Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Skillsoft Leadership Development Program

33 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

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Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is well suited to creating robust multi-modal lectures of online distribution. It takes longer to create lectures in Captivate than in other programs, so you should plan on crafting and creating a presentation that will be usable more than once. For quick video check-ins or overviews, other tools may be better integrated into the learning management system that are easier to use and produce video with.
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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program

They have a large library - make sure you clearly study the library offerings and choose the courses that are best for you as you will never be able to use all of them. Make sure you survey your user base before purchasing the licensing of the library courses so the courses are 'marked' with an employee in mind to keep costs minimized. Only purchase the Books 24x7 if you have a large IT department - otherwise you might want to lease a smaller content portion. Their Leadership Development, Project Management, business series and critical thinking and technical products are exceptional.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.4
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
7.3
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
6.5
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.0
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.0
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program

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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  • I really like their library of leadership videos where leaders share their best practices. They're short and easy to use in a variety of settings (e.g. trainings, business meetings, etc.).
  • I find Skillsoft to have strong customer service. They do a very good job of listening to your needs and advising a variety of solutions within the given parameters.
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Cons

  • 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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  • N/A. I was quite happy with them as a provider.
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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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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program8.8
Based on 5 answers
Currently we operate in developing nations. If Skillsoft had a pricing program for those nations versus what they use in the Americas / Europe, we would greatly consider it. Right now though, the Skillsoft pricing, while affordable for advanced nations, is out of reach for the developing nations. We hope that changes.
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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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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program8.0
Based on 2 answers
The integration between the main Skillsoft portal and Books24x7 could use improvement. Most users don't realize there is actually a separate books portal because the link to it is not that visible. Yet, once they discover it, they realize that the books portal is actually easier to use to search for books, ebook summaries, and videos.
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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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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very responsive, knowledge and helpful. They are always focused on ensuring they are doing the very best to support our success.
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Implementation

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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program7.0
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Just that it takes a village. It cannot be done alone. Everyone needs to know what you are doing and what their role is in the implementation. Tightly managing the project management schedule and resources is important in ensuring that everything gets done on time, and with quality. Education is KEY
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Alternatives Considered

I feel that Captivate integrates with the creative cloud better than its competition. Furthermore, it is easier to use and offers more features to instructional and graphic designers.
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Skillsoft has a wider variety of trainings offered and allows for a greater ability to personalize trainings within your organization needs.
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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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  • I don't see really any negative ROI for Skillsoft. It's maximized training for my company and the others we service. I do not know the exact numbers but even with the minimal issues we have with the platform, the individuals who control the platforms purchase speak highly on its cost minimization.
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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 Leadership Development Program

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