Getting Started with JavaScript in Captivate


Philcowcill (1)
Senior eLearning Specialist, Department of National Defence, Canada
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Tue, Apr 05, 2022 at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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Tools such as Adobe Captivate are great for quickly developing eLearning. However, because of the interface, you will quickly hit a limit on what you can do. While it’s possible to get past a few of these barriers with Advanced Actions or Shared Actions, the time it takes to create is time-consuming. Fortunately, the engineers at Adobe have opened a door that allows you to insert your own custom scripts.

In this webinar, you will get a quick introduction to how to write your own JavaScript that is geared for Adobe Captivate. You will learn how to write your own scripts within Adobe Captivate that quickly enhances your eLearning. While scripting can be intimidating, you will enjoy your time in this webinar. Mr. Cowcill has been teaching nontechnical students how to write JavaScript since its inception in 1995.

If you’ve been curious about dipping your toes into the scripting pool, this webinar may be the very one you’ve been waiting for.

About Phil Cowcill

He is a currently a Senior e-Learning Specialist at Department of National Defence (DND), Canada. He was hired in 1983 as an educational technologist by Canadore College. He started developing interactive multimedia products in 1984 when he was hired to be part of a team that developed Canada’s first Level III Interactive Videodisc. He contributed as the videographer, graphic designer, programmer and instructional designer.  He’s been developing “elearning” ever since. In 1995, he was hired to develop and Coordinate the Interactive Multimedia post-graduate program. It was in this program that the class produced the first online newspaper with streaming video in 1996. In 2011, he developed and taught the first dedicated Mobile Application Development program in North America. This one year program teaches non-computer science students how to develop interactive and engaging mobile apps for Android and iOS platforms. He was also previously on the team that developed Canada’s first Interactive Videodisc (IVD). He still works at home on numerous e-learning projects and commercial mobile applications. He is a published author and wrote a book for Thomson on database driven websites. The book was part of the Web Warrior Series. Mr. Cowcill also travels internationally to speak and host workshops at educational and training conferences.

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