Are there any tips, tutorials, or best pratices out there for specifically using Animate CC with Captivate?
I cannot give you a positive answer, have not been able to blog about creating standalone OAM (HTML animations) in Animate CC. One of the reasons is that Animate is really overkill for that type of animations to be used in Captivate. I largely preferred Edge Animte more simplified UI for that purpose, but although I still have a fundtional version it is no longer supported by Adobe - too bas.
Situation is lot more complicated when you want to create an OAM which has to communicate with Captivate... which means need of JS programming.
You din't specify which type of animation you want?
However, at this point in time, the main problem you will encounter is that there is no direct communication between the OAM and the Captivate module. The timelines of each are not linked. The OAM is actually running inside an iframe on the slide displayed in the browser.
In the old days with Flash SWF you had the option of checking an option to force the SWF animation added to the Captivate file to remain in lockstep with the Captivate timeline, much the same way video files added to a slide can still be synchronised with the main timeline.
What this means is that when you add an OAM to a slide, there's no easy way to keep the OAM animation in synch with any voiceover or other animated elements on the same slide that are NOT part of the OAM.
It's an area of Captivate that desperately needs improvement if we are to ever recover the wonderful abilities we lost when SWF was declared dead in the water.