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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

Prezi

67 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Prezi

67 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

It is a great tool for creating software simulation training to users. I have used it extensively for years for a client and it has worked very well for them because we can allow the users to practice using the system without being in the live system. Scenario-based eLearning can be cumbersome depending on the amount of decision-making/branching required but totally achievable with upfront planning.
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Prezi

My organization does a lot of webinar training and virtual programming. Prezi, as a cloud-based presentation software, allows us to take our content anywhere, but it can take additional bandwidth to get it to run in conjunction with a video conferencing software. Many of our trainings and orientations take place in countries that have intermittent Internet access - it would be great to have an easy way to package the Prezi and send it to our participants for view at a later date without the need of an Internet connection. We are also required to ensure that all of our materials are 508 compliant. If accessibility options were coded into the platform itself (text to speech, screen enhancement, etc) it would help us more easily meet that compliance requirement.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.4
Prezi
8.0
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Prezi
8.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Prezi
6.7
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Prezi
7.9
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Prezi
7.7
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
7.3
Prezi
7.4
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Prezi
10.0
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
6.5
Prezi
10.0
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.0
Prezi
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.0
Prezi
8.0
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
Prezi
5.5
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
Prezi
8.5

Pros

  • The ability to create demos, software simulations, and practice exercises quickly and easily using the built-in recording features is a huge plus.
  • Captivate allows you to implement rapid prototyping for your customers and then use the prototype to create your course. Customer's love being able to "see" the possibilities instead of trying to visualize it based on a storyboard or design document.
  • It's a flexible tool. It's easy to reorganize your content, control objects, and the ability to create smart shapes and use them as an interactive object/button is a huge time saver.
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  • Security of Information with Password Protection and Hidden Features
  • Fully Customizable Templates with CSS Editing Capabilities
  • Easily Copy Standard Content Across Multiple Prezis
  • Integration of Multi-Media Content
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Cons

  • Hard Dev Learning Curve
  • Video Integration
  • Comprehensive click through reporting
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  • Mobile Editing for Updates on the Fly
  • Translation and/or Multiple Language Capabilities Within Each Prezi
  • Template Sharing Across Users Beyond Copy & Paste
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate10.0
Based on 2 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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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 Captivate10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

I initially purchased Articulate Storyline/360 after looking at the 1980's interface present in Adobe Captivate 8.0. Adobe announced Captivate 2017 within the time window for getting a refund from Articulate and I jumped at the opportunity to lower my company's annual cost from $999 to $359.88. I'm now second-guessing that decision.
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It gives them a sense of how many smaller concepts fit together. My students are undoubtedly more engaged in our classroom lectures and discussions. Those students who are unfamiliar with Prezi are always a little leary on the first day of class. Some of them hold to traditional linear presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint, Keynote) as if it is an educational security blanket. But by the end of the first lecture, they go from being passive recipients of knowledge to engaged and insightful young scholars. Prezi is so convenient and easy to use.
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Return on Investment

  • Again, the positive impact it has is the facts is a powerful tool for creating assessments.
  • The negative impact can be integration with the LMS from a back and front end perspective. There hasn't been a negative impact on our ROI.
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  • Sometimes too customizable. Would like to enable/disable features on templates.
  • Lost intellectual property - Prezi transfer instructions sometimes unclear and we've lost information because of this.
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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

Prezi

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