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The Captivate 6 for Mac (Student & Teacher Edition) from Adobe enables you to rapidly create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML5-based mLearning content. It allows you to easily create show-me product demos in HD, interactive let-me-try application simulations and test-me assessments. You can insert aesthetically designed interactive elements to the eLearning content with a single click. Captivate 6 software allows you to import Microsoft PowerPoint slides and enrich them with multimedia and quizzes. You can publish projects to the web, desktops, YouTube and leading SCORM and AICC-compliant LMSs. It also allows you to deliver HTML5-based content to mobile devices, including iOS and Android devices. You can make your courses look interesting with actors, themes and interactive elements. Add branching scenarios and publish to web, desktops, notebooks, tablets, mobile devices and LMSs. Create eye-catching quizzes, conveniently evaluate quiz results and add pre-tests, audio responses and remediation to quizzes. What's more, Captivate 6 software allows you to easily transform presentations into interactive eLearning content using a roundtrip PowerPoint workflow. Choose from attractive, professionally designed themes and apply them across projects to maintain a consistent look and feel. Captivate 6 software enables you to collaborate more efficiently by leveraging Acrobat.com and using the Twitter widget from Adobe. You can import video in popular formats such as AVI, MOV, FLV and MPEG and synchronize video with selected slides. It also allows you to add audio and animations to eLearning projects.
Improved Roundtrip with Microsoft PowerPoint
Import PowerPoint 2010 slides in eLearning projects and 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.
High-Definition (HD) Screencast
You can easily create high-quality product demos with the new capture-as-a-video workflow. Moreover, 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.
Deliver eLearning on the go. Now publish eLearning content as HTML5 and transfer courses to mobile devices. Send scoring data to leading SCORM and AICC-compliant Learning Management System (LMSs) and track learner progress.
Take your eLearning to mobile iDevices. Create interactive eLearning content instantly using the iPad and iPhone presets. Publish content as HTML5 for access using browsers on iPads and iPhones.
Pause and Resume
Allow learners to pause and resume linear courses across devices. By publishing eLearning content as both SWF and HTML5, learners can begin the course on either their desktop or mobile device, pause it and then resume it on the same or any other device.
Smart Learning Interactions
Insert aesthetically designed interactive elements to eLearning content with a single click. Simply select from a wide range of stunning out-of-the-box interactions like Process Cycle, Glossary, Accordion, Pyramid, Animated Rollover and more. Customize the content, appearance and that is it.
Narrate 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 scenarios look more realistic.
Spend less time and effort to liven up your courses. Choose from attractive, 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.
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 into buttons.
Add a new dimension to text, images and videos using reflections.
Group a set of smart shapes, images or other objects and work with them collectively. Resize, rotate, time, flip, move or format all the objects in the group to display a single object.
Insert text hyperlinks to direct learners to other sections of the course or to external sources for further information.
Text Margins and Custom Bullets
Enhance the appearance and readability of text by adding margins and custom bullets.
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 again when learners click on an object.
Pre-Test and Branch-Aware Quizzing
Use pre-tests to assess the knowledge, skills or training needs of individual learners. Based on the results, direct learners to the appropriate section and quiz them at the end to gauge what they have learned.
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 the all-new remedial workflow. When learners answer a quiz question incorrectly, allow them to revisit the relevant section, understand the concept correctly and retry the question.
Smoother Integration with SCORM and AICC-Compliant LMSs
Rest assured that your scoring data will integrate smoothly with your LMS. Publish your courses effortlessly to leading LMSs like Moodle, Blackboard, Plateau, Saba and SumTotal.
Rapid eLearning Content Development
Optimized User Interface
Accomplish the task faster and in fewer steps as well as improve the overall authoring experience with the 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.
Table of Contents and Aggregator
Enable learners to easily navigate through content and track their progress with a multi-level 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 Workflow and Enhanced Usability
Enjoy enhanced workflow and usability, including inline editing of text captions and support for panning to optimize the viewing experience on small screens and devices. It also provides support for right-clicking in simulations.
Professional Project Templates
Use enhanced project templates that make it convenient for subject-matter experts to contribute content without compromising structure.
More Effective Collaboration
Hosting and Collaboration via Acrobat.com
Host published or in-progress eLearning projects in the cloud using Acrobat.com*. Share them with learners and reviewers, who can access them from virtually anywhere.
Real-Time Reviewing of SWF Files
Accelerate content creation cycles by allowing reviewers to 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.
In-Context Learner Collaboration via Twitter
Leverage the Twitter widget from Adobe to create courses that allow learners to collaborate with one another as well as the author by simply logging in to their Twitter accounts. They can ask questions, get answers and access pre-existing discussions.
Access a large repository of help content, generated by Adobe and the user community at large, using an Adobe AIR application.
Interactive eLearning Experiences
Automatic Screen Capture with Smart Full-Motion Recording
Automatically record all your actions, including mouse movements and keyboard activities, while using any software application. Full-motion recording automatically switches on and off for drag-and-drop actions.
Multimode Recording for Screen Capture
Generate robust 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.
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. Easily 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. 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. This enables every participant to practice simulations during live events or recorded presentations.
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 learning experience by enabling conditional actions, or more than one action in an interaction.
Rich Multimedia to Attract Learners
Multi-Video Support and Synchronization
Import video in a wide variety of formats such as AVI, MOV, FLV and MPEG and synchronize it with the project, slide or set of slides.
Audio Recording and Editing
Simultaneously record narration and capture screen motion as well as synchronize audio with slides and timed objects. Edit audio to rectify errors and pauses, add an external track or attach sound effects or narration to individual objects.
Keep learners tuned in to your content, thanks to automatic voice-over functionality that converts text into high-quality speech in a few clicks. To change text, just click once and update the audio.
Gradients, Shadows and Rotations
Make your slides and objects look 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.
Rich Animation Effects
Create rich object animations within Adobe Captivate 5.5 by combining pre-defined effects like straight-line motion, rotation and glow. For added impact, seamlessly import custom animation effects from Adobe Flash Professional software.
Expanded Asset Library
Acquire a larger set of pre-built 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 to edit or animate individual layers in Adobe Captivate to get the right effect.*
*Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended software is available separately and as part of Adobe eLearning Suite 2 and later software.
Adobe Audition CS6 Integration
Edit and enhance audio files in Adobe Audition CS6 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. Utilize it to optimize your content for playback even on 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 when the learner moves the mouse over the hot spot. Give information by displaying rich media content such as images, text, audio and video.
Rollover Images and Captions
Use rollover effects to provide additional information or 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 suit your needs. You can even create a table of contents for large projects.
Attractive Out-of-the-Box Quizzing
Create eye-catching quizzes with new out-of the-box quiz templates and an attractive set of components. Work in an improved quiz review area that enables simpler and faster evaluation.
Multiple Question Types
Create quizzes quickly with an intuitive user interface and enjoy the ability to insert multiple question types in a single pass.
Randomized Quizzing and Question Pools
Choose from customizable quiz templates such as Multiple Choice and Fill in the Blanks. 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 Questionmark Perception tool to create simulation-based assessments or use Adobe Training to measure content effectiveness.
Delivery Virtually Anywhere
Publish your projects in multiple formats such as MP4, SWF, EXE or PDF to the web, desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones and iOS devices as well as leading SCORM and AICC-compliant LMSs.
Microsoft Word Export
Output your project in Microsoft Word format to create complete printed training handouts.
Create simulations and demonstrations that help meet Section 508 accessibility standards. Define text equivalents for a single slide or an entire movie, add animations without causing constant refresh for screen reader users, insert clickable areas that allow keyboard access and more.
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. 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 your basic evaluation needs without any extra cost by tracking and reporting key performance metrics such as average score and pass or fail, without having to invest in an LMS.
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Multicore Intel processorMac OS X v10.6 or v10.72 GB minimum RAM (4 GB recommended)3 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation*DVD-ROM drive1024 x 768 display (1280 x 1024 recommended) with 16-bit video cardBroadband Internet connection required for software activation, to access online services and to validate subscription edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis**
*Cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on flash-based storage devices**Phone activation is not available