Understanding the difference between Adobe Captivate and Captivate Classic
Adobe has two versions of Adobe Captivate, and they both have a similar name. The new version of Adobe Captivate is simply called Captivate, while the original version of Adobe Captivate is now Adobe Captivate Classic. Both are still supported by Adobe, and if you buy a subscription to Adobe Captivate, you also get access to Adobe Captivate Classic.
The original Captivate, now called Captivate Classic, was available as a perpetual license, in which you could buy the software with a one-time payment, and had access to the software forever. The new version of Adobe Captivate requires a monthly or annual subscription. The new Captivate subscription includes access to both the old Classic version of Captivate, and the new version of the app.
You can have both the new captivate and old captivate app on your computer at the same time. You can create e-learning projects in both versions of Captivate. The two versions of Captivate are not interchangeable. The projects you create in the new version of Captivate are not compatible with Captivate Classic.
The difference between the new Captivate and Captivate Classic
The new version of Captivate is updated to support modern web browsers, allowing you to create courses that can be used on mobile, tablet, and desktop computers through responsive design. The new Captivate also includes new ways to interact with video content, and to create software simulations. Both Captivate Classic and the new Captivate are useful for creating training content, the newer version is more suited for training where the layout needs to change based upon the type of device being used by the learner that is consuming the training content.
Adobe Captivate Training Classes GSA
American Graphics Institute offers Adobe Captivate Classes under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y. As a GSA contract holder, Adobe Captivate training GSA pricing for federal agencies is available for both private and public Captivate workshops. Contact an American Graphics Institute representative for additional information or to register.
What you learn in Captivate classes
Those who attend Adobe Captivate classes learn skills for creating e-learning projects as well as software simulations and quizzes. With Captivate courses available for beginners through experienced users, anyone who creates digital learning content can benefit from attending a Captivate course.
Beginner Captivate Classes
In beginner Captivate courses participants learn to create page layouts of various sizes and for online and print use. Learn the essentials for capturing digital content, create assessments, include existing presentations in an e-learning project, and build video presentations. Participants learn the basics of working with Captivate and methods for working efficiently while building professional content.
Advanced Captivate Courses
The advanced Captivate classes teaches concepts to work more efficiently, including working with Captivate themes and creating Question Pools for quizzes and assessments. The advanced course also goes into details for integrating both video and audio into e-learning projects, as well as methods for customizing projects to meet preferred style guides or branding requirements.
Comprehensive Captivate Bootcamp
The Captivate bootcamp combines the introductory and advanced Captivate courses into a single week of intensive learning. The content covered is consistent with the courses if taken separately, with the schedule being back-to-back, allowing for an intensive week of learning all that Captivate has to offer.
Corporate Captivate Training
If your company, group, or organization is looking to learn Captivate, AGI offers custom Captivate classes that can be tailored to your specific needs. The course content and curriculum are tailored specifically to requirements of your organization, and can include content from any level of the Captivate courses, or materials developed specifically for your group.
Private Captivate Training
If you are looking for a private Captivate training class for yourself or your group, any Captivate class can be delivered as a private Captivate course for an individual or group. Complete the contact form for private Captivate training or call 781-376-6044 to schedule a private Captivate course for you or your group.
Night and Weekend Captivate Courses
In addition to our many weekday classes, American Graphics Institute also offers weekend and night Captivate courses. These options are listed within the course schedules listed above, or contact AGI for upcoming night and weekend dates.
Captivate Classes Near Me
You can find Captivate classes near you with live Captivate courses nearby, as well as live online Captivate classes you can join from your home or office. AGI also offers instructors that come to your location, making it easy to schedule Captivate training near you. With Captivate training available in many cities, various options for training, classes, and workshops, AGI helps you to choose the best options for learning Captivate that meets your location, schedule, learning preference, and budget while receiving training near you.
Why Learn Captivate
Learning Captivate is useful because it is a standard software tool used by learning professionals in corporations, schools, and government agencies. It is used by learning and development professionals, human resources, and educators. Captivate is a professional tool for creating any type of digital learning project.
Captivate Classes FAQ
Because there are many options for learning Captivate you may have questions. We have assembled a list of Captivate training FAQ here along with answers:
Can you teach yourself Captivate
Although you can teach yourself Captivate using Captivate tutorials as well as trial-and-error, the fastest way to learn Captivate is through a Captivate course that provides hands-on learning with projects guided by an instructor.
How long does it take to learn Captivate
You can learn the basics of Captivate in a two-day course, gaining the essential skills for using the application comfortably to create e-learning projects. To become an advanced user requires using Captivate for six months or more, or attending the advanced Captivate course.
Are online Captivate classes better than in-person Captivate classes
The live online Captivate classes are led by the same instructors that lead in-person Captivate courses. The online class format allows participants to join into a live class that they might not be able to otherwise attend due to distance or travel time and cost.
If I’ve used Captivate before, do I still need an introductory class?
The introductory Captivate course is the best place for those with no formal training to start their learning progression. The introduction to Captivate class provides a solid foundation in the core skills necessary for using Captivate efficiently.
When can I take Captivate classes
Live Adobe Captivate classes are available monthly, with classes enrolling every 30 days for both live online and live in-person Captivate courses.
Will learning Captivate help me get a job
Captivate is a good foundational skill for gaining work in learning and development roles, e-learning, and many human resource roles. A degree or previous experience with related skills is generally required along with skills for specific technical tools such as Captivate.
How much does Captivate training cost
Captivate training costs $695 for a two-day introductory course led by a live instructor at a credible school such as American Graphics Institute.