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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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WizIQ LMS

They have to try out within their own use case scenarios with a sample learner, and test the features of their course and delivery needs. As there is not a content structuring tool, the course author has to have expertise in content and instruction design to create their own materials. The rest is easy to test and check. Test it on all browsers and test the functionality under various internet service speeds.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Pros

  • 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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  • Virtual Classroom
  • No instalation required
  • Test and assignments
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Cons

  • Adobe Captivate has some limitations in how dialog boxes and text frames work. This restricts the creativity of my team.
  • It would be nice to have an automatic voice to text feature to turn the narration into closed captioning.
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  • Slow and Non-Loading software
  • Poor after sales customer service
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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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WizIQ LMS1.1
Based on 2 answers
I need to overcome some of the important limitations which have been pending for more than 6 months indicating inability of the vendor or lack of clarity among the development team about what we want and how it can be done easily on their platform and MySQL at virtually no cost without ending up in a feature modification custom development and cost. Teaching and learning with respect to an Indian scenario is different and needs to be adapted to the local needs and realities.
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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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WizIQ LMS1.1
Based on 2 answers
I have understood and used most of it by now after 6-7 months of exploration and use. Though there are small glitches that could be easily resolved by WizIQ, I feel comfortable to handle the product by now. However, clients find it a challenge to explore and do not wish to spend time to learn
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Reliability and Availability

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WizIQ LMS9.1
Based on 1 answer
It has been very good till date.
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Performance

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WizIQ LMS9.1
Based on 1 answer
I have not experienced any of these issues as yet.
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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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WizIQ LMS1.0
Based on 2 answers
My problems still exist and there is no clarity on what happened to our query or request. Items remain unresolved as on date.
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In-Person Training

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WizIQ LMS1.0
Based on 1 answer
It was remote and not in-person.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
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WizIQ LMS4.5
Based on 1 answer
It was a product presentation and not a live work through kind of training. I had to remember the presentation from remote and then go about the tool/ builder. It was difficult to handle and I had a lot of doubts and clarifications to address in my initial rounds of launching my courses.
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Implementation

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WizIQ LMS1.1
Based on 2 answers
I have developed my own expertise and that is for sale to my clients as a part of my consulting services. I have much to share for assignment and assessment models, course design aspects and mentoring aspects as this is a remote self paced service. If the courses are live and managed still there needs to be mentoring and support to help the learner.
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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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I have seen other platforms but WizIQ Online Academy Builder is by far the best alternative. It not only provides a cheap and glitch free experience, but also it is very user friendly. This was perhaps the biggest reason I selected WizIQ Online Academy Builder.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
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WizIQ LMS9.1
Based on 1 answer
Seems pretty good to me as of now. Of course there are usage slabs and commercials to handle before scaling up.
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Return on Investment

  • To be frank, ROI is difficult to measure at this point in an academic institution, but I do find that in general, online students respond well to seeing and hearing an instructor's face and voice. This has probably helped improve student evaluations in my online classes, would be a metric that most higher ed instructors would be concerned with.
  • I suppose a negative impact would be time investment. However this can be mitigated by re-using materials when appropriate.
  • My use this quarter has involved editing pre-existing lectures. I've been able to shorted several lectures and I've been able to break up one lecture that was way too long into two smaller, more modular lectures. This has helped improve the class without forcing me to re-record the same lecture.
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  • Biggest advantage was access to a vast number of student databases once you upload your course. They get access to your content at your price.
  • Since the commission deducted is so small, almost all your income goes directly to you.
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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

WizIQ LMS

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