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


  • Short example Captivate presentation based on an imported Powerpoint file and then uploaded to a website
  • 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

Installing Captivate

Adobe Captivate is licensed for use by UW-Madison faculty and staff, and they can subscribe, download, and install from links on the Adobe Site License page of the Campus Software Library. Please check with your local IT staff before installing software on UW-owned devices. 


Documentation and Resources

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Created:2016-01-21 12:44 CSTUpdated:2020-06-24 12:14 CST
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