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Using Acrobat.com as a learning management system

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Video: Using Acrobat.com as a learning management system

In this lesson, we're going to enable Acrobat.com reporting for this quiz. We are going to be using the Chapter 11_a file that we built in an earlier part of this chapter. Please open it now if you don't have it open already. In order to enable our reporting to Acrobat.com, we've got to go to the Preferences panel. The Preferences panel is located under the Adobe Captivate menu, on a Macintosh, or under the Edit menu on a Windows computer. Please select Quiz > Reporting from the category list. Next, we need to enable Acrobat.com reporting.

Using Acrobat.com as a learning management system

In this lesson, we're going to enable Acrobat.com reporting for this quiz. We are going to be using the Chapter 11_a file that we built in an earlier part of this chapter. Please open it now if you don't have it open already. In order to enable our reporting to Acrobat.com, we've got to go to the Preferences panel. The Preferences panel is located under the Adobe Captivate menu, on a Macintosh, or under the Edit menu on a Windows computer. Please select Quiz > Reporting from the category list. Next, we need to enable Acrobat.com reporting.

I would like to know whether the student passed or failed the quiz. So I'll make this change now, and then we'll configure our connection to Acrobat.com. If you're going to use Acrobat.com as your learning management system you must take this configuration step. In order to store your results in Acrobat.com, you need to have an Adobe ID. You can create an Adobe ID now by clicking this button right here. I happen to have an Adobe ID already but I would like to show you what that form looks like.

When you go to Acrobat.com, you need to create your Free Account. You can do that by clicking this link here or the link up in the upper right-hand corner of the window. Your Adobe ID must be a valid email address. Acrobat.com will send an email to that address to validate it. So you need to be able to access it so that you can access your Acrobat.com account. You'll need to enter a password as well. Your first and last names are used to identify you when you use your Acrobat.com account for things like reviewing or commenting or forms data collection.

You need to enter your birth date as well as the region where you're going to be operating. If you don't like to receive communications from Adobe you can simply disable the "I would like to receive email communications." Once you've entered that information click Sign Up and you'll get the confirmation e-mail. I've already set up my account so I'm going to go back to Captivate and continue the process. I'll enter my Adobe ID now, and my password.

Next, I the need to identify this quiz and how it fits within my company's learning management strategy. For whom has this quiz been built? In this case, it's the company called Hansel & Petal. Secondly, which department in Hansel & Petal is responsible for the quiz? In this case, it's the HR department. Lastly, to what course does this quiz belong? In this case, it's Amaryllis.

It could, however, be part of a larger program, which could involve many different flowers. Courses often involve multiple components. In this case, however, this course is strictly about the Amaryllis. Once I've got all of that information entered, I can click Save. Acrobat.com will now build all of the infrastructure for reporting. If I already have the infrastructure in place, then it will be a very quick connection. Once this is done, I'll click OK to save the configuration.

Having made those changes, now I need to save my file. Under the File menu, Save As. We'll call it 11_b. Acrobat.com is not an enterprise- level learning management system. Nonetheless, it represents a very handy way for you to quickly create a quiz, get it published, and gather information, without involving your IT department.

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  1. 2m 14s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Updates for Captivate 5.5
      39s
  2. 10m 18s
    1. Captivate 101
      5m 4s
    2. Understanding presentation basics
      2m 45s
    3. E-learning in a nutshell
      2m 29s
  3. 16m 34s
    1. Exploring Captivate's interface
      3m 59s
    2. Using the Classic workspace
      3m 31s
    3. Using the Navigation workspace
      3m 13s
    4. Setting application preferences
      5m 51s
  4. 1h 6m
    1. Starting from scratch
      2m 51s
    2. Creating a master page
      3m 47s
    3. Adding slide text
      8m 29s
    4. Checking spelling
      3m 10s
    5. Adding shapes
      8m 25s
    6. Adding images
      7m 31s
    7. Aligning and distributing objects
      7m 42s
    8. Using object styles
      9m 2s
    9. Finishing and previewing the project
      6m 7s
    10. Using Free Rotation in Captivate 5.5
      1m 57s
    11. Building with gradients
      4m 43s
    12. Adding shadows
      2m 56s
  5. 53m 39s
    1. Importing Photoshop files
      9m 33s
    2. Importing animations
      9m 0s
    3. Creating slideshows
      6m 10s
    4. Taking advantage of libraries
      9m 32s
    5. Using widgets
      7m 0s
    6. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Mac
      8m 5s
    7. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Windows computer
      2m 18s
    8. Understanding the Captivate exchange
      2m 1s
  6. 31m 14s
    1. Touring the Timeline
      5m 19s
    2. Adjusting timing
      4m 36s
    3. Adding transitions to objects
      3m 46s
    4. Animating using effects
      7m 55s
    5. Animating text
      3m 50s
    6. Zooming for emphasis
      5m 48s
  7. 53m 44s
    1. The recording environment
      33s
    2. Adding background audio
      4m 25s
    3. Adding audio to an object
      4m 23s
    4. Recording and adding voice-overs
      5m 1s
    5. Editing audio in Captivate
      7m 6s
    6. Splitting audio among slides
      6m 22s
    7. Adding video to a slide
      7m 9s
    8. Importing slide video
      4m 33s
    9. Synchronizing video
      7m 36s
    10. Creating closed captions
      6m 36s
  8. 49m 6s
    1. Adding buttons
      7m 56s
    2. Adding click areas
      4m 59s
    3. Adding rollover images
      5m 20s
    4. Highlighting objects
      6m 44s
    5. Adding rollover slidelets
      8m 2s
    6. Adding pop-up captions
      4m 38s
    7. Adding text areas
      7m 40s
    8. Creating branching presentations
      3m 47s
  9. 15m 11s
    1. Revisiting libraries
      1m 38s
    2. Sharing assets
      2m 41s
    3. Creating project templates
      6m 50s
    4. Using project templates
      4m 2s
  10. 31m 57s
    1. Preparing simulations
      3m 35s
    2. Preparing to record
      5m 35s
    3. Recording simulations
      4m 46s
    4. Editing simulations
      8m 55s
    5. Adjusting click-through trainings
      9m 6s
  11. 39m 6s
    1. Understanding assessment basics
      1m 53s
    2. Setting up a quiz
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding question types
      8m 22s
    4. Creating custom short-answer questions
      3m 28s
    5. Assessing software simulations
      5m 25s
    6. Pooling and randomizing questions
      6m 55s
    7. Using the new quiz features
      2m 46s
    8. Utilizing the new quiz templates
      3m 21s
  12. 22m 32s
    1. Managing quizzes
      1m 28s
    2. Reporting results
      4m 43s
    3. Using Acrobat.com as a learning management system
      3m 48s
    4. Getting reports from Acrobat.com
      7m 26s
    5. Generating SCORM-compliant output
      2m 4s
    6. Creating assessment templates
      3m 3s
  13. 9m 12s
    1. Introducing skins
      53s
    2. Editing playback controls
      4m 1s
    3. Creating a table of contents
      4m 18s
  14. 15m 3s
    1. Initiating a project review
      3m 59s
    2. Reviewing a project
      5m 58s
    3. Collecting reviewer comments
      5m 6s
  15. 35m 55s
    1. Securing a project
      6m 28s
    2. Rescaling a project
      3m 11s
    3. Sharing a project
      3m 13s
    4. Publishing a project
      10m 57s
    5. Setting up Flash player security
      3m 28s
    6. Exporting to Flash CS5
      3m 7s
    7. Exporting to video for YouTube and iOS
      5m 31s
  16. 29s
    1. Parting thoughts and goodbye
      29s

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