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Instructional Design and Technology

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Adobe Captivate Level 1: Introduction

Adobe Captivate is the go-to tool for creating interactive e-learning content, including high-quality online learning tools to create engaging training modules. Develop soft-skills lessons, software demonstrations, and interactive training simulations.

Adobe Captivate is the go-to tool for creating interactive eLearning content. If you are in education, you may be interested in using Captivate in your classroom to produce high-quality online learning tools for students to help them absorb and retain information from your courses. If you work in business or human resources, you can use Captivate to create engaging training modules that will help your company achieve its training and development goals.

Overall, students in this course will learn how to create soft-skills lessons, produce software demonstrations, and create interactive training simulations. You will also learn how to enhance the learner’s experience by adding interactive elements, test their learning with quizzes, and publish the project so learners can access it on virtually any device, including their mobile phones and tablets.


After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Create both eLearning and mLearning projects from the ground up
  • Customize captions, styles and timing
  • Utilize images and smart shapes to enhance a project
  • Manipulate pointer paths and curser images
  • Utilize Buttons, click boxes and text entry boxes to enhance learner interaction
  • Create and enhance audio
  • Add video, animation and special effects to a Captivate project
  • Integrate existing Microsoft PowerPoint projects into Captivate
  • Create a simple quiz and deliver the results to an on-line server
  • Publish a completed project for use in a number of environments

Adobe Premiere Pro Level 1: Introduction

Discover the essential techniques necessary to take a video project from planning to production. Use industry-leading Premiere Pro tools to assemble raw elements into a video sequence by trimming clips, adding audio, and creating stylized transitions.

Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing application, utilized everywhere from major cable news networks to Academy Award-nominated films.

Throughout this two-day training course, students will discover the essential tools and techniques necessary to take a video project from planning to production. Participants will create a new Premiere Pro project from scratch by importing clips from various sources and adding content from other Adobe products including Illustrator and Photoshop.

Students will organize media assets including videos, images, and audio – and then use Premiere Pro’s tools to harness and assemble these raw elements into a video sequence by trimming clips, adding audio, and creating stylized transitions. Advanced editing techniques involving motion effects will also be covered in order to add professional touches to projects. Other topics include: editing multi-camera video shoots, creating title sequences, and publishing completed videos for (almost) all purposes and mediums.


After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Navigate the Premiere Pro interface and identify its many elements and tools
  • Create an effective, customized editing interface using workspaces
  • Develop dynamic title sequences to add production value to a project
  • Add, move, trim, and edit video and audio clips in the video timeline
  • Create a cuts-only video without relying on optical effects
  • Employ motion effects to scale, rotate, and reposition clips
  • Assemble a video using storyboard edits to quickly assemble clips
  • Dramatize clips using both subtle and stylize video transitions
  • Explain the export options in Premiere Pro and their most common uses
  • Use and give examples of high-speed editing techniques to optimize workflow

Prerequisites: Students must possess basic computer skills. Some experience with other Adobe software will be beneficial, but it is not required.

Adobe Premiere Pro Level 2: Intermediate

Add transitions and graphics, enhance and clarify audio, and integrate video effects by learning more about Premiere Pro for video projects. Use professional color correction tools, create composites, titles, and closed captions, and explore VR, too.

Experienced users of Adobe Premiere Pro, are you ready to learn how to take your video editing and production to the next level? Learn how to use Premiere Pro’s built-in motion graphics effects to add lower thirds, transitions, and graphics to your project. As a critical part of any video, we’ll also discuss how to repair, enhance, and clarify audio. You can make your footage pop by integrating video effects and modifying some of the most common ones to fit your needs. Your project will shine once you learn to use Lumetri scopes, professional-quality color grading and color correction tools that are easy to use, even if you are new to color grading.

Premiere Pro’s tools also help you create video composites—graphics sequences that combine images, text, backgrounds, and video clips—that utilize alpha channels, transparency, and masks. Titles are an important part of any video, and we’ll discuss how to create titles using shapes, typography, and text effects. You will learn how to make your video more accessible with open and closed captions. Plus, we will discuss tips and tricks for a more effective and professional workflow. The course wraps up with information about how next-generation video technologies like immersive video and VR are managed in Premiere Pro.


After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Transform and animate footage
  • Sweeten your audio tracks
  • Use advanced video effects
  • Use color correction and color grading tools
  • Design with advanced compositing techniques
  • Create lower thirds graphics and closed captioning
  • Manage assets in large projects
  • Work with immersive 360º videos

Prerequisites: Adobe Premiere Pro Level 1: Introduction or equivalent knowledge.

Training Design for Trainers

Get the basic tools needed to design effective training using the ADDIE model. We'll discuss adult learning styles, material development, delivery methods and options, problematic participant behaviors, and how to measure your training program's success.

You're the expert in your field and now you're being asked to train others. The only problem? You're not a trainer! If your current or future responsibilities have you designing training programs this interactive, "hands-on" course will introduce the basic tools you need to design effective training using the components of the ADDIE model. Discover how adults learn, how to develop materials in an organized manner, methods and options available for delivering the program, how to handle problematic participant behaviors and measure your training programs’ success. At the conclusion of the course, participants will put theory into practice and create their own training outline.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Appraise your current skill level in the basic competencies for trainers as identified by the Association for Talent Development (ATD)
  • Write learning objectives for a training program using the “task”, “condition” and “degree” criteria
  • Incorporate the eight intelligences as described by Howard Gardner in the design and delivery of a training program
  • Incorporate the three learning styles (visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic) in the design and delivery of a training program
  • Create a training program outline using a simplified version of the ADDIE model
  • Address problematic participant behaviors during a training session
  • Measure the results of training for learning and bottom –line results
  • Strategies for effective delivery of the training program