Captivate Training

December 14, 2018
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Captivate Training

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December 14, 2018

Back in August, I was lucky enough to have a Captivate 2019 training course with a world-renowned Captivate expert (who has requested to be unnamed). This training course gave me an unparalleled insight into the features and best practices of Captivate.

The training was formatted in a way that catered to new Captivate users as well as users who had a simple understanding of Captivate, like me. Not only were we taught the information, but we were then given to chance to learn and make mistakes on our own. Upon completion of each task, the instructor recommended better ways to solve our problems.

While I learned a lot during this training, some of the most important elements were best practices for using Captivate to improve efficiency in our builds. For instance, I learned how to create custom workspaces, which has since saved me a lot of time. I’ve also learned how to create defaults based upon my project building needs (add properties, timing, library, etc). Additionally, I gained a better understanding of the differences between responsive and blank projects and learned about the new 2019 feature, interactive videos.

By the end of this training course, I not only learned new tools, but I also learned better course building strategies. My previous learning had been self-taught and was very limited, but my instructor provided knowledge and experience to improve my future courses.

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2018-12-18 14:44:25
2018-12-18 14:44:25

This sounds like a fantastic experience; what a great way to really solidify your learning.

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Lita Bledsoe
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2018-12-18 17:02:24
2018-12-18 17:02:24
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Lita Bledsoe
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I am always available…. was the trainer for this group.

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2018-12-17 13:38:43
2018-12-17 13:38:43

As I have noted for a number of years, much of the support offered freely on this forum is a result the lack of basic training on this robust software. So ditto to Lieve’s comment – I have said for years – google searching and video training not your learning style – get into the classroom with live instructor training/coaching – you can ask questions, try out new ideas and benefit from learning best practices and experience.

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David Burnham HBA
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2018-12-17 15:23:07
2018-12-17 15:23:07
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David Burnham HBA
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Sure David. Kelsey was talking about me but you know how shy I am when not teaching 

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Lieve Weymeis
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2018-12-17 15:38:35
2018-12-17 15:38:35
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Lieve Weymeis
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Smile

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2018-12-17 09:28:14
2018-12-17 09:28:14

Welcome to the eLearning community, Kelsey!Thank you so much for posting this testimonial  It proves the importance of having a good coach for Captivate training, who has experience with developing and can transfer not only step-by-step workflows but more important good practices. Enjoy Captivate, one of the most versatile eLearning tools around.

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Lieve Weymeis
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2018-12-19 13:03:10
2018-12-19 13:03:10
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Lieve Weymeis
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Thank you, Lieve! I look forward to more experiences with Captivate

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kelseyprichard
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2018-12-19 14:04:02
2018-12-19 14:04:02
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kelseyprichard
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And you know I am always available somewhere….

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