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Adobe Captivate

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

It is well suited for developing training for the web using HTML5 or Flash, especially if you want to use responsive or advanced features and capabilities. Highly recommended if you want customization, branching, variables, green screen, 360 degrees, and other advanced features. Integrates with SCORM, xAPI, etc. Other competitors are easier and more intuitive but less powerful. If you want the easiest no-frills development that is as fast to develop as possible, then look at competitors.
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LearnCore

It is great for perfecting sales skills and ramping up new talent via a library of videos. It is also great for creating sales competitions. This gets everyone engaged on the specific exercise that the firm is looking to educate its employees on
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.1
LearnCore
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
LearnCore
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.4
LearnCore
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
8.0
LearnCore
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.8
LearnCore
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.3
LearnCore
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
8.0
LearnCore
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.6
LearnCore
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
8.8
LearnCore
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
LearnCore
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.1
LearnCore
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.2
LearnCore

Pros

Adobe Captivate

  • Adobe Captivate is a full-featured authoring tool, offering users a wide range of interactive and educational tools. Adobe Pro applications excel at providing you most of the options that you want and more than you need.
  • Captivate offers live authoring in responsive design. This feature is essential as we look to develop more content for use across mobile devices.
  • Captivate integrates seamlessly with the other Adobe Creative Suite tools that we use. We combine PhotoShop, Acrobat, and Captivate to create some amazing learning tools.
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LearnCore

  • It allows Managers to share videos/recordings that were extremely strong and can allow reps to see what "good" looks like.
  • It allows Managers to perfect sales skills through various exercises.
  • Overtime, an organization can develop a library of videos that can be used for future hires. This helps with the ramp up of new talent that joins the firm.
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Cons

Adobe Captivate

  • While Captivate does an amazing job at recording movement of mouse and keystrokes on the screen, it would be great to have the ability to capture the same items via a plugin to 3rd party software (Outlook, Firefox, or other Adobe applications). The results would be that while working in another application and realizing that someone might want a quick tutorial on something, rather than launching Captivate, one could use the plugin to quickly capture the screen and mouse movement.
  • Configuring the LMS to have quizzes at the end and have a passing score could use an enhancement. While it works great, it is not the most straight-forward setup there is. One finds themselves searching online for solutions and answers how to accomplish certain setup steps for LMS or SCORM.
  • It would be nice to be able to have the control of Captivate on a 2nd or 3rd monitor that is not being captured, to be able to see more of the real estate of your screen that you are capturing.
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LearnCore

  • LearnCore has lost videos that I have had my reps record. This is absolutely not acceptable.
  • A couple months ago, you could not assign one employee to a specific exercise. You had a create a group.
  • The platform is not as intuitive as one would think. Setting up an exercise is somewhat annoying.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 9.1
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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LearnCore

No score
No answers yet
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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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LearnCore

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 7.5
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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LearnCore

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is an okay software program, but it is not something I'd pick over Articulate Storyline or Articulate 360. I only selected Captivate because it was mandatory for my course plus I wanted to explore it to find out how it worked. But after using it, I didn't find it to be as appealing as I thought. It's not a horrible software tool, it has its perks but it's just not as user-friendly as I'd hoped it would be.
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LearnCore

There are other ways you could store videos, however, LearnCore and its grading system were one of a kind. This is the reason it was selected to see if it would move the needle at our firm.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Captivate

  • Adobe Captivate has helped us lower training costs without the need for external training.
  • The program allowed us to create in house training without the need for third party collaboration.
  • End users could communicate about training needs and Adobe Captivate made it easy to update current training modules.
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LearnCore

  • It has improved sales reps in becoming audible ready on different topics via lots of practice via LearnCore.
  • It has made the job more interesting by employing competitions.
  • It has made our reps more polished and client facing out in the field and has reduced ramp up time on new hires.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

General

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

LearnCore

General

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

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