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Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate

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Score 7.7 out of 101
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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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HealthcareSource NetLearning

NetLearning works great if you are a consultant and you are using the LMS on that project.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.0
HealthcareSource NetLearning
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.2
HealthcareSource NetLearning
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
HealthcareSource NetLearning
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
HealthcareSource NetLearning
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
HealthcareSource NetLearning
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
HealthcareSource NetLearning
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
8.3
HealthcareSource NetLearning
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
HealthcareSource NetLearning
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
HealthcareSource NetLearning
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
HealthcareSource NetLearning
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.4
HealthcareSource NetLearning
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.3
HealthcareSource NetLearning

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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  • Ability to search classes
  • Ability to search for students
  • Ability to register and enroll users
  • Ease of use
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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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  • The NetLearning University Anytime Links are not accurate. So, after trying to fix an issue myself, I had wasted a large portion of time trying to follow directions and complete myself.
  • The training times are in a different time zone and most of them are before I start work for the day.
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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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HealthcareSource NetLearning7.5
Based on 2 answers
We will continue using NetLearning because it does what we need it to do from a compliance and educational standpoint.
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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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HealthcareSource NetLearning9.0
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Support

Adobe Captivate8.3
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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Online Training

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HealthcareSource NetLearning9.0
Based on 1 answer
easy and effective.
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Alternatives Considered

As I mentioned before, I've used Adobe Captivate for a long time. I've used other authoring tools, but always come back to Adobe Captivate to do my heavy lifting. Perhaps, I'm just more comfortable with Adobe Captivate and always am surprised at what I can do with it. Camtasia works well with my video, but Adobe Captivate can do it all.
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I have used HealthStream to manage classes for another hospital, but find that NetLearning has many more options and ability to go above and beyond with educating our employees.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Captivate has had a positive impact on our learning and employee development initiatives. People are always impressed at how professional our content looks and is received. The tool is definitely worth the investment.
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  • HealthcareSource NetLearning provides learning in a far more effective way than live courses.
  • The work and development done outside of the program to make it more user friendly from an administrator stand-point can be great.
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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

HealthcareSource NetLearning

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