Adobe Captivate is an authoring tool developed to create and maintain e-learning projects, including courses, software demonstrations and simulations, as well as presentations and quizzes.
It started off as a simple screen recording application called Flashcam back in the day, which gradually evolved into a professional designer for interactive content. Creating e-learning presentations is easy and does not require advanced computer knowledge, being able to deliver a streamlined and enjoyable experience for the learner.
The user-friendly interface allows for personalized workspaces, while the menus hold the most of the software’s features, remaining however, easy to navigate through.
Courses and demonstrations can be started from scratch, but there’s also a possibility to import PowerPoint slides, as well as animation, objects and various types of multimedia.
Interactivity can be achieved via the automatic screen capture and the multimode recording options, but YouTube videos, quizzes and games can also be integrated within the projects.
In order to attract learners, you can make us of the generous template and themes collection that include a wide array of layouts, fonts, styles and backgrounds. Also, themes are customizable, for a more personalized look and feel.
Moreover, content can be better organized via the multilevel table of contents, which makes the presentations easier to browse. Subsequently, the Aggregator feature combines multiple modules into a single course, in order to gain consistency.
E-learning projects, no matter if in progress or in their final state, can be published online on Acrobat.com cloud and be made accessible from virtually anywhere, via desktop computers, notebooks, smart phones, tablets and even iOS devices.
On an ending note, Adobe Captivate is a smart e-learning assistant, with so many options for recording, streamlining and publishing content that it stands almost no competition on today’s software market.