The Adobe Captivate Prime desktop application is primarily meant for learners who use Captivate Prime Social Learning. Once installed on a desktop, the application enables learners to create content and post them to boards in Captivate Prime to facilitate informal, collaborative, and social learnings among peers. In addition, the desktop application also ensures that learners get Social Learning notifications on their desktop, even if they are not necessarily logged into Captivate Prime's web application.
Learners can create rich content including video, audio, and screenshots and share them with other learners. The content could literally be anything – a software demo or walkthrough, a presentation, a podcast, or an annotated screenshot of something that can be shared.
On Captivate Prime Social Learning web page, click new Post and select record video, or record audio, or take a screenshot, or Captivate Prime gallery to launch the desktop application. For more information on Social Learning, click here.
If users do not have the desktop application, you can download it from the Adobe Captivate Prime desktop page. If you are unable to download, click here.
Once the user has finished installing the application, he/she must sign into it using their Captivate Prime learner credentials. The home page appears like the below screenshot.
Learners will not be able to use the desktop application if Social Learning is disabled for their account.
Webcam The webcam captures the narrator who is demonstrating or presenting a project or application including audio. Select the webcam icon from the above options for the Live window to appear.
Screen Record actions performed on the monitor screen. By selecting the screen icon, the screen gets highlighted with a record dialog at the center of your screen.
Both Records both the narrator and screen actions. By selecting the last icon, the screen gets highlighted and the user gets a Live window along with it.
Select Camera Click the video camera icon at the bottom of the record video window. Select a camera that the user would like to use from the given options.
Select Microphone Click the microphone icon at the bottom of the video or audio window and select a microphone that the user would like to use from the given options.
If the user does not want to record audio with screen or video, select the None option from the drop-down list that is displayed on the clicking the audio icon.
When users start recording their screen or themselves, a pop-up dialog box appears asking them to confirm if they want to continue to record without an audio support. Click yes to continue.
Once a file is saved, the edit window instantly appears on system where recordings can be made to look perfect and professional by using below options:
Annotations can be used on video recordings and screenshots to highlight specific details or write some text for the other users to read.
For video, users can only annotate on top of the screen.
- The different annotations that can be selected are ellipse, line, arrow, highlight, and text.
- Choose a color for each annotation from the colors panel in the annotation’s properties panel.
- For Text, choose the following properties: Font, bold, italic, heading, alignment, color, and background color.
To view the background color for text, enable background color to yes.
To trim or remove parts of a video or audio that is not required use the trim tool.
To trim, click Start Trim button or click the plus icon on the timeline to start trimming. Then click the pause button on the player to stop the trim. Click the Confirm button to complete the trim.
Recordings can be trimmed by entering the time in the Start time and End time input fields after enabling Change Timing.
Pan & Zoom action can only be done on Both (webcam and screen) video recordings. By default, the entire webcam or screen is selected. Select the corner handle and drag to select the part of screen that is to be displayed or focused. Double click the window for full screen.
To create a unique name for a video along with a consistent theme, select the branding tool. Branding aims to establish a significant and differentiated presence in the learning management system that attracts and retains learners to watch the complete video.
To add a brand or theme to a video, do the following:
Additional audio and video clips can be recorded to an existing video or audio file.
To start a new recording, click the record additional clip icon. The new recording gets inserted at the playhead position in the recording that’s being edited.
Once all changes and edits are made, click Share > type or search for a skill or board that best relates to the post > Post.
All recordings and screenshots are saved in Adobe Captivate Prime desktop application. To browse these files, click Gallery from the left navigation panel in the home page.
The gallery can also be launched from Social Learning by clicking the Captivate Prime Gallery icon while creating a post.
From the gallery window, type the name of the file you are looking for in the search field.
To create a new recording from the gallery window, click the Record New button.
To edit or delete a file from the gallery, click the three dots from bottom of the file and select your option from the pop-up list.
Notifications in Captivate Prime appear in the notifications window regardless of whether the learner is logged into Captivate Prime web application. Notifications include posts or boards that users have created, or are following, or have participated in. Clicking the notification will navigate the user to Captivate Prime Social Learning web.
To mute notifications, click profile menu > Settings > Mute notifications.
In the Settings page, change the following settings:
Mute notifications, Auto-launch application, Auto-update application, enable product improvement.
Users can also change the gallery location by clicking the Change hyperlink.