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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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).
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

If you want a prepackaged option for learning that requires minimal instructor input, comes with no support, and offers a limited number of options as far as a dynamic and engaging learning experience, then this is probably the right option for you. If, on the other hand, you want a product that does a lot of different things, has excellent customer service, dynamically engages and challenges the user in a number of different activities and learning exercises, then, uh, please look elsewhere.
Nat Zorach, AICP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.2
McGraw-Hill Connect
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
McGraw-Hill Connect
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
McGraw-Hill Connect
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
6.2
McGraw-Hill Connect
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
6.4
McGraw-Hill Connect
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
McGraw-Hill Connect
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
6.0
McGraw-Hill Connect
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
McGraw-Hill Connect
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
7.4
McGraw-Hill Connect

Pros

Adobe Presenter

  • Because it integrates with PowerPoint, it is possible to go from planning outline to storyboard to final output withing a single document and as part of a seamless and logical design process.
  • Its ability to create videos that capture screens along with web-cam recordings, then edit them within the solution means higher level training recordings can be created versus, say a recorded WebEx training session.
  • Presenter's ability to create quiz elements similar to Adobe Captivate, add interactions, and interface with Adobe's LMS means it is capable of functioning as a complete e-learning development environment. .
  • If up front cost is a consideration, Presenter wins hands down over many better known training development and e-learning solutions.
Ronald Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

  • Integration with Canvas is seamless and easy to use.
  • Assignment completion, for students, is straightforward and easy to use.
  • The SmartBook allows students to read as they are tested with questions and this helps them learn the material easily without having first trying to read, memorize a chapter and then answer questions.
Rita Wheeler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Presenter

  • We have faced some difficulty with Presenter and Adobe Flash. Some of our teachers have grown weary of constant messages of not having the correct Flash player, even though it is.
  • We wish we had the ability to use more than one quiz in a presentation in order to more accurately determine student success, but we are able to see the number of slides viewed along with the quiz score to help determine mastery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

  • Difficult navigation upon sign-in
  • Too many choices per chapter - difficult to know which part to select to walk through assignments with students
Rebecca Vold Preston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

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Usability

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 7.0
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to learn and use, but is frustrating if you begin to run into error messages concerning Flash as you are in the publishing stage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is easy to access since it is an added tool to the Powerpoint program. We have not had complaints from faculty members regarding not having it available when they need it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

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Performance

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Due to the aforementioned issues with Flash, it can be discouraging to get to the publishing stage and begin receiving error messages. Once we are able to move past that issue, we have great success with the performance of Adobe Presenter.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

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Support Rating

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 3.6
Based on 1 answer
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
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

McGraw-Hill Connect 6.6
Based on 4 answers
Personally, I did not encounter McGraw-Hill support. However, I worked with colleagues who needed support and were able to receive in a timely manner. Overall, McGraw Hill Connect is user-friendly (at least from teacher interface) and easy to navigate, which minimizes the need to reach out for support. The help button is useful and provides plenty of immediate support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Presenter

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

We looked at several different competitors before adopting McGraw-Hill Connect. While they all had their own strengths and weaknesses, they all offered similar services. However, Connect offered SmartBook and we felt that was a huge differentiator. Connect also has the most in-depth and customizable reporting. Finally, we found after adopting that Connect has great implementation services.
Kyle Moninger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The program still seems to rely heavily on Adobe Flash even though the online community is moving away from it. When publishing, users will experience error messages regarding Flash, which can make it difficult to complete your work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

No score
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Return on Investment

Adobe Presenter

  • 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.
Vicky Creasy, EdD | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

  • Improved efficiency from analysts looking to speed up the time it takes to do certain tasks.
  • Less waste on searching and researching how to do certain concepts.
  • Negative impact is use by individuals that can learn better through other methods that don't require activities.
Connor Dieckman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Presenter

General

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

McGraw-Hill Connect

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Presenter
7.0
McGraw-Hill Connect
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter
8.2
McGraw-Hill Connect

Usability

Adobe Presenter
7.0
McGraw-Hill Connect

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Presenter
7.0
McGraw-Hill Connect

Performance

Adobe Presenter
5.0
McGraw-Hill Connect

Support Rating

Adobe Presenter
3.6
McGraw-Hill Connect
6.6

Scalability

Adobe Presenter
6.0
McGraw-Hill Connect

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