Designing eLearning with Captivate Certificate

A Series of 3 Online Sessions

There are no additional 2022 course dates scheduled at this time. To be informed of 2023 dates, go here.


Register early. This course is limited to 30 participants!

Certificate Overview

Certificate Overview

Please Read The Following Carefully:

This certificate takes you through the process of building a course for both desktop and mobile and provides you with the knowledge and hands-on practice you need to build and edit excellent eLearning lessons from scratch using the latest version of Adobe Captivate. eLearning tools expert Joe Ganci will share his many years of innovative design and development experience to take you from Captivate basics to more advanced techniques. Through demonstration and a substantive take-home exercise, you will complete a course project using Adobe Captivate that will be compliant with SCORM- and xAPI (Tin Can). Your course will work both on desktop and on mobile devices.

See important 'Technical Requirements' below.

Bonus Items:

  • You’ll receive a step-by-step guide and all the media files to accomplish your homework assignment, and in the process practice what you learned in class.
  • A completed version of the exercise will be provided.
  • You will also receive extra example and exercise files (initial and completed) for you to continue practicing.
  • A private, 30-minute follow-up session with Joe to check your homework and answer any other questions you may have about Captivate and eLearning (to be scheduled with Joe and which must be used within 30 days of course completion).
  • Access to Joe's expertise through email to address questions about the course material for up to six months after the course ends.
  • A link to the recording of the class session for six months after the course ends so that you can review it as often as you like.

Course Details

During this certificate, you will get the opportunity to build a real eLearning lesson sample. During this process, you will learn all the features in Adobe Captivate that you will need to know to build the sample.

Important: Attending both live sessions and accomplishing the objectives of the homework assignment within 30 days is necessary for you to receive your certificate of completion and eBadge.

Basic computing skills are necessary. A basic understanding of eLearning is helpful. This course is meant for new users of Captivate, though you may still find yourself learning new techniques and hints if you have already built Captivate courses, especially if you're updating to the latest version. 

Who Should Attend:
This certificate is for:

  • eLearning developers who wish to learn Captivate to create eLearning.
  • Instructional designers who need to know what Captivate can accomplish.
  • Managers who need to accurately estimate course development time and cost.

Course Methods

The online sessions will contain demonstrations, explanations, and discussions. During each session, your task is to watch carefully and ask all the questions you may have so that you can follow the steps to create the examples demonstrated after the session is complete. A lot will be covered during these sessions and you are not expected to try to build the examples during the sessions, but live attendance is extremely important to be able to focus and ask questions.

Be sure to let others know that you are not to be disturbed during the 90-minute certificate sessions, so that you'll get the most out of these sessions by asking questions and following the process of building the course. 

Technical Requirements

Important:  We will be using the latest version of Captivate. You may use prior versions of Captivate, however, there will be some features that you will not be able to access if you are using an older version. If you have an older version, you may want to download a 30-day trial of the latest version of Adobe Captivate at the following link, no sooner than the day before the class so that the trial does not expire before the class and before you do your homework assignment. You may also purchase a license to Adobe Captivate on a subscription basis.

Captivate Download:

  1. Follow this link.
  2. Click Free Trial to download the trial.
  3. Click Buy now if you would rather buy a license.

Please note: you may use Captivate in Microsoft Windows or on an Apple Macintosh

System requirements

Please read the following to determine if your computer is capable of running the latest version of Captivate.  Follow this link.

Note that 32-bit Windows is not supported and you must be using Window 7 or later. If you do not know if your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit, follow this link.

* * * Your trial period for this software is 30 days from the time you install. Do not install it more than 30 days prior to the last session. * * *

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Create a lesson that will work on both desktop and mobile devices using HTML5. It will be responsive in nature, meaning that you will be able to create in one file specific versions for desktop, tablet portrait, tablet landscape, mobile phone portrait and mobile phone landscape.
  • Create a SCORM and xAPI-compliant course ready to upload and test in your LMS (Learning Management System), the free SCORM Cloud, or your xAPI LRS (Learning Record Store).

Enabling Course Objectives

To accomplish the main course objectives, you will learn to:

  • Evaluate a storyboard and be ready to develop it.
  • Use text, images, animations, audio and video in a course.
  • Add engaging interactivity, learning scenarios, and simulations.
  • Add quizzing and software simulations.
  • Personalize the lesson and add navigation options.
  • Publish and test your lesson.


SECTION 1 (90 minutes)
Text, Images, Smart Shapes, Audio and Video

  • Reading and evaluating the storyboard
  • Organizing your work
  • Understanding the Captivate environment
  • Starting a new responsive project
  • Building an introduction slide
  • Using Master Slides
  • Using Text
  • Using Images and Libraries
  • Using Smart Shapes
  • Using Video
  • Using Audio
  • Accessing over 70,000 Free eLearning Assets

SECTION 2 (90 minutes)
Adding Media and Interactivity

  • Creating Multi-State Objects
  • Implementing Motion Paths and Other Effects
  • Understanding Actions
  • Using Buttons and Smart Shape Buttons
  • Using Click Boxes
  • Using Smart Interactions
  • Understanding Variables
  • Using Text-Entry Boxes
  • Personalizing Your Lesson
  • Creating a Software Simulation

SECTION 3 (90 minutes)
Adding Quizzes and Advanced Techniques

  • Creating Questions and Quizzes
  • Knowledge Checks
  • Graded Questions
  • Survey Questions
  • Creating Advanced Actions
  • Publishing Your Course

After the class, you will be required to accomplish your homework assignment within 30 days to receive your certificate of completion and ebadge.

Joe Ganci


Joe Ganci
President, eLearningJoe

Course Dates

Course Dates

Register early. This course is limited to 30 participants.

COURSE DATES There are no additional 2022 dates scheduled for this course. To be informed of 2023 course dates, go here.

Session 1:  Coming in 2023!
Session 2:  Coming in 2023!
Session 3:  Coming in 2023!

Each session is 90 Minutes in length.

The course starts at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (New York time).
See below for the time of the course listed in various time zones: 

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 pm Pacific Time (PT)
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Mountain Time (MT)
  • 12:00 pm - 1;30 pm Central Time (CT)
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern Time (ET)

For times in other cities, visit this link. The course is recorded. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion, you must log in for and participate in the entire live course and successfully complete any homework assignments by specified deadlines. Recordings of course is intended for review purposes only.

Course Rates

Course Rates

Register early. This course is limited to 30 participants.

Early-Bird Registration 30+ days prior to course start date: $845

Regular Rate within 30 days of course start date: $995

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Course Equipment

Course Equipment

IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in a number of ways, each designed to provide a unique means to interact and learn from experts and colleagues. All course delivery software operates at Internet connection speeds of 56.6 kbps or better, on PC, Mac and Unix platforms. Courses will use teleconferencing or VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol.) The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must provide their own laptop or desktop computer and other equipment (such as a headset, if noted in your login instructions) in order to fully and successfully participate in the course. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.

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Certificate         eBadge

Certificate of Completion and eBadge

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