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Our live, online classes are led by field experts; and just like in-person classes, they are fully interactive and engaging. The difference? No travel! You can participate from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Many of our students choose to stay home from work on these training days, some never even changing out of their slippers! Students are able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other participants throughout the course as they work in real-time to complete activities.

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Studio 13 Training

Articulate Studio 13 Training

Upcoming Courses:
Jun 29-30 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Aug 08-09, 2016 10am – 5pm ET

Articulate Studio Training – Presenter, QuizMaker, Engage, and Replay provide students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to rapid develop e-Learning course modules, create compelling Flash presentations and interactive simulations. Users will also learn how to take their Powerpoint presentations and add interactivity and narration. In addition to learning key concepts, students also learn best practices for creating quizzes with Articulate Quizmaker and publishing Articulate projects.
What You Will Learn

Getting to Know Articulate Studio ’13
Setting Up Player Templates
Setting Presentation Options
Articulate Studio Components
PRESENTER
QUIZMAKER
ENGAGE
REPLAY
Creating a Course in Articulate PRESENTER
Working with Audio
Adding Slide Annotations
Flash, Movies,
Articulate Replay
Managing Slide Properties
Publishing
Engage Interactions
Quizmaker Quizzes
Quizmaker Questions
Course and File Management

Who Should Attend?

This course is for new users and existing Articulate users who may want to gain more professional experience using the most valuable features, functions and techniques used in real world applications. No prior experience is necessary.

Articulate appeals to a wide variety of audiences, typically grouped in training and education, advertising, sales and marketing, or technical support and content creation/documentation roles. Instructional System Designers will find this course beneficial in leveraging their skills and careers in online content development.
Prerequisites

Because of the amount of material we cover in class, we do require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers. While we will make every reasonable effort to help, students with insufficient skills may be required to observe the class lessons or do their best to keep up without slowing down the rest of the class. We highly recommend working with the application tutorial before coming to the course.

Note: While not a requirement, some students find it helpful to attend this class using two computer monitors. This will allow for one screen to always display the instructor’s screen, and the other for you to use as you follow along with the instructor.

Getting to Know Articulate Studio ’13

What is Articulate Studio ’13?
The PowerPoint Relationship
Presenter Course Features
The Articulate Tab
The Articulate Design Process
Articulate File Structure
Save a Presenter Course
Copy, Back Up and Share Files
Previewing Your Course
Getting Help

Setting Up Player Templates

The Presentation Player
Player Modification Tools
Player Template Features
Create a New Player Template from Scratch
Create a New Player Template from an Existing One
Player Templates Dialog Box
Layout Tab
Navigation Tab
Player Controls Tab
Text Labels Tabs
Colors Tab
Other Tab
Template Design Tips

Setting Presentation Options

Presentation Options
Working with Logos
Add Logos
Tips for Working with Logos
Working with Presenters
Add Presenters
Tips for Working with Presenters
Working with Playlists
Add Playlists
Playlist Options
Quality Settings
Pre-Set Options
Image Quality Settings
Audio Quality Settings
Publishing Options
Other Setting

Creating a Course in Presenter

Using PowerPoint Features
Slide and Slide Titles
Text and Tables
Speaker Notes
Images and SmartArt
Transitions and Animations
Branching in PowerPoint
Create “Pop-Up” Interactions
Create Branching Simulations
Presenter Content Features
Add Attachments
Insert a Web Object

Working With Audio

Narration Options
Record Narration in PowerPoint
Bright Ideas for Audio
Recording Narration in Presenter
The Recording Control Panel
Record Once Slide at a Time
Record across Multiple Slides
Import a Single Audio File
Import a Multiple Audio Files
Power Tips
The Audio Editor
Edit an Audio File
Move around the Audio Editor
Delete Audio
Cut, Copy and Paste Audio
Import Audio into the Waveform
Export Audio
Record Audio into the Waveform
Synchronize Animations in the Audio Editor
Using the Sync Animation Tool
Synchronize Animations

Adding Slide Annotations

Adding Slide Annotations
Add Annotations
Annotation Modes
Annotation Settings

Flash, Movies, & Video Encoding

File Options
Insert a Movie or Flash File
Design Tips
Using Video Encoder
Import an Existing Video
Capture a Video from your WebCam
Basic Video Controls
Editing Your Video
Trim a Video Clip
Crop a Video Clip
Add a Logo
Change Encoder Options
Publish Your Video
Use Custom Encoding Settings

Learning Games

Learning Game Options
Create a Learning Game
Choices Game
Word Quiz Game
Sequence Game
Editing a Learning Game

Managing Slide Properties

Understanding Slide Properties
Change Slide Properties
Change Slide Titles
Hide Slides in Navigation Panel
Change Slide Levels
Change View Mode
Set Custom Branching
Lock Slide Navigation
Select a Presenter
Set an Audio Playlist
Set Slide Advancement

Publishing

Understanding Publishing
Publishing Formats
Publish a Course
Publish to Articulate Online
Design Tips for Working with a Learning Management System
Publish for an LMS
Posting Published Files (LMS)
Publish for CD
Publish to Word
Publish for Podcast
Share Your Podcast
Publish to HTML5

Engage Interactions

Understanding Engage
Options for Accessing Engage
Engage Interaction Types
Create an Engage Interaction
By Launching Engage Directly
By Launching Engage from the Articulate Ribbon
To Create and Engage Interaction for the Player
Adding Content to Your Interaction
Add an Introduction
Add a Summary
Add Titles and Text
Add Audio
Add Media
Change or Remove Media
Template-Specific Features
Tab-Based Interactions
Variations for Glossary Interaction
Add, Delete and Rearrange Tabs
Layered Diagram Interactions
Configure the Diagram
Change Layer Color
Move or Rotate Segments
Interactive Image Templates
Select the Image
Add, Delete and Move Labels
Add Content to Callouts
Change Marker Appearance (Labeled Graphic)
Change Marker Appearance (Guided Image)
Media Tour Interaction
Select/Change Media
Export Media
Timeline Interaction
Add, Delete, Move and Name Periods
Add, Delete, Move and Name Events
Change Timeline Appearance
Interaction Properties
Set Interaction Properties
Add an Existing Engage Interaction to a Course
Publishing Engage Interactions
Publish to a Presenter
Publish to the Web
Publish to HTML5
Publish to Articulate Online
Publish to a Learning Management System
Publish to a CD
Publish to Word

Quizmaker Quizzes

Understanding Quizmaker
Options for Accessing Quizmaker
Create a New Quizmaker Quiz
By Launching Quizmaker Directly
By Launching Quizmaker from the Articulate Ribbon
To Create a Quizmaker Quiz for the Player
The Quizmaker Interface
Groups and Randomizing
Add and Arrange Question Groups
Randomize Question Groups
Customizing Quiz Results
Turn Results on or Off
Quiz Quality Tab
Managing Quizmaker Quiz Quality
Check Spelling
Preview a Quiz
Publishing Your Quiz
Publish to a Presenter Course
Change Quizmaker Options
Design Tips: Custom Color Schemes

Quizmaker Questions

Adding Questions to Your Quiz
Add a Quiz Question to a Quiz
Graded Question Gallery
Survey Question Gallery
Multiple-Choice, Word Bank and Multiple Response Questions
Fill-in-the-Blank Questions
Numeric Questions
Matching Questions
Sequence Questions
Hot Spot Questions
Likert Scale Survey Questions
Short Answer and Essay Questions
Setting Question Properties
Add Per-Question Feedback
Customize the Feedback Pop-Up Window
Set Up Conditional Branching

Introducing Replay

Recording
Editing
Importing videos
Importing images
Lower thirds
Edit audio volume
Publishing mixed video to MP4 format

Kal Hadi is a Certified Adobe Instructor with CompTIA CTT+ credentials. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of computer graphics, imaging and electronic publishing. He was recognized by Adobe as one of the top five trainers worldwide in 2009. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. He is also the author of many books and papers in the fields of graphics and web publishing.

Adobe Captivate Beginner Training

Upcoming Courses:
Jun 27-28 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Jul 27-28 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Sep 8-9 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Oct 20-21 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Dec 14-15 2016 10am – 5pm ET

Adobe Captivate is one of the most popular eLearning development tools in the world. As your class begins, you’ll get comfortable with the Captivate interface by exploring an existing Captivate project. You’ll learn to use the Filmstrip, explore the inspectors, and poke around other areas of the Captivate interface. After exploring a bit, it’s time to roll-up your sleeves and get to work. You’ll create a soft skills eLearning lesson from scratch (soft skills eLearning includes, but is not limited to, onboarding, conflict resolution, and compliance training). You’ll work with themes, add slides, work with placeholders to add text and images. You’ll even add interactive buttons that will allow the learner to control the pace of the lesson.

Once you’re comfortable creating projects, tap into Captivate’s powerful recording features and create both software demonstrations and interactive software simulations. And you’ll leverage Captivate’s multi-mode recording features to record three lessons at the same time (one demo and two simulations). All that… and before the lunch break!

Come back from lunch and you’re back at it… you’ll learn to add, modify, and control the timing of objects such as text captions, images, and highlight boxes. You’ll learn to record, import and edit audio, and how to further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons, and text entry boxes.

Engage your learner by adding rollover captions, rollover images, rollover slidelets, zoom areas, quizzes, and knowledge checks to a project. And you’ll leverage and enrich existing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations by importing them into Captivate.

Finally, you’ll learn how to distribute a finished Captivate project to the widest possible audience by publishing SWF, HTML5, and PDFs so that your content can be consumed by learners on virtually any device including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
For further content information, please see the Content tab above.

**The current version of Captivate that we offer for our public beginner classes is Adobe Captivate 9. Captivate 8 users are welcome and encouraged to attend. While we are no longer offering public courses for legacy versions of Adobe Captivate, you can elect for private training in any legacy version (contact us for details at 888.812.4827). If you are using an older version of Captivate, you are welcome and encouraged to attend this Captivate 9 course. Our instructors will be happy to point out differences between the software versions throughout the course. To attend this Captivate class, all you’ll need to do is download the free trial version of Captivate and we will send you our version 9 workbook. If you would prefer a legacy version of the workbook, it is available upon request in either a free digital version or in hardcopy format for 50% off the retail price.**

Lessons Covered During this 2-Day Class

Note: The lessons outlined below comprise activities typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor’s discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.
-eLearning and Captivate

As your class ramps up, you won’t just learn how to start Captivate and click each tool, you’ll begin the process of creating eLearning lessons from the ground up. You’ll not only learn how to create effective eLearning, but why those lessons will be effective.

Explore the Captivate Interface
Zoom and Magnify
Navigate a Project
Preview a Project
Create a New Project

-Recording Demos and Sims

Recording your desktop actions is one of Captivate’s key features… and you’ll cover the hottest recording modes: demo, assessment, training and custom.

Rehearse a Script
Edit Recording Settings
Set Recording Keys
Record a Demonstration
Record an Assessment
Record a Training Simulation
Record a Custom Simulation

-Captions, Styles and Timing

Once you’ve recorded your lessons, the real work begins. During these lessons, you will learn how to add text caption, set object styles and control the timing of slides objects.

Insert, Resize and Move Text Captions
Modify Text Caption Properties
Edit the Default Caption Style
Change a Callout Type Used by a Text Caption
Control Slide Timing
Control Slide Object Timing
Check Spelling
Align Slide Objects

-Images and Drawing Objects

Adding images to your project will enhance the lesson. These lessons will teach you how to add images, manipulate them and manage them.

Insert, Resize and Restore an Image
Transform an Image’s Size and Position
Use the Library
Manage Unused Project Assets
Crop and Rename an Image
Remove a Background Color
Insert a Cloud Callout
Create an Image Slideshow

-Pointers, Buttons and Highlight Boxes

If you’ve created a demonstration, that pesky mouse can sometimes have a mind of its own. You’ll learn how to tame that wild mouse during these lessons. Then you’ll learn how to add some basic interactivity to a lesson via buttons.

Add a Visual Click and Sound
Modify the Mouse Pointer
Insert and Format a Text Button
Set a Button’s Pause After Timing
Work With Image Buttons
Insert and Format a Highlight Box

-Rollovers and Zoom Areas

Rollovers and Zoom Areas enhance the eLearning experience by encouraging interactivity (rollovers) and grabbing the learners attention (zoom areas). Learn them both during these lessons.

Insert a Rollover Caption
Insert a Rollover Image
Insert a Zoom Area
Insert and Format a Rollover Slidelet
Format the Rollover Area
Add a Caption and Image to a Rollover Area

-Audio

eLearning lessons that contain voiceover audio and sound effects are more effective than lessons that don’t… and that’s just a fact! Learn how to add, edit and record audio during these lessons. And if that’s not enough, you’ll also learn how to convert Text-to-Speech, which is just cool!

Import Audio onto a Slide Object
Import Background Audio
Add a Slide Note
Calibrate a Microphone
Record Slide Audio
Import a Voiceover onto a Slide
Edit an Audio File
Insert Silence
Convert Text-to-Speech

-Video, Animation & Effects

In a word, Flash Video is cool! Learn how to add Flash Video to your eLearning lessons. There are lessons for adding Animation and special effects too.

Insert a Flash Video
Set Flash Video Properties
Add Animation to a slide
Insert Text Animation
Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
Apply a Glow Filter Effect
Modify Effect Properties
Save and Import Effects

-Creating Simulations out of Demonstrations

Interactive eLearning is generally thought to be more effective than passive demonstration videos. During these lessons, learn how to convert an existing demonstration into a highly engaging, interactive powerhouse.

Hide the Mouse
Replace Phrases
Insert a Click Box
Insert a Text Entry Box

-Working with Microsoft PowerPoint

Often times the eLearning project begins in Microsoft PowerPoint. Why not use that content in your Captivate project? These lessons will help you master the PowerPoint to Captivate workflow.

Import PowerPoint slides
Resize One Object and Apply to All
Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits
Synch With Source
Rescale a Project

-Introduction to Question Slides

Captivate sports some robust quizzing tools. You’ll learn how to setup, create and edit question slides.

Edit Quizzing Object Styles
Set the Quiz Preferences
Insert Question slides
Format a Question slide
Add an Image to a Question slide

-Publishing

No project is finished until it’s published so that it can be consumed by your learners. Learn the best publishing format to use for the widest audience (including SWF and the new HTML5 output). Learn how to add a TOC to your lessons and the ideal settings for publishing.

Create a Link to a Web Site
Apply a Skin
Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
Create a TOC,
Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
Publish a SWF and PDF
Run the HTML5 Tracker
Publish as HTML5
Export Captions
Perform a “Round Trip”

Kevin Siegel

Kevin is the founder and president of IconLogic, Inc. He has written more than 100 step-by-step computer training books including: Essentials of Adobe Captivate 6, Essentials of Adobe Captivate 5, Essentials of Adobe Captivate 4, Essentials of Adobe Captivate 3, Essentials of Macromedia Captivate, Essentials of RoboDemo 5, Essentials of RoboDemo 4, Essentials of RoboDemo 3, Essentials of Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Essentials of QuarkXPress 7, Accelerated QuarkXPress 6, Essentials of Adobe InDesign CS3, Essentials of Adobe PageMaker 7 and Essentials of Adobe RoboHelp 8 and many more.

Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has more than 24 years experience as a print publisher and technical writer. He is a certified technical trainer, has been a classroom instructor for more than 18 years and is a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions.

Kevin has been recognized by Adobe Systems, Inc., as one of the Top Five Most Highly-Rated Adobe Certified Instructors Worldwide.

Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan is certified in all Adobe Technical Communication products. His certifications include Captivate, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Presenter, and Connect. Matt specializes in helping groups and individuals improve their technical communication and electronic publishing workflow. His 25 years of software and publishing experience allow him to bring best practices and integration concepts into every engagement.

Matt regularly represents Adobe at conferences, and also presents at national conferences like the Society for Technical Communication, LavaCon, and Writers U/A. He is also the co-author of Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11, regarded as one of the best FrameMaker reference books available.

Lori Smith

Lori Smith is IconLogic’s lead programmer and Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Captivate. Lori has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT as well as a Master’s in electrical engineering from George Mason University. She has been working in the field of software engineering for more than 20 years. During that time she worked on embedded software systems at Raytheon (E-Systems) and ARINC.

Jennie Ruby

Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author of Editing with Word 2007. Jennie specializes in electronic editing. At the American Psychological Association, she was manager of electronic publishing and manager of technical editing and journal production.

Jennie has an M.A. from George Washington University and is a Certified Technical Trainer (Chauncey Group). She is a publishing professional with 20 years of experience in writing, editing and desktop publishing.

Adobe Captivate Advanced Training

Upcoming Courses:
Jun 29-30 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Aug 17-18 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Sep 19-20 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Nov 2-3 2016 10am – 5pm ET

If you’re looking for continued Adobe Captivate training, this advanced class will teach you to improve your screen recording skills via projects templates and pre-editing your text captions. You’ll enhance your production skills by learning about object styles, master slides, themes, and advanced actions. You’ll learn to create, insert, and edit variables that will enrich the learner experience, and you will learn how to create branching scenarios that will enable learners to plot their own learning path. You’ll ensure your eLearning and mLearning output can be accessed by people with disabilities by adding such 508-compliant features as accessibility text and closed captions. Finally, you’ll learn about SCORM, AICC, SCOs, Manifests and how to upload published lessons into an LMS.

Here is what is covered in this live, two-day course:

Pre-editing Text Captions
Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating
Question Pools
Accessible eLearning
Variables and Widgets
Master Slides, Themes and Project Templates
Advanced Actions
Working with an LMS
Responsive eLearning

This class is fully interactive, as you will be able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other students as you work in real time to complete activities within the software. While not a requirement, some students find it helpful to attend this class using two computer monitors. This will allow for one screen to always display the instructor’s screen, and the other for you to use as you follow along with the instructor.

For further content information, please see the Content tab above.

**The current version of Captivate that we offer for our public classes is Adobe Captivate 8. Captivate 9 was recently released by Adobe and we are currently updating our courseware. Captivate 8 and 9 are very similar. Captivate 9 users are welcome and encouraged to attend. While we are no longer offering public courses for legacy versions of Adobe Captivate, you can elect for private training in any legacy version (contact us for details at 888.812.4827). If you are using an older version of Captivate, you are welcome and encouraged to attend this Captivate 8 course. Our instructors will be happy to point out differences between the software versions throughout the course. To attend this Captivate class, all you’ll need to do is download the free trial version of Captivate and we will send you our version 8 workbook. If you would prefer a legacy version of the workbook, it is available upon request in either a free digital version from Vitalsource or in hardcopy format for 50% off the retail price.

During this 2-day, live, hands-on class you will learn advanced Captivate concepts including:
Essential Skills with a Twist

You’ll get your advanced class started with a bit of a review. You’ll record a software simulation using Captivate’s Custom recording mode. Where’s the twist? You’ll edit a little-known language file and control the text that appears in future Captivate text captions. The time you’ll save by pre-editing this little file just might pay for this class.

You Will Learn About:

Planning eLearning Projects
The Development Process
Resolution and Recording Size
Custom Recordings
Text Caption Pre-Editing
Custom Styles

Branching and Aggregating

If you’ve created several small projects, you’ll learn that you can easily combine them into one master project. Once you’ve combined projects, you’ll learn how to create jumps (branches) between different parts of the bigger lesson. And if you’ve created large lessons that are too big to combine, you’ll learn how to use the Aggregator to allow independent lessons to share a TOC.

You Will Learn About:

Custom Styles
Combining Projects
Branching
Slide Groups
Aggregator

Question Pools

You’ll get a refresher on how to add a question slide to a project. Then you will learn to create question pools and random question slides that will make it difficult for learners to share quiz content with each other.

You Will Learn About:

Question Pools
Random Question Slides

Accessible eLearning

Creating eLearning lessons and courses that are accessible to citizens with disabilities may be a requirement in your organization. During these lessons, you’ll learn some Section 508 best practices, and how to implement them within a Captivate project.

You Will Learn About:

Accessibility and Captivate
Accessibility Text
Shortcut Keys
Closed Captioning

Variables and Widgets

Variables will allow you to customize an eLearning lesson for every student. And you don’t have to know a single programming code to work with variables. You’ll also learn about widgets and how to add them to a project.

You Will Learn About:

Inserting and Creating Both System and User-Defined Variables
Inserting and Working with Widgets

Advanced Actions

When a learner clicks on a button or click box, an Action occurs. But what if you want multiple, conditional actions to occur? You’ll be introduced to Captivate’s Advanced Actions that will allow objects to perform multiple tricks for every learner click.

You Will Learn About:

Standard Actions
Conditional Actions
Conditional and Standard Action Combos

Master Slides, Themes and Project Templates

Efficiency doesn’t reach much higher than this… learn to keep the look and feel of your Captivate projects consistent across slides and projects when you create master slides, apply and customize Themes, and create and use Project Templates.

You Will Learn About:

Master Slides
Themes
Project Templates
Template Placeholders

Responsive eLearning

The size of the screen that learners use to access eLearning lessons can vary widely. Consider the size of a typical mobile phone compared to the various shapes and sizes of tablets, such as the Apple iPad, Microsoft Surface, and Amazon Kindle Fire. You could develop several Captivate projects that contain the same content but are sized to work on specific devices; however, the problem is that you’d have to edit and update several projects! Who wants to do that? Additionally, who could possibly consider every screen size for every device? Even if you could build lessons for every screen size known today… what about the screen sizes for devices that have yet to be invented?

During this part of the course, you’ll learn how to navigate Captivate’s responsive interface (which is very different than working in a standard project), and how to create responsive projects from scratch.

You Will Learn About:

Review a Responsive Project
Customize Breakpoints
Customize Theme Colors
Use the Position Inspector
Set Relative Positioning
Link Objects Together

Working with an LMS

If you’ve included a quiz in your eLearning lesson, it’s likely you’ll need to track the quiz results. You’ll learn how to prepare a Captivate project so that it will work with an LMS, and how to successfully upload a lesson to an LMS.

You Will Learn About:

LMS Reporting Options
Manifest Files
Advanced Interaction
Content Packages
Uploading to an LMS

Note: The lessons outlined above comprise topics typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor’s discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class participants.

Kevin Siegel

Kevin Siegel is the founder and president of IconLogic, Inc. He has written more than 100 step-by-step computer training books including: Essentials of Adobe Captivate 6,Essentials of Adobe Captivate 5, Essentials of Adobe Captivate 4, Essentials of Adobe Captivate 3, Essentials of Macromedia Captivate, Essentials of RoboDemo 5, Essentials of RoboDemo 4, Essentials of RoboDemo 3, Essentials of Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Essentials of QuarkXPress 7, Accelerated QuarkXPress 6, Essentials of Adobe InDesign CS3, Essentials of Adobe PageMaker 7 and Essentials of Adobe RoboHelp 8 and many more.

Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has more than 24 years experience as a print publisher and technical writer. He is a certified technical trainer, has been a classroom instructor for more than 18 years and is a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions.

Kevin has been recognized by Adobe Systems, Inc., as one of the Top Five Most Highly-Rated Adobe Certified Instructors Worldwide.

Jennie Ruby

Jennie is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author of Editing with Word 2007. Jennie specializes in electronic editing. At the American Psychological Association, she was manager of electronic publishing and manager of technical editing and journal production.

Jennie has an M.A. from George Washington University and is a Certified Technical Trainer. She is a publishing professional with 20 years of experience in writing, editing and desktop publishing

Lori Smith

Lori Smith is IconLogic’s lead programmer and Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Captivate. Lori has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT as well as a Master’s in electrical engineering from George Mason University. She has been working in the field of software engineering for more than 20 years. During that time she worked on embedded software systems at Raytheon (E-Systems) and ARINC.

Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan is certified in all Adobe Technical Communication products. His certifications include Captivate, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Presenter, and Connect. Matt specializes in helping groups and individuals improve their technical communication and electronic publishing workflow. His 25 years of software and publishing experience allow him to bring best practices and integration concepts into every engagement.

Matt regularly represents Adobe at conferences, and also presents at national conferences like the Society for Technical Communication, LavaCon, and Writers U/A. He is also the co-author of Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11, regarded as one of the best FrameMaker reference books available.

Articulate Storyline Beginner Training

Upcoming Courses:
Jun 13-14 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Jul 7-8 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Jul 25-26 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Aug 16-17, 2016 10am – 5pm ET

Storyline is an eLearning authoring tool that’s simple enough for beginners, powerful enough for experts. It allows you to create interactive professional-looking courses, presentations, and quizzes.

Articulate Storyline training focuses on teaching course developers how to create training titles, demonstrations, interactive simulations, branching scenarios, and quizzes without any programming

The audience for this course is beginning Storyline users who need to understand the basics of the software.
Learning Objectives:

Understand the Storyline Interface
Understand Scenes and Slides
Understand Timeline features
Understand Layers
Publish your project to HTML5
Publish your project to SWF files
Add narration by recording or importing audio
Increase user interactivity with click, highlight, and text entry boxes
Learn how to increase user interactivity
Insert question and scoring slides
Understand branching to different Slides and Scenes
Import PowerPoint slides into a project
Creating links to websites and to another project

Note: While not a requirement, some students find it helpful to attend this class using two computer monitors. This will allow for one screen to always display the instructor’s screen, and the other for you to use as you follow along with the instructor.

Getting to Know Storyline

What is Articulate Storyline?
Feature set review
Planning your Storyline Project
Screen Size
Inputs and Outputs
The eLearning Development workflow
The Articulate Storyline workflow
Importing Legacy Articulate Content
Importing from PowerPoint
Going from Articulate Studio to Storyline
How can I distribute my content?
Creating New Project
The Story View panel
The Storyline Scene
Inserting Slides
Templates
Basic Layouts
Quizzing
Screen Recordings
Import
Moving Slides
The Trigger Panel
Slide Triggers
Object Triggers
The Properties Panel
Creating a New Slide
Using the Insert Slide Panel
The Slide/Master Slide/Feedback Master concept
Understanding the View Tab
Story and Normal View
Slide Master and Feedback Master
Project Templates
The Quick Access Bar
Adding to the Quick Access Bar
Removing from the Quick Access Bar
Using Ruler, Grid and Guides
Zooming and Fit to Window

Creating New Projects

Your First Slide
Import PowerPoint File
Add Character
Previewing Your Course
Making a Slide Interactive
Creating a Drag and Drop
Adding a Button
Recording a Screencast
How to Record
Making Edits
Adding a Quiz Question
Building a Form Based Quiz Question
Adding a Results page
Publishing Your Course

Working with Text and Graphics

The Slide View
The Scene View
The Trigger Panel
The Slide Layers Panel
Working with Slide Layers
Creating your First Layer
Adding Text
Adding a Draw Shape
Adding a Button
Adding a Character
Cropping a Character
Setting your First trigger
Previewing Your Slide
The Timeline Panel
The States Panel
The Notes Panel
Adding an Image

Object Properties

Working with Characters
Setting the Character
Expression
Pose
Perspective
Editing States
Normal and Hidden
Using Buttons
Button States

Working with Media

Adding Video
Adding Audio
Adding a Screen Shot
Adding Flash
Adding a Web object

States, Layers, Triggers, Variables, and Advanced Actions

Using Slide Layers
Copy cut and Paste into Slide Layers
Object Layer Coloring
Dim non-selected layers
Using the Eye icon in the Layer
Simple Triggers
How Layers Display
Layer Properties
Object Properties
Object Animations
Adjusting the base layer objects
Creating a slide complete message
Prevent User from Clicking on the base layer

Questions and Quizzes

Anything you can do in Quizmaker you can do in Storyline
Adding a Multiple Choice Question
Feedback boxes as Slide Layers
Customize the Feedback Boxes
Drag and Drop interactions
Building a Freeform Interaction
Mapping Drag Objects to Drop Targets
Building a Pick one Question
Edit Pick one Button
Modifying Object States
Building a Question Bank
Draw from Question Bank
Changing the position of the Question Bank in the Scene
The Results Screen- Picking the reported questions
Building Pre-est, Post-test and Knowledge Checks

Screen Recordings

The Storyline Recording Workflow
Screen Recording options
Shortcuts
Hardware – Microphone and Speakers
Other Options
Customizing the screen size
Inserting Slides
Video on a single slide (Passive Video)
Exporting Screen Recordings
Step-by-Step Slides (Modes)
View
Try
Test
Editing Interactive Simulations

Publishing

Publishing options overview
Output to Web
Output to LMS
Output to HTML5 for web and iPad
Output to Word
Output to CD/DVD
Sending to Articulate Online

Note: The lessons outlined above comprise activities typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor’s discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Kal Hadi is a Certified Adobe Instructor with CompTIA CTT+ credentials. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of computer graphics, imaging and electronic publishing. He was recognized by Adobe as one of the top five trainers worldwide in 2009. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. He is also the author of many books and papers in the fields of graphics and web publishing.

Articulate Storyline Advanced Training

Upcoming Courses:
Jun 27-28 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Jul 27-28 2016 10am – 5pm ET
Aug 31 – Sep 01, 2016 10am – 5pm ET

Articulate Storyline advanced provides students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to develop and build advanced interactions, extend the functionality of Storyline, and have a better understanding of Storyline project workflow.

This class is for those who are familiar with the basic features of Storyline such as scenes, storyviews, slides, layers, triggers, timelines, importing text-characters-videos, creating simple tests and assessments and other basic functions and would like to gain deeper knowledge of Storyline. This class builds upon fundamental skills in Storyline Essentials by providing students with hands-on practice extending Storyline capabilities, and customizing the learner experience. In this class we will explore many media features in depth including best practices for audio and video, Animations, Storyline Variables, Triggers, cue points, and student reporting.
Learning Objectives:

Fully Branding a Storyline Template
Create custom scenarios in Storyline
Work with audio and video
Understand detailed graphic properties
Use cue points
Create a custom Preloader
Implement interactive objects
Use and display project variables
Combine Storyline features into seamless and integrated products.
Use the Timeline, Scenes, and Layers more efficiently
Use variables
Use JavaScript with Storyline
Prepare a Storyline project for use with a Learning Management System

Note: While not a requirement, some students find it helpful to attend this class using two computer monitors. This will allow for one screen to always display the instructor’s screen, and the other for you to use as you follow along with the instructor.

Lesson 1: Fully Branding a Storyline Template

Choosing Colors
Understanding Color Setting in Storyline
Creating a Custom Color Scheme
Applying a Font Family
Design the Player
Build a Template File
Utilize Variables in the Template
Create Generic Introductory Slides

Lesson 2: Building and Interactive Scenarios

Planning your scenario in Storyline
Storyline Scenario Strategies
Setting up your Scenario Slides
Adding Interactivity
Setting up Branching and Scoring for Scenarios

Lesson 3: Interactive Objects In-Depth

Triggers
Buttons
Hotspots
Adding Hotspots
Adding Triggers
HotSpot Shapes
Interactive Markers
Inserting Markers
Editing Markers
Adding Media
Setting Interaction Properties
Data Entry Fields
Scrolling Panels
Mouse
Adding Hyperlinks
Creating a Free Form Interaction

Lesson 4: Adding Media

Adding Graphics
Editing Graphics
Adjustments
Picture Styles
Arrange
Size
Inserting Shapes
Editing Shapes
Shape Styles
Arranging Shapes
Using Layout Assistants
Grid
Guides
Ruler

Lesson 5: Animations And Slide Transitions

Creating Your First Animation
Using the Timeline
Creating an Animation Build
Animation Options
Syncing Animations with Audio
Using Slide Transitions

Lesson 6: Using Project Variables

Managing Project Variables
Creating Your First Variable
Name
Type
Value
True/False Variables
Number Variables
Text Variables
Displaying Variables in Storyline

Lesson 7: Building Logic in Storyline

Samples of Logic in eLearning
Using Conditional Statements
Evaluating Variables
Lab: Building a Simple Counter

Lesson 8: Importing Legacy Content

Importing Powerpoint slides
Importing Engage
Importing Quizmaker
Importing Articulate Storyline files

Lesson 9: Creating a Storyline Template

Using the Design Tab
Custom Player at the Slide Level
Setting the Story Size
16:9 vs. 4:3
Changing the size from
Using the Built-in themes
Using Articulate Theme files (.athm)
Using Color Themes
Creating new theme colors
Using the Theme Color Interface
Using Font Themes
Create a new Font Theme
Setting the Background Fill
Setting up Notes

Lesson 10: Modifying the Storyline Player

Player Tabs
Features
Controls
Data Options
Menu
Resources
Glossary
Modifying Colors, Text Labels, and Browser Settings

Lesson 11: Video in Storyline

Recording from a Webcam
Inserting Video
How video importing works in Storyline
Setting Video Options
Volume
Size
Show and Play
Setting Video Controls
Editing Video

Lesson 12: Audio in Storyline

Recording Audio
Editing Audio
Importing Audio
Publishing Settings

Lesson 13: Using Cue Points on the Timeline

Cue Point Demonstration
Creating Cue Points
Deleting Cue Points
Aligning Content to Cue Points

Note: The lessons outlined above comprise activities typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor’s discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Kal Hadi is a Certified Adobe Instructor with CompTIA CTT+ credentials. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of computer graphics, imaging and electronic publishing. He was recognized by Adobe as one of the top five trainers worldwide in 2009. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. He is also the author of many books and papers in the fields of graphics and web publishing.

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