Captivate is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud and works well with other software in this suite of applications such as After Effects and Premiere for video editing. Content created in Captivate can be exported as SCORM objects for integration in UMLearn courses.

Pedagogical considerations

Adobe Captivate offers a range of content creation tools for building course content that can be employed in online and blended learning scenarios. The interactive video creation tools are valuable for asynchronous teaching and learning situations such as the flipped classroom, in which lectures and other course content is provided for students to interact with outside scheduled class sessions.  

Instructional uses include lecture capture with embedded quizzes and other interactive content; creating content for case studies and experiential learning with the virtual reality walkthrough tools; creating interactive learning objects for active learning; and building self-directed online learning experiences with the branching content tools and templates. Captivate can also be used as an authoring environment for creating Open Educational Resources (OER’s), teaching materials released in the public domain or under an open license.

Assessment considerations

Captivate content can be exported as a SCORM object to D2L with gradebook integration for recording of quiz results. This tutorial explains the process of exporting and gradebook integration.

Similar applications

  • YuJa – offers video capture, interactive video, video editing
  • Articulate 360 – suite of applications for development of online course materials
  • Camtasia – offers video capture and editing

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