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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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Brightspace

I have been with primarily online programs so it has been very well suited for our needs. The keys for us are the upgrade schedule. Trying to determine how often the LMS will change, will they be major changes, how will the changes effect or instructors and students. They provide documentation but we often like to create custom documentation since we don't utilize all of the tools they have. An aggressive upgrade schedule can make keeping up with documentation changes difficult.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate Prime
8.1
Brightspace
8.7
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate Prime
8.0
Brightspace
9.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate Prime
8.5
Brightspace
9.3
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate Prime
7.0
Brightspace
8.5
Learning content
Adobe Captivate Prime
8.0
Brightspace
9.3
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate Prime
8.5
Brightspace
8.3
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate Prime
8.5
Brightspace
8.5
Assignments
Adobe Captivate Prime
7.5
Brightspace
9.3
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate Prime
7.0
Brightspace
8.0
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate Prime
8.5
Brightspace
8.8
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate Prime
9.0
Brightspace
8.5
Social learning
Adobe Captivate Prime
8.5
Brightspace
8.0

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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  • Desire2Learn has scaled well for our organization. We are self-hosted, and have had exceptional stability with the product since switching from the leading LMS about six years ago. The SIS integration with our PeopleSoft platform has worked well, reducing administrative headaches with course creation, populating enrollments, etc.
  • Our faculty like using D2L. The product has steadily improved, and along with the stability, faculty like the dropbox receipts and integrations with TurnItIn and Google Apps. Many of our faculty teaching face-to-face courses has begun using D2L because their students have asked for it.
  • Desire2Learn provides an organized interface, and is relatively intuitive. Students seem to have fewer issues adjusting than faculty who are late to the game with technology.
  • The spreadsheet view in Grades is particularly helpful, as it allows the instructor to enter a lot of grades at once, without having to press submit buttons and wait for server refreshes.
  • The calendar has been overhauled and is now much more useful. It includes a calendar feed that does not require authentication and the ability to export events in ics format.
  • From the system administration perspective, the system is very granular in its permissions. The creation of different roles is very flexible, and allows for creative use of roles to provide varying levels of access within the system.
  • Grading assignments from within the Dropbox tool has been radically improved, and is very useful. Many file types now display inline, allowing comments, rubrics, and grades to be updated all from within one screen. No multiple windows needed!
  • Downloading files from the dropbox is a cinch--and files are pre-pended with the students' first and last names. No more reminding students to put their own name in the filename! Comments can be included in the downloaded file, then pushed back up to D2L (if the filename is not changed). This is super handy!
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Cons

  • The price: The price is a little high, especially if you have many users. It can end up getting very expensive.
  • Unable to add modules to an existing course: This is a very frustrating thing. You just cannot add a module after a course is launched. I really can't understand why it was designed like this; it's a point that needs to be improved.
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  • The internal email or mail tool is clunky and hard to use. It garners the most negative comments from faculty, staff, and students. The internal mail tool must be addressed in future releases. It needs a complete re-design.
  • The ability to use rubrics to grade discussion postings is also a weak area which has been improved in 10.2 but still needs additional work.
  • We recently moved from 9.4.1 to 10.2 (service pack 2). We immediately had to begin plans to to upgrade to service pack 7 due to a large number of "quirks" in 10.2 SP2. We would like to see Desire2Learn implement stronger quality control/testing prior to doing a major release.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Brightspace8.3
Based on 24 answers
If I were given the opportunity to use D2L again, it would be awesome. Although the development of our courses and the implementation training took a lot of time, I don't feel that would have been any different using any other LMS. I loved the teaching features of D2L and feel it's a great product for students and faculty. It has some innovative features that are not available with other LMS products.
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Usability

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Brightspace6.4
Based on 11 answers
This is based on the back-end users perspective (developers, faculty members, designers). The user interface is completely inconsistent from tool to tool. This makes it difficulty for faculty to learn and for the tools to become intuitive
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Reliability and Availability

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Brightspace9.0
Based on 1 answer
Both students and instructor enjoy the 24-hoiur access. After, all isn't that the point of online learning. As an instructor located in an Eastern time zone state it is great to connect with students located in a Pacific time zone state. I have gotten comments about the early hours I am in the course room grading assignments . . . 4:00 a.m. PST; 7:00 a.m. EST So, it's sleep time for my students and "first cup of coffee" time for me.
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Performance

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Brightspace9.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to navigate; little to no delay from one section of the course room to another; actually fun to use after overcoming the learning curve.
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Support

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Brightspace9.9
Based on 5 answers
I have had excellent support from Desire2Learn. Any ticket that I submit is acknowledged immediately and the correction is usually almost as quick. We use this for thousands of classes and it is pretty well liked by both faculty and students. We have been using it for almost 4 years now and most of our instructors have become pretty proficient with it.
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In-Person Training

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Did not participate in the in-person training due to distance; training was completed online
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Online Training

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Brightspace4.0
Based on 2 answers
Online training from the college was excellent. Peers worked in a D2L course room as students. It's always fabulous to be on the "other side" of the classroom and view the online course room from another perspective.
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Implementation

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Brightspace1.6
Based on 3 answers
The D2L implementation team listened to our concerns and built a system based upon our needs. We wanted to keep them after the initial implementation.
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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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There really was very little competition. The committee was charged with narrowing it down to the top 3. D2L was far and away the leader and we were all very pleased when it was approved. D2L was expected to fulfill the vast majority of our needs and it did do that
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Scalability

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Brightspace9.0
Based on 1 answer
During my first semester working with Desire2Learn the integrated learning management system was more down than up. This meant reconfiguring assignment due dates, frustration for both the instructor, students, and help desk staff. After an upgrade, Desire2Learn has been reliable.
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Return on Investment

  • We have employees prepared for their jobs properly, saving time and cost by making fewer mistakes. We can also launch sales and marketing campaigns quickly, thanks to the Captivate Prime service that enables everyone to quickly complete training modules and get ready for new campaigns.
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  • Neutral: D2L has helped us develop brand new online graduate programs. The programs have been successful but I don't believe this is due to D2L - I believe any decent LMS would result in the same outcome.
  • Negative: Our conversion from Blackboard to D2L in 2010 has unfortunately resulted in some faculty members decreasing their use of LMS tools. In the three years since the conversion, I have been able to gradually build up use but we are still lagging. I believe any transition would result in a dip/drop but D2L can be fairly difficult to pick up for faculty so I believe we experienced a bigger and longer drop because of this.
  • Positive: We have been able to use D2L for our accreditation assessments in some of our programs thanks to the statistics available in the assessment area.
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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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Brightspace

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