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Review: "To Use Adobe Presenter or Not to Use..."
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March 26, 2019

Review: "To Use Adobe Presenter or Not to Use..."

Score 7 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Presenter

The faculty currently uses Presenter as a way to take our already made PowerPoint presentations and turn them into interactive lessons to use with our students. It allows us to create a flipped classroom environment so we are able to work with specific students to address concerns and troubles as other students are working at their own pace.
  • It is very easy for faculty to use. Even those who have limited experience in creating online courses feel comfortable using Presenter.
  • It allows our faculty to have students working in different areas at the same time so we are able to individualize our instruction to meet student needs.
  • The quiz feature is fantastic to be able to quickly assess student learning to determine if they are ready to move forward.
  • We have faced some difficulty with Presenter and Adobe Flash. Some of our teachers have grown weary of constant messages of not having the correct Flash player, even though it is.
  • We wish we had the ability to use more than one quiz in a presentation in order to more accurately determine student success, but we are able to see the number of slides viewed along with the quiz score to help determine mastery.
  • We are able to allow teachers to create course content without the need for a computer science background.
  • It allows us to better meet the needs of our students in terms of differentiating instruction.
We looked into Storyline as an option, since it is able to be used with Powerpoint. However, we felt that Presenter would be easier for our teachers to learn and navigate without constantly needing extra help.
I believe that Presenter is a handy tool for anyone who needs to create training experiences or lessons to allow learners flexibility in their learning. It does, however, seem to need updating to produce a more stable platform as Flash is phased out. It is relatively easy to use for those without much experience building online experiences, but some pop-up messages that appear could be troubling for users who are not expecting them.

Adobe Presenter Feature Ratings

Course authoring
7
Player/Portal
6
Learning content
6
Mobile friendly
Not Rated
Progress tracking & certifications
5
Assignments
6
Compliance management
Not Rated
Learning administration
6
Learning reporting & analytics
7
Social learning
Not Rated

Evaluating Adobe Presenter and Competitors

Products Replaced

Key Differentiators

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Vendor Reputation
We felt Presenter would be easy for our faculty to use, as it is integrated with Powerpoint. Our teachers use that program on a regular basis, so we liked that we could add this feature to it to create interactive, multimedia lessons.

Evaluation Lessons Learned

We are fairly pleased with how our selection turned out, so we don't really have anything to change.

Adobe Presenter Training

Training Types Used

  • Self-taught

In-Person Training

Online Training

Ease of Adobe Presenter Training

The produce was very easy to understand and learn, since it works with Powerpoint. It made it converting reluctant teachers who didn't want to have to learn something new an easy task. We would do this same process again.

Using Adobe Presenter

Usability

7
It is easy to learn and use, but is frustrating if you begin to run into error messages concerning Flash as you are in the publishing stage.

Usability Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None

Easy Tasks

  • Using Powerpoint presentations to create the lessons makes it an easy transition.
  • It is great to have the ability to have a quiz feature within the presentation.

Difficult Tasks

  • The dependence of Presenter on Flash makes it difficult if a device is completely updated and not able to work with the program.

Adobe Presenter Reliability

Scalability

6
The program still seems to rely heavily on Adobe Flash even though the online community is moving away from it. When publishing, users will experience error messages regarding Flash, which can make it difficult to complete your work.

Reliability and Availability

7
It is easy to access since it is an added tool to the Powerpoint program. We have not had complaints from faculty members regarding not having it available when they need it.

Performance

5
Due to the aforementioned issues with Flash, it can be discouraging to get to the publishing stage and begin receiving error messages. Once we are able to move past that issue, we have great success with the performance of Adobe Presenter.