Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360

15 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Well suited: Gives your presentation a different appearance and allows you to create simulations that lessen your steps when it comes to making training/simulation videos.Less appropriate: Not as user-friendly as I thought. Animations/states are hidden and cause the creator to take extra steps versus using a different type of software program tool.
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Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360

It is appropriate for low readers in low socio economic schools. I don't think it is inappropriate anywhere.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.4
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
10.0
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
10.0
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
7.3
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
10.0
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
6.5
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
10.0

Pros

  • Adobe Captivate records screen shots click-by-click. This allows us to control exactly what steps the users see.
  • Adobe Captivate allows voice-over dubbing. This feature lets us narrate the steps people need to take to learn the products we are covering.
  • Adobe Captivate allows closed captioning. This lets us add voice-over narration, but also allows users to turn off the sound and read the instructions. Many users participate in training from a cubicle where sound travels too broadly to listen to the voice narration.
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  • Students read at their ZPD so they are reading just right texts
  • Success is the best motivator and AR quizzes make students feel successful
  • Accelerated Reader makes monitoring student progress easy for the teacher by easy to use reports and diagnostic tools
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Cons

  • Adobe Captivate has some limitations in how dialog boxes and text frames work. This restricts the creativity of my team.
  • It would be nice to have an automatic voice to text feature to turn the narration into closed captioning.
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  • Reports should show total points and books read over the years.
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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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Renaissance Accelerated Reader 3608.2
Based on 1 answer
It has been a great resource for our campus.
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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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Renaissance Accelerated Reader 3609.1
Based on 1 answer
They are always quick and knowledgeable.
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Alternatives Considered

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This is the only type of program of this type I have ever used.
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Return on Investment

  • Faster time to effectiveness
  • Lower training costs
  • Remote training
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  • This has enabled us to identify students that need to be in an RtI setting, which has greatly increased the number of those students going on to pass the STAAR.
  • We can now easily track student progress throughout the year.
  • Easily identify trouble areas for students.
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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 Reader 360

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