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Captivate CS9 - Getting Started

This document will walk through the basics of creating (or importing) a Captivate CS9 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 desire2learn.

Captivate CS9 Project

Creating a New Project:

Launch Captivate CS9 and select "New" at the top, followed by "Blank Project" (figure 1)

Project - Select Type
figure 1

Creating a Project from PowerPoint:

    • Instead of selecting a "blank project" (figure 1), select "From PowerPoint"
    • After creating "Create", select the file you'd like to open from the file browser. (figure 2)
Select PowerPoint Image
figure 2

Inserting New Slides

Blank Slides:

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)

Insert Slide 
figure 3
  From here text, shapes, and audio (Captivate CS9 - Audio and Closed Captioning ) can be added.

Quiz Slides:

To insert quiz slides, follow the instructions above but select "Question Slide"
For more information on creating quizzes within captivate please visit: Captivate CS9 - Creating Quizzes

Previewing Slides:

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 "slide" or "project".

Preivew Slide
figure 4

Publishing the Captivate Project

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".

Captivate Publish
figure 5

In the next window (figure 6) deselect SWF and select HTML5, making sure to select "scalable HTML content".
Note: The slightly grayed button is the currently selected 'Output Format'.

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.

Publish Options
figure 6

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). 

Feel free to contact the Teaching and Technology Center (TTC) at or 608.342.1798.

Keywords:captivate, adobe captivate, basics, software, powerpoint, cs9   Doc ID:70919
Owner:Regina N.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2017-02-22 14:31 CDTUpdated:2017-09-11 11:59 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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