STC Manitoba

A chapter of the Society for Technical Communication

Adobe Captivate Essentials – Nov 15/16, 2011, Calgary, AB

Adobe Captivate software enables you to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations, scenario-based training, and robust quizzes without programming knowledge or multimedia skills.

This is instructor-led, hands-on classroom-delivery training, which teaches the fundamental tools for Adobe Captivate, including capturing screen images and quickly turning screen images into eLearning lessons (movies), adding captions, rollovers, clickable areas, typing areas, and sound effects.

Note: Bring your own laptop and power cord for this hands-on training session. Free Wi-Fi is available. Detailed instructions of the installation requirements will be emailed once you have completed registration and payment.

Program Details

  • Date: November 15, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and November 16, 8:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:
    • Innovate Calgary (formerly called CTI), 3553 – 31 Street NW (Map)
    • Innovate Calgary is in the University Research Park. There is free visitor parking in front of the building. If you are taking the LRT, get off at the Brentwood station; Innovate Calgary is across the parking lot.
    • There is an onsite cafe that serves breakfast and lunch.
  • Cost (includes morning and afternoon snacks):
    • STC Alberta Student Members: $550
    • STC Alberta Members: $590
    • Other STC Members (Society Members): $690
    • Non-Member Students: $600
    • Non-Members: $750
  • Registration: Online and pay using PayPal.
  • Contact: Veronica Kutt, President, Front Runner Training

About the Presenter

Industry Specialist, Mary Lacroix

I started off as a librarian with strong interests in art and learning. Then I discovered the Internet and never looked back. For the past 15 years, I’ve been a versatile member of training and development teams in a variety of environments. Not only have I played the roles of classroom trainer, technical writer, instructional designer, web designer and eLearning developer, but I often have acted as bridge and interpreter among very disparate groups.

I’m always looking for opportunities to develop useful and engaging written materials, web sites and both online and classroom courses that allow people to learn how to use a variety of great tools and to apply their knowledge in new and interesting ways.

I’m having a great time working with the team at Front Runner. As a trainer, I have led courses on Captivate, Flash, Photoshop, XML, and a custom course on eLearning in the SCORM environment. I have provided support and troubleshooting to clients after course completion. Front Runner has also engaged me as the developer in a project to create a library of XML-driven Flash tutorials for a major whiteboard manufacturer. The latter project has gone through three phases of development and release and we’re looking forward to a fourth phase.

For more information, see the STC Alberta Website.

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