Use Adobe® Connect™ to host online meetings, presentations, and training over the Internet. The integration between Adobe Connect and Adobe Captivate allows you to include interactive software simulations and demonstrations in Connect meetings.
The key integration features include the following:
Adobe® Connect™ Training
Increase meeting and training effectiveness by adding Adobe Captivate demonstrations and interactive simulations. Presenters can use the Sync button to make their actions visible to all participants. If the presenter turns off the Sync option, participants can fully interact with the Adobe Captivate demonstration or simulation on their individual computers.
Deliver and publish with ease
Deliver Adobe Captivate simulations and demonstrations through standard web browsers. Adobe Connect users can publish Adobe Captivate projects directly to Adobe Connect, making them accessible to others.
Use options for integrating Adobe Captivate and Adobe Connect
In Adobe Captivate, you can select two options that help Adobe Captivate and Adobe Connect work together smoothly. The Include Adobe Acrobat Connect Metadata option adds Connect information to the Adobe Captivate project files. When this option is set, users can search the Adobe Captivate project and its contents from Adobe Connect. You can also select Adobe Connect as your quiz reporting output option. Use this option in Adobe Connect to track how users work with quizzes and interactive objects in Adobe Captivate projects. You can also place the project into a ZIP file for easier uploading. With Adobe Connect integration, you can also update video files easily.
Adobe Connect lets you easily deliver elearning content through live virtual classrooms and self-paced courses, manage participants, and track learner progress. For more information on the Adobe Connect's learning management system integration solutions, see www.adobe.com/go/learn_adobeconnectlms_en.
You can leverage the learning management features of Adobe Connect for your Adobe Captivate projects. Do the following to upload an Adobe Captivate project to an Adobe Connect server:
Specify Adobe Connect as the LMS in the Preferences dialog box.
Publish the project to the Adobe Connect server.
Apart from the SWF file, you can choose to upload source files and any external FLV files to the server. You can also choose to upload the project as a single zip file.
In the Publish dialog box, select the options as required.
Publish Project Files (*.cptx)
The source file is uploaded to the server.
Zip Project File
All the published files are uploaded to the server as a single zip file.
Publish Video Files (*.flv)
Publishes any video files that you have imported into the Adobe Captivate project.
Publish the project as a SWF file.
HTML5 (for subscription and Adobe Software Assurance customers only)
Publish the project as an HTML5 output.
Click More to set your preferences.
After you have uploaded the content to Adobe Connect, you can make it a part of an existing course or a new course.
Publish the Adobe Captivate project directly to Adobe Connect. Add the project from the Connect Content library to an Adobe Connect meeting. (Adobe recommends using this option. Adding the Adobe Captivate project from the Content library ensures that all Adobe Captivate features work properly within Adobe Connect)
Publish the Adobe Captivate project to create a ZIP file stored on your computer and then add the ZIP file to an Adobe Connect meeting.
Presenters can use the Sync button so that all participants can view their actions. As the presenter moves the mouse or interacts with the demonstration, all meeting participants see the actions on their computers. Presenters can also turn off the Sync option so participants can fully interact with the Adobe Captivate demonstration or simulation on their individual computers. Presenters can turn the Sync feature off and on as many times as necessary.
Note: The Sync button in Adobe Connect is not displayed if the Adobe Captivate project contains the _skin file.
If you want to include multiple files in an Adobe Connect, ensure that you do the following:
Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences (Mac OS).
In the Category panel, expand Project, and select Publish Settings.
Select Publish Adobe Connect Metadata in the Project panel.
Select File > Publish.
Select Flash (SWF).
In Output Options, select ZIP Files.
Upload the ZIP file to an Adobe Connect meeting.
You can track how users interact with an Adobe Captivate simulation added to an Adobe Connect meeting. To simplify tracking, specify Adobe Connect as the project output option. Access this option from the Quiz settings in the Preferences dialog box.