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Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate can open up the door to eLearning, but it is not quite as intuitive as I would have liked to see. There is a lot of support for Adobe Captivate, but it must be constantly sought out on specific topics. The integration of Adobe Stock and Assets gives Captivate a strong push.
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Pluralsight

If you are wanting to advance your career or simply expose yourself to new technologies, it's a great tool to achieve that end. If you are in a new role and need to "catch up" on something, it gives you ways to learn on the fly. If you are hoping to become a subject matter expert on a particular topic, I think you would need to find a role that would provide you with more actual experience. Pluralsight is more of a lecture based system than actual real world experience, which are not the same things
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.0
Pluralsight
9.7
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Pluralsight
10.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Pluralsight
10.0
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
Pluralsight
7.0
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Pluralsight
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Pluralsight
10.0
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Pluralsight
10.0
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Pluralsight
10.0
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.3
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Pros

  • Adobe Captivate can integrate current PowerPoint presentation, and transform them into eLearning curriculum.
  • Publishing an Adobe Captivate project is simple.
  • Adobe Captivate uses built-in interactions to engage the learner, making the content easier to remember.
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  • Video training with lecture and examples
  • Large range of topics
  • Available over the web
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Cons

  • I honestly can't think of how to improve Adobe Captivate at this time. I've been using Adobe Captivate for years to create eLearning content. While I also use other authoring tools, I always come back to Adobe Captivate to do my heavy lifting. It's a great product!
  • I just thought about one thing. I really like the way I can animate square and circles in Camtasia to look as if they were hand drawn. I wish I could do the same with Adobe Captivate.
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  • No lab environment
  • Some subjects need updating
  • Programs can be very long and intense
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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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Pluralsight10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great product and service so far. Awesome new content almost every week.
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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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Pluralsight9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very, VERY easy to use.
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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

Captivate is more full-featured than Snagit (which is the most limited), Adobe Presenter Video Express (which is probably the next most limited), or Camtasia (which is probably the most direct competitor that I'm at all familiar with). While I have a limited familiarity with Camtasia (and actually do have access to it because it was bundled into another e-learning authoring tool that I have, Lectora), everything I've seen and read seem to indicate that it's more limited than Captivate.As to why I selected Captivate....my company is basically an Adobe "shop" -- unless there's something that an Adobe product can't do (or can't do well enough), we're heavily discouraged (or, in some cases, simply not allowed) to purchase a competing product.
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I think pluralsight's price point is a little better, and I think the depth and breadth of classes offered is oriented more towards my field than Coursera. While Coursera has a nicer interface, Pluralsight, at the time, had more classes and seems to be designed for enterprise use whereas Coursera is more for individuals
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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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  • It helped me get acquainted with a new technology that I needed to support without having to flounder and click around.
  • Without buy in from management, it can go to waste if not actually used by employees. I saw that happen often.
  • With more knowledgeable employees, the risk of them moving on to new roles is increased.
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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

Pluralsight

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