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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

Edsby

4 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Edsby

4 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate can open up the door to eLearning, but it is not quite as intuitive as I would have liked to see. There is a lot of support for Adobe Captivate, but it must be constantly sought out on specific topics. The integration of Adobe Stock and Assets gives Captivate a strong push.
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Edsby

Edsby is an easy to use system. It is as close to an all-in-one education solution as I have seen. Corefour continues to solicit feedback from its users and is very responsive to problems. They consistently try to build new features that educators need and want.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.4
Edsby
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Edsby
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Edsby
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Edsby
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Edsby
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
7.3
Edsby
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Edsby
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
6.5
Edsby
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.0
Edsby
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.0
Edsby

Pros

  • Adobe Captivate can integrate current PowerPoint presentation, and transform them into eLearning curriculum.
  • Publishing an Adobe Captivate project is simple.
  • Adobe Captivate uses built-in interactions to engage the learner, making the content easier to remember.
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  • Intuitive - Parents find it simple to use.
  • Email - because Esdby links to our SIS producing class lists and broadcast emails are a snap.
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Cons

  • Adobe Captivate has some limitations in how dialog boxes and text frames work. This restricts the creativity of my team.
  • It would be nice to have an automatic voice to text feature to turn the narration into closed captioning.
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  • Edsby shows the last time a user logged on. Unfortunately, if someone doesn't log out you have no way of knowing if someone has seen a recent post or is really using Edsby to its potential.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate10.0
Based on 2 answers
There is no doubt in my mind that we will be using Adobe Captivate for years to come. There are so many uses for the software that we are just scratching the surface. The more we use it, the better it gets. This is a great option for anyone looking for an eLearning authoring tool.
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Usability

Adobe Captivate8.0
Based on 2 answers
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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Edsby9.1
Based on 1 answer
It's very user friendly.
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Support

Adobe Captivate10.0
Based on 1 answer
Every issue I have ever had was handled with care and quite thoroughly. After the initial conversation on the phone, I received frequent emails letting me know what they were working on, and also received follow up phone calls. After I found the resolution, I got one more call to ensure everything was working properly. The follow up was quite surprising.
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Alternatives Considered

Captivate is more full-featured than Snagit (which is the most limited), Adobe Presenter Video Express (which is probably the next most limited), or Camtasia (which is probably the most direct competitor that I'm at all familiar with). While I have a limited familiarity with Camtasia (and actually do have access to it because it was bundled into another e-learning authoring tool that I have, Lectora), everything I've seen and read seem to indicate that it's more limited than Captivate.As to why I selected Captivate....my company is basically an Adobe "shop" -- unless there's something that an Adobe product can't do (or can't do well enough), we're heavily discouraged (or, in some cases, simply not allowed) to purchase a competing product.
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Edsby is far more intuitive to use so it provides a better user experience.
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Return on Investment

  • I believe that it's had a generally positive effect, but that's mostly based on anecdotal info, "Level 1" evaluation, and some non-quantitative "Level 3" information from supervisors/managers, as we don't generally do "Level 4" or "Level 5" measurement of our e-courses.
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  • Better customer service, in the sense that students know clearly what they need to do, and when they need to do it.
  • Better customer service, in that it is easier for teachers to contact parents, with the lap top in front of them and all the relevant data on student progress or lack thereof in front of them.
  • Better customer service, in that students can email the teacher directly through EDSBY to ask a question or see clarification, or make a request.
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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

Edsby

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
1.  per student
Additional Pricing Details
Edsby charges an up-front fee for initial integration. There are also annual costs, variable with the number of students. Parent, teacher and administrator accounts are free. Certain other features are charged for annually. Special pricing applies for private schools. Contact Edsby for details.