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Score 8.7 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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Skillsoft Academy

The presentations helped me develop a deeper understanding of a subject. The information is a nice combination of [being] well organized and applicable to real life information. The test questions are clearly worded and really make you think (but not crazy unrealistic scenarios). I feel very confident about my ability to perform my job.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.9
Skillsoft Academy
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Skillsoft Academy
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Skillsoft Academy
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Skillsoft Academy
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
Skillsoft Academy
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Skillsoft Academy
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
7.8
Skillsoft Academy
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Skillsoft Academy
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Skillsoft Academy
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Skillsoft Academy
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.9
Skillsoft Academy
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Skillsoft Academy

Pros

Adobe Captivate

  • Captivate allows the user the ability to create a drag n drop method within your presentation. I was able to successfully incorporate an activity within my course module that would allow the learner the chance to test their knowledge by dragging and dropping items into the correct sections. I found that to be nice and pretty seamless.
  • Captivate allows the user to create and include states and actions. I think this is important because it allows for the creator to make engaging and interactive slides that will hopefully keep the learner motivate and engaged in the material.
  • Captivate has the options of demo and simulation slide presentations. I found these to be useful within the course I was building because it prevented me from having to complete extra steps of using a different video caption software tool then having to upload it into Captivate. This feature was already included within Captivate which made it nice and easy to access and incorporate into my presentation.
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Skillsoft Academy

  • Practical in-depth presentations
  • Exam questions do make you think
  • Updated material
  • Good selection for IT and product focused engineering professionals
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Cons

Adobe Captivate

  • The learning curve for adding and manipulation effects can be quite steep. If I haven't used Captivate in a while, it takes several minutes to remember how things work.
  • Audio editing could be improved by making it easier to place edit markers without having to pause the play cursor at a given spot.
  • Recording new audio or video to an existing presentation makes my Captivate crash. I've had to record audio in a separate program and import as media. Fixing this bug would be very helpful.
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Skillsoft Academy

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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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Skillsoft Academy

No score
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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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Skillsoft Academy

No score
No answers yet
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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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Skillsoft Academy

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate

Although Articulate Storyline is more user friendly, Adobe Captivate has more functionality and options to choose from when designing an eLearning course. Articulate Storyline's interface is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint, so if you have experience with that program, Storyline should come as a Breeze. However, you are limited by all of the things you may wish to do when creating your eLearning course, which is why we chose Captivate instead.
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Skillsoft Academy

[I selected Skillsoft Academy because it's] much easier to use and has relevant courses. I would like to give 4.5 stars to the course selection, delivery, content, and exams
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Return on Investment

Adobe Captivate

  • Adobe Captivate has had a very positive impact on our bottom-line and allowed us to win customers by demonstrating the software's capabilities and flexibility.
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Skillsoft Academy

  • As an employee I feel that I can be more efficient doing my job.
  • Increases job satisfaction.
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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

Skillsoft Academy

General

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

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