Recording Rehearsals
    • Guided Activity 39: Rehearse a Screen Recording
    • Guided Activity 40: Review Recording Settings
  • Multi-mode Recordings
    • Guided Activity 41: Review Recording Modes
    • Guided Activity 42: Record a Simulation Using Multiple Modes
  • Panning
    • Guided Activity 43: Record a Panning Software Simulation
      • Software Simulation Confidence Check
  • Editing Software Simulations
    • Guided Activity 44: Change the Pointer Appearance
    • Guided Activity 45: Change the Pointer Path
      • Pointer Path Confidence Check
    • Guided Activity 46: Edit Click Box Captions and Presets
      • Failure Caption Confidence Check

Required Prerequisites

Basic computer skills.

You will need a headset and microphone to work with audio during lessons presented in the book.


Length: 2 days | $19.99 per copy

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What is Included?
  • Student Manual