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Adobe Captivate is an elearning authoring and course design tool (or LCMS). It supports mobile HTML5 content. Users can test course content with the preview feature and track the performance of learners. Adobe Captivate includes some prebuilt assets as well as customizable workflows.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Ku/G7/JTIAEGFUNF3R.PNGThe ins and outs of Adobe CaptivateAdobe Captivate is used by my organization as the primary e-learning tool for creating engaging clinically relevant content for staff. There are online learning departments that use the software for training and there is also a training group who use the software. Subject Matter Experts are paired with Captivate design experts to create the content.,Software simulations work very well in Adobe Captivate and are easily captured and editable. Outputs a variety of SCORM compliant formats to work with many LMS. HTML5 compliant content can be adjusted to be viewed on a variety of devices.,The quizzing is very lackluster. You cannot review questions without breaking them. Animations are clunky and not as easy to set up as with other software The workflow in Captivate could stand to be improved. There are limited templating options.,9,Captivate has a steep learning curve, it takes a while for users to become proficient. Travel for training has been nearly eliminated when Captivate has been utilized to create the learning modules. SME's are paid more than content developers so it makes sense to have content developers create the content instead of an SME needing to spend the time to get up to speed to use the software or to train in person.,Articulate Storyline,Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, Adobe XD, Jabber, Skype for Business, Microsoft Office 2016,26,2,Orientation Software Simulations Assessments Knowledge Checks Surveys,Creating gamified training modules Creating presentations that are more engaging that can be created in powerpoint Creating 'easter eggs' in the modules to drive engagement.,Hoping to branch into 3d goggles with future versions of Captivate,10,No,Product Features Product Usability,If we had to do it all over again, I would advocate for Captivate again, just as I have in the past. The other software suites available do not have the robust screen capture process and editing that Captivate has, which are the primary uses for eLearning Authoring tools in my department at present.,Importing Powerpoint slides Creating Quizzes Embedding videos and customizing how they play etc.,Drag and Drop Scripting creating templates,No,8Adobe Captivate - eLearning authoring toolWe are transforming our training program from completely in-person to a blended learning environment to engage our people better, while saving on the expense of travel. We are spread out over a 300 mile span, making geography a challenge. Adobe Captivate allows us to deliver content on the learner's term, from their own office.,Adobe Captivate can integrate current PowerPoint presentation, and transform them into eLearning curriculum. Publishing an Adobe Captivate project is simple. Adobe Captivate uses built-in interactions to engage the learner, making the content easier to remember.,Adobe Captivate does not allow for great customization overall. For example, you cannot change the default font, causing a lot of wasted time changing the font choice. Creating engaging interactions could be a simpler process. A customizable Quick Access Toolbar would be quite useful.,7,Less travel expense. More access to training courses, more impact on the frontline. Only $29.99 a month, it can be used when necessary, keeping overall cost low.,Articulate 360,Articulate 360, Articulate Storyline,3,,Replacing in class training with eLearning Implementing microlearning for topics of interest Software simulations,Microlearning Software simulation open a lot of options "Board Game" eLearning,Reusable course outlines Further department reach Available for customers,10,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation,I do not think that I would change my evaluation process. I utilized the free 30-day trial for both software suites that I was evaluating. I vetted them through our Risk Assessment Team to ensure security is tight. I sought opinions from other users, and read reviews. Being able to try them both helped me make my decision.,10,No,I could not access the Assets tab of Adobe Captivate. I called in for support, they ran through the settings to ensure everything was installed properly. I received frequent email updates and phone calls letting me know what they were doing to find a resolution. I ended up checking with my IT to find the issue was on our end. Adobe made sure everything was working properly, even after it was resolved.,Drag and drop interactions Converting a shape to a button Rollover Caption,State views Timing of buttons Simple settings such as default font,No,8
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November 22, 2017

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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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Feature Scorecard Summary

Course authoring (12)
8.3
Course catalog or library (9)
8.4
Player/Portal (11)
7.9
Learning content (9)
7.8
Mobile friendly (12)
8.2
Progress tracking & certifications (13)
8.1
Assignments (9)
7.6
Compliance management (6)
8.8
Learning administration (7)
8.3
Learning reporting & analytics (9)
7.0
Social learning (4)
8.2

About 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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