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Instructional Design & Support

Captivate (Adobe)

Adobe® Captivate® software helps you rapidly author a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML5-based mLearning content.

What you can do with Captivate

  • create fully responsive content;
  • transform legacy courses to responsive eLearning;
  • design all types of content — simulations, High Definition (HD) demos, assessments and more; and
  • turn them into attractive courses with the free Adobe eLearning assets. *

 *description taken from Adobe website.

Instructors use Captivate for a variety of tasks including:

  • producing application simulations;
  • easy quizzing;
  • rapidly developing eLearning content development;
  • providing tours of a course websites;
  • providing an overview of a course syllabus;
  • and delivering an online lecture online that contains video, audio, interactive elements and animations.



Contact the UT Bookstore Technology Center for a quote (phone: 865-974-2930). A free 30-day trial version is available for download.

Getting Started

  1. Download and install the Adobe Captivate free trial (free registration for Adobe ID is required) to explore the Captivate software and determine if it’s the right tool for you. Before installation, review the system requirements on the download page.
  2. Walk through self-paced online learning materials on Captivate:
  3. Attend an OIT workshop on Captivate for Windows/Mac or request an individual consultation. Visit the OIT instructor-focused workshops page to view the schedule and to register.



NOTE: Instructors may request OIT Help including consultations and development of course materials. For details, contact the OIT HelpDesk online or call 865-974-9900.

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