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Captivate 2019 - Getting Started

This document will walk through the basics of creating (or importing) a Captivate 2019 project. It will cover creating new projects, inserting new slides, and previewing the project. Lastly, this document will cover publishing the project to be uploaded to Canvas.

Captivate 2019 Project

Creating a New Project:

1. Launch Captivate 2019 and select New at the top, followed by Blank Project (Figure 1).

Figure 1
  Figure 1

Creating a Project from PowerPoint:

2. Instead of selecting Blank Project (figure 1), select From PowerPoint
3. After selecting Create, select the file you'd like to open from the file browser (Figure 2).
Figure 2
Figure 2

Inserting New Slides

Blank Slides:

4. To insert a blank slide to place content on, go to the top of the tool bar and select Slides, then Blank Slide (Figure 3).

Figure 3
Figure 3
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Quiz Slides:

5. To insert quiz slides, follow the instructions above but select Question Slide.
For more information on creating quizzes within captivate please visit: Captivate 2019 - Creating Quizzes

Previewing Slides:

6. Previewing slides or the project can be a helpful tool in seeing what the project will look like. To preview your current slide or entire project, click the Preview button (Figure 4) and select either Play Slide or Project.

Figure 4
  Figure 4

Publishing the Captivate Project

7. The most common way to publish a project is for a learning management system. To do so, click the Publish button (Figure 5) and select Publish to Computer.

Figure 5
Figure 5

8. In the next window, making sure to select Scalable HTML content.
Note: The slightly grayed button is the currently selected 'Output Format'.

9. SCORM NOTE: If this presentation contains a graded quiz that sends data to the gradebook of an LMS, select the Zip Files check-box to ensure that the document functions correctly.

Figure 6
Figure 6

10. Clicking Publish will generate the Captivate project and save it to the selected location. Afterwards, you may preview the project by opening the "Index.html" file with any web browser (Firefox or Google Chrome recommended). 

If you have any questions please contact the Teaching and Technology Center (TTC) at or 608.342.1798.

Keywords:captivate, adobe captivate, basics, software, powerpoint,   Doc ID:70919
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2017-02-22 14:31 CDTUpdated:2021-02-15 17:25 CDT
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