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Analytics and Collaboration Options in Adobe Presenter

Learn how to enable analytics and collaboration options within Adobe Presenter.

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Within Adobe Presenter, you can also enable analytics and collaboration options. When active, the analytic options provide info about how the eLearning course you have created is being used by learners. For example, you will be able to know how many learners have completed the course, what their level of completion is, and how their user engagement has been with each module. And within the collaboration option, learners will use a widget to ask questions in real-time and converse with the author and other peers. When you publish a module with the collaboration widget enabled, users can ask questions from within the module.

All of the analytics and collaboration data is sent to a secure remote server (hosted by Adobe) and you can access the data using your Learning Dashboard.

The collaboration workflow starts with you publishing the course with the collaboration widget. The questions appear to you and others in the appropriate context of the module in which they are asked. Learners can:

  1. Search for questions
  2. Ask questions
  3. Answer questions
  4. Like an answer if it is helpful

If analytics and collaboration is enabled, then the learner has to both pass the quiz and achieve required participation (collaboration) score to pass the course. In short, you can also make collaboration as one of the parameters for successful completion of the course by the learners.

Note: Collaboration only works when you use PowerPoint's .PPTX file format and not in the older .PPT file format.

Follow these steps to learn how to enable analytics and collaboration options:

  1. Open the eLearning presentation. Thereafter access the Adobe Presenter tab of the Ribbon within Microsoft PowerPoint, and click the top area of the Collaboration button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 1.

    Collaboration button within the Analytics group
    Figure 1: Collaboration button within the Analytics group

    Note: If you don't have the Adobe Presenter tab within the Ribbon in PowerPoint, that may indicate you haven't installed it. This tab is not built-in within PowerPoint and is installed as part of a PowerPoint add-in from Adobe called Presenter.

    Alternatively, click the down-arrow within the Collaboration button (highlighted in blue within Figure 1, above) to bring up a drop-down menu, as shown in Figure 2. Here select the Setup option, refer to Figure 2 again.

    Setup option
    Figure 2: Setup option

  2. Either way, you will bring up the Analytics & Collaboration dialog box, as shown in Figure 3.

    Analytics & Collaboration dialog box
    Figure 3: Analytics & Collaboration dialog box

    Options within the Analytics & Collaboration dialog box are explained below, as marked in Figure 3, above:

    1. Do you want to enable analytics?: Within this section, note that Analytics is enabled by default, indicated by the Yes status of the button. You can disable analytics if required by switching from Yes to No.

    2. Do you want to enable collaboration?: Here you can enable the Collaboration by switching to Yes. By default, this button is set to the No option.

    3. Set participation score: Here you need to enter the participation value (0-100 range). Learners scoring above this value are considered as successfully passed. For example, if you set 10 as the participation value, learners who score above 10 are considered as successful.

      Note: A score of "0" denotes that you (the author) do not consider collaboration as the passing criteria.

    4. Module name: The presentation is identified as a 'module' on the learning dashboard and the default module name is the name of the presentation. You can change the module name if required.

    Once done, click the Next button, shown highlighted in red within Figure 3, above.

  3. This opens the next window within the Analytics & Collaboration dialog box, as shown in Figure 4.

    Sign in by entering your Adobe ID
    Figure 4: Sign in by entering your Adobe ID

  4. Here you have to sign in -- enter your Adobe ID and click the Sign In button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 4, above.

  5. After enabling Collaboration, you can publish the module, and then add it to a course on the Learning Dashboard to begin tracking. You can learn more about Analytics and Collaboration on the Adobe site.

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