Last month I attended the Adobe eLearning conference in Washington D.C. as a presenter. My topic was about testing and tracking. Adobe asked me to include some details around reporting in their new LMS tool Adobe Captivate Prime. I did an initial preview when this LMS was first launched but I didn't think much more about it until this week.
You see Adobe reactivated my trial and I've had to actually do some things in the LMS in preparation for my presentation. After playing around with it for three days I thought I should document my experience.
Integration with Adobe Captivate
First of all, I had to publish my Captivate project to the LMS and for this process you can't imagine a more seamless process. In fact until I completed the process I wasn't even aware that I had not selected a reporting options in Captivate. Regardless though, this just works. It seemed to be taking my course as HTML5 rather than the original SWF format that this course was originally designed for. I know this because there were several flash based movies embedded that got converted to MP4 during the process. It accepted my Captivate project with no hassles and even began the configuring process for me by scraping the information from the preferences window. My title and description were populated for me.
Once your module was uploaded, the next step was to put that module, along with any other modules, into a course. This was easy and intuitive as Prime walks you though the process and warns you if you have missed anything.
Testing & Tracking
Watch the following video to see a shorter version of what I presented in Washington. I think you'll agree the reporting capabilities are exactly what a designer needs to see to determine the effectiveness of their eLearning.