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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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Skilljar

It is best suited for straightforward learning and course provision where there are no printed materials to deliver with your content, and where there are not several different customized learning portfolios you need to deliver. We are making it work and their support has been fantastic, but it may not have been the best fit for our needs considering the amount of customized content we are trying to deliver
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Pros

  • 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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  • Great customer service. The setup team is phenomenal and they are very engaged throughout the setup process.
  • Ease of use. It is easy to create and publish content across domains and make it available to your learners.
  • Always adding new features. Skilljar is very responsive to how their customers are using the product and they are constantly adding new and useful features.
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Cons

  • Adobe Captivate does not allow for great customization overall. For example, you cannot change the default font, causing a lot of wasted time changing the font choice.
  • Creating engaging interactions could be a simpler process.
  • A customizable Quick Access Toolbar would be quite useful.
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  • Pricing. We are up for renewal and the pricing structure has changed and is a little hard to follow, and it seems like year over year cost will be significantly higher.
  • Customization limitations. There is a lot that Skiljar can do, but we have been limited by some of the things that it can't that are particular to our use cases. This is a minor con.
  • Administrative overhead. Because of workarounds that we need to do because of lacking functionality, there is a considerable amount of administrative overhead. Again, this is minor as it pertains to Skilljar, as it is our particular use cases that present the challenge.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate9.3
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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

TutorPro's LiveContent leaves a lot to be desired. It is very difficult to use as an assessment tool. It won't record web-based applications correctly and the results are impossible to analyse. StoryBoard was similar to Adobe Captivate, but the LMS integration left us needing more. Camtasia is a linear recording tool with some add quirks that make longer videos very difficult and time consuming to edit. Camtaisa has some very strong tools, though, for video and audio editing, and we keep it around for those needs.
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Skilljar was an easy choice because of its web-based format, ease of integration with our current website and built-in e-commerce platform and Stripe integration. The others were also significantly more expensive and did not offer the same level of customer support. Skilljar was ready to use out of the box and gave us all that we need to implement.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Captivate has had a positive impact on our learning and employee development initiatives. People are always impressed at how professional our content looks and is received. The tool is definitely worth the investment.
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  • Streamlined training process
  • Ease of use
  • Easy change to subscription based model
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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

Skilljar

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