Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate

Overview

What is Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate is an elearning authoring and course design tool (or LCMS). It supports mobile HTML5 content. Captivate’s users are commonly midsized businesses to enterprises. Adobe Captivate includes some prebuilt assets as well as customizable workflows.
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Recent Reviews

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9 out of 10
October 07, 2022
I use Adobe Captivate to build customized eLearning for companies. Sometimes the units are for a wide audience such as for new hire …
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Awesome elearning

9 out of 10
October 07, 2022
Captivate is powerful and builds great eLearning. It has a bit of a learning curve, but your end products will be well worth it. Our …
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Pricing

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Subscription

$33.99

On Premise
per month

Student & Teacher Edition

$399

On Premise
one-time fee

Upgrade

$499

On Premise
one-time fee

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

What is Adobe Captivate (2019 release)?
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Product Details

What is Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate is an elearning authoring and course design tool (or LCMS). It allows users to rapidly author responsive, interactive learning eLearning content, as well as mobile HTML-5 learning content. Users can test courses with the preview LMS feature, and track the performance of learners as they complete quizzes and other tasks. Adobe Captivate includes some prebuilt templates and learning assets, but users also have the option to custom code their own complex learning workflows. Adobe Captivate integrates with SCORM-compliant LMS systems, including Adobe Captivate Prime.

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Adobe Captivate Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Adobe Captivate is an elearning authoring and course design tool (or LCMS). It supports mobile HTML5 content. Captivate’s users are commonly midsized businesses to enterprises. Adobe Captivate includes some prebuilt assets as well as customizable workflows.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 8.

The most common users of Adobe Captivate are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In my organization i have to make so many training courses and sessions and Adobe Captivate is simple software band it saves my times and energy and It is very easy to use and the best thing that I like is that learners can easily navigate and see the learning calendar which helps in scheduling course while training. The analytics in Adobe Captivate is helpful and I can set up user roles and permissions at six different levels, including Learner. It's very amazing and I can upload courses, videos, PowerPoint, PDF files and more and they show nicely using Adobe Captivate's Fluidic Player these features helped me save my time.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
While Captivate is a very powerful product, it does suffer from a design that is dated and hard to navigate. Once learned the product is powerful and very functional. However the learning curve, as with most Adobe products, is very steep. As such new users can find it hard to use the product initially. Captivate would see dramatically increased market share if it overhauled its UI.
October 07, 2022

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Captivate is well suited for instruction designers who want to build attractive, personalized, interactive, energetic lessons. It's also a good choice for someone who wants to build something innovative because Captivate gives the developer so much control over so many aspects.

But if someone wanted something built quickly, generically and didn't care about holding the viewer's attention, then Captivate might be an expensive tool. That person might be more satisfied with a cheaper and easier to learn authoring tool.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Adobe Captivate shines when creating true multimedia experiences - audio, video, and interactions. The timeline allows you to easily place content on each slide and visualize how the user will interact with each element over time. If you are trying to do simple quizzes or polling, Adobe Captivate may be the wrong tool when create this type of content.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Captivate is a great resource for any organization that has a use for dynamic and custom asynchronous elearning content for any learner group or age; from professional organizations to K-12 learning. I would not recommend Captivate for anyone needing to present live training demos or to interact with users in a synchronous environment.
October 06, 2022

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Christine Iwamuro-Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is kind of hard to pin point whether it is well suited or not unless I have completed a needs assessment for training needs with another department. We determine what applications we will use as well as how we deliver training (e.g. eLearning, demos, sims). Not every department within our company needs an eLearning, demo, or sim). So very early on we determine whether we have need of Captivate or not.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's well suited for rapid development of eLearning. It's good that it works with an LMS well and can produce some nice looking content.

It does need some newer templates and the JavaScript window SUCKS. I tend to write the code else where and then paste it into the JS window.
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