ActivePresenter is a screencast/simulation tool with some similar features to Captivate. The free version can do screencasts and export them to WMV, but not simulations in Flash. You can add captions and zoom and pan even with the free version.
Checklist for e-learning design and development, with points in many categories: instructional design, technical issues, accessibility, assessment, navigation, design, videos & animation, audio, graphics, text, fonts, testing (QA). This would be a nice starting point for customizing a checklist for a specific organization, tweaking it for particular needs.