Join Pooja Jaisingh for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a course, part of Adobe Captivate Prime Essential Training.
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- Adobe Captivate Prime enables authors to create courses using one or more modules related to virtual training, self paced training, classroom training, and activities. Administrators can further use these courses to create course instances, enroll learners, assign badges, and enable feedback for these courses. They can also create learning programs, learning plans, and certifications using these courses.
Let's take a look at the workflow to create these courses. Log in to Adobe Captivate Prime as an Author, as only authors have the rights to create courses. Now, on the Getting Started page, go ahead and click Create Courses. On the Course Overview page, enter the course name. Now, enter a short description for this course, which will be displayed on the course card. This description should not be more than 140 characters.
Then enter the detailed overview for the course, which will be displayed on the Course Details page. It should not be more than 500 characters. You can now add Content, Prework, and Testout modules. Content modules are the main modules that make up the course. Prework modules include some basic information, which can help learners get ready for the course. These modules are not mandatory for the learners to complete. Testout modules help learners skip the content and take the test if they are already aware of the content and want to take the test to fulfill the compliance requirement.
Now let's click Add modules under Content, Prework, or Testout to add some modules for the course. I'll go ahead and click Add modules under the Content section. Here you will get four options to add modules. The first option is to add Self Paced Modules. These are the modules that you create and add to the module library in Adobe Captivate Prime. These second option is to set up the Virtual Classroom. The third one is to set up a Classroom Module, and the fourth is Activity Module.
We'll add these modules one by one and let's get started with Self Paced Module. I'll go ahead and click this, and you will see the list of self paced modules that have been already added to your module library. Here you can either scroll through the list and select the ones you want to add, or you can search for the modules by typing the module's name in the search field or the module tags. For all the modules that I want to add to this course, I've added a course tag of lead generation.
I'll go ahead and enter lead generation in this field. And here's the list of modules which have lead generation as a tag for the module. I'll go ahead and select the ones that I want to add to my course. In my case, I want to add all these modules to my course. I'll go ahead and select the modules and click Add. It says that the following modules have been added. Once I get that message, I'll go ahead and click Done. These modules now appear under the Content section.
I need to add more modules related to classroom training, virtual training, and activities, so I'll go ahead and click Add modules one more time. This time, let's go ahead and set up a Virtual Classroom. We'll go ahead and click that. And here it gives me a form to add the title and the URL for the training. After adding the title and URL, you can go ahead and add the details for the instance. You can even leave this blank if you don't have a firm date and time in mind. And then the administrator can add these details while creating the instance.
I'll go ahead and leave this blank for now. I'll go ahead and close this, and click Done. This virtual training module is now added to the list of modules. Let's go ahead and click Add modules one more time, and this time we'll go ahead and add a classroom module. Similar to the virtual classroom module, here you just need to give the title. So I'll just add the title here. And then similar to the virtual training module, you can either add the details for this particular session or if you don't have a firm date or time in mind, or the instructor name, you can go ahead and add these details as an administrator while creating the instances.
And the best part about the virtual training and the classroom training modules is that for each instance that you create for that particular course, you can add different classroom details. So I'll go ahead and leave this blank over here, and I'll close this out and click Done. And here, this module is also added to my content modules. I'll go ahead and click Add modules one last time to add an activity module. Here I'll select Activity Module, give it a title, add the URL for that activity, and these activities can be anything from going and reading a blog post, watching a YouTube or a Vimeo video, or any other activity that you want your learners to do, you can add the URL over here.
In the Description field, you can write the actions that they need to take and the sections on the web that they need to read. So go ahead and add the description here, and then you can also set the duration in minutes. And click Done. The modules are now added to the module library. You can also reorder these modules. So I'll go ahead and drag and drop the Lead Generation - Summary to the bottom of the page. And after that, the last one should be the Assessment.
So I'll go ahead and place this here. Lead Generation should be the first one, and then I want them to go through the Introduction to Elemental Selling. So you can simply drag and drop these modules to reorder them. Now that the modules are added, let's go to the next step. You can select the sequencing for modules as Ordered if you want the learners to take the modules in a linear fashion. Or you can change it to Random if you want to allow the learners to take the modules randomly.
I'll go ahead and leave it as Random. Now, go to the top of the page and click Save. The next step is to select the Self Paced recommended courses as pre-requisites. This is an optional step. If you want to select any pre-requisite course, just click this link and this will allow you to select the existing courses in Adobe Captivate Prime. I'll go ahead and leave this as blank, and then the next very important thing that you need to do is to select the skills you wish to assign to the course, its levels, and credits.
So I'll go ahead and pick a skill here. For this, I want Lead Generation skill to be applied. And as this is a Basics course, I'll set the level as 1. Also, the total maximum credits that you can have for Lead Generation is 20. For this course, I'll go ahead and assign five credits, so that when the learners complete this course, they get five credits for it. If you wish to assign more skills for this particular course you can click Add more and then pick another skill. Let's go ahead and select Effective Selling as well.
For this also, I'll select Level 1. And for this, for Effective Selling, I'll go ahead and give 10 credits. Now let's go ahead and select the Enrollment Type for this course. If you want this course to be available in the learners' catalog, you can set it as Self Enroll. If you want the manager to nominate employees for this course, you can set it as Manager Nominated. Or if you want the learners to be able to see the course in their catalog, and then request their managers to approve it, you can set it as Manager Approval Required.
This is a general course, so I'll just leave it as Self Enroll. Now you can see the tags here. All these tags are automatically added based on the modules that we have added. If you have other tags that you want to add to this course, you can go ahead and enter it. For me, I think these tags are good enough. In this section, you can add the profiles of the target audience for this course by clicking the text area and choosing from the dropdown list. I'll go ahead and select sales representative, sales managers, and marketing.
Now this course will be available for these learners having these particular profiles as a recommended course. You can also attach additional resources for your learners in this particular section. Learners will be able to download these files for later reference. Once you are done with all these changes, go ahead and click Save on the top right corner. This will save your course as a draft.
- Customizing your Captivate Prime profile
- Configuring email templates
- Adding learners and assigning roles
- Creating user groups
- Adding badges and skills
- Creating new courses
- Building a learning program
- Creating certifications
- Generating a learning plan for an individual
- Working with the leaner dashboard
- Measuring course effectiveness with feedback and quizzes
- Using Captivate Prime reports