Author as you always have—content will rearrange itself for the new tablet and mobile views based on the selected theme. Tweak content for a specific device by moving, resizing and editing objects. Maintain content and layout integrity across devices by positioning objects relative to screen borders or other objects. Use the in-product preview to see how your project appears on various screens.
Publish as a single project and automatically deliver the most appropriate experience for your learner’s device. Harness the power of mobile devices by enabling gesture support and location aware features.
Deliver seamless, responsive and device-aware learning experience without programming. Leverage capabilities of mobile devices to enable more instinctive interaction between learner and content.
Choose from a selection of out-of-the-box responsive themes to render differentiated content for multiple devices. Customize themes to meet your requirements, or create your own. Save themes for reuse across projects.
Easily define the relative position of objects with respect to screen borders or other objects, maintaining content and layout integrity across devices.
View exactly how your content will look on desktops, tablets and mobile phones. Preview your project on stage or browser, or use the free Adobe Edge Inspect* app to see how it will look on a physical mobile device.
Publish your responsive project to leading LMSs as a single project. The project will automatically detect your learner’s device and deliver the most appropriate experience for it.
Use the multitouch technology embedded in modern user interfaces to allow learners to tap, scroll, pinch, and swipe their way through courses. Leverage gesture support to enable more instinctive interaction between the learner and the content.
Create a single screen capture project that works across devices. Adobe Captivate detects screen activity in the recording window and automatically pans to those areas to create screen capture output for the tablet and mobile views as well.
Now include drag-and-drop games, quizzes, and learning modules in your multi-screen responsive projects also. They will rearrange themselves according to the device they are being viewed on. Retain all the properties of existing drag-and-drop modules in your responsive projects.
Utilize the GPS capabilities of mobile devices to deliver timely, location-aware content to learners.
Create assessments that require learners to be at a particular geo-location. Set location parameters
easily using the integration of Google Maps with Adobe Captivate 8.
Fix the minimum and maximum size of objects so that they do not rescale across device views. This is especially useful for images such as logos, which need to look consistent and be legible at all times.
Now import HTML5 animations into your Adobe Captivate project without requiring any plug-ins. Place animations exactly where you need them, resize if required, and publish effortlessly in the HTML5 format.
Easily enable scrolling of content on tablets and mobiles to accomodate content that spills over a single screen.
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.
Import your PowerPoint project, including text, shapes, audio, and animations, into Adobe Captivate 8 and publish them directly to HTML5.
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’s browser.
Easily transform presentations into interactive eLearning content with Adobe Captivate 8 software using a roundtrip PowerPoint workflow. Choose from attractive, professionally designed themes, and apply them across projects to maintain a consistent look and feel.
Now call on the power-packed functionalities of Adobe Captivate 8 from within a redesigned UI that makes authoring simple and efficient. Enjoy authoring with an interface that is simple enough for subject matter experts and powerful enough for experienced users.
Use Adobe Captivate 8 at a resolution that matches your Mac. Enjoy a superior authoring experience thanks to high-resolution icons and UI assets that make your program elements look crisp.
Now get rid of annoying notifications that pop up in the middle of your screen capture. Automatically remove the unwanted popup by just selecting it. Alternatively easily replace the unwanted segment with a desirable one, using just a few clicks.
Spend less time and effort to liven up your courses. Choose from attractive themes that blend backgrounds, styles, fonts, and layouts. Apply them across projects to maintain a consistent look and feel. Change the look of your content in a jiffy by choosing from palettes of professionally chosen theme colors. You can also customize themes and theme colors to suit your requirements.
Import your PowerPoint slides, including PowerPoint 2013, into 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.
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.
Define styles and apply them to selected objects for quick and consistent formatting across a project.
Use Master Slides to easily create and maintain well-formatted and consistent-looking content that meets your corporate guidelines.
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.
Use attractive project templates that help make it easy for subject matter experts to contribute content without compromising structure.
Easily create show-me product demos in HD, interactive let-me-try application simulations, and test-me assessments. Add aesthetically designed interactive elements to eLearning content with just a few clicks.
Select from a wide range of stunning out-of-the-box interactions, like Millionaire, Hangman, Jigsaw, Process Cycle, Glossary, Accordion, Pyramid, Animated Rollover, and Accelerometer-based interactions, customize the content and appearance, and you’re done. Now interactions are available in all supported languages.
Use Advanced Actions to enable conditional or multiple actions in an interaction or across projects. Create Shared Action templates to use across modules and projects. Drag and drop shared actions from an external library to your current project to reuse them. Now enhance shared actions with variable parameterization.
Enable learners to add and edit notes as they take their course. Notes can now be saved as a PDF file and printed for easy reference.
Make eLearning fun with drag-and-drop games, quizzes, and learning modules that can run on desktops and iPads.* Choose from a variety of relationships based on whether the drop target can accept, reject, or replace the drag item. Provide audio feedback in response to every attempt.
Record all 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.
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 personal touch. Set them against relevant backgrounds to make your scenarios look more realistic.
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.
Generate robust software simulations with multiple learning modes in a single recording session, including procedure demos, simulations for practicing the steps, and assessments.
Easily add complex mathematical equations with operators and scientific symbols to courses using the multipurpose equation editor from [Math+Magic].
Maintain realism in your software training content with support for mouse clicking in simulations.
Create text captions that describe concepts and screen actions, or use Adobe Captivate to automatically add them during recording. Customize caption appearance, size, orientation, position, and display speed.
Create realistic branching scenarios without programming. Easily add buttons, click boxes, text boxes, and other 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.
Use Adobe Captivate to 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.
Easily create high-quality product demos with the 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 to YouTube with a single click.
Import video in popular formats (AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG), and synchronize video with selected slides. Add smart shapes, 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 projects.
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. Choose different styles to indicate the up, hover, and down states.
Make your eLearning more personal by providing audio responses in content and quizzes. Record voice, convert text to speech, or import external sounds. 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.
Import video in a wide variety of formats (AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG), and synchronize it with the project, slide, or set of slides.
Make 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 turn and flip objects.
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.
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 objects in the group as if they were a single object.
Insert text hyperlinks to direct learners to other sections of the course or external sources for more information.
Improve the appearance and readability of text by adding margins and custom bullets.
Create rich object animations in Adobe Captivate 8 by combining predefined effects, like straight-line motion, rotation, and glow. For added impact, import custom animation effects from Adobe Flash Professional software.
Get a large set of prebuilt widgets, play bars, skins, stock animations, images, text captions, and buttons with superior aesthetics and usability.
Preserve layers in imported Photoshop PSD files, and edit or animate individual layers in Adobe Captivate for just the right effect.
Edit and enhance audio files in Adobe Audition CS6 software and then bring them back into Adobe Captivate.
Use the panning motion while recording to draw attention to specific areas in an application and to optimize 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.
Record system audio along with narration in an Adobe Captivate 8 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.
Use rollover effects to offer additional information or to provide hints and tips during a lesson. Images and captions appear when the learner rolls the mouse over the specified area of the slide.
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 GIFT format support. Evaluate quiz results more conveniently. Add pre-tests, audio responses, and remediation.
Create eye-catching quizzes with quiz templates. The quiz review area makes evaluation simple and fast.
Leverage HTML5 support in your quizzes to include more question types, like matching, short answer, and fill-in-the-blanks.
Use shapes to make your feedback in quizzes more interesting. Convert the standard success, failure, or hint captions to a variety of smart shapes for more expressive responses to learner selections.
Use pretests 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.
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 8 projects to create assessment modules. Maximize instructor time by using the same questions in multiple quizzes.
Make eLearning content more effective and improve the percentage of successful outcomes using the 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.
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.
Interpret scores through a SCORM 1.2– or SCORM 2004–certified LMS, integrate Adobe Captivate with the Questionmark Perception tool to create simulation-based assessments, or use Adobe Connect training to measure content effectiveness.
Publish projects as mobile apps and to the web, desktops, and mobile devices. Deliver eLearning content to iOS, Windows, and Android devices.
Publish projects in multiple formats (HTML5, MP4, EXE, SWF, PDF) to the web, desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, iOS and Android devices, and leading Tin Can-(xAPI), SCORM-, and AICC-compliant LMSs.
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.
Publish your course as an app to multiple mobile platforms, such as iOS, Android, and Windows RT (Metro apps), simultaneously and with a single click, right from within Adobe Captivate using the Adobe PhoneGap** service.
Output projects in Microsoft Word to create printed 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). To help ensure that everyone can access your content, define text equivalents, insert clickable areas that allow keyboard access, and more.
Create content in any language, including double-byte languages, and count on Adobe Captivate to publish it properly thanks to Unicode text encoding.
Widen your learner base by making your courses available in multiple languages, including right-to-left languages, such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Urdu.
Take advantage of ActionScript 3.0 publishing to bring content created with Adobe Flash Builder 4 and later software (available separately) into Adobe Captivate projects and to embed Adobe Captivate movies in content created with Flash Builder.
Create a project using preset dimensions, and use the 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.
Collaborate more efficiently by leveraging Acrobat.com and using the Twitter widget from Adobe.
Reach out to Adobe support, access social media forums, and receive timely updates from the Adobe Captivate product team, all from within Adobe Captivate.
Host published or in-progress eLearning projects 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 SWF files while playing them, without having Adobe Captivate installed.
Instantly enable social conversations within Adobe Captivate courses with the Twitter widget. Help learners collaborate with you and other learners in real time by selecting a specific area within a course and tweeting a question. Track all conversations using the Learning Analytics dashboard.
Access a large repository of Help content generated by Adobe and the larger user community using an Adobe AIR application.
Publish eLearning and HTML5-based mLearning courses effortlessly to leading Tin Can-, SCORM-, and AICC-compliant LMSs. Alternatively, satisfy basic evaluation needs 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.
Satisfy basic evaluation needs at no extra cost by tracking and reporting key performance metrics, like average score and pass or fail, without investing in an LMS.
Rest assured that your scoring data will integrate smoothly with your LMS. Publish your courses effortlessly to leading LMSs, like Moodle, Blackboard, Plateau, Saba, and SumTotal.
**Requires separate purchase of PhoneGap.
¹ Adobe Creative Suite® software is available separately.