Category Archives: Adobe Captivate

Feb 7: Introduction to Illustrator

In this session, you will learn the basic of using Adobe Illustrator. We will cover how to use the following tools:

  • Zoom tools
  • Selection tools
  • Drawing tools
  • Type tools
  • Pen tools
  • Pathfinder tools
  • 3D tools
  • and more…

Since this is an evening meeting, we’ll have pizza available.

About the presenter

Cornelius Chopin is an Accessibility Coordinator at Texas Health and Human Services. He received an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) title in Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver and teaches at night at several schools including the Art Institute of Austin. He completed his Master degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies (ISLT) from the Missouri University in December 2012 with emphasis on E-learning and Mobile Application development.

 When/Where

Date: Thurs, Feb 7, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (the doors are locked at 6:30; the person at the reception desk will open them for latecomers)
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100. Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone and so we can order the correct amount of pizza, please RSVP to this free event

Creating Responsive eLearning Projects with Captivate 8

In our ever changing world we are challenged with creating content for many different devices, and they are smaller, more mobile and require custom content for best performance.

Adobe is the leader in creating easy to use, GUI products for web development, and most recently is the leader in the eLearning development industry with Adobe Captivate 8.

Join us on October 10 to get an overview of some of Adobe Captivate 8 features that address these responsive issues:

  • Developing responsive projects for pc, tablet and Smartphone without programming
  • Multi-device preview
  • Device aware delivery
  • Location-aware learning
  • Publishing to Flash or HTML5

About the presenter

Cindy Glenn has been developing training for over 25 years and has found her niche to be engaging, interactive, scenario-based eLearning. “The same regions of the brain are stimulated when we experience an event as when we hear about it. Scenarios tell a story, and a story puts your whole brain to work!”

Cindy is an Instructional Designer and Trainer working in High Tech companies where she maximizes employee productivity and customer satisfaction through training. Her specialties include: Instructional Design, converting instructor-led learning materials into engaging, interactive and cost effective eLearning. She is highly proficient in Adobe Captivate and FireWorks.

Date: Friday October 10, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop on E. Highland Mall Blvd). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

April 11: Create eLearning with Captivate

Interested in creating eLearning modules with Adobe Captivate 7? Learn about

  • the various types of projects
  • how to add audio, including narration and sounds
  • how to add quiz questions
  • how to import and convert slide decks from PowerPoint
  • how to make projects accessible
  • publishing options, including PDF, SWF and HTML5

 About the presenter

Donna Blumberg teaches Captivate and other Adobe and Microsoft software products, builds elearning modules, web sites and coaches on web site content management.

Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100. Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

September 13, 2013 – What is Instructional Design anyway?

The Sep. 13 presentation provides answers to the question, “What is instructional design?” Instructional design is the framework for knowledge transfer. This presentation ranges from established standards of the formal science of instructional design (ID) to evolving technologies that create new rationale, from the academic research of cognitive psychology to the daily details of multimedia formatting and integration. Our speaker, Wayne Vermillion, will provide multiple viewpoints while referencing Adobe products and Adobe competitors in instructional design. For instance, participants will understand the skills required in instructional design (ID). You’ll understand the training and education to impart those skills, and you’ll be able to relate your own abilities and even your own personality to the field of instructional design. This is an interactive, dynamic session of knowledge transfer, so come prepared to expand your horizons and learn about instructional design.

Note that this presentation is NOT a Captivate lesson (there will be a Captivate demo), as Captivate does not equal instructional design. You’ll learn that Captivate is just one tool referenced in two of the several phases of instructional design. You’ll learn when Captivate is and is not indicated for best use in instructional design, and how Captivate has been frequently over- and mis-used. Speaking of “nots,” you’ll also be challenged with new, accurate knowledge when the presenter busts some myths about learning.

About the Presenter:

Wayne Vermillion is one of Austin’s most senior and most wide-ranging instructional designers, leveraging an M.S., PMP certification, and a quarter-century of worldwide instructional design success. Wayne is proudest of his success in every phase of the ADDIE instructional design model, experientially rising above many instructional designers who practice only in one or another phase of ID. He has designed and developed thousands of hours of courseware in various media, and is a twice-published technical author (“End to End DSL Architectures,” Cisco Press, and “Multimedia is an Adjective,” Univ. of North Texas Press.) At the program level, Wayne has created several multi-course, blended-learning curricula and whole programs. Wayne says he loves instructional design because he gets to exercise both sides of his mind, the creative and the analytical, in practicing the “art of the possible.”

Date: Friday September 13, 2013
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center (300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100) turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event