New Lynda.com tutorial on Captivate 4
Lynda.com has just launched a new Captivate 4 tutorial. This is authored by Tim Plummer, Jr. The tutorial covers the essentials of Captivate 4. Tim is a Sr. Solutions Engineer in Adobe Sales and has extensive experience both as an educator and as a presenter. He provides a unique perspective covering the features not just from a traditional elearning angle- but also talks about how Captivate can be used to create good looking projects for high impact communication. In this vein, he refers to Captivate as ‘Flash, for the rest of us’.
For a $25 monthly subscription, one can access all the courses on Lynda.com, which includes the latest set of tools offered in the Adobe eLearning Suite and CS4. The Captivate 4 course runs 4 hrs and is organized into 4-5 min modules. By the end of this, the learner will have a strong foundation on Captivate 4. Tim even covers some of the more involved Captivate 4 features like ‘variables’ in this essentials training. I do believe there are a some useful features that have not been covered- including the current favorite Text-to-speech, Advanced actions, and Aggregator. I have linked to some material on this blog which should help with these features; also, another good source for this training is Kevin Siegel’s book on Captivate 4.
Also check out the set of ‘getting started’ tutorials offered by Adobe.