6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2009 2:40 PM by Mopane

    Captivate 3 Training

    Ttacci
      hi everyone, our company purchased Captivate 3 months ago and have been trying without much luck to find training - online or in person on how to use the product to create different kinds of learning activities. I've seen the overall tutorial, and every webinar i've participated in by Adobe is a sales pitch rather than a "how-to." any helpf would be greatly appreciated!
        • 1. Re: Captivate 3 Training
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Welcome to our community, Ttacci

          If you notice the lower left area of the Captivate start page, it has a link to find Authorized Adobe Captivate training.

          There is also Iconlogic. They offer remote training. They also offer the book used by most training centers I contract with. Additionally, note that I have links as part of my forum posts were I also offer the same instructor led internet based training.

          The bottom line is that you have many options.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Captivate 3 Training
            Level 7
            You can't go wrong with Rick to help ... but consider www.Lynda.com too -
            loads of great training resources, and not only for captivate.

            Steve


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            • 3. Re: Captivate 3 Training
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Heya Steve

              Good call on Lynda.com. Only thing is, I believe they only offer Captivate version 2 as far as their Captivate training.

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Captivate 3 Training
                Level 7
                > Good call on Lynda.com. Only thing is, I believe they only offer Captivate
                > version 2 as far as their Captivate training.
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                Good point, but there's nothing scarily different between the two, in my
                humble opinion. Once you get to grips with the CP 2 info, picking up the
                additional CP 3 stuff is not so hard. Depends on your general understanding
                before you start though.

                Steve


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                • 5. Re: Captivate 3 Training
                  susannetic Level 1
                  This is the captivate 3 user guide in .pdf form. (it's 408 pages) I think it will probably be exactly what you need. I worked through much of it just like a tutorial when I first starteed with Captivate 3 ( my first version) There is also a "getting started" guide and quite a few element specific tutorials right on the adobe site.

                  captivate 3 manual .pdf link

                  captivate 3 tutorials-
                  click the "create content" tab for great adobe site c3 tutorials

                  really there are lots of great tutorials for captivate 3 on the adobe site...you just have to dig a little

                  I've only found 2 books specifically addressing Captivate 3 the above mentioned and "Adobe Captivate 3: The Definitive Guide ". I think both books have their strong points. I bought them, but I honestly kept referring to my user guide and the tutorials on the site...

                  Perhaps you might look into upgrading ?(generally great deals if you recently purchased an earlier version) ...and jumping right into 4...My first Captivate experience was with 3 and I loved it, but I think if I were you, I'd find a way to go ahead move up to 4...so many new and improved features it would be IMHO worth your while to start there...
                  • 6. Re: Captivate 3 Training
                    Mopane
                    I'm not sure about training, but I would recommend "the Essentials of Adobe Captivate 3" by Kevin A. Siegel--I haven't read this particular book, but I've had a lot of success with that series.