Read this article to know how to view and consume courses in Captivate Prime. Participate in discussions and provide feedback.

Authors create courses. Learners can take up the courses and Administrators can track the performance of learners based on course consumption.


Adobe Captivate Prime enables learners to access the courses, learning programs and certifications. Learners can browse through all the available courses by using catalog or enroll themselves to courses of their choice. Learners can view all the enrolled courses and the courses assigned to them in Learning tab.

Learners can also install Captivate Prime iPad app from apple store and Captivate Prime Android app from Google Play and access courses on mobile devices. All the learners role features are also available in the app. Learners can also take courses offline and get a seamless access after going online. Refer to iPad & Android tablet users feature for more information. 

Viewing courses

You can view a list of all available courses as a learner. Click My Learning from the Home page, or from the left pane to view all the courses that you have enrolled in.

View the courses from the Learner App
View the courses from the Learner App

If you are yet to start the course, you can click the Start button next to the course. If you have already started consuming the course, you can click the Continue button.

To view a completed course, click the Revisit button next to the course.

There can be multiple instances to a course. Click the course name to view the details. At the right pane, you can see the deadline date for each instance of the course.

View the details on the course
View the details on the course

Course effectiveness

Course effectiveness score helps the learners to pick up the courses with most effective scores for their learning needs. Course effectiveness is evaluated to understand the usefulness of a course to the learner. It is calculated based on the feedback received by number of users for a particular course. If the percentage of learners giving feedback is more, the course effectiveness rating is high.

It is a combination of results from learner feedback on the course content, the course quiz results for a learner and the manager’s feedback evaluating a learner based on learnings from the course.

From the Courses page, a learner can view the course effectiveness rating on the course thumbnails as shown in the below snapshot. You can see the rating for this course as 14.

Course thumbnails
Course thumbnails

To view the details of course effectiveness rating, click the course effectiveness value. A pop-up appears as shown below.

Course effectiveness
Course effectiveness

Click the down-arrow at the lower-right corner of the pop-up to view how course effectiveness calculations are done.

Course effectiveness calculation
Course effectiveness calculation

Searching courses and learning programs

Adobe Captivate Prime makes it easier for you to find the courses of your choice quickly. You can search for your courses in the following ways:

  1. Click search icon displayed at the upper-right corner. A search field appears. Type the course/learning program name or any keywords associated with your courses. You can search for courses by metadata, notes, skills, badges, or tags. Tags are searchable inside search field, which means the tags are displayed in search field as you type.
  2. Learner can refine the search results in catalog page using type, skills, tags and status.

 You can sort the courses by relevancy, name or publish date by clicking Sort by and choosing from the drop down menu. 

On the search results page, you can filter the courses according to the duration of the courses and the format of the courses. This gives you greater flexibility when searching for courses and ensures that you find the courses suitable to you.

Enrolling for courses

Learners are enrolled to courses in the following three possible ways:

  1. The Administrator/ Manager enrolls some learners to mandatory courses based on organization needs.
  2. The Manager nominates some courses to their team members. You get a notification with an option to accept or reject the course/learning program. When learners accept nomination, they are enrolled to the course/learning program.
  3. Learners can directly enroll themselves to a course/learning program:
    1. If the course/Learning program is of self-enroll type, then the learner gets enrolled immediately.
    2. If the course/Learning program is of manager approved type, then the learner moves into approval pending state. After manager’s approval, the learner is enrolled for the course.
    3. If learners enroll to an already wait listed course (in case of class room), then they have to wait until someone drops out of the course or till admin approves them for the course.

Learners can enroll themselves to a wide list of courses based on their choice. Courses tab displays all your enrolled/assigned courses.

However, you have an option to go through any of the courses listed under catalog by moving mouse over it and by clicking Explore. Enroll page appears. Click Enroll on the upper-right corner of the page, to include the course to Courses list.

There can be multiple instances/sessions to a course/learning program. In catalog, click the course/learning program tile name to view the details. You can see enroll into course/learning program instance based on the deadline date for each instance of the course/learning program.

Register interest for courses

You can register to express interest for any classroom courses that do not have any planned sessions. You get notification whenever the course session commences to join the course.

Consuming a course

After enrolling to a course, you can start taking up the course, by clicking Start on the course. Alternatively, click Courses in Learning tab. Choose a course that you would like to start taking up.

If you are yet to start a course, click the Start button next to the course title.

You can view all the modules for the course in a browser window.

Player features

TOC – While taking up a course, the player displays a table of contents for that particular course on the left pane of the window. You can click each topic and navigate to it directly.

Bookmarks – If any of the course modules has a module TOC, then topics in module TOC can be bookmarked to refer later. When bookmarked, a ribbon icon appears next to the TOC entry. Bookmarks can be deleted by clicking the ribbon again.

Notes – A provision is available to record notes while you are taking up the course. After recording the notes, you can save and download it as PDF or e-mail the notes to e-mail ids of any registered learners. When you click Save, you get an option to choose the location for saving it as PDF file.

Closed captions – For Adobe Captivate developed courses, if the closed captions is enabled during course development, then the learner can view the captions. Click CC at the bottom of the player. The closed captioning option is available only for Captivate 8.0.2 HTML content. For all other types of modules, the CC option does not appear on play bar.

Revisit course – You can revisit a course in two modes under two possible scenarios:

  • Click Revisit while the course is in complete state.
  • Click Continue while the course is in incomplete state.

Full screen Click Full screen icon at the lower-right corner of the player to view the course in full screen window.

Navigation buttons You can click up/down arrows to move across slides in pdf, docx and pptx content. Slide arrows can be used to move to next topics for all types of content.

Close the course Click close (x) icon at the upper-right corner of the player to exit the course.

After exiting from the course, you can revisit the course by clicking Revisit button on the course description page. 

Choose course instance

If you are a Learner enrolled in a course instance of which the session is expired, you can now switch to a different session to make progress. This can be done only if the LP is flexible.

To change course instance, follow these steps:

  1. Open Catalogs > Learning Program.

    Learning program
    Learning program

  2. Use the radio buttons to choose if you want to view all courses or courses with unselected instances. Note that if the learner has completed the instance, he cannot switch to another instance.

    Radio buttons  to choose courses to view
    Radio buttons to choose courses to view

  3. The instance drop-down menu for the course displays the available instances. Choose the instance from the drop-down list.

    Instance drop-down list
    Instance drop-down list

  4. To apply the selected instance, click Update Enrollment. Update Enrollment option is available on the right-top of the page.

    The newly selected instance is enrolled. If a learner is enrolled to a course instance which is a part of another LO, and he updates the course instance which is a part of the flexible Learning Program, he will automatically be unenrolled from the other Learning Objects after a warning.

Completing a course

As a learner, you can complete the required number of modules in a course for course completion. The course completion criteria depends on how many modules have been set as mandatory by the author. When you enroll into a course with a minimum completion criteria, you can view the completion criteria on the right pane of the Course page.

Complete X out of Y module for course completion
Complete X out of Y module for course completion

For example, if a specific course has the completion criteria as one out of two modules, then completing just one module marks your completion of that course. In this case, when you complete the first module the progress bar displays 100% completion state.

If the modules are set as ordered by the author, you must complete the required number of modules in the sequential order starting from first. If the modules are unordered, you can complete the specified number of modules in any order.

After completing a course with the required number of modules, if you want to complete the optional modules, you can revisit the course.

Viewing and pariticpating in discussions

As a learner, you can interact with other learners and your instructors using the Discussion tab. You can view the posts for any course that you view or enroll in. If an administrator has enabled discussions for a course, you can view the Discussion tab next to the Notes tab for that course.

When you click the Discussions tab, you can see the existing posts and comments for that course. If you have already enrolled into the course, you can also start typing posts or comments for other users to see. After you type the message, click Post. Your post must at least contain 10 characters.

The post is immediately visible in the Discussions tab. You can sort the posts as Newset First or Oldest First, and delete those posts that you wrote. Even after you unenroll from the course, you can still view all the posts and delete the posts that you wrote.

Post comments using the Discussion tab
Post comments using the Discussion tab


The Discussion tab is not enabled for external users.

Learning Program
Learning Program

Course life cycle

A typical course life cycle looks as follows:

Draft –When an author completes creating a course and saving it. At this state, course is not available yet for learners.

Published –When an author completes publishing a course. At this state, the course is available for learners to enroll.

Retired – After publishing a course, an author can move it to a retired state if he doesn’t want the course to appear in course catalog for learners.

Deleted – A course under deleted state is when it is removed completely from the Adobe Captivate Prime application. Courses can be deleted by authors only when they are in Draft or Retired states.


Course life cycle
Course life cycle


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