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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

Canvas

Canvas is well suited for large institutions managing a lot of different courses. As a staff member, I'm currently starting to use the Organization feature as a way to engage current students. We will enroll all students in the Organization and share important information and resources with them during this time of remote learning. This is the best way for us to reach all of our students in a platform we know they have to be accessing (instead of social media or just emailing them). This has made the idea of "engagement" much easier in these difficult quarantine/social distancing times.In a way that's less appropriate, Canvas is not built to just be a file sharing platform. We thought a lot about whether using the Organization function would be best for one of our Student Organizations as we try to transition from DropBox. We keep all historic data from past members, bylaws, meeting notes, etc. We were waned by our central Online Distance Learning Office that Canvas might not be the best fit for that. However, we ultimately decided it's functionality to reach students outweighed our need to store historic documents.
Ashley Milton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate Prime
6.5
Canvas
8.6
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate Prime
6.5
Canvas
8.8
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate Prime
7.0
Canvas
8.2
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate Prime
6.8
Canvas
8.5
Learning content
Adobe Captivate Prime
6.6
Canvas
8.6
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate Prime
7.6
Canvas
8.4
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate Prime
5.7
Canvas
8.8
Assignments
Adobe Captivate Prime
7.1
Canvas
9.4
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate Prime
6.0
Canvas
8.4
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate Prime
6.6
Canvas
8.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate Prime
5.7
Canvas
9.1
Social learning
Adobe Captivate Prime
5.8
Canvas
8.4

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

Canvas

  • Canvas does a great job of integrating many third-party vendors. We use vendors such as Flipgrid, Padlet, and Storyline to help enhance our student experience in the online classroom.
  • Canvas is very user (designer) friendly. It uses a simple Rich Text Editor that is easy to create text, insert pictures and video and enhance the text. With that comes an HTML Editor which is very useful if you have knowledge of HTML. This provides the designer with the flexibility to design more than just plain text on a page.
  • For the student, Canvas is also very easy to use and organized well. The Modules listing provides students with an "outline: of the course and helps keep them working in a linear fashion (if that is what you want). There are also direct links to assignments and discussions so students can see all of the specific assignments at once. The grade book is also very easy for students to read and interpret.
Mark Labbett | 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

Canvas

  • The notification feature could be improved upon as the professor has to put the due date as "midnight" otherwise the assignment will be automatically erased from the platform.
  • The audio recording feature has its technical issues. I have never been able to use it correctly.
Victoria L. | 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

Canvas

Canvas 9.3
Based on 5 answers
The other LMS tools have fallen behind. One reason is they are not able to update their systems, features, toolsets in a timely manner. While other LMS providers release bug fixes and new features several times a year, schools struggle to install and implement them in a timely manner. It is not uncommon for a school to take 6 months to a year to fully install and implement new releases on other LMS platforms. With Canvas, those features are released every 3 weeks, and there is nothing for a school to do other than choose to turn them on once released. This has allowed Instructure to innovate faster, and get new features and tools to customers quicker. Other factors include great pricing, customer support, and the innovative way in which LTI is implemented in the tool.
Kevin Reeve | 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

Canvas

Canvas 9.0
Based on 7 answers
The functions in Canvas are well integrated and consistent across the application, and mostly intuitive. Overall navigation and setup is streamlined through integrated features and navigation. The feedback we've gotten from our program participants is that it is easy to learn to use. It also integrates well with third party software like Google Docs and Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing software
Jeanne Rewa | 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

Canvas

Canvas 8.8
Based on 12 answers
Customer support is provided 24/7 all around the world. Support resources are easy to find for users. Getting a real technician on the line is easy rather than speaking to a bot for minutes. Support representatives are quick to reply back when a ticket is raised. System upgrade notifications are provided well beforehand.
Shay Kotian | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Adobe Captivate Prime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canvas

Canvas 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The training sessions were broken down into several days as well as different levels depending upon the knowledge of the user
Bethany Cleveland, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Captivate Prime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canvas

Canvas 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The online tutorials and videos are very clear and addressed the issues/questions that I had about using the system.
Bethany Cleveland, PhD | 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

Canvas

Canvas 8.3
Based on 3 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
Kevin Reeve | 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

Canvas

Canvas was the very first cloud-based Learning Management System. This was one of the key factors in our selection of Canvas. Canvas’s open platform and out-of-the-box ability to integrate with 3rd party vendors was also critical to its success on our campus.
Jason Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Captivate Prime

  • So far I have used Captivate mainly for internal processes and training, so there has not been a true ROI.
  • I will continue to use captivate, and search for additional areas to implement the software into a sales / client facing platform.
Dylan Seagraves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canvas

  • Positive-our institution has benefited by using Canvas by moving from a paper test base mode to an e-Canvas test service to assess student course outcomes. There significant $avings that were curtailed in the use of paper, and in the time it took to check papers.
  • I don't think Canvas has impacted us Negatively on our objectives.
Jerry Sifuentes | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate Prime

General

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

Canvas

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
Canvas
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate Prime
5.0
Canvas
9.3

Usability

Adobe Captivate Prime
9.1
Canvas
9.0

Support Rating

Adobe Captivate Prime
9.6
Canvas
8.8

In-Person Training

Adobe Captivate Prime
Canvas
10.0

Online Training

Adobe Captivate Prime
Canvas
8.0

Implementation Rating

Adobe Captivate Prime
9.1
Canvas
8.3

Scalability

Adobe Captivate Prime
Canvas
8.0

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