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Adobe Captivate

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95 Ratings

Litmos

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Adobe Captivate

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Litmos

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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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Litmos

Litmos is a great tool for delivering learning to people. You can track the progress that users make - this becomes very important when there are critical mandatory trainings that you need the whole company to take, like for IT security or for GDPR. With Litmos it is easy to create learning plans for team members; I personally use learning plans for my team members' yearly goal setting and it works great.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.0
Litmos
8.0
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Litmos
7.3
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Litmos
8.8
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Litmos
8.0
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
Litmos
8.4
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Litmos
7.1
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Litmos
8.4
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Litmos
8.5
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Litmos
8.4
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Litmos
8.6
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Litmos
8.5
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Litmos
6.4

Pros

  • Easy learning curve. Captivate makes it easy for a new user to pick it up and understand where to begin. Adobe, in general, does this very well and Captivate is no exception. When you begin using Captivate, many of the tasks to create a video come naturally as things are laid out in a way that makes sense.
  • Embedding with LMS (Learning Management Systems). Adobe has made it very easy to deploy your produced video to any of the popular LMS's available. Captivate also gives you a very easy way of including a SCORM score for any quizzes that must be passed at the end of the video in order to proceed to the next video.
  • Capturing Audio has never been easier. With Captivate you can easily add voice-over audio that you can record directly inside of Captivate, or import a pre-recorded audio clip. You can import sounds from other sources for effects in the video and Captivate already includes all of the commonly used sounds for mouse-clicks, error sounds, etc.
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  • Deliver online training to people in the organization - in a simple and user-friendly user interface that makes it easier for the user to learn.
  • Tracking progress of the learning at the user level - managers can easily see if team members are on schedule with their learning plan.
  • Reporting capabilities.
  • Progress tracking of the course itself - you can resume at any time where you left off last time.
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Cons

  • Adobe Captivate does not allow for great customization overall. For example, you cannot change the default font, causing a lot of wasted time changing the font choice.
  • Creating engaging interactions could be a simpler process.
  • A customizable Quick Access Toolbar would be quite useful.
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  • For video classes, a better mechanism to see if the user really watched the whole video would help. Right now if you start the video it will mark it as 100% watched, which is not really accurate.
  • As always, more and more detailed reporting out of the box would help.
  • Small improvement - ability to search in the main page. Right now you have to go to the course library and then search.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate9.3
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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Litmos4.0
Based on 1 answer
For what we need in the very near future, Litmos does not offer us the required capability. Ideally, we are looking for an integrated LMS, coaching, mobile support and content creation platform. Litmos may have the LMS part covered but there are other platforms that do this better along with providing an integrated all-in-one service or at the very least support API integration with other vendors to meet our requirements.
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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 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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Alternatives Considered

Each software offers different strengths and weaknesses; however, the cost, reliability, and ease of use of Captivate outshines the competition. As a user since the RoboDemo days, I've been continuously impressed with what can be accomplished with Adobe Captivate.
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Previous to Litmos we used JIRA as the repository for most of our training materials. The user interface with Litmos is far, far, easier and conducive to this particular need. The ability to see how far someone has gotten in certifications, formal progress tracking and testing have all been huge benefits. It also makes monitoring and updating content much easier for our intended purpose.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Captivate has had a very positive impact on our bottom-line and allowed us to win customers by demonstrating the software's capabilities and flexibility.
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  • We've been able to onboard significantly more new hires, in a much faster manner.
  • The burden of maintaining training materials no longer has to reside with many people, it is now centralized and can be efficiently managed by one person.
  • We've been able to sunset a couple other programs that we were using for content management and training progress.
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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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Litmos

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Litmos Editions & Modules
Litmos
Edition
Pro: 1,001 - 1M Active Users
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Pro: 501-1000 Active Users
$22
Pro: 150-500 Active Users
$33
2. Price user/month
3. price user/month
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