An introduction to Adobe Captivate Prime
Adobe Captivate Prime is a ground breaking new Learning Management System (LMS) from Adobe, aligned to modern business needs. Prime provides a one-of-a-kind learner experience, combining engaging gamification with a wonderfully simple learner interface – a unified fluidic player that adapts to serve every major type of media seamlessly. It was designed from the ground up with the learner in mind, and reacts to a strong demand in the LMS market to serve the needs of administrators and L&D teams. Most importantly, Adobe Captivate Prime easily provides actionable data that administrators can rely upon to tell them how effectively and how quickly their workforce is upskilling in order to align to their business goals.
Ground Breaking with Learners in mind
The universal Fluidic player gets rid of the old model of crazy links and popups everywhere that has plagued LMS’ for so long. Adobe Captivate Prime uses a single universal player that, like a fluid, dynamically provides eLearning content in all major media types, and for desktop and devices all through a common player. The advantages are significant. Because Prime uses this HTML5 player, the learning experience is seamless and looks and feels like the same modern player on virtually any device. The mobile experience on Prime is full of delightful surprises. Most notably, it supports offline course playback and delayed reporting. So even if you’re away from a network, you can still take courses and the mobile player will just sync your scores and other data with the Prime servers the next time you are online.
Gamification including Leaderboards & Badges, motivate learners who might otherwise find the LMS a chore by introducing friendly competition into the pursuit of new skills. Learners can compare their progress toward upskilling to the progress of friends and colleagues. Live leaderboards inspire learners to engage actively in the quest for new knowledge. Badges, leverage Mozilla’s Open Badge system to provide detailed documentation of learner achievements in the latest popular formats. Learners can even download their badges in the Mozilla Open Badge format. Once in Open Badge, learners can share their accomplishment with the world – including when and how they earned it.
One simple, powerful pipeline from Concept to Compliance and everything in between. Want to standardize around Adobe products and tools? Prime has a sensational workflow and toolkit for course authors. From storyboarding with the new Adobe Captivate Draft, sharing via the Adobe Creative Cloud, authoring with Adobe Captivate & other Adobe editors, integrating virtual conferencing with Adobe Connect, to publishing with Adobe Captivate Prime, a complete Adobe eLearning solution is within your grasp. (And because we know you’ll still want to occasionally work with other tools and formats, Adobe Captivate Prime recognizes most major video formats, Microsoft Word Documents, Adobe Acrobat Documents, Microsoft PowerPoints, SCORM and AICC format eLearning – no matter what tool created it.
Adobe Captivate Prime uses a fairly open architecture. Not only can you automatically include AND track detailed data about PowerPoints, Word docs, PDFs and Videos, but you can also include any SCORM or AICC compatible eLearning Content. That’s right, you can use any SCORM or AICC compatible content no matter what authoring tool created it. If that’s not enough media for you, you can also upload other format documents and files directly in the resources section of a course.
For Administrators and Learning and Development Professionals
Adobe Captivate Prime features a flat, intuitive user interface. The result is that it feels familiar and is mobile compatible right out of the box. Many users are up and running in minutes, not months – and that means that people are quickly moving on to the work of learning new skills, rather than fighting to understand a kludgy old LMS.
Adobe Captivate Prime features smart enrollment, allowing you to import a database of learners from your human resources directory. It learns about your workforce, including managerial relationships and then let’s you leverage that to quickly reference managers, groups, and other common clusters in order to enroll people quickly by the intuitive classifications you think of, rather than poking away for hours trying to load individuals. The HR database can be synched nightly to ensure that you have the latest records in your system every day. Captivate Prime also creates learning plans, so you can automate course and curriculum enrollment based on changes in the database of users. So when you have new hires, you can automatically assign them the core learning programs. The same thing can be used to automate learning around life events, moves, and changes in job roles.
Creating and customizing catalogs in Adobe Captivate Prime.
You can work with automatically discovered and custom groups of any size in Adobe Captivate Prime. The system supports both internal and external user enrollment. Course catalogs are available so that your learners can enroll themselves in courses and learning programs. Catalogs are fully searchable, with dynamically generated tags, and can easily be searched by skill in order to promote discovery of courses best suited to meet organizational goals for each learner. The learner is even given course recommendations based on the skills they’ve been assigned to master by an administrator.
Adobe Captivate Prime is easy to use for non-technical administrators. Every aspect of Prime from setup to reporting has been built to simplify the process, provide power to the L&D team, managers and administrators. And to create a valuable mechanism for real-time feedback and understanding of how your training is meeting your business needs.
With Adobe Captivate Prime your Learning & Development managers will no longer have to wait on IT to roll-out learning programs or worry about content & LMS integration. Instead, they will be able to collaborate with business leaders to plan and deploy learning initiatives that best address the skill-gaps within your organization. You will be able to rely on Prime’s business-focused reporting to track how these initiatives are progressing and aligning against your expected business outcomes.
Align to your Business Goals
Organizations today must leverage every resource in order to remain competitive. Sometimes we look at training and see it only as an expense rather than an opportunity. The truth is, that if training is done well, the people that make up your organization will grow in skill and their output will improve. You can take that one step further by ensuring that the skills that are enhanced are the ones that align best with your strategic plan.
A video introduction to Skills in Adobe Captivate Prime
Adobe Captivate Prime uses skill mapping to help you align your business plan with the learning programs in your organization. The customizable dashboards and reports can be shared among managers and administrators to ensure that you’ve got the very latest information on the impact of your training efforts. Adobe Captivate Prime takes that one step further with built in support for delayed feedback from managers to determine whether or not the learner has applied the new skills on the job several weeks after completing a course. This way you have reliable third party data to help you determine whether or not training is transferred to the job, whether it is retained, and whether it is effective.
Both internal and external certificates are supported in Adobe Captivate Prime. External certificates are validated by managers to ensure compliance with industry standards. You can develop or share training content related to the certifications and award certificates to learners immediately upon successful completion of the training.
A wide array of customizable reports can be created in Adobe Captivate Prime. Reports can be saved to custom dashboards, and dashboards may be shared among users. Prime’s reports support interactive scanning, sizing and drill through data.
Without the active participation of learners, training often becomes more of a compliance checkbox than a contributor to your business goals. We know however that a well-trained workforce has the potential to innovate and expand the profit potential of every business. If your organization is investing in learning, and looking to measure the business impact of learning, encourage employees to embrace, not dodge learning and make your L&D team self-reliant, then you should consider Adobe Captivate Prime.
Let’s talk tech
Adobe Captivate Prime is a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS). This gives it several advantages of on premise solutions. Among the benefits are enhanced physical and virtual security as well as the ability to instantly scale for growing numbers of learners, and for the ever-expanding bandwidth needs of a media hungry workforce.
Adobe Captivate Prime comes with Enterprise Platinum Voice support. You can get the help you need, when you want it. Our engineers monitor your data around the clock to ensure that it is safe and sound.