Analytics provides deep insights into how your course is being used by learners. For example, how many learners have completed the course, level of completion, and user engagement with each module.
The Collaboration widget facilitates in-context collaboration between you (the author), your users (learners), and anonymous users. It helps you simulate a classroom environment in which learners can ask questions to you and co-learners in real time.
The analytics and collaboration data is sent to a secure remote server (hosted by Adobe) and you can access the data using the Learning Dashboard.
Analytics is enabled and collaboration is disabled by default. To obtain analytics for videos created using Adobe Presenter Video Creator, you need to explicity enable analytics and collaboration while publishing.
One significant aspect of analytics is that you can easily identify students who need your help or intervention. Then, take appropriate actions such as contacting them over email or collaborating with them using the collaboration workflow.
The collaboration workflow starts with you publishing the course with the collaboration widget. The learners use the widget (accessible through ? mark in the playbar) to ask questions in real-time and converse with you (author) and other peers.
When you publish a module with the collaboration widget enabled, your users can ask questions from within the module. The questions appear to you and others in the appropriate context of the module in which they are asked.
- search for questions
- ask questions
- answer questions
- like an answer if it is helpful
If it is enabled, then the learner has to both a) pass the quiz and b) 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.
Collaboration only works in .pptx file format and not in .ppt file format.
From an expert: In-Course Collaboration in Adobe Presenter 9
Enter the Participation value (0-100 range). Learners scoring above this value are considered as successfully passed. For example, if you set 50 as the participation value, learners who score above 50 are considered as successful.
A score of "0" denotes that you (the author) do not consider collaboration as the passing criteria.