Captivate - a solid performer in need of a refresh
Updated October 12, 2022

Captivate - a solid performer in need of a refresh

Armando Arviso | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Captivate

We use Adobe Captivate to design self paced eLearning for our staff and administrators. These courses are used to supplement our in person professional development. We also use Captivate to develop courses that are required in our industry. This helps to ensure compliance with our state laws and local school board regulations. Captivate has been our go to eLearning software for many years.


  • Uses industry recognized standards for building eLearning. (SCORM files)
  • Is part of the Adobe suite of products and has resources and assets from Adobe.
  • Is continuing to evolve with the ever changing world of eLearning development


  • Captivate is slightly behind the curve in its development cycle.
  • Captivate would benefit from a collaborative workspace.
  • Captivate would benefit from cloud saving features.
  • Scorm package building.
  • Adobe product tie in and support.
  • Industry standard.
  • We have been able build trainings and support our staff.
  • Creating self paced modules has seen an increase in participation.
  • The cost of licenses is high and hard to justify for intermittent use.

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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.


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