Adobe Captivate Masterclass + Animations – 5 days

Create any kind of eLearning content end-to-end including animations - for any device with Adobe Captivate 2017.

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5 days

(5 day course)

  • 1 – 2 delegates: £3,995 + VAT
  • 3 – 4 delegates: £4,245 + VAT
  • 5 – 6 delegates: £4,495 + VAT
  • 7 – 8 delegates: £4,745 + VAT
  • 9 – 10 delegates: £4,995 + VAT

Training at Certitec venue

  • No surcharge
  • Free refreshments and lunch

Training at your venue

  • No travel costs if within 50-mile radius of London, Cardiff or Bristol
  • Up to 4 laptops free
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London Covent Garden

  • 26–30 November 2018
  • 4–8 March 2019
  • 3–7 June 2019

What to expect from this training course

This course is perfect for those looking to create dynamic eLearning experiences with Adobe Captivate CC2017. You'll work with objects, video and even learn how to implement animation with a specific focus on Adobe Animate. Rapidly author professional eLearning content with advanced interactivity, software and scenario simulations, quizzes, video and other engaging experiences. Boost your eLearning productivity with templates, collaboration workflows with the use of variables to allow the creation of highly personalized and realistic materials.

Remote training course

IMPORTANT - This is a remote training course delivered online by an Adobe Certified Instructor (not classroom based).

About this course

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Adobe Captivate software enables anyone to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations, scenario-based training and robust quizzes without programming knowledge or multimedia skills. This course provides students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to develop and build software demonstrations and interactive simulations with animations in Captivate up to an advanced level. In addition to learning key concepts, students also learn best practices for creating and publishing Captivate projects.

Who is this course for?

This course is for beginner and intermediate Captivate users who want to create software demonstrations and interactive simulations. Captivate appeals to a wide variety of audiences, typically grouped in training and education, sales and marketing, or technical support and documentation.

What you will learn

After this course you will learn:

  • CBT development process
  • Recording projects
  • Editing text captions timeline
  • Working with images
  • Pointer paths and buttons
  • Adding audio
  • Working with video
  • Adding animations
  • Adding question slides
  • Themes and project templates
  • Quiz creation and feedback
  • Exporting to YouTube
  • Exporting to HTML5
  • Using skins and templates
  • Reporting and publishing options
  • Themes, Master Slides and Project Templates
  • Responsive eLearning in depth
  • Introduction to Adobe Animate
  • Using system and User variables
  • Standard and conditional scripting
  • SCORM and Multi-SCORM packaging
  • Using the Captivate Draft app
  • Round tripping to Photoshop and Illustrator

Break up your training into smaller pieces

This course can be taken as one continuous block or broken down into smaller segments, namely Captivate Introduction, Captivate Advanced, Captivate Animations. There is no extra charge to split your course and some people prefer to learn over a longer period.

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Course outline

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Days 1–2

The learning environment

  • Definitions
  • Captivate Workflow for Systems Training
  • Start Page
  • Main Editing Interface
  • Workspace Layout

Create a blank project

  • New project options dialog box 
  • The Recording window 
  • Settings button 
  • Editing Slides
  • Slides
  • Filmstrip
  • Slide Properties

Working with text captions and pointer

  • Updating text captions
  • Text Caption Editing
  • Resizing and moving
  • Object Style Manager
  • Modify the Pointer
  • Pointer path

Working with the timeline

  • Set stacking order

Working with objects

  • Using the Grid and the Align panel
  • Stacking and Merging Images
  • Grouping
  • Adding Smart Shapes

Inserting animations

  • Text animation
  • Inserting Animations

Using animation effects

  • Creating HTML5 friendly animations. 
  • Editing Motion paths

Responsive Projects

  • Creating Responsive Projects with fluid boxes
  • Properties of a Fluid box and how they work:
  • Previewing on different devices. 
  • Converting existing non responsive content to responsive

Working with video

  • Adding Slide video
  • The type of video that you want to insert
  • Changing a typing layer to an animation
  • Adding Widgets
  • Smart learning interactions

Recording demonstrations with audio

  • Record audio Dialog box
  • Audio file importing and editing
  • Closed Captioning
  • Text to speech
  • Recording software simulations

Inserting question slides

  • Slide pool and random slides
  • Inserting random slides

Setting reporting options

  • Branching

Updating projects

  • Recording additional slides into an existing project

Themes and project settings

  • Themes
  • Templates

Learning management systems (LMS)

  • Quiz preferences
  • AICC and SCORM
  • Manifest File
  • Manifest dialog box

Publishing to HTML5

  • Export considerations
  • Browser support
  • AICC and SCORM

Other reporting and publishing options

  • Interrogating the results via the Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyser
  • Reporting to an internal server
  • Spell Check
  • Skin Editor and Table of Contents
  • Start and End
  • Resize Projects
  • Roundtrip editing via Word
  • Publishing to YouTube

Days 3–4


  • Using the Captivate Draft app

Integrating with the Adobe Cloud

  • Integrating Adobe Photoshop
  • Integrating Adobe Flash
  • Integrating with Illustrator
  • Previewing with Adobe Edge Inspect
  • Previewing in SCORMCLOUD


  • Encoding video files for use in Captivate
  • Adding and editing animation effects
  • Recording high definition 'screen casts'
  • Inserting widgets and preloaders into the project


  • Uploading video for YouTube
  • Sharing YouTube videos
  • Integreating into your projects

Mobile devices

  • Creating mobile projects
  • Working with multiple screen resolutions
  • Testing mobile projects
  • Sharing mobile projects


  • Using smart shapes as buttons
  • Using buttons to trigger animation effects
  • Switch object visibility on/off
  • Introducing Edge Animate


  • Creating and insert ‘system’ and ‘user’ variables
  • Using variables to gather data
  • Creating ‘conditional' and 'shared' actions
  • Object State view
  • New variables in Captivate
  • Detailed use of 'Drag and drop' functionality

Aggregator projects

  • Create an 'aggregator' project
  • Publish the aggregator project


  • Reviewing projects pre-publishing with the Captivate ‘Reviewer’ software
  • Publishing for Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Using the Geolocation variable


  • Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer - the LMS alternative
  • Creating and editing Aggregator project


  • Troubleshoot any issues with the trainer
  • Bring in your existing problem projects for the trainer to assist with

Day 5

Getting to know Animate

  • Adobe Animate Workspace
  • The Tools panel
  • Working with Panels
  • Panel Dock
  • Libraries
  • Setting Preferences

Working with documents

  • Working with the Stage
  • Using Guides, Rulers, and Grids
  • Using the Timeline
  • Using Layers
  • Copying and Moving Content
  • Undoing, Redoing
  • History in Animate

Working with shapes and colour

  • Drawing in Animate
  • Using Vector Graphics
  • Using Bitmap Graphics
  • Merge Drawing Mode
  • Object Drawing Mode
  • Drawing Primitive Shapes
  • Creating Overlapping Shapes
  • Adding Colour
  • Strokes and Fills
  • Gradients
  • Lines
  • Arranging Objects
  • Transforming Objects

Working with symbols

  • What Symbols are and how they work
  • What Symbols’ Instances are
  • Movie Clip Symbols
  • Graphic Symbols
  • Creating Symbols
  • Editing Symbols
  • Editing Instances

Working with animations

  • Shape Tweens
  • Classic Tweens
  • Motion Tweens

Publishing and exporting

  • Publishing from Animate
  • Importing to Captivate
  • Exporting for HTML5
  • Publishing Preview


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  • Book a 2-day course - receive £70 + VAT
  • Book a 3-day course - receive £80 + VAT
  • Book a 4-day course - receive £90 + VAT
  • Book a 5-day course - receive £100 + VAT

This offer does not include private training

How to book

Just reference your original booking invoice number

Terms and conditions

  • FlexiCredits can only be used as payment or part-payment towards a Certitec scheduled training course
  • You will be emailed your FlexiCredits after payment and completion of your course with Certitec
  • FlexiCredit is applicable only if the full RRP is paid for your course(s). Any discounting invalidates the FlexiCredit. If discounting has been applied you can pay back the difference in order to qualify for the offer
  • Any booking paid or part-paid by a FlexiCredit does not earn FlexiCredits
  • You can 'give' your FlexiCredits to another person in your company providing you email us intention of 'hand-over' and the delegate name(s) for the course benefitting from the credits
  • You cannot mix-and-match FlexiCredits from a company booking to a self-funding booking (or vice-versa)
  • The FlexiCredit offer lasts for 6 months from the first date of your qualifying booking(s)

Training dates

London Covent Garden

  • 26–30 November 2018
  • 4–8 March 2019
  • 3–7 June 2019

This course can also be taken as split courses

Captivate Introduction

London Covent Garden

  • 26–27 November 2018
  • 4–5 March 2019
  • 3–4 June 2019

Captivate Advanced

London Covent Garden

  • 28–29 November 2018
  • 6–7 March 2019
  • 5–6 June 2019

Captivate Animations

London Covent Garden

  • 30 November 2018
  • 8 March 2019
  • 7 June 2019

If you don't see any suitable dates here, it might be more economical to deliver a private training course for you

When submitting a booking for this Adobe private training course you can suggest suitable dates on our booking form

This course can also be taken as split courses

Captivate Introduction

Captivate Advanced

Captivate Animations

Training Locations

London Covent Garden

90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9RZ


Situated in one of the most vibrant parts of London, our Covent Garden office at 90 Long Acre runs parallel to the Strand, between Charing Cross Road and Drury Lane. Around the corner from the Royal National Opera, Drury Lane, the Piazza and the Apple Store, it truly is a great location. Recently refurbished, the training centre has large windows, an impressive double-height reception and a central atrium so that most offices have lots of natural light. All delegates have full use of the business lounge and all wifi is free of charge. Our neighbours include companies in the retail trade and creative industries, such as website development, film production, publishing and theatre supply. Travel to Covent Garden Underground station on the Piccadilly line and 5 minutes from Charing Cross mainline and Holborn. (more Covent Garden info).



15th Floor, Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff CF24 0EB


The Cardiff training centre is in the heart of the city with all amenities and transport links on the doorstep. A great location for those taking the train since it's immediately behind Queen Street station, and there are numerous car parks nearby for those who prefer to drive. Fantastic views of Cardiff can be seen from Brunel House and our training room is modern, air conditioned, has super-fast internet links and has the trainer’s monitor is situated next to each delegate.


Broad Quay House, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4DJ


Broad Quay House is situated on Bristol's waterfront in the heart of the city. Our training room occupies one of the most visible positions in Bristol, just yards from Queen Square, overlooking the floating harbour and surrounding areas. Easy access by road and rail - an ideal central city location with high-speed internet links and air conditioned offices. Bristol Temple Meads station is just a 4-minute taxi ride away (typically a 15-minute walk).

Remote training courses

Our remote training courses are designed to give you complete flexibility and receive the exact same training experience – remotely!

Like our in-class training, the same course agenda will be followed and course numbers will be kept to a minimum, so you have the opportunity to interact and ask the trainer questions.

  • The same flexibility as in the classroom
  • The same experience but no travel
  • All training sessions are recorded for future reference

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Further information and FAQs


  • Basic knowledge of Windows or Macintosh.

General information

  • Courses start at 10am and finish at 5pm. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of the course on the first day.
  • We supply all computers, software and courseware, pads, pens, lunch and refreshments.
  • Access to a secure section of our site that offers useful tips and tricks.

What's for Lunch ...

We provide flexible lunch vouchers which can be redeemed at outlets nearby such as:

  • Bella Italia
  • Boots
  • Burger King
  • Co-operative
  • Eat
  • Greggs
  • McDonalds
  • Nandos
  • Pizza Express
  • Pret A Manger
  • Starbucks
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco
  • to name but a few.


We supply 6-months rock-solid support via email on the subject matter covered during the course. Find out more…


What's the difference between scheduled and private training?

Scheduled training courses take place in a classroom at one of our training centres. The dates and course structure are set in advance, and class sizes are usually limited to fewer than 10 delegates.

Private training courses take place at your premises or ours, and allow us to offer a session tailored to your organisation's needs.

The best value for money is most often found in our scheduled training, though private training can be cost effective for large groups.

Do you charge any travel or hotel expenses for private training?

If you are within a 50-mile radius of any of our London, Cardiff or Bristol training venues then no additional charge for travel or accommodation is applied. For more specific information then please see our private training courses page.

Introduction or Advanced training - what is best for me?

Our best advice is to carefully check our course outlines, which set out everything our trainers will cover in each course. If you feel comfortable with more than 80% of the outline to an introduction course, you should be ready to take an advanced course. If not, an advanced course could leave you feeling out of your depth, and an introduction course would be the better option.

Am I eligible for free or discounted Adobe software (by taking a course)?

Unfortunately, no. However, Adobe has released the Creative Cloud, which means you can now license your software on a monthly or yearly basis at a great price! Licensing costs are much lower for students, educational bodies and charities.

What's the difference between 'company' and 'self-funding status'?

Self-funding is for people who are unemployed, employed by a company but taking the training for their own gain (not a function within that company) or looking to start their own business (but not already started). Please visit our more detailed self-funding page which contains all the information required to identify advantages and disadvantages of 'company' and 'self-funding' status – it is very important to understand the differences.

I have a FlexiCredit voucher for another course - how do I spend it?

Each course of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 days will accrue a FlexiCredit voucher of £60, £70, £80, £90 and £100 + VAT respectively. Just use the discount field for FlexiCredit on your next course booking or call us on 0800 0789 462 and we'll then deduct the amount from your next course. We just need you to supply the invoice number of the qualifying booking which accrued that FlexiCredit.

I am from overseas –  can I attend a training course?

Yes, anyone over 16 years old can attend a Certitec training course. Payment for the training course must be paid for in advance in order to satisfy UK guidelines.

How do I book my training course?

You can either book online (look at the main navigation menu above, navigate to your course of choice and select BOOK COURSE) or call us on 0800 0789 462. You are not required to fill in any bookings forms – we'll take your information and then email you the 'ePaperwork' – simple. Please ensure you have added to your list of accepted email addresses.

Will I receive any type of reminder prior to my course?

Yes, 5 days beforehand. This reminder by email (to the person who made the booking) will contain information such as course, venue, dates, start/end times, and delegate names. Please ensure you have added to your list of accepted email addresses.

Is the training with Mac or Windows?

We cater for both operating systems at all our training centres. Just let us know your preference when you book and we'll ensure everything is in place when you attend your course. We currently use Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and Windows 10 (October 2016).

Is there much difference between Mac and Windows?

Besides the slight difference in opening and saving files on a Mac (using the Finder) and Windows (using Explorer), that's pretty much it. The Mac uses the keyboard accelerator 'Command' key and Windows uses the keyboard accelerator 'Control' key. So if you've learnt on a Mac and then switch to use Windows (or vice versa), don't worry – you'll adapt straight away.

Is there any type of dress code?

No, just wear whatever is comfortable for you.

Who attends your courses?

We train people from all walks of life, from self-funding individuals, freelancers and charity workers all the way up to leaders of large organisations. If you're over 16 and have basic computer skills, you can attend our courses.

As well as receiving some great training, you might even make a contact or two – so bring your business cards and get ready to meet people with similar interests.

What do I need to bring to the course?

Just arrive in plenty of time and we'll handle the rest. You'll be given writing pads, pens and a first-class course book that's yours to keep – a perfect way to refer back to techniques covered by the trainer.

Can I bring along my own laptop?

Yes, although the training itself has to be carried out on our workstations, because of software licensing agreements with Adobe. You're free to use your own laptop and devices during breaks, and we offer Wi-Fi internet access.

Can I bring my own project for you to help me with?

We'll always try to deal with personal requests when time allows but we can't guarantee that our trainers can assist with all such issues. Our main goal is to ensure that all delegates are given expert guidance in the topics listed on our published training outlines and that they each receive the training they have paid for.

Can I bring my Wacom (or compliant) graphics tablet?

Yes, so long as you give us 24 hours notice, because we'll need to install the driver software ahead of time.

If you have a Wacom (or compliant) tablet but you have never used it before, we don't recommend that you bring it with you, as you may be hindered during the course.

Is there car parking at my training venue?

Most of our training locations are based in major city centres, so we recommend using public transport or local car parks. Our London, Cardiff and Bristol venues have NCP car parks near the training venues (fees payable to NCP), and Cardiff has bicycle parking at the back of Brunel House.

What about refreshments and lunch?

Our training centres have a lunch voucher scheme with different outlets to suit various diets. We also offer free tea, coffee and biscuits during breaks.

What about payment for my course?

We'll auto-invoice companies with payment allowed up to 15 days after the course.

For self-funding individuals payment is required 10 working days before the course starts. We accept payment by bank transfer, BACS, CHAPS, cheque and all major debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX – with transactions in British Pounds, Euros or American Dollars). Payment instructions can be found in the email containing your invoice.

How about splitting my course?

All our 5-day Masterclass courses can be taken in smaller segments. For example, our Design Masterclass, which comprises 2 days of Photoshop, 2 days of InDesign and 1 day of Illustrator, can be split so you can take the courses over different periods. Just let us know when booking or making your enquiry.

Does my course come with a certificate?

Thanks to extensive customer feedback, we use a very successful eCertificate system after completion of your course. At 11pm on the final day of your course, we'll email you a personalised certificate. Gone are the days of soggy certificates – now you can save and print them forever!

After my course, do I become Adobe Certified?

You'll receive an official Adobe Authorised Training Centre course completion certificate after your course, which is different from the Adobe Certified Associate Associate or Expert qualification.

However, we do run courses that enable you to get on the fast track to Adobe Certified status.

I have taken my ACA exam and need to re-access my account

In readiness for your Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam, you will have set up an account with Certiport ( You'll need to use your Certiport username and password to access your Certiport account.

We don't hold your Certiport login details on record: despite our similar names, Certitec and Certiport and not part of the same organisation.

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