Integrate AEM Sites and Adobe Captivate Prime for a Custom Learning Experience

If…

  1. You are a medium to large size organization and want more than the native customization features offered by Prime,
  2. You wish to offer a brand-new learning experience to an audience that includes your customers and/or partners, where your brand persona really shines through the entire experience,
  3. Your learners are already aggregated onto your AEM portal and it does not make sense to now redirect your learners to a new LMS,
  4. Your existing AEM site offers your learners a combination of resources from Learning and Marketing,and you now want to take the LMS to your learners,

…then this document is for you.

Take customization to another level and offer your learners a wholly bespoke experience outside the native LMS. Adobe Captivate Prime is perhaps the ONLY System in the market that allows you to do that. If you already use AEM Sites for your organization’s digital content and property, read the accompanying document to learn about the benefits when you integrate it with the Prime experience.

Integrate AEM Sites with Captivate Prime for a custom learning experience

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[Free Webinar!] More Courses, Less Cost: How to Provide More Content on a Limited Budget

New year, new training budget!  And a new class to help you figure out what to do with it.    Managing a budget has always been weirdly enjoyable for me – sort of like playing a jigsaw puzzle with money.  You add and subtract until you have the right number of resources to accomplish each goal, and where you don’t have cash flow, you hold things together with duct tape and creativity.

Join us on Wednesday, February 13 at 9AM Pacific.  Register with Training Magazine Network for free. The description is below. See you soon!

More Courses, Less Cost: How to Provide More Content on a Limited Budget

How is your 2019 training budget treating you?  It’s early in the year, and many L&D managers and directors are figuring out how to best apply their budget to their annual goals.  Many of us have limited funds, so we start asking ourselves questions like the following:

  1. Should I develop this course or learning program in house, or purchase existing content from a vendor?
  2. What kinds of content are out there, and how do I select content that will best serve my learners?
  3. How can I use course content catalogs to augment our existing curriculum?
  4. How do I develop more custom content without investing more of my budget?
  5. Can I save money by presenting some instructor-led classes in a virtual format?

In this session, Katrina Marie Baker, Senior Learning Evangelist of Adobe, will facilitate a discussion of these questions.  You will have an opportunity to share your ideas and hear what fellow attendees are doing with their training programs.  Katrina will also share real-life examples and practical tips for prioritizing, planning, and budgeting against your organization’s L&D priorities.

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Successfully Implement Your Learning Management System (Includes Webinar Recording & Slides)

On November 29, I presented a 60 minute session on how to efficiently implement an LMS, based on my experience during 30+ implementations I’ve led or consulted on for clients and former employers.

The full session recording contains links to additional resources, including an implementation task list from from my book, LMS Success.  I also provide links to some of the videos on YouTube channel Learn Tech Collective.  If you’d like to get to know other professionals in e-learning and learning technology, create an account on the Adobe Elearning blog or join the 2,300 members of LinkedIn group Learning Management System (LMS) Administrators.  You may be interested in the Learning Technologist Certification at Training 2019.

After the session, some attendees asked me whether an LMS consultant is necessary when going through an implementation.  My short answer is no, and my full answer is in this post I wrote awhile back. 

If you would like to check out the full session recording, click here.  The description is below.  And here are the slides:

Congratulations! You’ve selected the perfect learning management system (LMS). Now what? Join Katrina Marie Baker in this 60-minute webinar for a lively discussion and some amusing war stories from past implementations. 

Our agenda will cover how to: 

  • Complete your implementation so smoothly that executive leadership is in awe of your project management skills. 
  • Avoid common pitfalls that cause your implementation to stretch out longer than originally expected. 
  • Work effectively with your LMS vendor to determine a timeline, set expectations, and get everything done on time. 
  • Assemble an administrator team that is excited, knowledgeable, and well organized.

Connect with me on Twitter or LinkedIn!

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Integrate Adobe Connect with Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

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Creating content for training programs within Adobe Captivate Prime requires a suitable tool. Adobe Connect is the default tool that Adobe Captivate Prime is paired with to create a variety of training content. Adobe Connect’s capabilities range from general presentations, and training videos, to providing web conferencing, and user desktop sharing in live training sessions.

This article shows you how to configure Adobe Connect with the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS so that you can create training material for learner consumption.

Procedure:

  1. Log in as Administrator and click on ‘Settings’.
  2. Click on ‘Adobe Connect’ then click on ‘Configure now’.
  3. The Adobe Connect Integration page opens, and you are required to fill in the following details:
    • Your Adobe Connect URL
    • The Adobe Connect Admin Email
    • Connect Admin Login ID (only required if you do not use your email address to login).

Fill in these details and then click on ‘Integrate’.

The integration must be verified and approved by the Adobe Captivate Prime team, which may take up to 48 hrs. Once approved, you will receive a notification email, and you can check the status by re-visiting the page above.

  1. When you re-visit the Adobe Connect Integration page, you should see the following confirmation:

Conclusion:

Once Adobe Connect has been successfully integrated, you can create and view content in Adobe Captivate Prime, using Adobe Connect. Additionally, the conferencing and screen-sharing aspect allows learners to participate in live virtual classroom sessions, across time zones and geographies.

For further information, please visit the Adobe Helpx section on Adobe Connect integration.

If you require assistance, please do contact captivateprimesupport@adobe.com.

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TEACHING ONLINE: True eLearning Integration via Adobe Connect

by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP

When I teach my live, online Certified Online Training Professional course, one of the core concepts I encourage is blended learning (combining online digital media with traditional classroom teaching concepts). Specifically, there’s great value in integrating eLearning (asynchronous training) with live (synchronous) training by providing access to eLearning content from within the virtual training space.

Published eLearning content can typically be provided to online students via a Materials pod or direct link (URL) you type into the Chat pod. All of the main training platforms (WebEx, GoToTraining, Adobe Connect) provide Chat and Materials pods, although they might give the pods different names.

The problem with sending students outside of the training space to engage with eLearning content is that the student leaves the virtual classroom. Once your learners are outside, good luck getting them back.

In my experience using many of the online training platforms, only one of the vendors offers a truly integrated blended-learning experience and allows you to share eLearning content directly from within the training room, and that’s Adobe with its virtual training platform Connect.

Here’s how you can share eLearning courses from within Connect. First, create the eLearning content in Adobe Captivate, and then publish as an SWF.

From within Adobe Connect, choose Share Document.

Click the Browse My Computer button and upload the SWF you published with Captivate. In the image below, I’ve already uploaded a SWF I created with Captivate called UsingNotepad. Once uploaded, the content stays in the Select Document to Share forever area so you don’t have to upload content again and again and again.

All you need to do now is click the OK button and everyone in the virtual room will not only see the eLearning, they’ll be able to interact with it independent of the other attendees.

The ability of virtual attendees to work through the eLearning content independently is so cool, it’s the one feature that might encourage you to select Adobe Connect as your training platform above others… and Adobe Captivate as your eLearning tool. If you’re thinking about going the Connect route, head on over to Engage Systems, tell them your friends at IconLogic said hello, and then ask for a demo of Adobe Connect.

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If you’d like to learn how to learn how to teach live, online classes, check out ICCOTP’s certification course.

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Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP, is the founder and president of IconLogic. Following a career in Public Affairs with the U.S. Coast Guard and in private industry, Kevin has spent decades as a technical communicator, classroom and online trainer, public speaker, and has written hundreds of computer training books for adult learners. He has been recognized by Adobe as one of the top trainers world-wide.