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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

Lesson.ly

7 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Lesson.ly

7 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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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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Lesson.ly

Lesson.ly is great for a guided onboarding experience for new employees and for sending out and standardizing the sharing of new required knowledge that the team needs to know. Lesson.ly also helps us plan out our onboarding and gives us a way to create a timeline for onboarding representatives.It isn't suited for kinesthetic learners as it's not entirely engaging in its interface and functionality. You should be able to assign the learner a task in lesson.ly to go do something that is hands-on though!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.4
Lesson.ly
8.9
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Lesson.ly
9.5
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Lesson.ly
9.5
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Lesson.ly
9.0
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Lesson.ly
6.5
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
7.3
Lesson.ly
8.5
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Lesson.ly
9.0
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
6.5
Lesson.ly
9.5
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.0
Lesson.ly
9.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.0
Lesson.ly
8.5
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
Lesson.ly
9.0

Pros

  • I love the Text-to-Speech feature in Adobe Captivate. I use to record all of the audio manually, which was time-consuming to say the least. Now, I can easily convert text to speech before I submit the project which gives users, SMEs and other stakeholders a good idea how the finished project will look and sound.
  • Pan and Zoom is another feature that I like to use in Adobe Captivate. When creating application simulations, this feature allows you to pan to an area or zoom in on specific areas to bring more clarity to the end user.
  • I love Adobe Captivate Interactions. Every time I'm faced with a project, I try to think of how to use one. I use interactions to create quizzes, graphs, or whenever I need to another level of engagement.
  • The latest version of Adobe Captivate makes it easy to publish content for mobile and desktop users. I love how professional my projects look as a result.
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  • A central hub to train and equip new reps at our company. Lesson.ly lets us standardize our training and gives our team a way to share training information in a reproducible way.
  • I've appreciated the quiz and certification abilities of Lesson.ly. It's flexible enough that you can have super in-depth quizzes, light quizzes or a simple signing of your name that you completed the certification. The versatility is nice and allows for me to keep my team accountable.
  • While Lesson.ly is great for new employee onboarding, it's also great for getting out new knowledge updates out to the team and making sure they are continuing in product education. If there's a product or process update, Lesson.ly is great for rolling that new information to the team!
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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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  • Lesson.ly is pretty barebones in the realm of UI/UX. It's very much on the user to customize everything. The product isn't super pretty and sometimes feels like an early 2000s interface. It works though, so who cares right? Naw, I guess I care. A sexy product always feels better when using it. That's why people keep buying Apple products. Make it sleek!
  • I wish organization of assignments was a little cleaner. It kind of feels messy as square blocks. Would be cool to have them in folders or something to minimize scrolling.
  • I've found that a some of my employees find Lesson.lys boring. While some of that is the nature of the material that we put in, I believe a more interactive interface would serve the attention of my employees.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate10.0
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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 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

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Overall, Lesson.ly is a great tool, especially for training. Of the similar programs I have used, Lesson.ly is the most user-friendly. We have several members of our team who create lesson.lys, and it isn't a platform that requires a lot of training to utilize, which is great. Although, it doesn't have the customization of other programs, such as Typeform, but it's still a great addition to our organization
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Return on Investment

  • We recently stopped using a vendor-supplied Security Awareness training and created our own in Captivate. Doing so saved our organization $15,000 per year.
  • We are looking to stop using other vendor-supplied training that will save us an additional $45,000 per year.
  • Adobe Captviate's subscription program is the way to go. For roughly $40 per month, we are able to use Captivate and receive all enhancements they release.
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  • Easy and quick onboarding of new hires. The onboarding time was cut by a third at least and it is very user friendly to new employees.
  • Frustration free experience with friendly UI and smooth processes both for lesson admins and end users
  • Convenient way to broadcast knowledge advancing to existing employees or even external parties
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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

Lesson.ly

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