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Adobe Captivate

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Captivate is leading the pack with this software solution. While Adobe has owned it for a few years now, Macromedia had already built an amazing tool. Captivate will provide you solutions for training internal staff as well as customers. It is so much easier to quickly record a short tutorial and send it out to your staff to watch at their own pace, than to host a classroom of people that are all learning at different speeds...the slower bunch taking more time and frustrating the faster bunch. With Captivate, I can create any type of video I want and add music, or background audio, or speech to it along with sound effects. Great solution!
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Renaissance Accelerated Math

Accelerated Math is very effective when used for Tier 2 and 3 intervention, as well as being ideal to use with gifted students. Personalized learning is extremely easy and effective with Accelerated Math.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

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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  • Helps students retain what they are learning.
  • Motivates students to want to try and do well.
  • Increases learning levels.
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Cons

  • It drives me crazy that the caption text doesn't automatically put a period at the end...I always have to end up going into each and every one to add that darned period!
  • The caption boxes aren't as slick looking as they should be nowadays, and the ability to customize them isn't quite as robust as I'd like.
  • Getting live tech support is exceedingly expensive and Adobe has the worst, most frustrating website (which is ironic, considering the products that they sell). Adobe has many very good products, but they're not a company I enjoy doing business with.
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  • Program changes. I learned how to use Accelerated Math and then the new Accelerated Math 2.0 came out. I have not received the training and don't know how to use it.
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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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Usability

Adobe Captivate8.0
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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
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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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No comparison. Accel Math is way better [than alternatives].
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Return on Investment

  • We recently stopped using a vendor-supplied Security Awareness training and created our own in Captivate. Doing so saved our organization $15,000 per year.
  • We are looking to stop using other vendor-supplied training that will save us an additional $45,000 per year.
  • Adobe Captviate's subscription program is the way to go. For roughly $40 per month, we are able to use Captivate and receive all enhancements they release.
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  • Student learning has improved BIG time!
  • Student motivation also 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

Renaissance Accelerated Math

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