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Adobe Captivate Prime

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate Prime

It is really well suited as an internally facing LMS where you have repeating content that you simple run new groups of folks through. Scenarios that do not require any social learning and you have the resources to create any interactive elements in external tools. If you need to use it for external participants we found we need to start coming up with workaround solutions to a number of our problems. We found ways to use the system but it wasn't really working for us as it was intended.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn does a great job of integrating collaborative technology for teaching or community discussion. It encourages me to use other tools to innovate my instruction and to engage students differently--aspects that always improve learning as well as satisfaction with the learning and achieving process. The most negative or inappropriate experience I have with Blackboard is when I use mobile access--using my iPad or iPhone or other device is a sketchy way to access Blackboard. I can easily get on it with my computer/laptop, but using mobile devices is quite frustrating b/c the typing blocks and buttons bounce around and do not properly populate on the device. In HTML language, the iFrames are not set up to function well on mobile devices.
Anissa Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate Prime
6.4
Blackboard Learn
7.4
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate Prime
6.4
Blackboard Learn
8.2
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate Prime
6.9
Blackboard Learn
7.2
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate Prime
6.7
Blackboard Learn
7.1
Learning content
Adobe Captivate Prime
6.4
Blackboard Learn
8.0
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate Prime
7.3
Blackboard Learn
6.2
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate Prime
5.8
Blackboard Learn
7.8
Assignments
Adobe Captivate Prime
7.0
Blackboard Learn
8.5
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate Prime
6.1
Blackboard Learn
6.3
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate Prime
6.6
Blackboard Learn
8.4
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate Prime
5.8
Blackboard Learn
6.7
Social learning
Adobe Captivate Prime
5.7
Blackboard Learn
6.9

Pros

Adobe Captivate Prime

  • Support - Adobe's support is absolutely fantastic. There is no issue that I have had that hasn't been dealt with quickly, professionally and seriously. Our Customer Success Manager is amazing too and just compliments the support one gets.
  • Analytics - Captivate Prime is an LMS which can be both simple and complex, allowing each user to get something from the system. The reporting and analytics are brilliant in drilling down to the actual day to minute performance stats for each learner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

  • 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.
Donna Kjellander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Captivate Prime

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

  • Although the current graphic user interface is easy to use, it can be improved with larger fonts, dynamic menus, and attractive graphics.
  • The system does not include a module to pay the school fee.
  • The roster tab lacks detailed information about students.
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate Prime

Adobe Captivate Prime 5.0
Based on 2 answers
We are relatively new in the use of Adobe Captivate Prime, but we can see already how this is aiding our business and growing our colleagues
Alan Wall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 4.6
Based on 11 answers
There are several aspects of Desire2Learn that outweigh the benefits of using Blackboard. I find that the Desire2Learn system is a bit more user friendly and looks more up-to-date. However, the decision to renew systems is not up to me because the entire University uses the same system. Regardless, I think I would choose Desire2Learn over Blackboard because of its improved user interface.
James Gurney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Captivate Prime

Adobe Captivate Prime 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Once you have dived in and spent a while touring the programme you begin to feel how use able it is
Alan Wall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 10.0
Based on 5 answers
It is very usable for both faculty and students. The interface is pretty intuitive and most students can use it without a lot of additional training. Faculty do need some training to effectively use the interface, but they usually get it pretty quickly. We have had to create some additional programming to give faculty a way to delve deeper into the content.
Inez Whipple | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Captivate Prime

Adobe Captivate Prime 9.6
Based on 2 answers
I think they have a competent, friendly and "resolving" team. I have only ever been met with a willingness to assist any and every query I have come across. Roy who is one of the technical people is amazing, and so is my Customer Success Manager, Hema! I do not know what I would do without them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 8.0
Based on 15 answers
Itʻs a good platform for certain things such as tests. Blackboard may not be the most user friendly but there is always room for improvement in any website, business, etc. When used with other platforms such as Google Classroom, Blackboard can be more effective, but when used by itself I feel it is not as impactful from a student perspective.
Quincy Tamaribuchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Captivate Prime

Adobe Captivate Prime 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Yes because Adobe helped us with the planning and the roll out
Alan Wall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Blackboard's Managed Hosting was top-notch in getting us up and running quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate Prime

We chose Adobe because it was cheaper and fit our needs more than Benchpress. We also chose Adobe because the over all appearance and quality seemed worth the extra money our partners would be paying for the professional learning opportunities hosted in the LMS. Finally, we chose Adobe because of its brand recognition; however, we were poorly mistaken in many cases.
James R. Cutlip | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

I have used Schoology before, and I think Blackboard Learn has many more features, and is easier to navigate. It is well organized, and easy to customize for each user. Schoology might be better suited for a mobile device, but when the mobile version of Blackboard is not up to par, I have been able to get on a mobile browser on my phone instead.
Lori Riegel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Captivate Prime

  • When training module are completed and published our employee engagement is great - the time it takes to create and publish these modules is not cost effective at all.
  • Employee engagement has seen an increase since utilizing our LMS system thus they're more productive and enjoy the training more.
  • We want more employee engagement and think CP is the tool to accomplish this goal, but getting our trainers equipped with effective training to create and publish modules continue to be a struggle-even after the $1000 ACP:CP training program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

  • At one of the institutions that I worked for, the ROI was excellent for the number of users we were serving; however, I could not speak to other instances as I was not aware of the overall cost of the contract.
Rachel Hudish | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Blackboard Learn

Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate Prime

General

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

Blackboard Learn

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate Prime
9.4
Blackboard Learn
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate Prime
5.0
Blackboard Learn
4.6

Usability

Adobe Captivate Prime
9.1
Blackboard Learn
10.0

Support Rating

Adobe Captivate Prime
9.6
Blackboard Learn
8.0

Online Training

Adobe Captivate Prime
Blackboard Learn
7.0

Implementation Rating

Adobe Captivate Prime
9.1
Blackboard Learn
10.0

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