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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

Study Island

4 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Study Island

4 Ratings
Score 6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate really excels at providing tools to create interactive, electronic learning sessions. We were able to create electronic training modules on how to use a Joomla based CMS system as well as with procedures for handling data forms. It was also helpful for creating short videos with screenshots for help guides. Perhaps the one area where the program might not excel as well would be with paper based instructions or training documents. Adobe Indesign or other programs are much more feature rich for documentation creation.
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Study Island

Great for interventions where the student teacher ratio is lower. But for the majority of students, they can't just get on an iPad and do the standard without constant help because the directions are vague or none at all. The drag and drops are what I have the biggest issue on. They are too in-depth.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Pros

  • Adobe Captivate can integrate current PowerPoint presentation, and transform them into eLearning curriculum.
  • Publishing an Adobe Captivate project is simple.
  • Adobe Captivate uses built-in interactions to engage the learner, making the content easier to remember.
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  • Aligns with the new Oklahoma standards.
  • Data is easily found and readable.
  • Games are fun for the kids.
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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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  • Questions are too difficult.
  • Drag and drops are too in-depth.
  • Needs a lesson every standard that summarizes everything in that standard within a 25 question summative test.
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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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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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Support

Adobe Captivate10.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

Captivate is more full-featured than Snagit (which is the most limited), Adobe Presenter Video Express (which is probably the next most limited), or Camtasia (which is probably the most direct competitor that I'm at all familiar with). While I have a limited familiarity with Camtasia (and actually do have access to it because it was bundled into another e-learning authoring tool that I have, Lectora), everything I've seen and read seem to indicate that it's more limited than Captivate.As to why I selected Captivate....my company is basically an Adobe "shop" -- unless there's something that an Adobe product can't do (or can't do well enough), we're heavily discouraged (or, in some cases, simply not allowed) to purchase a competing product.
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I didn't choose Study Island over Renaissance Accelerated Math. Study Island doesn't offer the in-depth review of standards over and over like Renaissance Accelerated Math does. Plus, Renaissance Accelerated Math also makes them wait 2 weeks then re-introduces the standards they have mastered to make sure they still have that mastery, and if they don't, it makes them re-do that standard.
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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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  • Years past we did great with it and saw significant gains.
  • Kids get easily frustrated with the new changes in the program.
  • Kids do like the games.
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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

Study Island

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