Captivate great for computer narration, but not intuitive
January 24, 2017

Captivate great for computer narration, but not intuitive

Karl Plesz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is only being used by me, the trainer in the company. The problem we had was that we needed to ramp up the development of many online courses in a short period of time and with limited resources. An obstacle that had to be overcome is that the SMEs of the course content are not professional speakers and the online training portal we're using doesn't make narration recording very flexible. So I had identified that Captivate had the ability to convert text narration into quality, computerized speech. This was the practical solution to our most pressing issue.
  • Text to speech narration
  • SCORM content creation
  • Ability to edit imported slides in native software (PowerPoint)
  • If you don't completely explore and validate SCORM settings, you could create a content package that doesn't work as expected. The options could be much more intuitive.
  • You have to manually delete unused content prior to publishing to avoid large files. It should offer to remove unused content automatically.
  • The software is complex enough that a new user would not fare well with no training at all. There should be a built-in progression guide.
  • Captivate has saved us a lot of time not having to record take after take of live human narration.
  • Captivate will make it easy to update any existing narration by simply editing note text in the content and re-generating the computer voice.
This software would be good for converting existing non-SCORM content into SCORM files. This software would be great for generating computer narration. This software would be a nightmare for anyone other than a skilled software user.