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Adobe Captivate

What is it?

Captivate is software that is produced by Adobe, Inc. Captivate can be used to create simulations, software demonstrations and scenario-based training without advanced programming or multimedia development expertise that enables anyone to create powerful and engaging simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario-based training without programming knowledge or multimedia skills. Based on the Flash platform, Adobe Captivate generates content in Flash format, without requiring users to learn Flash. Captivate was originally called RoboDemo and was produced by the eHelp Corporation until the company was acquired by Macromedia, Inc.

Where to get it?

Adobe Captivate is available from ITS for license to NDSU faculty. Contact ITS for more information.

How to use it?

Adobe maintains an extensive website for supporting its software products. Information specific to Captivate can be found at http://www.adobe.com/support/captivate/.

Tutorial User Guide - Using Adobe Captivate to Create a Narrated PowerPoint Presentation

This guide will provide step-by-step instructions for using Adobe Captivate to convert a PowerPoint presentation into a narrated presentation suited for use with online courses. Click here to download the guide. PDF