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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

JoomlaLMS

4 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

JoomlaLMS

4 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Well suited: Gives your presentation a different appearance and allows you to create simulations that lessen your steps when it comes to making training/simulation videos.Less appropriate: Not as user-friendly as I thought. Animations/states are hidden and cause the creator to take extra steps versus using a different type of software program tool.
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JoomlaLMS

Very comfortable and adaptive LMS system for your needs and requirements. JoomlaLMS can be integrated into your eLearning site. If you are willing to adapt these technologies to your company - it can be your best choice. JoomlaLMS contains all necessary features and modules. So in other words its a shrink-wrap system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

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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  • Wide range of features, can be easily adapted to any industry.
  • Two paid versions of JoomlaLMS are available.
  • Experienced Support department helps to solve any problem with the system.
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Cons

  • Captivate can stagnate and is less user-friendly when it comes to adding animations and certain transitions on your presentation.
  • I found that Captivate wasn't always so user-friendly when it came to using the Demo presentation feature. There were times when I'd have to re-record my steps because for some reason it wasn't accepting certain clicks and/or it would capture things I didn't want it to capture.
  • I found myself getting frustrated a lot when using Captivate because some of the things that I was used to clicking/creating on a different software tool (that was more user-friendly) and the results I was looking for caused me to take extra steps when using Captivate.
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  • We'd like to see more intuitive design, as it requires some training to learn all the features. So we are looking forward to see it in future releases.
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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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JoomlaLMS9.0
Based on 1 answer
  1. Competitive price
  2. Easy adaptation to any industry
  3. Easy to add new people to database and set up individual settings.
  4. Several modules to extend its functionality, such as the JomSocial plugin.
  5. Wide report features.
  6. Learners Management Roles and settings.
  7. Those who are interested in making money on courses are able to sell subscriptions to courses.
  8. Wide surveys and quizzes opportunities.
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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
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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

TutorPro's LiveContent leaves a lot to be desired. It is very difficult to use as an assessment tool. It won't record web-based applications correctly and the results are impossible to analyse. StoryBoard was similar to Adobe Captivate, but the LMS integration left us needing more. Camtasia is a linear recording tool with some add quirks that make longer videos very difficult and time consuming to edit. Camtaisa has some very strong tools, though, for video and audio editing, and we keep it around for those needs.
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Return on Investment

  • One negative aspect of ROI is Adobe Captivate has a steep learning curve.
  • Another negative impact on ROI is Adobe Captivate isn't the least expensive tool on the market.
  • On the positive side, Adobe Captivate has freed up our trainers from tedious classroom tasks.
  • Another positive is that our implementation of Adobe Captivate has resulted in dozens of time-saving training modules, building a library of content used throughout the firm.
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  • JoomlaLMS helps to train your employees and set up tests. Thereby, it gives the overall expertise to each employee.
  • Price is very competitive in comparison with any other LMS.
  • Friendly and helpful customer support.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Adobe Captivate Editions & Modules
Adobe Captivate
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JoomlaLMS

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
JoomlaLMS Editions & Modules
JoomlaLMS
Edition
FREE
$01
Standard
$299
Professional
$7993
1. per month
3. per year
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