The Adobe Captivate team announced last week the release of Adobe Captivate 6. It is a great release. One of the main feature of the release is the ability to publish elearning content in HTML5 that works cross devices. This is a critical first step towards mobile learning.
The Adobe Captivate and Adobe Connect team worked closely together to ensure that HTML5 content created with Captivate 6 could be uploaded to the Adobe Connect content library and embedded into a course or a curriculum. Adobe Connect Training will then track completion of these HTML5 courses providing an end to end workflow from content authoring with Captivate to distribution of the content and score tracking.
Adobe Connect 9 and Adobe Captivate 6 thus provide an end to end workflow for mobile learning that will help organization deploy their e-learning courses across all devices efficiently.
Today, I’m extremely pleased to announce the next major release of Adobe Connect, Adobe Connect 9. It will change the way people’s perspective on web conferencing.
This new version of Adobe Connect brings with it features that will help our customers produce even better webinars and collaborate and train even more effectively using mobile devices.
Adobe Connect 9 also leverages industry-leading technologies from other parts of the company to help provide end to end solutions that spans business process that happens before the meeting and after the meeting.
We worked with the Adobe CQ team to build in capabilities that will enable our customers to create rich, branded event landing pages or entire micro-sites that can be used for event promotion and registration.
Adobe SiteCatalyst provides web analytics for some of the biggest brands and websites in the world. We’re leveraging that same engine in Adobe Connect 9 to help our customers measure the success of their webinars and marketing or outreach campaigns.
We’re even able to provide real-time feedback inside of a webinar or virtual classroom with a new pod called the Engagement Dashboard. This dashboard helps presenters and hosts track message effectiveness.
In addition to Adobe Connect 9, we’re also announcing the next version of Adobe Connect Mobile. Version 2 brings with it even more support for meeting hosts to manage the meeting, share documents, and annotate on whiteboards or content. It also increases support for virtual classrooms – incorporating breakout rooms, raise-hand functionality, and many sharing options. There is no longer the need for a traditional PC; Adobe Connect Mobile 2.0 enables device to device collaboration.
With Adobe Connect 9 and Adobe Mobile 2.0, we are powering the use of web conferencing in mission critical business processes across organizations.
Last week, I published a sneak peek showing you some incredible new features that will enable customers to build landing pages to register participants for their events. I’ve seen some stunning examples and these features are largely powered by Adobe CQ5.
It’s not the whole story though. When we spoke to customers about the workflow for their marketing webinars and other events, they spoke about the need to measure the success of these events. Getting people to your event is one part of the equation – analyzing the data after the event is another.
It turns out that Adobe is already an industry leader in web-based analytics through it’s acquisition of Omniture in 2009. In this sneak peek, I’ll show you how a future version of Adobe Connect can leverage Adobe SiteCatalyst to help customers analyze their events and qualify leads.
Adobe Connect has a huge number of features dedicated to helping hosts and presenters engage with their attendees. The use of polls can help capture information and guide the flow of a webinar. Chat and Q&A provide a tremendous amount of interactivity that helps differentiate a live session from an on-demand recording. Custom pods can do just about anything – including entertain and engage.
In this sneak peek, I look at a new pod under development that can help a presenter or host understand the level of engagement in their webinar or virtual classroom. Providing realtime feedback can help hosts optimize the experience for every participant.