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Blackboard

120 Ratings

Adobe Captivate Prime

13 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

Blackboard

120 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate Prime

We utilize Captivate to make learning modules that walk a client through particular assignments, or show to them another arrangement or strategy. It is also appropriate for making content that requires collaboration, or showing off what the client has realized. I believe that it tends to be utilized for anything that you utilize PowerPoint for, and upgrades your introduction both inside and out
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Blackboard

If you are doing a hybrid course, then Blackboard works, but for a full online college course Blackboard is behind in its technology. Blackboard offers a wide variety of add-on's some are useful and some are not. The engagement tool holds no value unless you are blind and can't see what students are posting. The clickable rubrics are one of the greatest tools out there, but the score breakdown needs work.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate Prime
8.6
Blackboard
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate Prime
8.0
Blackboard
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate Prime
10.0
Blackboard
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate Prime
8.0
Blackboard
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate Prime
7.0
Blackboard
Assignments
Adobe Captivate Prime
7.0
Blackboard
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate Prime
9.0
Blackboard
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate Prime
10.0
Blackboard
Social learning
Adobe Captivate Prime
10.0
Blackboard

Pros

  • In under two hours, I had set up Captivate Prime. I had no issues.
  • The menus and alternatives are straightforward and look current.
  • In spite of the convenience, I can do pretty much anything I'd need an LMS to do with Captivate Prime.
  • I can set up client parts and authorizations at six unique levels, including Learner.
  • I can set up outside clients, i.e. those outside my association, and send each of them a connection to give them a chance to set up their own login and secret key, sparing me a considerable measure of time and guaranteeing more noteworthy security.
  • Prime gives me a chance to set up sets of abilities for students to accomplish, and attach them to learning goals.
  • I can transfer courses, recordings, PowerPoints, PDF documents, and quickly and easily utilizing Prime's Fluidic Player.
  • There's a free application to utilize Prime on cell phones.
  • The Reports that Prime produces out of the box are extremely decent, and I can likewise make my own.
  • There are gamification and marking alternatives as well.
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  • Blackboard is fairly easily to use, no large learning curve is needed.
  • Blackboard has very little down time.
  • Blackboard several add-on functionalities that add value.
  • The clickable rubric is a great tool...although the point system should not be broken down to such tiny small points.
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Cons

  • The administration is somewhat costly as it depends on the quantity of clients and does exclude a level expense for a set number as given by different administrations
  • Can't utilize intelligent substance for work helps
  • The setup procedure was long and somewhat dreary, however it was fundamental, they assisted with all the preparation.
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  • Blackboard has a lot of room for improvement in terms of notifications. If a student posts an assignment or updates something there is no notification upon logging to make a professor aware.
  • Using videos in Blackboard is very challenging, if you design your own and want to upload them. They used to appear on the home page but they no longer do.
  • The threaded discussions are hard to follow because every thread opens rather than allowing the reader to select the threads they want to read.
  • The notification for a makeup exam or an overridden grade are the same notification in the gradebook versus if the grades updated automatically as some of their competition programs do.
  • Blackboard is my least favorite system to work with due to not be as user friendly as other programs.
  • The clickable rubrics are great, but they should focus on whole points instead of .1, .2, .3, .4, and so on.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Blackboard4.7
Based on 11 answers
No choice - the decision is made by our IT Services department.
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Usability

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Blackboard7.7
Based on 4 answers
Blackboard is very easy to use. A handful of faculty struggle with the Grade Center, but overall, there is very little support needs for day to day Blackboard usage.
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Support

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Blackboard4.6
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The majority of tickets are answered and resolved quickly, but every once in a while a ticket gets "escalated" and then the next tier of support is much slower in following up.
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Implementation

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Blackboard10.0
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Blackboard's Managed Hosting was top-notch in getting us up and running quickly.
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Alternatives Considered

Captivate Prime is more strong than PowerPoint and has a bigger number of assets accessible than Storyline. The client network for Captivate Prime is doing some inventive and exceptional things. I think that its simple to discover individuals who have either done or are doing what I am endeavoring to do, and they are largely more than willing to give guidance when it is required.
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D2L has more flexibility and far easier to utilize. D2L is more functional in terms of uploading documents, videos and tools to create an environment of learning.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive by permitting cross-utilitarian learning.
  • Certain procedures are speedier on the grounds that there are simple/short learning recordings for all to watch.
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  • I have heard complaints from students that Blackboard is difficult to use. We have had some students leave because they could not figure out Blackboard. Some of them just had difficulty with it, some of them refused to ask for help.
  • We have instructors who refuse to use Blackboard. They are not "technically savvy" and have difficulty understanding how it works. This prevents us from developing fully online programs and degrees because these instructors are the ones who teach the courses needed for a particular degree.
  • Our revenues have increased dramatically due to online courses. This has allowed us to maintain updated labs and use the extra funding in areas that need help.
  • Blackboard has helped our school stay on the cutting edge of technology. It is something that we can be very proud of. Our distance education program has grown tremendously in a short amount of time. We understand that distance learning is the future and we embrace it.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate Prime

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Blackboard

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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