Easily transform presentations into interactive eLearning content with Adobe® Captivate® 7 software using a roundtrip PowerPoint workflow. Choose from attractive, professionally designed themes, and apply them across projects to maintain a consistent look and feel.
Import your PowerPoint 2010 slides in eLearning projects. Bring in objects, animations, and multimedia, easily update the content, and keep your PowerPoint and Adobe Captivate projects in sync with the dynamically linked import option.
Get going faster, do the job in fewer steps, and improve the overall authoring experience with the Property inspector, a multiple document interface, and personalized workspaces.
Spend less time and effort to liven up your courses. Choose from attractive, professionally designed themes that blend backgrounds, styles, fonts, and layouts. Apply them across projects to maintain a consistent look and feel. You can also customize themes to suit your requirements.
Enable learners to easily navigate through content and track their progress with a multilevel Table of Contents. Use the Aggregator to combine multiple content modules into a single eLearning course.
Simplify project localization by exporting captions to a text or XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) file. Import the translated text file into a copy of the original project file.
Enjoy workflow and usability enhancements, including inline editing of text captions, support for panning to optimize the viewing experience on small screens and devices, and support for right-clicking in simulations.
Use enhanced project templates that make it easy for subject-matter experts to contribute content without compromising structure.
Collaborate more efficiently by leveraging Acrobat.com* and using the Twitter* widget from Adobe.
Host published or in-progress eLearning projects in the cloud using Acrobat.com* and share them with learners and reviewers, who can access them from virtually anywhere.
Accelerate content creation cycles by letting reviewers add comments to your SWF files while playing them without having Adobe® Captivate® installed.
Reach out to Adobe support, access social media forums, and receive timely updates from the Adobe Captivate product team, all from within Adobe Captivate.
Access a large repository of Help content, generated by Adobe and the user community at large, using an Adobe AIR® application.
Easily create show-me product demos in HD, interactive let-me-try application simulations, and test-me assessments. Insert aesthetically designed interactive elements to eLearning content with just a click.
Automatically record all your actions, including mouse movements and keyboard activity, while using any software application. Full-motion recording automatically switches on and off for drag-and-drop actions.
Generate robust software simulations with multiple learning modes in a single recording session, including a demonstration of the procedure, a simulation for practicing the steps, and an assessment.
Make eLearning fun with drag-and-drop games, quizzes, and learning modules that can run on desktops and iPads.** Provide audio feedback in response to users’ drag-and-drop actions.
Insert aesthetically designed interactive elements to eLearning content with just a click. Select from a wide range of stunning out-of-the-box interactions, like Millionaire, Hangman, Jigsaw, Process Cycle, Glossary, Accordion, Pyramid, and Animated Rollover, customize the content and appearance, and you’re done.
Stream YouTube videos within your courses, for greater impact and retention. Specify which section of the video you want the learner to view, to make it contextually relevant.
Enable more effective learning by embedding a browser interface within your courses. Allow your learners to access additional web-based reference material that complements course content.
Enable learners to add and edit notes as they take their course, thereby allowing them to place cues within the course for reference. These notes can now be saved as .pdf and printed for easy reference.
Tell your eLearning story more effectively using human characters. Select from a wide range of out-of-the-box actors making various gestures to give your eLearning a more personal touch. Set them against relevant backgrounds to make your scenarios look more realistic.
Easily create high-quality product demos with the new capture-as-a-video workflow. Edit video, and add transitions, smart shapes, audio, and captions. Insert a talking head or another video in a picture-in-picture format. Publish it to YouTube with a single click.
Easily add complex mathematical equations, with operators and scientific symbols, to courses using the multi-purpose equation editor from [Math+Magic]TM.
Maintain realism in your software training content by simulating right-clicking as well as left-clicking and double-clicking.
Create realistic branching scenarios without programming. Easily add buttons, click boxes, text boxes, and more interactive elements to solicit responses from learners. Specify the type of event you want to associate with a particular response.
Visually map out different learner paths. Collapse and expand sections of a simulation, and create complex scenarios by automatically branching at the end of slides based on a learner's choice at the beginning of the simulation.
Increase training effectiveness by adding interactive simulations to Adobe Presenter or Adobe Connect™ software. Every participant can practice simulations during live events or recorded presentations.
Use Variables to personalize the experience with learner-provided data, such as the learner’s name, throughout a scenario.
Use Advanced Actions to enable conditional or multiple actions in an interaction. Create Shared Action templates to use across projects. Work more productively by copying Advanced Actions across projects. Drag and drop shared actions from an external library to your current project to reuse them.
Import video in popular formats (AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG) and synchronize video with selected slides. Add audio and animations to eLearning projects.
Soft pastels or vivid brights. Bring your favorite colors from Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Kuler, add them to the swatches and use them in your Adobe Captivate project s.
Import video in a wide variety of formats (AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG) and synchronize it with the project, slide, or set of slides.
Now record system audio along with narration in an Adobe Captivate course on Windows® 7 and Windows 8. Simultaneously record narration and capture screen motion, and synchronize audio with slides and timed objects. Edit audio to correct mistakes and pauses, add an external track, or attach sound effects or narration to individual objects.
Make your eLearning more personal by providing audio responses in content and quizzes. Record voice, convert text to speech, or import external sounds, and play them back when learners click on an object.
Keep learners tuned in to your content thanks to automatic voice-over functionality that turns text into high-quality speech in a few clicks. Need to change the text? Just click once to update the audio.
Make your slides and objects more attractive with color gradients. Select a preset shadow, or define one, to add depth to objects. Use the rotate handle to easily turn and flip objects.
Add a wide range of shapes, including circles, rectangles, triangles, callouts, arrows, lines, banners, and flowchart symbols, to your eLearning content. Customize them and convert them into buttons.
Add a new dimension to text, images, and even videos using reflections.
Group a set of smart shapes, images, or other objects so that you can work with them collectively. Resize, rotate, time, flip, move, or format all the objects in the group as if they were a single object.
Improve the appearance and readability of text by adding margins and custom bullets.
Create rich object animations within Adobe Captivate 5.5 by combining predefined effects like straight-line motion, rotation, and glow. For added impact, seamlessly import custom animation effects from Adobe Flash® Professional software.
Get a larger set of prebuilt widgets, playbars, skins, stock animations, images, text captions, and buttons with superior aesthetics and usability.
Preserve layers in imported Adobe Photoshop® (PSD) files so you can edit or animate individual layers in Adobe Captivate for just the right effect.
Edit and enhance audio files in Adobe Audition CS6 or Adobe Audition CC software and then bring them back into Adobe Captivate.
Use the new panning motion while recording to draw attention to specific areas in an application and to optimize your content for playback on even the smallest mobile device screens.
Focus attention by zooming into different parts of the screen. Simply magnify a chosen area of the screen or place a different image into the zoom area.
Provide additional just-in-time information on Adobe Captivate slides by displaying rich media content such as images, text, audio, and video when the learner moves the mouse over the hot spot.
Place customizable playback controls outside the simulation and customize the frame color to your needs. You can even create a table of contents for large projects.
Create eye-catching quizzes with out-of the-box templates, and evaluate quiz results more conveniently. Add pre-test, audio responses, and remediation to quizzes
Create eye-catching quizzes with new out-of the-box quiz templates and an attractive set of components.Work in an improved quiz review area that makes evaluation simpler and faster.
Use pre-tests to assess the knowledge, skill level, or training needs of individual learners. Based on the results, direct learners to the appropriate section, and quiz them at the end to gauge what they have learned.
Assign a score to each correct option when a question has more than one correct answer. Discourage guesswork by penalizing learners for wrong answers.
Make eLearning content more effective and improve the percentage of successful outcomes using the all-new remedial workflow. When answering a quiz question incorrectly, let learners revisit the relevant section, understand the concept correctly, and retry the question.
Create quizzes quickly with an intuitive user interface and the ability to insert multiple question types in one pass.
Easily convert offline questions into a GIFT format question bank that you can draw on to create quizzes. Import GIFT format questions quickly and conveniently into Adobe Captivate projects to create assessment modules. Maximize instructor time by using the same questions in multiple quizzes.
Leverage HTML5 support in your quizzes to include more question types, like matching, short answer, and fill-in-the-blank.
Choose from customizable quiz templates such as Multiple Choice and Fill in the Blank, improve learner assessments by randomly drawing questions from a set of question pools, and more.
Interpret scores through a SCORM 1.2– and SCORM 2004–certified LMS, integrate Adobe Captivate with the Questionmark Perception tool to create simulation-based assessments, or use Adobe™ Training to measure content effectiveness.
Publish projects to the web, desktops, notebooks, and tablets. Deliver eLearning content to iOS and Android™ devices.
Publish your projects in multiple formats (MP4, SWF, EXE or PDF) to the web, desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, iOS devices, and leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs.
Deliver eLearning on the go with full support for scalable HTML5, and new mobile themes and play bar. Deliver courses optimized for mobile devices by publishing eLearning content as HTML5. Use new skins in HTML5 video for playback control. Send scoring data to leading LMSs and track learner progress.
Take your eLearning to mobile iDevices. Create interactive eLearning content in a jiffy using the iPad and iPhone presets. Publish content as HTML5, for access using browsers on iPads and iPhones.
Embed a range of HTML5 animations and synchronize them with your Adobe Captivate course. Publish the course as an app to multiple mobile platforms, including Windows® RT (Metro apps), using the Adobe PhoneGap™ service.**
**Requires separate purchase of PhoneGap
Publish HTML5 courses to Adobe Connect™. Make your content more mobile with the ability to pause and resume anywhere, anytime, and on virtually any device on browsers.
Output your project in Microsoft Word format to create complete printed training handouts.
Expand your outreach to defense, government, and educational organizations. Easily create simulations and demonstrations that address accessibility standards such as Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). Define text equivalents, insert clickable areas that allow keyboard access, and more to help ensure that everyone can access your content.
Create your content in any language, including double-byte languages, and count on Adobe Captivate to publish it properly thanks to Unicode text encoding.
Take advantage of ActionScript® 3.0 publishing to bring content created with Adobe Flash Builder® 4 and later software (available separately) into your Adobe Captivate projects and to embed Adobe® Captivate® movies in content created using Flash Builder.
Create a project using preset dimensions, and use the new direct workflow to publish it to YouTube with a single click.
Bring text-based instructional content to life by embedding Adobe Captivate movies in Adobe PDF files. Easily create PDF Portfolios that bring together files of varying formats in a single PDF document, complete with navigation and a customized look and feel.
Publish eLearning and HTML5-based mLearning courses effortlessly to leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs. Or satisfy basic evaluation needs at no extra cost by tracking and reporting key performance metrics without investing in an LMS.
Capture scoring data from all interactive elements, including click boxes, text entry boxes, buttons, and quizzes.
Rest assured that your scoring data will integrate smoothly with your Learning Management System (LMS). Publish your courses effortlessly to leading LMSs, like Moodle, Blackboard, Plateau, Saba, and SumTotal.
† Subject to Apple’s current requirements and approval.
‡Requires separate purchase of Adobe PhoneGap.