Adobe Captivate 7 for Mac Student & Teacher Edition from Adobe available via electronic download, features a wide variety of tools designed to aid the developer in creating enhanced, intuitive eLearning content. With Captivate 7 you can take your content from the big screen to the small screen through the use of HTML5 coding, allowing you to create content for nearly every device, big and small. You can even create content specifically for the iPad and iPhone with specific presets designed to streamline the content creation process. Aside from creating content for a variety of mobile devices, Captivate 7 is also compatible with a variety of office programs, including Word and PowerPoint, allowing you to seamlessly interact and swap content between programs.
Take your eLearning courses to the next level with integrated YouTube videos, in-course web browsing and learning notes. YouTube video integration allows you to enhance your learning modules by integrating video without the hassle of worrying about compatibility issues that often times arise when combining various types of content. In-course web browsing gives the user the ability to search for content and remain in the module, while learning notes allow the user to create notes within the learning module, further enhancing the overall educational experience.
Import your PowerPoint 2010 slides in eLearning projects. Bring in objects, animations, and multimedia, easily update the content, and keep your PowerPoint and Adobe Captivate projects in sync with the dynamically linked import option.
Optimized User Interface
Do the job in fewer steps, and improve the overall authoring experience with Property inspector, a multiple document interface, and personalized workspaces.
Use Master Slides to easily create and maintain well-formatted and consistent-looking content that meets corporate guidelines.
Define styles and apply them to selected objects for quick and consistent formatting across a project.
Choose from professionally designed themes that blend backgrounds, styles, fonts and layouts. Apply them across projects to maintain a consistent look and feel. You can also customize themes to suit your requirements.
Table of Contents and Aggregator
Enable learners to easily navigate through content and track their progress with a multilevel Table of Contents. Use the Aggregator to combine multiple content modules into a single eLearning course.
XML File Export and Import for Easy Localization
Simplify project localization by exporting captions to a text or XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) file. Import the translated text file into a copy of the original project file.
Streamlined Workflows and Enhanced Usability
Take advantage of workflow and usability enhancements, including inline editing of text captions, support for panning to optimize the viewing experience on small screens and devices, and support for right-clicking in simulations.
Professional Project Templates
Use enhanced project templates that make it easy for subject-matter experts to contribute content without compromising structure.
More Effective Collaboration
Hosting and Collaboration via Acrobat.com
Hose published or in-progress eLearning projects in the cloud using Acrobat.com and share them with learners and reviewers, who can access them from virtually anywhere.
Real-Time Reviewing of SWF Files
Accelerate content creation cycles by letting reviewers add comments to your SWF files while playing them without having Adobe Captivate installed.
Direct Access to Adobe Resources
Reach out to Adobe support, access social media forums, and receive timely updates from the Adobe Captivate product team, all from within Adobe Captivate.
Improved Social Media Engagement
Instantly enable social conversations within Adobe Captivate courses with the enhanced Twitter widget. Help learners collaborate with you and other learners in real time by selecting a specific area within a course and tweeting a question. Track all conversations using the Learning Analytics dashboard.
Access a large repository of Help content, generated by Adobe and the user community at large, using an Adobe AIR application.
Easy Creation of Interactive eLearning Experience
Automatic Screen Capture with Smart Full-Motion Recording
Automatically record all your actions, including mouse movements and keyboard activity, while using any software application. Full-motion recording automatically switches on and off for drag-and-drop actions.
Multimode Recording for Screen Capture
Generate software simulations with multiple learning modes in a single recording session, including a demonstration of the procedure, a simulation for practicing the steps, and an assessment.
Create drag-and-drop games, quizzes, and learning modules that can run on desktops and iPads. Provide audio feedback in response to users' drag-and-drop actions.
Enhanced Interactions Library
Insert aesthetically designed interactive elements to eLearning content with just a click. Select from a wide range of out-of-the-box interactions, like Hangman, Jigsaw, Process Cycle, Glossary, Accordion and Pyramid to customize the content and appearance.
In-Course YouTube Videos
Stream YouTube videos within your courses, for greater impact and retention. Specify which section of the video you want the learner to view, to make it contextually relevant.
In-Course Web Browsing
Enable more effective learning by embedding a browser interface within your courses. Allow your learners to access additional web-based reference material that complements course content.
Enable learners to add and edit notes as they take their course, thereby allowing them to place cues within the course for reference.
Tell your eLearning story more effectively using human characters. Select from a wide range of out-of-the-box actors making various gestures to give your eLearning a more personal touch. Set them against relevant backgrounds to make your scenarios look more realistic.
High-Definition (HD) Screencast
Create high-quality product demos with the new capture-as-a-video workflow. Edit video, and add transitions, smart shapes, audio, and captions. Insert a talking head or another video in a picture-in-picture format. Publish it to YouTube with a single click.
Add complex mathematical equations, with operators and scientific symbols, to courses using the multi-purpose equation editor from [Math+Magic].
Support for Right-Clicking In Simulations
Maintain realism in your software training content by simulating right-clicking as well as left-clicking and double-clicking.
Create text captions that describe concepts and screen actions, or have Adobe Captivate software automatically add them during recording. Customize the appearance, size, orientation, position, and display speed of captions.
Create realistic branching scenarios without programming. Add buttons, click boxes, text boxes, and more interactive elements to solicit responses from learners. Specify the type of event you want to associate with a particular response.
Visually map out different learner paths. Collapse and expand sections of a simulation, and create complex scenarios by automatically branching at the end of slides based on a learner's choice at the beginning of the simulation.
Adobe Connect and Adobe Presenter Integration
Increase training effectiveness by adding interactive simulations to Adobe Presenter or Adobe Connect software. Every participant can practice simulations during live events or recorded presentations.
Personalized Learning Experiences
Use Variables to personalize the experience with learner-provided data, such as the learner's name, throughout a scenario.
Shared Advanced Action
Use Advanced Actions to configure and modify the learning experience by enabling conditional or multiple actions in an interaction. Now create Shared Action templates which can be reused across projects.
Rich Multimedia to Attract Learners
Video Support and Synchronization
Import video in a wide variety of formats (AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG) and synchronize it with the project, slide, or set of slides.
System Audio Recording and Editing
Now record system audio along with narration in an Adobe Captivate course on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Simultaneously record narration and capture screen motion, and synchronize audio with slides and timed objects. Edit audio to correct mistakes and pauses, add an external track, or attach sound effects or narration to individual objects.
Make your eLearning more personal by providing audio responses in content and quizzes. Record voice, convert text to speech, or import external sounds, and play them back when learners click on an object.
Keep learners tuned in to your content thanks to automatic voice-over functionality that turns text into high-quality speech in a few clicks. Need to change the text? Just click once to update the audio.
Gradients, Shadows, and Rotations
Make your slides and objects more attractive with color gradients. Select a preset shadow, or define one, to add depth to objects. Use the rotate handle to easily turn and flip objects.
Add a wide range of shapes, including circles, rectangles, triangles, callouts, arrows, lines, banners, and flowchart symbols, to your eLearning content. Customize them and convert them into buttons.
Add an added dimension to text, images, and even videos using reflections.
Group a set of smart shapes, images, or other objects so that you can work with them collectively. Resize, rotate, time, flip, move, or format all the objects in the group as if they were a single object.
Insert text hyperlinks to direct learners to other sections of the course or external sources for more information.
Text Margins and Custom Bullets
Improve the appearance and readability of text by adding margins and custom bullets.
Rich Animation Effects
Create rich object animations within Adobe Captivate 5.5 by combining predefined effects like straight-line motion, rotation, and glow. For added impact, import custom animation effects from Adobe Flash Professional software.
Expanded Asset Library
Get a larger set of prebuilt widgets, playbars, skins, stock animations, images, text captions, and buttons with superior aesthetics and usability.
Adobe Photoshop Layer Support
Preserve layers in imported Adobe Photoshop (PSD) files so you can edit or animate individual layers in Adobe Captivate for just the right effect.
Adobe Audition CS6 Integration
Edit and enhance audio files in Adobe Audition CS6 or Adobe Audition CC software and then bring them back into Adobe Captivate.
Support for Panning
Use the new panning motion while recording to draw attention to specific areas in an application and to optimize your content for playback on even the smallest mobile device screens.
Zooming by Object
Focus attention by zooming into different parts of the screen. Simply magnify a chosen area of the screen or place a different image into the zoom area.
Provide additional just-in-time information on Adobe Captivate slides by displaying rich media content such as images, text, audio, and video when the learner moves the mouse over the hot spot.
Rollover Images and Captions
Use rollover effects to offer additional information or to provide hints and tips during a lesson. The rollover images and captions will appear when the learner rolls the mouse over the specified area of the slide.
Place customizable playback controls outside the simulation and customize the frame color to your needs. You can also create a table of contents for large projects.
Attractive Out-of-the-Box Quizzing
Create quizzes with the out-of the-box quiz templates and an attractive set of components. Work in an improved quiz review area that makes evaluation simpler and faster.
Partial and Negative Scoring
Assign a score to each correct option when a question has more than one correct answer. Discourage guesswork by penalizing learners for wrong answers.
Make eLearning content more effective and improve the percentage of successful outcomes using remedial workflow. When answering a quiz question incorrectly, let learners revisit the relevant section, understand the concept correctly, and retry the question.
Multiple Question Types
Create quizzes quickly with an intuitive user interface and the ability to insert multiple question types in one pass.
Support for GIFT Format
Convert offline questions into a GIFT format question bank that you can draw on to create quizzes. Import GIFT format questions quickly and conveniently into Adobe Captivate projects to create assessment modules. Maximize instructor time by using the same questions in multiple quizzes.
Enhanced Quizzing with HTML 5
Leverage HTML5 support in your quizzes to include more question types, like matching, short answer, and fill-in-the-blank.
Randomized Quizzing and Question Pools
Choose from customizable quiz templates such as Multiple Choice and Fill in the Blank, improve learner assessments by randomly drawing questions from a set of question pools, and more.
Interpret scores through a SCORM 1.2- and SCORM 2004-certified LMS, integrate Adobe Captivate with the Question mark Perception tool to create simulation-based assessments, or use Adobe Training to measure content effectiveness.
Delivery Virtually Anywhere
Publish your projects in multiple formats (MP4, SWF, EXE or PDF) to the web, desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, iOS devices, and leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs.
Deliver eLearning on the go. Publish eLearning content as HTML5, and take your courses to mobile devices. Send scoring data to leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs and track learner progress.
HTML5 Support for Microsoft PowerPoint
Import your PowerPoint project, including text, shapes, audio, and animations, into Adobe Captivate 7 and publish them directly to HTML5.
Take your eLearning to mobile iDevices. Create interactive eLearning content using the iPad and iPhone presets. Publish content as HTML5, for access using browsers on iPads and iPhones.
Adobe Captivate App Packager
Embed a range of HTML5 animations and synchronize them with your Adobe Captivate course. Publish the course as an app to multiple mobile platforms, including Windows RT (Metro apps), using the Adobe PhoneGap service.
HTML5 and Pause & Resume Support for Adobe Connect
Publish HTML5 courses to Adobe Connect. Make your content more mobile with the ability to pause and resume anywhere, anytime, and on virtually any device on browsers.
Microsoft Word Export
Output your project in Microsoft Word format to create complete printed training handouts.
Enhanced Accessibility Support
Expand your outreach to defense, government, and educational organizations. Create simulations and demonstrations that address accessibility standards such as Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). Define text equivalents, insert clickable areas that allow keyboard access, and more to help ensure that everyone can access your content.
Create your content in any language, including double-byte languages, and publish it properly thanks to Unicode text encoding.
ActionScript 3.0 Publishing
Take advantage of ActionScript 3.0 publishing to bring content created with Adobe Flash Builder 4 and later software into your Adobe Captivate projects and to embed Adobe Captivate movies in content created using Flash Builder.
Single-Click Publishing to YouTube
Create a project using preset dimensions, and use the new direct workflow to publish it to YouTube with a single click.
Bring text-based instructional content to life by embedding Adobe Captivate movies in Adobe PDF files. Easily create PDF Portfolios that bring together files of varying formats in a single PDF document, complete with navigation and a customized look and feel.
Scoring, Tracking, and Reporting
Capture scoring data from all interactive elements, including click boxes, text entry boxes, buttons, and quizzes.
Tracking and Reporting
Satisfy basic evaluation needs at no extra cost by tracking and reporting key performance metrics, like average score and pass or fail, without having to invest in an LMS.
Integration with Tin Can-, SCORM- and AICC- Compliant LMSs
AICC-compliant LMSs Scoring data will integrate smoothly with your Learning Management System (LMS). Publish your courses effortlessly to leading LMSs, like Moodle, Blackboard, Plateau, Saba, and SumTotal.
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