Adobe Captivate - Getting Started (UW-Madison)

This page provides basic information on where to download Adobe Captivate, and a list of resources on Captivate both online and at UW-Madison.

    Adobe Captivate can be used to create a variety of different materials including online lectures and interactive learning objects.

    An image of Adobe Captivate open with two slides in the playlist on the left and the timeline open on the bottom showing an "Example Captivate Presentation" with the UW-Madison theme


    • Example Captivate presentation (coming soon)
    • Video Fundamentals for Staff: Knowing Your Audience (Click to Load Captivate Interaction)
      • This is a Captivate (created in Adobe Captivate 9) interaction that Josh Harder created as a part of his Instructional Design Certificate during the Fall Semester of 2015. It contains a quiz that sends students to various parts of the interaction based on their responses. It also features a small game-like feature in that it has a score that goes up or down based on the students' responses.
      • NOTE: Upon loading this module you will receive error that contains the text "unable to acquire LMS API...". Please ignore this warning by clicking OK and proceeding. This warning occurs because the interaction is supposed to be hosted in an LMS but is not.
      • Captivate Assets for Your Experimentation
        • This .zip file can be imported into your LMS.
        • This is the original Captivate 9 project file. Feel free to download, extract, and open this in your copy of Captivate 9. This is a great way to see how the interaction was made. 
    • Demos of Various Types of Modules Built with Adobe Captivate


    Adobe Captivate has been licensed by UW-System. Please check with your local IT staff to see if they can install Adobe Captivate for you or if there are departmental policies on use and support of Adobe products. Most faculty and staff aren't able to directly download Adobe Captivate from the Campus Software Library as the installer is only made available to departmental IT staff.


    Documentation and Resources

    UW-Madison Resources

    • If you are a UW-Madison timetable course instructor or instructional staff member and would like a consultation on how to use Adobe Captivate to create basic online lectures, please e-mail or call 608-262-5667. Academic Technology will contact you within two business days to setup a consultation.
    NOTE: The content authoring pilot team is uncovering issues with Captivate regarding accessibility and retrieving answers to multiple choice and multiple select questions via learning analytics data. Use with caution especially if you need advanced click and question-level analytics.

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    Owner:Content Authoring Support .Group:Learn@UW Madison
    Created:2016-01-21 13:44 CDTUpdated:2018-01-31 13:19 CDT
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