Captivate masterclass & animations

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At a glance

  • Central LondonOnline, Instructor-led
  • 9.30am–4.30pm
  • Workbook & supportSupport
  • Lunch & refreshmentsVideo recording of course
  • 5 days
  • Accelerated learning
  • Business: £949806+VAT
  • Individual / charity: £806685+VAT (£967.20822.00)
  • Adobe CC2020

Course dates


  • 22–26 November 2021
  • 07–11 February 2022


  • 22–26 November 2021
  • 07–11 February 2022


This course is perfect for those looking to create dynamic eLearning experiences with Adobe Captivate. 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 personalised and realistic materials.

This course will be delivered through our Accelerated learning approach, allowing you to learn more information, easier and more efficiently than standard training approaches.

Target audience

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.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Feel comfortable navigating the Captivate interface and understand both the core and specialist features
  • Create a new project that includes text captions, objects, basic animations and more
  • Implement responsive projects, record audio and understand learning management systems
  • Publish in HTML5 in addition to alternative reporting and publishing options
  • Plan projects using the Captivate draft app
  • Understand advanced video integration, including how to utilise YouTube video content within your projects
  • Integrate Animate into your projects and take advantage of shapes, symbols and animations

Accelerated learning

Our Accelerated learning approach at Certitec is unique within the Adobe training industry. Our focus is not on what you learn, but how you learn. Referred to as ‘Accelerated Learning’, this process allows you to digest a significant amount of information more quickly, and more easily than through other methods.

Accelerated learning

  • Having a firm understanding on the learning process
  • The use of course workbooks to strengthen memory retention
  • Finding a balance between new and recap learning
  • Kinaesthetic (‘hands-on’) techniques

Find out more about our Accelerated learning process.


What to expect from this course?

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.

Our Adobe certified training team will be with you all the way, helping you develop your eLearning project building skills. 

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Day one – Understanding Captivate key concepts

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

Day two – Refining concepts and workflow

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

Day three – Development of concepts and putting skills into practice


  • 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

Day four – Refining your skills and consolidation


  • 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 five – Building animations into your scenarios

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

Classroom trainint

Advantages of classroom training

Classroom training has many advantages over other formats of training since in-person interaction and communication plays an extremely important part to absorbing information. 

Classroom training allows you to get trained in a safe, quiet, clean environment, away from the noise and pressures of the office or home. The classroom environment provides the important “human touch,” which is often missing in technology-based training. 

You can’t beat real life interaction when asking important questions and receiving immediate feedback. 

Other benefits of classroom training include:

  • Group interaction. People learn from one another as well as from the trainer
  • Training groups can be large or small
  • Classroom training also teaches us how to interact with one another in a professional, productive, cooperative way, which is something that other forms of training often don’t provide

Remote training

Advantages of remote training

Remote training introduces a virtually no-limits training option since it's extremely flexible. You can attend a remote training session anywhere in the world and has become increasingly popular over the last few years. 

Remote training plays itself into your hands and you can harness technology to enable you to use traditional computers, tablets and even phones for complete flexibility.

You can see your trainer (webcam) and they will take you through the training session like you're actually attending a classroom training event.

Other benefits of remote training include:

  • No travel to the classroom - you can attend remote training in your pj's if you wish!
  • Training groups can be large or small and even split over multiple locations and even multiple countries at the same time
  • You have the ability to interact with your trainer by talking, electronically raising your hand and even allow for them to see your screen (if you authorise)
  • All remote training sessions are recorded - so you can play-back at anytime in the future and enhance your learning experience

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Discounts for self funders and charities

You will save 15% off the course price if you’re a non-business delegate and includes the following:

  • Self funding individual
  • Charity
  • Student
  • Educational establishment

Flexipay over 6 months

With the option to split the cost of your 5 day Adobe certified training course, our Flexipay payment plan allows you to develop your skills, without breaking the bank.

Post course support

After your course, we don’t leave you high-and-dry. Our technical support is provided for a lifetime.

Course computers

When it comes to classroom training - our training facility computers are better and faster than ever.

All our modern 27-inch computers have faster processors, expanded memory, larger storage and enhanced audio and video capabilities for an even better experience in the classroom.

Free course retake

We understand that before booking your course, knowing that you can have a free course refresher gives you that added insurance.

London training facility

Located in the heart of London's West end ... our training facility at 60 St. Martin's Lane ensures the location is as exciting as our training!

Lunch and refreshments

We provide healthy snacks (high quality dark chocolate, walnuts, fresh fruit) and coffee, all of which have been suggested to improve focus in the sessions. 

For lunch, we give you the flexibility to eat what you want and introduced a lunch voucher scheme that can be used at nearby outlets. 

Adobe Creative Cloud software

You can either subscribe to the entire suite (that’s all the applications) or just one application on a monthly basis. Adobe offers a free 7-day trial for each application if you wish to try before you subscribe. 

Just visit the Adobe Creative Cloud page and see what might be the best option for you.


What happens if I am unwell on the morning of my course?

This is just fine from a course perspective since you can re-arrange again (according to our course schedule) for no fee.

How do I actually book my course?

Find the course you wish and then click on the ‘book now’ button and complete the form.

Can I jump immediately to an Advanced course?

Delegates attending an Advanced course must already possess at least 80% of the knowledge of the (previous) Introduction course. This is so you are not out of your depth in the Advanced course and also so other delegates are not affected.

Do I need to bring my own computer (classroom training)?

We supply all computers (macOS and Windows) at our training facility. You can bring your laptop along if you wish for anything work related but due to Adobe guidelines - delegates must use our computers to ensure the software meets our requirements.

What are the training times?

We start at 9.30 and finish at 4.30pm with plenty of breaks and 40 minutes for lunch.

Are refreshments and lunch provided (classroom training)?

Yes - we provide all refreshments (tea, coffee, water, biscuits etc) and also lunch (in the format of a voucher which can be spent at many nearby locations).

What if I fail my ACA exam?

Start 9.30am - Finish 3.30pm.

You will undertake a practice exam just before lunch, then undertake the certification exam in the afternoon. 

Should you not pass the first time, you can retake the exam for no charge when the course runs again in our schedule.

Will I get a certificate for attending?

Yes - your Adobe authorised training centre certificate of attendance will be emailed after your training course.

What is the dress format for attending training (classroom training)?

Anything goes since our training caters for the creative industry - so wear what you like (although please consider the training rooms are air conditioned).

Will I be able to work to my own agenda in the training?

Our courses are scheduled and run with the same outline and aims. Whilst our trainers can field some ad hoc questions along the way we are unable to provide specific information on your project.

If you did wish to cover your own agenda why not arrange a private training course.

Can I park at the training facility (classroom training)?

There are numerous NCP car parks close to the facility although you might find it more cost effective parking further afield and travelling into the city centre on public transport.

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Course dates


  • 22–26 November 2021
  • 07–11 February 2022


  • 22–26 November 2021
  • 07–11 February 2022

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6 reviews


recommended the course

The training was really good! Its all about putting it into practice now back in the office!

Amy Lockyer. 20th July, 2021

Very knowledgeable trainer, particularly on captivate which was the main priority

Rob Shaloe. 18th June, 2021

Great training course covering a lot of content well. Mark was an enthusiastic trainer who gave good real world advice

Daniel Acharya. 20th May, 2021

Mark was very knowledgeable and small group size was great as it allowed us to be quite focussed on our own potential use for captivate. Thank you!

Liz Howard. 24th April, 2021

The training was first class and I look forward to putting everything I have learned into practice back in the office. Thank you Mark

Sozia Urquhart. 12th March, 2021

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