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Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Well suited: Gives your presentation a different appearance and allows you to create simulations that lessen your steps when it comes to making training/simulation videos.Less appropriate: Not as user-friendly as I thought. Animations/states are hidden and cause the creator to take extra steps versus using a different type of software program tool.
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Articulate 360

After two years of using the product, I believe that Articulate 360 is a must for any serious training organization. Especially those working within a team of people.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.0
Articulate 360
7.5
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Articulate 360
9.8
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Articulate 360
8.3
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Articulate 360
7.7
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
Articulate 360
9.0
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Articulate 360
9.3
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Articulate 360
5.5
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Articulate 360
10.0
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Articulate 360
1.0
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Articulate 360
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Articulate 360
7.0
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Articulate 360

Pros

  • Captivate allows the user the ability to create a drag n drop method within your presentation. I was able to successfully incorporate an activity within my course module that would allow the learner the chance to test their knowledge by dragging and dropping items into the correct sections. I found that to be nice and pretty seamless.
  • Captivate allows the user to create and include states and actions. I think this is important because it allows for the creator to make engaging and interactive slides that will hopefully keep the learner motivate and engaged in the material.
  • Captivate has the options of demo and simulation slide presentations. I found these to be useful within the course I was building because it prevented me from having to complete extra steps of using a different video caption software tool then having to upload it into Captivate. This feature was already included within Captivate which made it nice and easy to access and incorporate into my presentation.
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  • You have the ability to create a variety of courses easily with the vast array of tools provided.
  • The asset library is extremely handy.
  • The pre-made templates make the creation process for new instructional designers extremely easy.
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Cons

  • Adobe Captivate can be a resource hog for lower end systems, especially when working with video clips or voice over recordings.
  • The full license price can be expensive for smaller organizations.
  • The program can be a bit difficult to learn in the beginning.
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  • We are in education and the price point will continue to be an issue for us. ISDs in other parts of campus are negotiating a contract with Adobe for Captivate licenses for under $200. While I believe that Articulate is a good buy, it is difficult to justify the cost to administration. I also am frustrated with the way pre-purchased upgrades were handled when switching to this new subscription based service. I think that the new pay structure will make this package pf products unattainable for many contractors, non-profits, small businesses, and education institutions.
  • I think some of these apps are redundant... do we really need Peek, and Studio, and Replay? I would like things to be a little more consolidated.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate9.3
Based on 3 answers
We are all in with Adobe products as creative tools, but are leaning more and more on Articulate for course development. It is likely that Captivate will continue to be a tool in our belt even if it isn't our immediate go to
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Usability

Adobe Captivate8.0
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Adobe Captivate does take some getting used to. There are features that are much more convoluted than they need to be, but overall it is a great product with a some excellent features. Being in a pretty small market, Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline dominate the space. They are not the same software, but allow for eLearning authoring. Each has their benefit and their downside, but, for me, Adobe Captivate edges out Storyline.
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Support

Adobe Captivate8.3
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The support team is good in responding and maintaining communication. Sometimes...well...almost always, you will find yourself having to use a 2nd attempt with more details and easier terminology to get the tech to understand the question or situation. These techs should know English 100% and their product 100% to be on a support team for the USA. I do not get the impression this is true.
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Articulate 3609.1
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Support is always available.
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Alternatives Considered

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360 is awesome. I talk over and over about speed and ease of use...but the great part is that you don't sacrifice great lessons and output. We haven't been using 360 long (since it's just in its infancy), but we've used Articulate and Storyline products for years. Their customer support and community is top notch. You're never left in the dark if something isn't working, or you need help. Storyline alone was great, but 360 has really kicked up the value with the review/collaboration tools, library, and other new development tools
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Captivate has had a very positive impact on our bottom-line and allowed us to win customers by demonstrating the software's capabilities and flexibility.
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  • Decrease in travel expenses and associate down-time because they can access the training online and on demand
  • Greater engagement with our tech-savvy associates and younger associates who prefer quick snippets of information to sitting through a class
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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

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

Articulate 360

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