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Adobe Captivate

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate really excels at providing tools to create interactive, electronic learning sessions. We were able to create electronic training modules on how to use a Joomla based CMS system as well as with procedures for handling data forms. It was also helpful for creating short videos with screenshots for help guides. Perhaps the one area where the program might not excel as well would be with paper based instructions or training documents. Adobe Indesign or other programs are much more feature rich for documentation creation.
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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
8.0
General Assembly
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.2
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
8.3
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
7.4
General Assembly
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.3
General Assembly

Pros

  • The program really excels at providing central platform for combining different training technologies such as voice recordings and videos.
  • Adobe Captivate can provide different types of training media including mobile applications and HTML 5 files.
  • The program provides a robust set of interactive and multimedia features that can aid in providing a more effective training session
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  • Easy to use website.
  • Free workshops!
  • Variety of courses for different skills.
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Cons

  • It drives me crazy that the caption text doesn't automatically put a period at the end...I always have to end up going into each and every one to add that darned period!
  • The caption boxes aren't as slick looking as they should be nowadays, and the ability to customize them isn't quite as robust as I'd like.
  • Getting live tech support is exceedingly expensive and Adobe has the worst, most frustrating website (which is ironic, considering the products that they sell). Adobe has many very good products, but they're not a company I enjoy doing business with.
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  • 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 Captivate9.3
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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
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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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Alternatives Considered

There is no comparison (in my humble opinion). My production cycle is much faster with Articulate products (all of them) and I don't have the issues with YouTube playback that I do with Captivate 9. It's a simple matter of not wanting to expend time and effort to fix something that should already be included (and working) in the first place for a subscription-based product.
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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

  • Captivate delivers at the subscription price. We pay $29.99 per month and that's about the product's value.
  • The learning curve for Adobe Captivate 2017 is VERY steep. A new user can expect to spend many hours trying to find solutions to how the program does things.
  • I'm still considering attending a paid course to better learn how to use the software. The biggest challenge in that regard is that hardly anyone is offering training on the current version of Captivate.
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  • 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