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Adobe Captivate

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Renaissance Star 360

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Score 9.2 out of 101

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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Renaissance Star 360

If you are looking to quickly place your students into instructional groups with a list of targeted skills built for you, then this is the product you need for your class/school district. The reports are easy to use and create. Our district shows the student reports to parents and students to inform them and hold them accountable.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.9
Renaissance Star 360
8.5
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Renaissance Star 360
9.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Renaissance Star 360
8.9
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Renaissance Star 360
9.0
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
Renaissance Star 360
8.6
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Renaissance Star 360
8.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
7.8
Renaissance Star 360
8.7
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Renaissance Star 360
8.1
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Renaissance Star 360
8.4
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Renaissance Star 360
7.8
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.9
Renaissance Star 360
8.7
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Renaissance Star 360
8.5

Pros

Adobe Captivate

  • Evolving, each version improves over the last one; with subscription pricing you always have access to the newest version (vs. 1-time purchase).
  • Comprehensive - allows you to create almost any kind of computer-based interactions, from simple presentations to in-depth simulations.
  • Easy to integrate - multiple publishing options make it easy to share published courses on LMS platforms, or directly with end users via URLs.
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Renaissance Star 360

  • Renaissance Star 360 has excellent, easy to use reports.
  • Renaissance Star 360 saves teachers time by building customized reports to show how to group students and what concepts they are struggling with as a whole or individually.
  • Renaissance Star 360 provides teachers with lessons, videos, and questions that are aligned to our state standards.
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Cons

Adobe Captivate

  • I wanted Captivate to be a little bit more intuitive. This may take away from the endless ability to customize; however, it would make things easier if you wanted it.
  • Creating interactions could be a little easier. You have to make sure that every tiny detail of the interaction is timed and entered perfectly for the interaction to work.
  • Some ready-made templates that are easy to manipulate and computer voice-over would be nice. Perhaps that functionality is available now, but it was not in the version we had earlier this year.
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Renaissance Star 360

  • We would like to see similar reports for the Spanish as are provided in English for Reading and Math.
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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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Renaissance Star 360

Renaissance Star 360 6.2
Based on 3 answers
I know the program and how to use it and what it offers. My school can't afford it but I highly recommend if you can afford it
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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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Renaissance Star 360

Renaissance Star 360 8.5
Based on 2 answers
I do great with learning computer programs. I can see where someone may need some help throughout the first year of using it with fidelity
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Captivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Renaissance Star 360

Renaissance Star 360 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never have issues with the program
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Performance

Adobe Captivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Renaissance Star 360

Renaissance Star 360 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I absolutely love this program
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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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Renaissance Star 360

Renaissance Star 360 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The entire support team with all Renaissance programs is top notch!!!!!!!!!!
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Online Training

Adobe Captivate

No answers on this topic

Renaissance Star 360

The training staff is very knowledgeable
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Implementation

Adobe Captivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Renaissance Star 360

Renaissance Star 360 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The support offered is what makes this an easy transition
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate

I prefer Articulate 360 over Adobe Captivate. While Captivate does have more features overall, Articulate 360 is much easier to navigate and nice, clean courses can be created in a fraction of the time.
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Renaissance Star 360

I am not familiar with other products like Renaissance. While we've used other programs that test students (Moby Max, iReady, Study Island) Renaissance Star is unique in the information and trajectories it provides. As far as ease of use and data provided, it really can't be compared.
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Scalability

Adobe Captivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Renaissance Star 360

Renaissance Star 360 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great overall program with lots of advice in implementation
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Return on Investment

Adobe Captivate

  • The eLearning courses that were created using the tool have helped to increase associate's overall knowledge of our company and business processes.
  • Because the system is more complicated to use and to create courses the way you want them, we were not able to complete and publish as many courses as the business was demanding.
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Renaissance Star 360

  • STAR helped me identify all students who needed reading interventions.
  • The data provided helped me get all of my students who were below level to at level or above level in 6 months.
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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 Star 360

General

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

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