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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

Jhana

1 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Jhana

1 Ratings
Score 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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Jhana

If you are growing quickly and need to give first time people managers a resource to learn the basics this is a good tool. If you have established leaders this is not a good tool for them. It covers the basics and ABCs of people management and does not go much further than that.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Pros

  • The ability to quickly and easily create systems demos with text captions automatically added in.
  • The three-mode approach you can use -- you can record one system simulation and then use it to create a non-interactive demo, a guided user-interactive demo, and/or a non-guided user assessment.
  • The ability to set which area of the screen you want to capture, rather than necessarily being forced to capture your entire screen.
  • The ability to use actions and variables (although, admittedly, I haven't really delved into this in Captivate myself...)
  • The ease of publishing output to an Adobe Connect server.
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  • There are weekly articles that are sent out
  • There is info on just about any HR topic there is
  • There are activities and exercises that can be done
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Cons

  • Although Adobe Captivate is powerful, it is not at all intuitive. Before attending a training on Captivate, we had no idea what we were doing. The learning curve is steep.
  • Captivate's video editing skills could be improved. Other products, such as Camtasia, blow Captivate out of the water in this regard.
  • The audio functionality is odd when integrating with Adobe's Audition program. You can record the tracks in audition and then pull them in or record directly to a slide within Captivate. If you record within Captivate, the audio quality and volume does not match any track brought in from Audition.
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  • The articles are very surface level
  • It is hard to make it valuable in a specific situation. One size does not fit all.
  • The exercises don't seem totally flushed out
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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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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

Although Articulate Storyline is more user friendly, Adobe Captivate has more functionality and options to choose from when designing an eLearning course. Articulate Storyline's interface is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint, so if you have experience with that program, Storyline should come as a Breeze. However, you are limited by all of the things you may wish to do when creating your eLearning course, which is why we chose Captivate instead.
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I have not used any other products like Jhana and I am not sure of what else would be out there. So it is hard to explain how Jhana has stacked up. I would image it stacks up well against anything else. My guess is that other tools feel a lot more corporate.
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Return on Investment

  • Allows flexibility in terms of presentation
  • It enhances the experience of the user
  • Combines multiple processes into one package
  • Communicates with our LMS
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  • It costs money for users that don't really use it
  • It quickly gives a resource to new managers
  • It is something for HR to use with new managers
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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

Jhana

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