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Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate

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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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SAP Jam

When you need to create a private, secure space for individuals to collaborate or work on a project together, SAP Jam does a great job at bringing people together and giving them a space to work together in. There are also great ways to provide learning opportunities (including sharing webinars or other educational content)
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Project Management

Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
6.5
Mobile Access
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
5.0
Search
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
8.0

Communication

Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
8.0
Chat
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
9.0
Notifications
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
9.0
Discussions
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
10.0
Surveys
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
6.0
Internal knowledgebase
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
6.0

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
8.3
Versioning
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
8.0
Video files
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
7.0
Audio files
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
7.0
Document collaboration
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
8.0
Access control
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
10.0
Advanced security features
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
10.0

Pros

  • Captivate is good for fine tuning multi-modal presentations. I have a course that has undergone a name change. With Captivate I could edit my current presentations without have to re-record the entire lecture.
  • Captivate offers a large amount of transitions and effects. These helps give online lectures a polished look.
  • Captivate exports to a wide range of video qualities and formats, which makes it easy to get finished lectures into our learning management system.
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  • Managing members with the communities is easy (including inviting them to join).
  • Publishing and editing content is easy with the platform.
  • The interface is easy to use and navigate.
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Cons

  • Better support
  • Simplify quiz pool functionality
  • Enhance HTML5 functionality and widgets
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  • Sometimes users get too many notifications from the system which can be overwhelming if they haven't set up their notifications to their standards.
  • Analytics on engagement aren't great.
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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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SAP Jam4.0
Based on 1 answer
We are moving toward other platforms that are meant more for virtual community, like Higher Logic. The customer support at SAP Jam is also lacking.
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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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SAP Jam5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's an integrated platform that brings together a lot of different people from across the association to work on shared projects, etc. Given the various roles people play and the varying skill sets they bring to the table, the platform is fairly intuitive to use and easy to navigate around
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Support

Adobe Captivate8.3
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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SAP Jam2.0
Based on 1 answer
We have to submit requests multiple times to get a response and it often feels like they go into a black hole. Because we don't have anyone in house really supporting the back-end of the platform, we rely on SAP Jam's support and development teams to help solve problems and improve the platform for us.
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Alternatives Considered

I have used Lectora and Storyline. All of these authoring tools have their pros and cons. Lectora: great for adding custom UI to a course, or branching. Can be complicated to learn though. Storyline: probably the easiest tool of the three to use. Can be limited. Captivate: excellent at screen recording and grabbing screenshots and making simulations/demos. Difficult to do a custom UI
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We actually probably moving to Higher Logic for our virtual community needs -- their interface is better and can more easily integrate with our website to provide a seamless experience for our users. We also want them to be able to toggle between our website and the community platform and it's not currently set up to do that well
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Return on Investment

  • It has enabled us to tailor our courses to the authoring tool that our client wants to use.
  • It lets us work with more clients.
  • It gives us more options in terms of authoring.
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  • Our constituents value community and this has enabled us to be able to bring people together in a secure, virtual space.
  • We are a national association and many of the people that need to collaborate on work projects aren't physically in the same place, so this virtual space has improved work output.
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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

SAP Jam

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