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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Captivate is a great tool for creating content from scratch intended for use in responsive design. This is one of my go-to tools when this particular scenario exists. Captivate's responsive design option and the wide range of tools make the application an amazing option for mobile design. Despite having a PowerPoint import and conversion option, Captivate is NOT the tool to use when starting with content created in PowerPoint. Slides are imported as a single image, removing animations and any ability to edit the content.
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General Assembly

General Assembly is an awesome tool to use when you want to gain more knowledge about a certain topic. It provides workshops and classes that you can take on a one-time basis with no contract. This is a great way to dip your toe in the water and see if you want to take a full on course
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.9
General Assembly
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.1
General Assembly
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
General Assembly
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
General Assembly
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
General Assembly
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
General Assembly
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
7.8
General Assembly
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
General Assembly
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
General Assembly
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
General Assembly
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.9
General Assembly
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.2
General Assembly

Pros

Adobe Captivate

  • 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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General Assembly

  • Easy to use website.
  • Free workshops!
  • Variety of courses for different skills.
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Cons

Adobe Captivate

  • Adobe Captivate is not that user-friendly. It takes a bit longer to learn how it works.
  • Previews are long to load, even when you are just previewing 5 slides.
  • When you are making a video, it is hard to make changes without having to do it all over again.
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General Assembly

  • More free classes would be great.
  • Courses are pricey.
  • More resources online such as blogs for tips and tricks.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 9.2
Based on 3 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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General Assembly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 8.0
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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General Assembly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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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General Assembly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate

Now that I'm familiar with the Adobe Captivate interface and capabilities, I am very happy with it. Given the opportunity to use the other software tools listed (after demoing them too), I elected to stick with Captivate due to its flexibility and comprehensiveness.Camtasia has some good tools as well, but is more suited to screen-recording projects (Captivate can also do this, but also does a lot more).Articulate Storyline has a very intuitive interface (almost identical to PowerPoint), so it's easy to learn. The functionality is very similar to Captivate, but it's more templated (vs. Captivate being more "build from the ground up"). This can be a pro or con, but in general, the Storyline model seems easier for new eLearning designers to learn and get started. Given the choice between Captivate or Storyline, my team members (who were new to eLearning design) elected to go with Storyline (but I was happy to stick with Captivate).
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General Assembly

I don't typically use Kahn Academy, but it serves a similar purpose which is training an individual in different topics. I personally love being able to attend classes in person at General Assembly so I would chose that over Kahn Academy. However, Kahn Academy is free and General Assembly sometimes costs money. All in all I would still chose General Assembly
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Return on Investment

Adobe Captivate

  • It takes a lot of time to learn how to use Adobe Captivate, so we have spent a lot of time for training before using it.
  • Projects made with Adobe Captivate are taking much longer to edit and have left us less time for other tasks.
  • Because Adobe Captivate is not that user-friendly, we have lost a lot of time to get back into the habit of using it because we don't use it every day.
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General Assembly

  • It has helped me become a better project manager.
  • It has allowed my colleagues to attend classes together outside of work.
  • Great networking.
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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

General Assembly

General

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

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