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Adobe Captivate

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Score 7.7 out of 101
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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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Relias Learning Management System

Good for an organization who are in health care and in ABA. Not so good everyone else. There are courses specific to the industry, however, the glitches and the lack of support from the customer service staff makes it hard to recommend the product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.9
Relias Learning Management System
6.8
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Relias Learning Management System
8.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Relias Learning Management System
4.0
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Relias Learning Management System
4.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
7.8
Relias Learning Management System
6.0
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Relias Learning Management System
8.0
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.9
Relias Learning Management System
6.0
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Relias Learning Management System
9.0

Pros

Adobe Captivate

  • The program really excels at providing central platform for combining different training technologies such as voice recordings and videos.
  • Adobe Captivate can provide different types of training media including mobile applications and HTML 5 files.
  • The program provides a robust set of interactive and multimedia features that can aid in providing a more effective training session
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Relias Learning Management System

  • Being cloud based our staff can access RLMS readily allowing them to address training as their schedules allow.
  • RLMS allows us to customize the training and add agency generated training and/or material that needs to be circulated to all staff as needed.
  • RLMS is easy to use and user-friendly.
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Cons

Adobe Captivate

  • Adobe Captivate can be a resource hog for lower end systems, especially when working with video clips or voice over recordings.
  • The full license price can be expensive for smaller organizations.
  • The program can be a bit difficult to learn in the beginning.
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Relias Learning Management System

  • The tracking of training is really difficult. When an employee has completed training, it is really difficult to navigate to find just the completed training. You have to pull up all training the staff is enrolled in to see which ones are completed and which ones aren't.
  • If staff is enrolled in two training series and there is the same course that is part of both series, the system doesn't detect duplication training automatically and the staff is required to take the same training twice.
  • There are a lot of glitches when completing training and staff members are continuously being kicked out of the training. Additionally, if kicked out, the training does not save staff members have to restart from the beginning.
  • It is difficult to get to the support department and to solve issues. They promise the system is going through an update but the pieces of training continue to freeze or not start at all.
  • On one occasion, an employee completed the entire RBT series yet some of the courses were still showing as incomplete. We had to re-train and repay the staff for the training in order to generate the completion certificate for the BaCB board. There was no way around it but for the staff to take the 12 hours of training that he had already completed and for the organization to pick up the training cost.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 9.2
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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Relias Learning Management System

Relias Learning Management System 10.0
Based on 2 answers
RMLS have become an important component of our agency's support systems. It provides consistent context for education and trainings as well as being flexible to allow staff to access it on their time. We have found many of the content sessions to be very useful for staff development and supportive of our overall agency goals and strategies.
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Usability

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 8.0
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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Relias Learning Management System

Relias Learning Management System 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's super easy to use.
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Support

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 8.0
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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Relias Learning Management System

Relias Learning Management System 10.0
Based on 1 answer
RLMS customer service and support are exemplary.
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Implementation

Adobe Captivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Relias Learning Management System

Relias Learning Management System 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was very easy to implement. It's cloud based, so the most difficult part was getting users loaded.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate

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Relias Learning Management System

Not applicable as RLMS was our first and only choice.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Captivate

  • 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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Relias Learning Management System

  • Positive impact in terms of a staff resource/tool for rolling out new policies or procedures.
  • Positive impact for providing ease of access, consistency of content, recording of trainings/sessions completed and supporting staff development.
  • Perhaps RLMS could develop an analytics sessions specific to population health management and general health care services. These are important components of an integrative system of care and often hardest to communicate the value to folks highly trained just in behavioral health.
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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

Relias Learning Management System

General

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

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