ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: The Fastest Way to Start a New Project with Content and ID
Adobe Captivate makes it possible to rapidly create new eLearning projects. The process is as simple as File > New Project > Blank Project.
If you go that route, you'll get a new project with a single slide that looks like this:
It's a simple thing to add text to the slide (double-click the placeholder and type the new text). And adding slides to the project is simple too (Insert > New Slide from). However, if you're not an instructional designer, it's likely that you're not clear on the structure of the course or that the project should include standard slides such as an overview slide and a lesson review slide. If you're not a graphic designer, adding some cool visuals to your project may be out of your comfort zone as well.
And that's where Captivate's Project Assets prove invaluable.
From the top right of the Captivate window, click Assets.
From the list at the left, click Projects. From here, you can add single slides to your existing project or create a whole project, complete with instructional design ideas.
In my example, I selected Projects. Then I selected the Earth project and clicked the Open as a New Project button.
The resulting project is as complete (45 slides containing images and placeholder objects) as it is visually stunning. There are instructional design suggestions, navigation slides, interactive slides... everything you need to get your new project out of the starting gate and moving at a full gallop.
In the image below I edited the text and replaced the placeholder image in about 10 seconds.
Give the free Captivate assets a try and I'm betting that you'll agree that there's no faster way to get new eLearning projects up and running.
If you're looking to learn Adobe Captivate, we've got a nice collection of live, online Captivate classes (all of the classes are taught by certified trainers who are also experienced eLearning developers).