If you do not want to use a Learning Management System (LMS) for tracking the quiz scores, Adobe Captivate provides you with alternate reporting options. You can now choose Acrobat.com or an internal web server as your reporting servers.

After the user submits the quiz result, Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer, an AIR-based desktop application, lets you analyze the assessment report in online and offline modes.

Reporting workflow

  1. You create a quiz and set either Acrobat.com or Internal Server as the reporting server preference.

  2. User completes the quiz, and submits the result to the reporting server.

  3. You access the report from the server, view, generate, and publish using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer.

  4. You save the report locally so that it can be analyzed in offline mode.

After you set the reporting preference, the process happens in the background and usually requires no user intervention.

Setting the reporting preferences

  1. Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences (Mac).

  2. Select Reporting from the Quiz menu in the Preferences dialog box.

  3. Check Enable reporting for this project.

  4. Select Acrobat.com or Internal Server and then click Configure.

  5. In the Alternate Reporting dialog box, provide the server settings:

    • For Acrobat.com: If you have signed up, specify the username and password.

      If you are new to Acrobat.com or if you lost your password, click the respective links which take you to Acrobat.com website where you can register or retrieve your password.

    • For Internal Server: Specify the path to the web server as provided in the following example:

      http:\\<ip address>\internalServerReporting.php

      The internal server can be a web server of your preference.

      internalServerReporting.php is the sample PHP that is available in the Adobe Captivate installation folder. You can either use it or create your own server-side file, for example a PHP or ASP to write files to the server. Ensure that the server allows writing to files.

  6. Enter the details of the institution that conducts the assessment, department, and course.

Submitting the results

  1. After the users complete the quiz, they reach the results slide and then click Post Result.

  2. At prompt, the users specify the names and e-mail addresses, and then click Send.


    Then name and e-mail address are not verified.

  3. Depending on the reporting preference that the author has set, the results are sent to Acrobat.com or internal server.

Viewing the results

Use Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer for viewing and downloading the results.

Though the user submits the quiz result to Acrobat.com, you cannot directly view the results. If you are using an internal web server, manually retrieve the report. Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer lets you overcome these constrains.

Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer and Offline reporting

Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer is an AIR-based desktop application that allows you to analyze quiz results that are posted on Acrobat.com or internal server.

Use this tool to:

  • View results and generate reports

  • Save results to a local folder so that they can be viewed in offline mode

  • Customize your reports to display or hide the report columns

  • Print reports

  • Generate dynamic charts that visually present the results as line charts and bar charts making results easy to compare. You can also export the reports as CSV.


To use Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer, you do not require Adobe Captivate installed on your machine.

Installing Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

Download the Quiz Results Analyzer.air from Adobe website (www.adobe.com/go/cp5_quizanalyzer) or run it from the location where Adobe Captivate is installed.

Ensure that you have AIR installed because Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer requires the AIR platform to run.

You can download AIR from: http://get.adobe.com/air/.

Using the Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

Launch the Analyzer and specify the source. The source can be Acrobat.com, Internal server, or (if you have downloaded the results) From this computer.

The internal server option appears only if you have added the servers in the preferences of the AIR application. To do this, click Options > Preferences and then click Add.


On the internal server, the results are stored in the folder CaptivateResults-<internalservername>.

To download the results to the local computer, click the Download To Disk icon. The results are stored in the folder CaptivateResults-<yourAdobeAcrobatID>.

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