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Adobe Presenter is a corporate-focused learning management software solution offered by Adobe.Adobe PRESENTER -- the Name Says It All!Our organization generally uses this tool when what we're trying to create is the asynchronous, online version of someone getting up in front of a large group and making a presentation (rather than trying to do real "training"). As such, we've used it to announce new product features or give general overviews of new products (to be viewed as "pre-work" for an upcoming training session), do short overview demos of new systems (more of a "here's what it can do" than "here's how to do it," although it could be used for micro-learning, if the tasks are very short and simple), and to convey some basic on-boarding info, such as general benefits and compensation info. The vast majority of the Adobe Presenter users in our U.S. organization are in one of our learning and development departments, although, occasionally, it's been used by a few people in other departments (although I can't say exactly which, off-hand).,This tool is great for allowing anyone already familiar with PowerPoint to convey reasonably simple and short content asynchronously. It's quick and easy to learn how to use it and even allows for some basic types of quiz questions. You can publish it to your company's Adobe server (if you have one) or as a SCORM package to upload to a traditional LMS. It gives you the choice of recording audio within its own PowerPoint ribbon (not my method of choice) or to import and sync audio created outside of Presenter (which I prefer, because it's easier to edit and maintain.) I also love that it comes with Adobe Presenter Video Express, which can be used within the Presenter ribbon or as a stand-alone application. It's a very easy way to create short system demos with narration, and allows for zooming and panning, as well as allowing you to intersperse, or even simultaneously show, webcam video.,I don't know if this qualifies as a "con," per se, but it's important not to try and use this as a full-fledged e-learning authoring tool, as the opportunities it affords for effective practice and feedback is minimal. It's a well-named product, since "Presenter" really is best used for "presentations," rather than bona fide training. There's no real "programming" ability (like being able to use custom actions and variables). I also wish that, when syncing animations to audio narration, if you make a mistake mid-way through a slide, you could re-do just from where you made the mistake on forward, rather than having to resync the whole slide. Better audio editing capabilities within the product would make it feel less "necessary" to me to use an external audio editing product. It's also not the cheapest of the tools that does this kind of thing. For example, SNAP, by Trivantis, does many of the same things at about a tenth the cost.,8,We don't really measure the ROI of this tool directly or in any kind of "hard numbers" way. However, I will say that its ease and speed of use (compared to some of our more full-featured e-learning authoring tools) does allow us to create more deliverables more quickly, which has a (non-quantified) positive ROI in terms of L&D staffing and throughput. Also, the fact that it's PowerPoint-based means that we can have subject-matter experts create the initial draft of the underlying content, saving L&D "specialist" time for just doing stuff that may require greater expertise, like tweaking the content for better instructional design, creating the quiz questions (if any), recording the narration, and doing the other more "technical" Adobe-Presenter-specific things. It also saves the company money in that we don't have to provide the subject-matter expert with Adobe Presenter licences for them to be able to substantially contribute to the creation of the module.,Brainshark and Snap,Adobe Captivate,110,2,Product enhancements, changes, roll-outs System enhancements, changes, roll-outs HR-related onboarding information,To create an "explainer video" that looks like it could have been created in something like VideoScribe, but without the hassle of trying to find images that VideoScribe can draw and other limits of VideoScribe.,Capture knowledge from SMEs,9,No,Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product Existing Relationship with the Vendor,This is a tricky questions because, at this point, my company is heavily invested in Adobe and tends to stick with Adobe products when Adobe has an offering for a particular type of software need. We originally did the evaluation process almost 10 years ago (back when the product was called Breeze Presenter) and there weren't very many competitors at the time. If I had the option to go outside of the "Adobeverse," I'd be interested in learning more about Articulate's offering in this space, since the main thing that Adobe Presenter has going against it (in my mind) is Adobe, which I find to be a pretty unsupportive company for the end user (they charge exorbitant amounts of money for service contracts and then provide very mediocre service, and their website is downright "user hostile," which I find ironic for a company that also makes web design products.,No,4,No, I can't. I wish I could, because I'd love to get the 5 bonus points, and it doesn't seem fair to deprive the review writer of the points when the failure is on the vendor's end! I mean, it's not like I wouldn't be willing to describe a time when Adobe provided me with exceptional support for this product, but it just hasn't happened!,It's easy to import audio files. It's relatively easy to sync audio to PowerPoint animations. It's relatively easy to use Adobe Presenter Video Express to create quick systems demos. Most PowerPoint animations and buttons work well after being published as an Adobe Presenter presentation. It's pretty easy to publish the finished product to an Adobe server (especially for modules that don't include any quiz questions or detailed tracking). It's easy to choose to publish as either a swf or to HTML5 or both, making it easy to make mobile-friendly.,Editing audio recorded from within Adobe Presenter can be difficult because of the way that it treats it as one long audio file and because the options are fairly limited. The test-creation mechanisms can be difficult to get working right, especially in terms of how it works if the end user wants to navigate among slides using the Outline tab. Sometimes that skin/player choices don't seem to want to "take" right and setting labels and such in the presenter (not Presenter) settings can be hard to get to look and work as intended.,Yes, but I don't use it,8
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May 08, 2017

Review: "Adobe PRESENTER -- the Name Says It All!"

Score 8 out of 10
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My company is pretty invested in the Adobe ecosystem and is unlikely to change that in the foreseeable future. Also, Adobe Presenter is a very valuable tool and, with the new subscription model and the pricing we have, a relatively modest expense now. It's also fairly easy to learn and use, so it is starting to spread beyond the sphere of the various Learning & Development departments.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Course authoring (2)
7.0
Course catalog or library (1)
6
Player/Portal (2)
6.5
Learning content (2)
7.0
Progress tracking & certifications (2)
5.0
Assignments (1)
6
Learning administration (2)
6.0
Learning reporting & analytics (2)
8.0

About Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter is a corporate-focused learning management software solution offered by Adobe.

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