What’s new in Adobe Captivate 9.0.1

New-UpdateWe’ve just released a free update for Adobe Captivate 9 with some new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

To get the new update, open Adobe Captivate 9, and click Help > Updates and install the new update. Once the update is installed, your new Captivate version will be 9.0.1.320. Here are the detailed installation instructions.

Now let’s talk about the new features and enhancements in Captivate 9.0.1:

Rulers and guides: You can now add rulers and guides to your Captivate projects to precisely add and position objects in your project.

Watch this video to learn about how to use rulers and guides in Captivate courses:

Retain state option: In Adobe Captivate 9, we introduced multi-state objects which helps you create interactions easily. With the new update, you can now choose to retain state on revisiting the slide.

Retain stateThis is really helpful when you are creating an interaction with multiple slides involved and want the selected state to be retained on revisiting the slide. For example:

  • Using states for module buttons in a custom menu slide
  • Branching interaction where the learners need to return to the main slide to explore the rest of the options
  • When you are using Go to the next/previous state actions, and you revisit the slide, object reset to the initial state. By using this option, you can start looping from the state last visited.

Enhancements to Adobe Captivate Draft: Adobe Captivate Draft is an iPad app to create storyboards for your Captivate projects. You can share these storyboards for real-time collaboration with reviewers, and then import them into Adobe Captivate 9 to create a responsive eLearning courses.

Captivate DraftWe have made some new enhancements to this app to simplify your storyboard creation workflow. In the previous version, there were two modes for working with objects objects: Gesture mode allowed the you to add objects to the stage using gestures, and the edit mode allowed you to modify the properties of the objects. To make the process lean, we have merged both these modes and now you can work seamlessly in a single mode to add and edit objects. Also, to move to the next slide in the storyboard, you can use a two-finger swipe.

The copy and paste feature in Adobe Captivate Draft is also enhanced allowing you to copy and paste objects from one slide to another within the same storyboard.

New responsive navigation players: We released five new responsive navigation players this week as a part of the eLearning assets provided by eLearning Brothers. Each navigation player has its own unique style that you can completely customize to fit the needs of your brand or course. The players come standard with forward/back buttons, play/pause buttons, a menu toggle button, a mute/unmute audio button, and many others which you can program to navigate and adjust settings within your course as needed.

Watch this tutorial on how to take one of these awesome navigation players and put it into your course:

Roundtripping with the latest Creative Cloud tools: With this update, Captivate roundtripping with the November 2015 updates of Creative Cloud applications will work seamlessly.

Apart from these new features and enhancements, check out the release notes for other changes and bug fixes related to SVGs, learning interactions, effects, responsive projects, runtime behavior, etc.

About Dr. Pooja Jaisingh

Pooja Jaisingh, the founder and chief learning geek at LearninGeeks, leads the design and delivery of eLearning and training solutions. She holds a master’s degree in education and economics and a doctorate in educational technology. In addition, she is CPLP, ACE (Adobe Captivate), and COTP certified. She has created several award-winning eLearning courses and eBooks, and regularly conducts workshops and training courses on eLearning tools and techniques. Pooja has authored several courses on Adobe Captivate and Captivate Prime for Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. She also teaches Captivate courses at IconLogic. Prior to starting her own company, she has worked as a teacher trainer, instructional designer, and senior Adobe elearning evangelist.

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