Enable Analytics and Collaboration

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.

Colloboration 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.

Learners can:

  • 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.

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Learn how to enable in-course collaboration in your Adobe Presenter 9 courses.

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Author workflow

  1. Open your presentation and from the Adobe Presenter tab, click Collaboration.

  2. In the Analytics and Collaboration screen, set Do You Want To Enable Collaboration to Yes.

    Analytics is enabled by default. You can disable analytics if required by setting Do You Want To Enable Analytics to No.


    You can change the Participation Score, and Module Name at later stage also.  

  3. 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.

  4. The presentation is identified as a 'module' on the learning dashboard and the default module name is the name of the presentation. Change the module name if required.

  5. Sign in by entering your Adobe ID.

    After enabling Collaboration, you can publish the module, and then add it to a course on the Learning Dashboard to begin tracking.

Learner workflow

Learners can collaborate with authors and co-learners through the course presentation screen.

  1. The learner clicks the Question Mark icon available at the bottom of the course presentation screen. The Ask a Question screen appears.

  2. The learner enters the question and clicks Continue.

  3. The question is displayed in the Ask a Question pane on the right side of the screen. 

  4. Other learners can answer using Type Your Answer text box and Follow the conversation thread.  

  5. Learners can view the conversation threads by viewing the Ask a Question pane. You can also view all the questions across slides in one go on the Ask a Question pane.

  6. You can search for similar questions before posting them.

    Unified view - View all questions across slides

    All offline conversations are listed and learners can click the listed adjacent to the Question Mark icon view the conversations. When a new conversation is added offline, the number is appended by +1 value on the icon. This icon disappears when all the conversations are viewed.

  7. The Ask a Question screen also displays icon.

    If the learner had not collaborated enough, the icon is displayed in white. On successful completion of the collaboration work flow, the icon is displayed in gold.

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