Adobe Captivate 12

Go beyond presentations to author interactive eLearning content without programming

Adobe® Captivate® software is the industry-leading solution for rapidly authoring and maintaining highly interactive eLearning content that can be delivered on any device.


per person

Online Class Times:

10 am to 5 pm Eastern


Course description

As with all of our classes, our Adobe Captivate training classes are hands-on and project-driven. This 2-day Beginner to Advanced class is taught on the reimagined Adobe Captivate 12. This live, online, virtual instructor-led (vILT) course will teach you the essential skills to create interactive and engaging eLearning. Learn Captivate via step-by-step training from an experienced eLearning developer, Captivate expert, and certified online training professional (COTP).

Note: This course covers Adobe Captivate 12, also known as Adobe Captivate or Adobe Captivate 2023. This course does not cover Adobe Captivate Classic, also known as Adobe Captivate 2019. If you are using Adobe Captivate Classic, we offer version-specific classes: Adobe Captivate Classic 101, Adobe Captivate Classic 201, or Adobe Captivate Classic 301.

Because students will work along with the instructor to complete a series of projects, we recommend using two displays in our online classes (this could be two monitors, two computers or a computer and a tablet), so that the student can keep one eye on the instructor’s screen as they work.

An eBook copy of the workbook and the data files will be sent to you prior to the start of the class.

Who should attend the Introduction to Adobe Captivate training class?

This class is designed for someone who is comfortable using their computer but is new (or fairly new) to Adobe Captivate. It’s also appropriate for those who have been using Adobe Captivate to edit existing projects, but don’t feel comfortable designing new pieces from scratch. If you want to learn how to create incredible software simulations of anything you can do on your computer, this class is for you! Along the way, learn the value of writing recording scripts, learn best practices for recording your screen, edit/enhance the recorded content, and publish the simulations for the widest possible audience.


Students attending this training class should already have a solid understanding of their operating system (Mac or Windows), know how to use their keyboard and mouse, and how to drag a program from one window to the other on a dual monitor system. They should understand how to open programs, open, save and close files, and how to locate files on their computers. This is an introductory class, so no prior knowledge of Adobe Captivate is required.

Class Topics

  • Review the eLearning development process, including the value of instructional design and creating storyboards
  • Explore the Captivate 12 interface
  • Create a soft skills project from scratch
  • Add slides
  • Add text blocks
  • Add media blocks
  • Add interactive components such as buttons, text fields, and drop-down menus
  • Add widgets
  • Record, edit, and import audio
  • Add simple actions to slide objects
  • Preview and publish projects
  • Review a software simulation eLearning script
  • Record software simulations in multiple modes
  • Add variables
  • Create advanced actions
  • Add quizzes
  • Enable reporting
  • Prepare a project to report data to a Learning Management System
  • Publish SCORM packages

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