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Adobe Captivate

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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
7.9
Litmos
8.1
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.1
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
7.2
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
7.8
Litmos
8.4
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Litmos
8.4
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Litmos
8.4
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Litmos
8.6
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.9
Litmos
8.5
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.2
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

  • 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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  • Adding a Synch option from employee payroll and benefits (ADP) to Litmos would be helpful. Currently you can import, but it doesn't help with individuals who leave the company. It would be helpful to add/remove from ADP.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate9.2
Based on 3 answers
We are all in with Adobe products as creative tools, but are leaning more and more on Articulate for course development. It is likely that Captivate will continue to be a tool in our belt even if it isn't our immediate go to
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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 Captivate8.1
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

As I mentioned before, I've used Adobe Captivate for a long time. I've used other authoring tools, but always come back to Adobe Captivate to do my heavy lifting. Perhaps, I'm just more comfortable with Adobe Captivate and always am surprised at what I can do with it. Camtasia works well with my video, but Adobe Captivate can do it all.
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Litmos has many of the same extensive features that Cornerstone offers but in a much more user-friendly platform. I would choose Litmos over Cornerstone for certain. Mindflash is a simpler system with less features but offers a clean, easy to administer platform for smaller learning programs and organizations.
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Return on Investment

  • To be frank, ROI is difficult to measure at this point in an academic institution, but I do find that in general, online students respond well to seeing and hearing an instructor's face and voice. This has probably helped improve student evaluations in my online classes, would be a metric that most higher ed instructors would be concerned with.
  • I suppose a negative impact would be time investment. However this can be mitigated by re-using materials when appropriate.
  • My use this quarter has involved editing pre-existing lectures. I've been able to shorted several lectures and I've been able to break up one lecture that was way too long into two smaller, more modular lectures. This has helped improve the class without forcing me to re-record the same lecture.
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  • Continued trouble for mobile users on iPhones
  • Easy to manage as administrator on Android
  • Shortened the distance in onboarding new volunteers! HUGE!
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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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