Active Presenter


I have used this software for awhile now and it has recently gone through a major upgrade, developed by atomi systems, Active Presenter allows for automated annotation of desktop activities. However the software is so much more than first glance, costing relatively little, it is a low cost solution alternative to adobe captivate. It allows for the following of any presentation captured in a range of formats inclufing video, PDF, word, PowerPoint and HTML 5:

  • Editing
  • demonstration (watch)
  • tutorial (interact, with guiodance)
  • practice (interact, without guidance, numerous times with metrics)
  • test (interact, without guidance,  once with metrics)
  • SCORM compliant – pass metrics onto Virtual Learning Platform or other SCORM compliant systems

What really impresses me about active presenter is that with it’s recent 5.0 it allows for a range of interactions:

  1. mouse clicks
  2. key strokes
  3. text area
  4. mouse over
  5. drop area
  6. question sets…
    • true/false
    • multiple choice
    • multiple respinse
    • essay
    • fill in blank
    • fill in multiple blanks
    • sequence
    • drag ‘n’ drop

You can download the software for free, paying the minimal licensing costs removes the watermark from the top right corner (video’s lacking interaction do not have a watermark). An educational license is approximately £65

Review the versatility the software allows for at their Demo section.