Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Smart authoring tool with VR and 360° eLearning design

4.7/5 (111 reviews)

Adobe Captivate Overview

Adobe Captivate is a smart authoring tool that lets users create and design all kinds of fully-responsive eLearning content and immersive learning experiences that can be delivered with VR (virtual reality) and 360° media assets. Users can amplify video-based learning by easily adding interactive elements to their videos such as information hotspots, quizzes and knowledge check modules to enhance learner engagement and retention.

Adobe Captivate’s 360° media support enable users to deliver immersive learning experiences in VR that allow learners to navigate near real-life scenarios in a risk-free environment via popular VR headsets such as Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, and more. Organizations can use VR to deliver experiences such as virtual tours, safety drills, product walk-throughs, first responder situations and more, with interactive elements and custom overlay items such as information blurbs, audio content, and quizzes.

Users can personalize their curated video learning modules by recording their own videos or computer screen, importing existing YouTube videos, as well as replacing the background with customizable images. With Adobe Captivate, users can also add a layer of interactivity to their videos with overlay question slides that prompt learners to engage with the content to enhance mundane training videos or product demos and increase learner retention.

Adobe Captivate’s fluid boxes help automatically author fully responsive eLearning content that works across all devices and browsers. Automatic device preview allows users to see their content change shape and form across the full spectrum of device sizes. Users can also easily convert their PowerPoint slides to interactive eLearning modules and choose from 75,000+ free eLearning assets, characters, themes, quizzes and more.

Pricing

Starting from
US$39,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Adobe Captivate Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
95% positive reviews
82
Excellent
24
Very good
4
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
Christy R.

Good for developing elearning

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/15
Review Source: Capterra

I'm happy with this software. It allows me to easily import PowerPoint slides, develop elearning courses from scratch, and record audio. I have continued to use it over competing applications because it's so easy to use.

Pros

Captivate is pretty easy to learn. I pretty much taught myself how to use it and don't have any big issues with it. I like that it publishes directly into Adobe Captivate Prime (our LMS). There are quite a few nice features that get added with each upgrade.

Cons

Sometimes the software crashes. I have to work with big files on my desktop rather than on my network drive. I had some files become corrupt from the application freezing. It would be nice if Adobe gave free upgrades rather than charging to upgrade every couple years. I would also like to have more pre-built templates for gaming. Most of the options available aren't ideal.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Felix manuel M.

Adobe Captivate saves time and money for you and your company

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/27
Review Source: Capterra

Since 2012 I'm using Captivate for make all the documentation and instruction manual for many software or website I've developed or I collaborated with, saving me and the companies a lot of time and troubles. This is very recommended for freelance developers and companies as well (companies of any kind that have employees using any software).

Pros

This software save you a lot of time on making your software documentation and/or how to teach the final user to use the software or website they need to do their work. Remember, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, and I think a video is worth a thousand pictures.

This is special useful on companies that have many employees, or with employees distributed for all the country/world. Companies that needs to take working the new employees as soon as possible, with a minimum loss of time on teaching him/her the new employee on how to use the software needed for their job.

Cons

In my special case, I need to complement this software with one video-editing software, for take more advantage and do more things that final user of my software/web very appreciate. However, Captivate works just fine by itself.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jordanne O.

Exciting Product but not quite as intuitive as you would want

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/02/06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I love all of the features of this software. You really can do a lot with it such as create responsive learning modules, VR modules, and knowledge check videos among other things. Once you master the authoring aspect I really do think you can make amazing learning modules. I like that you can make e-learning modules that really span the entire gauntlet of what online learning can be, from simply uploading powerpoints to be viewed online, to creating incredibly immersive and engaging online modules.

Cons

It's not really as intuitive as Adobe would have you believe. They pitch it as software that you really use "out of the box" as it were, but that is only true if you are trying to do things that are really really simple like a software simulation or an instructional video. However if you are imagining that you can buy this and almost immediately make engaging modules with quizzes and games and quiz videos, I think you will be disappointed especially since the customer support from adobe is also not the best.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10

Easy to Use, Cost to Unlock Features

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I am satisfied with the software. The ease of use is outstanding even for the not so computer savvy person.

Pros

This software is very easy to use. It is used by thousands of other clients and is the default for many programs. It installs quickly and the interface is easy to use.

Cons

The biggest downfall of this software is that it cannot be edited without purchasing. Being a program that is so widely used, the editing features should be free of charge.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

3.0/10
Zacchaeus E.

Adobe Captivate - E-Learning Software

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/06/23
Review Source: Capterra

We use it to identify certain species of animals for the guests to our facility. They utilize the program through touch screen displays. I am very please with it's usability straight out of the box. I was able to seamlessly edit and manipulate slides and information.

Pros

I like how intuitive the user interface is. I was able to easily navigate through options and controls. There is a already a large library of assets to implement into projects. I was able to jump right in, make a template and move slides around at whim with minimal difficulty.

Cons

I didn't like that I could not get a subscription for it for more than 12 months. Otherwise, personally, I was impressed with the product. My supervisor tried to use this software and he had trouble with the PhoneGap and GitHub part of the rendering process. So for people less familiar with how mobile applications are created, there may be a steep learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Adobe Captivate Pricing

Starting from
US$39,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Subscription: US$33.99 /month
Perpetual License Price: US $1,299.00
Student & Teacher Edition: US $399.00
Upgrade Price: Buy for US $499.00

Adobe Captivate Features

  • Course Authoring
  • Course Catalog
  • Learning Management

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Progress Tracking
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

Additional information for Adobe Captivate

Key features of Adobe Captivate

Benefits

• Engage your learners with immersive learning scenarios that they can experience in virtual reality via popular VR headsets such as Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, and more.

• Overlay custom items such as information blurbs, audio content and quizzes to turn 360⁰ learning experiences into interactive eLearning scenarios.

• Record software simulations from scratch or add interactivity to existing PowerPoint slides and videos with Adobe Captivate.

• Use the fluid boxes to automatically author fully responsive eLearning content that works across all devices and browsers, and convert legacy desktop courses to mobile learning with a few clicks.

• Adobe Captivate's live preview feature generates a QR code that you can scan using a mobile device to see exactly how your eLearning content will play out on your learners’ VR devices.

Adobe Captivate FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Adobe Captivate.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Adobe Captivate offer?

Adobe Captivate offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$39,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Subscription: US$33.99 /month
Perpetual License Price: US $1,299.00
Student & Teacher Edition: US $399.00
Upgrade Price: Buy for US $499.00

Q. What are the main features of Adobe Captivate?

We do not have any information about Adobe Captivate features

Q. Who are the typical users of Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Adobe Captivate support?

Adobe Captivate supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Adobe Captivate offer?

Adobe Captivate has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Adobe Captivate support mobile devices?

Adobe Captivate supports the following devices:

iPad

Q. What other apps does Adobe Captivate integrate with?

Adobe Captivate integrates with the following applications:

EduBrite, Google Maps

Q. What level of support does Adobe Captivate offer?

Adobe Captivate offers the following support options:

Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials

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