Adobe Captivate 4
With Adobe Captivate 4 software, you can rapidly author professional eLearning content with advanced interactivity, software and scenario simulations, quizzes, and other engaging experiences--no programming or multimedia skills required. Boost your productivity with templates and collaboration workflows. And deliver content virtually anywhere by publishing to Learning Management Systems and Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro software.
Go Beyond Screen Capture to Author Rich eLearning Experiences
- Screen recording and demos
Capture and record screen activity and effortlessly synchronize audio and video.
- Software simulations
Develop and deploy engaging computer simulations and skill assessments.
- Scenario-based training
Rapidly develop soft-skills training with complex branching scenarios.
Design engaging, interactive Adobe Flash Player compatible and multimedia presentations online.
Create and deploy interactive tutorials and randomized quizzes with randomized answer options.
Create informal learning content such as podcasts and screencasts.
Top Reasons to Buy Adobe Captivate 4:
Rapid content development
Get started quickly with a friendly user interface, built-in tutorials, and the ability to create software training by recording any application. Add audio by converting text to speech in a few clicks.
Collaborate effectively with features like templates, which enable team members to contribute content without modifying a project's design, and the new Adobe Captivate Reviewer, an Adobe AIR application that lets reviewers enter comments directly on your SWF files.
Easy SWF file creation
Keep learners engaged with smoothly integrated audio, video for Adobe Flash Player, and rich interactivity. Adobe Captivate automatically generates a SWF file--complete with a preloader, playback controls, voice-over, and table of contents--from slide-based content, which can be e-mailed or delivered via websites, blogs, intranets, and online help systems.
Roundtrip PowerPoint workflow
Leverage existing Microsoft PowerPoint slides in your projects. Import slides with audio and interactivity, easily update the content, and keep your PowerPoint and Adobe Captivate files in sync with the dynamically linked import option.
Rich media and image support
Create engaging eLearning experiences by incorporating images, animations, audio, and video in multiple file formats. Use the built-in library to quickly access and manage project media files, drag and drop objects from the library onto slides, or import libraries from other projects.
Complex interactivity without programming
Increase content effectiveness by easily adding interactivity, including quizzes with scoring, branching, and different kinds of interactive elements. Enhance content with Variables, Advanced Actions, and new customizable widgets such as games, charts, and new question types.
Integration with eLearning applications and SCORM- and AICC-compliant Learning Management Systems
Leverage existing resources by integrating simulations with other eLearning tools. Adobe Captivate supports SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, and AICC, and offers one-click publishing to Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro software.
Create quizzes from a large variety of question types, and improve assessments by randomizing questions from a question pool. Shuffle answers at runtime to display multiple-choice options in a different order each time.
Custom controls, templates, and Skins
Develop and customize captions and playback controls to match corporate identity or an application's interface. Create eye-catching Skins with tables of contents to display any set of Adobe Captivate projects.
Support for multiple formats, including AVI and PDF
Author once and generate multiple file formats for easy distribution. Output to AVI for viewing on YouTube and a variety of mobile devices; embed Adobe Captivate movies in Adobe PDF files; and more.
Accelerate content creation cycles with real-time reviews in Adobe Captivate Reviewer. Reviewers can add comments to your SWF files while playing them without having Adobe Captivate installed, and comments will be imported to the appropriate slides in your project.
Keep learners tuned in to your content thanks to automatic voice-over functionality that turns text to high-quality speech in a few clicks. Need to change the text? Just click once to update the audio.
Expanded output options
Embed Adobe Captivate movies in Adobe PDF files to enliven text-based instructional content, or embed your movies in Adobe Flex content using ActionScript 3.0 publishing. Output AVI files for streaming on the web or publishing to YouTube.
Adobe Photoshop layer support
Preserve layers in imported Adobe Photoshop (PSD) files so you can easily edit or animate individual image areas for just the right effect.
Create more compelling learning experiences by including widgets such as games and question types. Widgets can be created in Adobe Flash Professional software, easily shared via the Adobe Exchange, and customized to meet your content needs.
Roundtrip PowerPoint workflow
Leverage existing Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 (PPTX format) slides in your projects. Import slides with audio and interactivity, easily update the content, and keep your PowerPoint and Adobe Captivate files in sync with the dynamically linked import option.
Variables and Advanced Actions
Use Variables to personalize the learning experience by using learner-provided data, such as the learner's name, throughout a scenario. Use Advanced Actions to further configure and modify the experience by enabling conditional actions, or more than one action in an interaction.
Professional project templates
Use enhanced project templates that make it easy for subject-matter experts to contribute instructionally sound content without compromising structure.
Streamlined workflows and enhanced usability
Enjoy workflow and usability enhancements, including inline editing of text captions; support for panning to optimize viewing on small screens and devices; and support for right-clicking in simulations.
Table of Contents and Aggregator
Enable learners to easily navigate through content and track their progress with a multilevel Table of Contents. Also, use the new Aggregator to combine multiple content modules to create a complete eLearning course.
- Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel Centrino®, Intel Xeon®, or Intel Core™ Duo (or compatible) processor
- Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (certified for 32-bit editions)
- 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
- 1.5GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices)
- DVD-ROM drive
- 800x600 screen resolution (1,024x768 recommended)