Captivate is the #1 tool for eLearning- Hands Down
October 06, 2022

Captivate is the #1 tool for eLearning- Hands Down

Cheryl MacLeod | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Captivate

We use Adobe Captivate to create software simulations training but we do not use the video simulations as recording is blocked by our ISO. We have a variety of software for servicing mortgages and consumer loans, so most of our training is software training. We do have some industry knowledge type training we offer as well.
  • Awesome graphic editing features like round-tripping from Adobe Captivate to Photoshop is a huge time saver.
  • The QuickStart slides are an amazing time saver.
  • The library functionality is very useful as well.
  • Ability to crop photos into shapes other than squares/rectangles would be useful.
  • Ability to preview just one slide or from any slide in scaled HTML5 format.
  • Awesome graphics functionality.
  • Amazing assets.
  • Round tripping into other Adobe products for edits.
  • I can't really speak to this .
Articulate Storyline has less than impressive graphic editing capabilities, no access to the library, and a quirky button set to feature. Their free trial is very limited access to anything in Storyline 360 assets.

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Adobe Captivate is well suited for software training. Even though we do not use the software simulation recording feature, we simulate the environment with screenshots and then roundtrip into Photoshop to make edits to a screenshot For example, they added 3 new fields and it affects 25 different slides in the course. I dummy up the 3 new fields in Photoshop, copy the layers with the new fields, flatten and save the screenshot and it's instantly updated in Abode Captivate. I then locate the next slide that needs the same new fields added and round trip into Photoshop and then I just select Paste in Place and flatten and save. The alignment is perfect and the screenshots never leave Adobe Captivate. I had a course that I had to do this to with about 25 slides and it was easy peasy.