March 25, 2020
Creating e-learning in Captivate 2019
Comments
(2)
March 25, 2020
Creating e-learning in Captivate 2019
Newbie 1 posts
Followers: 0 people
(2)

Hi there,

I am new to using Captivate and have been watching lots of youtube videos on how to get started with my first e-learning project using the software. So far all the examples i have seen on the youtube videos and even the recommended resources that a member of the Adobe team have pointed me to look terrible (in my opinion)!

I am creating these e-learning programmes on behalf of my organisation for our customers and at the moment i’m a bit worried about Captivate’s ability to produce a professional looking e-learning experience. I would be interested in seeing some e-learning programmes that others have created using Captivate to see if a professional experience can be achieved and would love some of you to share them with me! Many thanks.

2 Comments
2020-03-26 08:32:44
2020-03-26 08:32:44

Another tip: do not keep to YouTube videos, there is no curator around on YouTube which means crap is mixed with some rare useful tutorials.

Like
2020-03-26 08:24:39
2020-03-26 08:24:39

LI would love to see more explanation about what you consider to be ‘professional looking’? It looks like you talk only about design, but design appreciation is linked with culture and can be very different depending on your country.

Captivate is an eLearning authoring tool with many possibilities to collaborate with design tools like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Animate, Adobe Audition (audio is very important in eLearning, much underestimated).  You can create any design you want, and consistent design is based on a custom Theme. I have helped companies to design such a theme, but the design requirements were  formulated by the company, its branding and stylesheet.

It is not the tool who is responsible for the design, but the developer. Captivate has all the features needed (more IMO than the concurrent tools) to create engaging, highly interactive tutorials. But, like with design, all depends on the technical skills of the developer. I have seen beautifully designed courses which were so boring that the goal ‘learning’ was completely missed.

Like
Add Comment