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Canvas

103 Ratings

Adobe Captivate Prime

13 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

Canvas

103 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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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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Canvas

Canvas by Instructure is a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) with sufficient tools to facilitate higher education and K-12 multiple learning environments (i.e., face-to-face, blended, or online). The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), an advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, on September 28, 2010 awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to Instructure for its Canvas LMS. Another important aspect of the Canvas LMS is its ability to harness customer input, feedback, and collaboration for product improvement via its online community, Canvas Guides. The Canvas Guide is a resource for instructors, students, administrators, and those working within the Canvas LMS as observers. For example, it provides a path for new users in “Getting Started with Canvas.” Multiple hyperlinked areas exist from how to search the guides, view comment policies, the Guides’ FAQs, and download Adobe PDF manuals to use Canvas tools/features. An essential resource is the Video Guide. Video tutorial resources exist for how to use/install the Canvas App for Android Phone or Tablet and the iPhone or iPad. These provide mobile access for instructors to interact with their course(s). They can install the SpeedGrader App on their tablet to provide student assessment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

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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  • Syllabus makes it easy for an instructor to communicate with students on what will be required of them throughout the course providing a chronological order of assignments/events.
  • Discussion Board allows the instructor and students to interact asynchronously deploying text, images, audio, or video and attach files. They may be graded or non-graded.
  • Student Groups facilitate semester/term-long projects for students to communicate and iterate on documents, share media files, create discussions and collaborate synchronously.
  • Peer Reviews enable students to comment on work by their peers. A tool that allows communication between students. An instructor can require students to submit their assignment before reviewing their peers.
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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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  • Outcomes - needs to be easier to create, adopt, and assign outcomes.
  • Gradebook. It works, but some efficiencies could be added, and certain functions streamlined. I am told the grade book is getting a overhaul and will be released in 2016.
  • SIS grade push. - Needs some additional functionality to allow instructors to choose which students grades to push to the SIS.
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Canvas9.3
Based on 5 answers
Canvas has provided an exceptional product but their commitment to customer support and user satisfaction is unparalleled. While there is always room for improvement, Canvas is the best LMS I have used to date.
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Usability

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Canvas9.2
Based on 5 answers
There are a few tools that need an overhaul, and are a bit cumbersome to use, or lack some of the features that faculty want.For example the current web grading tool, although better than others I have seen, could have fewer clicks. There are some inconsistencies in interface in a couple of areas. I hear that a complete overhaul of the gradebook i, and grading s underway and will be released in 2016.
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Support

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Canvas8.7
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There are online tutorials and FAQs that provide a great deal of support for general questions. Also, Canvas is open source and is willing to work with individual customers to customize their LMS to fit their needs
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In-Person Training

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Canvas10.0
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The training sessions were broken down into several days as well as different levels depending upon the knowledge of the user
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Online Training

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Canvas8.0
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The online tutorials and videos are very clear and addressed the issues/questions that I had about using the system.
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Implementation

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Canvas8.5
Based on 2 answers
Once you purchase and sign the contract there is nothing to install or hardware to buy. You can almost immediately start using it and have courses up and going within weeks. We signed in December and had pilot courses online ready to go for the start of school in January
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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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During the RFP process we evaluated a number of platforms. Additionally, we were formally a Blackboard school. We needed our LMS to customize due to our unique relationship of 15 community colleges sharing resources including student enrollment. Canvas was up to the challenge and listened to our needs. Their attention to detail and the fact that they put the user experience over all else really sold me. On the very few times there have been issues with Canvas, they admit to it and own the mistake and also report how they corrected the mistake. This was not something we had experienced with previous LMS systems. Canvas is a unique product that allows for customization and can be used in both the business and educational sector. While we primarily use it for instruction, we have also used it to host meetings. The only thing lacking is the fact that Canvas does not have an instant messenger which makes for a great communication too. There are work around, but it would be a nice feature. Overall, the cost and return on investment is unparalleled to any other product I have used.
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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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  • Provides direct support for online and blended courses as measured with KPIs.
  • Provides indirect support for F2F courses.
  • Steady adoption growth. 90% utilization metrics.
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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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Canvas

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