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Adobe Presenter

As I mentioned earlier, it's best used for "presentations," rather than bona fide "training." That's why we tend to use it when the information is relatively simple and/or doesn't need to be fully internalized or mastered (which would require providing opportunities for practice and feedback and a more engaging, interactive learning experience). However, it can be used as part of a blended-learning solution, with some information provided via an Adobe Presenter module first, and then some kind of instructor-led session as a follow-up, which would include more role-specific info, as well as practice and feedback opportunities.Also, as I mentioned earlier, Adobe Presenter Video Express is great for creating quick overview demos about a new system -- more of a "see what it can do" type thing than a "here's how you do it" thing (unless the "it" is very simple and the video is used more as a microlearning/performance support type of offering).
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Lesson.ly

Lesson.ly is perfect if you have a midsize company and someone internally who can dedicate their time to managing the content. The price is a little steep, so if you’re a smaller company, there may be better options. Also, if you’re looking for something to help train your customers, this is not the solution you want; it is designed for internal use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.9
Lesson.ly
8.3
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Lesson.ly
9.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Lesson.ly
9.0
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Lesson.ly
8.5
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
8.0
Lesson.ly
6.7
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
Lesson.ly
9.0
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Lesson.ly
8.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
9.0
Lesson.ly
8.3
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
Lesson.ly
8.3
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
Lesson.ly
9.0
Compliance management
Adobe Presenter
Lesson.ly
6.5
Social learning
Adobe Presenter
Lesson.ly
8.0

Pros

  • The drag and drop method of Adobe Presenter makes the software really easy to learn and use. It allows me to create presentations that are much more powerful and creative.
  • I LOVE the YouTube help videos. I feel like there is a help video on every topic I have ever wanted to know more about. I have almost grown to be an expert based on the help videos posted. They are easy to access and user-friendly.
  • I use the scenario templates. Because I teach programming courses, students can go different ways based on the knowledge that they already have of the content in the courses. The built in scenario templats allow me to create dynamic courses that are different for every learner that uses the course I am teaching them.
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  • A central hub to train and equip new reps at our company. Lesson.ly lets us standardize our training and gives our team a way to share training information in a reproducible way.
  • I've appreciated the quiz and certification abilities of Lesson.ly. It's flexible enough that you can have super in-depth quizzes, light quizzes or a simple signing of your name that you completed the certification. The versatility is nice and allows for me to keep my team accountable.
  • While Lesson.ly is great for new employee onboarding, it's also great for getting out new knowledge updates out to the team and making sure they are continuing in product education. If there's a product or process update, Lesson.ly is great for rolling that new information to the team!
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Cons

  • Sometimes I feel like Presenter feels too much like Power Point. This may make some users not want to use the software.
  • I have a hard time when saving presentations and then pulling them up in other locations- it often takes longer than I want to wait, but I am a millennial (I think?).
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  • I would like to see the reporting/gradebook and administrative dashboards improve so I have better insight into the learning experience.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter8.2
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My company is pretty invested in the Adobe ecosystem and is unlikely to change that in the foreseeable future. Also, Adobe Presenter is a very valuable tool and, with the new subscription model and the pricing we have, a relatively modest expense now. It's also fairly easy to learn and use, so it is starting to spread beyond the sphere of the various Learning & Development departments.
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Usability

Adobe Presenter7.3
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For all of the reasons I mentioned earlier. Overall, it's quite easy to create basic presentations with and to publish output with, either to an Adobe server, an LMS, or, I think, as stand-alone module. But there are some areas for improvement and better in-product help and explanations would be helpful, as well.
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Support

Adobe Presenter3.6
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I think I pretty much answered this earlier....premium support is extremely expensive and online support can be difficult to navigate. Although, to be fair, when it comes to Presenter (compared to, say, Captivate), there isn't too frequent a need for support, since Presenter is a rather simple tool to use
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Presenter was the first product we started using. We were lacking something in our system and someone recommended Adobe Presenter to us. After carefully reviewing aspects of Adobe Presenter, we figured it will be best for our needs. Although the transition period was a little tough for us, in a couple of weeks time we were very comfortable with it.
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We looked at a variety of learning tools. Many were not as user friendly as Lesson.ly, or were designed for bigger accounts (and therefore we were sort of ignored by the sales teams!). In the end, we needed something that was modern and allowed us to push out our custom training to our team and track the completion rates. Lesson.ly was easy to use, with great customer service, and was a fair price
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Return on Investment

  • I feel like we have increased productivity of educators and learners. If you've already invested in the Office suite, there isn't a large learning curve for educators, so that is a huge positive when it comes to the lack of training required for the software.
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  • At the last organization where I implemented Lesson.ly, we decreased the amount of time it took to onboard our sales team - impacting our revenue in the right direction!
  • We were able to show that we were compliant with mandated trainings to earn our SOC 2 certification.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Presenter

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

Lesson.ly

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