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Adobe Presenter

24 Ratings

Lesson.ly

7 Ratings

Adobe Presenter

24 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

Lesson.ly

7 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Presenter

Its strength is its ability to develop on-demand content quickly. If good, fast and affordable are your main check boxes, this could be just what you need. On the other hand, this is not your stop for "spit and polished" deliverables. Storyline and Captivate this is not. That said, Adobe Presenter is one of the most flexible, affordable and (once you understand it) easy to use solutions on the market, making it a 9.5 out of 10 when it comes to bang for the buck.
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Lesson.ly

Lesson.ly is a great tool for creating trainings and lessons for employees. It's easy to use, and easy to access. If you're wanting your employees to have all of their training documents in one place, and where they can be referenced, Lesson.ly is great. It can be expensive, depending on how much your organization is utilizing it, so do your due-diligence when looking into this product. Additionally, it is lacking a bit in customization. We've had new hires provide feedback stating it's a bit boring, and can feel a bit too much like they're back in school. With more customization, this issue could be rectified
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.9
Lesson.ly
8.9
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Lesson.ly
9.5
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Lesson.ly
9.5
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Lesson.ly
9.0
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
8.0
Lesson.ly
6.5
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
Lesson.ly
9.0
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Lesson.ly
9.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
9.0
Lesson.ly
8.5
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
Lesson.ly
8.5
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
Lesson.ly
9.5
Compliance management
Adobe Presenter
Lesson.ly
9.0

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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  • Content creation and management - easy to build and share paths and lessons, no training required. Easy access to insights library
  • Exercise tracking - easy to assign tasks to people and monitor completion
  • Feedback - easy to collect lesson feedback to further improve content
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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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  • It would be great to have a mobile app to learn on the go like Google Primer
  • More editing options for lessons
  • Content export / import into or from various file formats
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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
Based on 1 answer
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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Overall, Lesson.ly is a great tool, especially for training. Of the similar programs I have used, Lesson.ly is the most user-friendly. We have several members of our team who create lesson.lys, and it isn't a platform that requires a lot of training to utilize, which is great. Although, it doesn't have the customization of other programs, such as Typeform, but it's still a great addition to our organization
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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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  • Lesson.ly has helped save a ton of time in the onboarding process. A lot of valuable hours went towards providing on the job training and hands-on training of new employees. Now with that automated through Lesson.ly, it frees up the rest of our team to focus on their roles and expedites the time it takes to get new employees up to speed
  • Lesson.ly is helping us provide another way to connect and train customers. The full impact of this addition is still being calculated by our company, but it's awesome to have another way to service customers and provide content in a format that is meaningful to them.
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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