Adobe Captivate

4.5
Overall rating
Reviews

4.5
Overall rating
Reviews

About Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is an e-Learning Course Authoring tool which allows companies to design learning solutions for employees on any device, to be accessed at any time. Authors can deliver engaging, interactive content, including interactive videos and virtual-reality courses, which go beyond standard slideshows to up-skill employees quicker. Import PowerPoint content and update it into interactive, mobile learning courses.
Adobe Captivate Software - New Course Design
Adobe Captivate Software - 360° media support to help you deliver immersive learning experiences in VR that allow learners to navigate near real-life situations
Adobe Captivate Software - Adobe Captivate asset library
Adobe Captivate Software - New Course Design - thumbnail
Adobe Captivate Software - 360° media support to help you deliver immersive learning experiences in VR that allow learners to navigate near real-life situations - thumbnail
Adobe Captivate Software - Adobe Captivate asset library - thumbnail

Adobe Captivate pricing

Adobe Captivate does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Adobe Captivate paid version starts at US$33.90/month.

Starting Price:
US$33.90/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

Alternatives to Adobe Captivate

Accord LMS

Accord LMS supports online courses, instructor-led training, certification and compliance management, gamification, and...
Expert Results Without the Effort. Quickly and Easily Create Engaging Video Content. Vyond is the AI-powered video...

Raptivity

Raptivity is an interactive learning solution designed for teachers, instructional designers, subject matter experts...

BRIDGE

Bridge is an employee development platform built specifically for employees and managers. It provides peer-to-peer...

Eduflow

Eduflow is a learning management and training platform that helps corporate training providers and higher educational...

iSpring Suite

iSpring Suite is a robust authoring tool for creating eLearning content. It is integrated into PowerPoint, so the...

Adobe Captivate Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.0
Functionality
4.3
Ease of Use
3.9
Customer Support
3.9
5 reviews of 203 View all reviews
Nicolas
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 31/07/2019

A Reliable Multimedia Tool

Pros

I consider Adobe Captivate to be a re liable took to create multimedia and screen recording tutorial video. With little learning I am able to create very empresive videos . I like the ability that I can combine several existing projects together and easily add images and videos.

Cons

The software is a little pricey and not a part of Adobe Cloud collection but if your are in education the price is affordable.

Mark
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 01/04/2022

Super Quick for 1st time SCORM Course Authoring

I needed to create a SCORM course under a tight timeline as a beginner, and Captivate did everything I needed, very quickly. I was also reached out to DIRECTLY by a customer service member via email asking if I needed help. I did not need, help, but it was nice to know that the service was available.

Pros

I really liked how easy Captivate was to learn and use in just a few hours. I do video production work, and needed to take a 3-hour long video curriculum, and adapt it into SCORM formatting for a client's educational project. I had never done a SCORM course before, but was able to with ease on the Captivate platform.

Cons

It did crash a few times when overloaded with large video files, however was rebooted and back up and working quickly. I also just wish it was included in my Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. However, the price point was still great.

Alternatives Considered

iSpring Suite and Articulate 360

Reasons for Switching to Adobe Captivate

Adobe has the best price, and as an Adobe Creative Cloud user for video production, I already trusted the company and knew they would provide the service and quality I needed.
Calum
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 12/11/2019

Great for basic eLearning - but not the best

It's good. I spent around 2 years using Captivate as my only tool for eLearning development. I now use Articulate Storyline 360 as my main tool, but have dipped back in to Captivate for features such as the screen recording

Pros

Having come into the eLearning world as a Flash developer, it was so easy to use. If you have nay background in Flash, or any basic programming knowledge, it is highly transferable to the way that Adobe have built captivate.

Screen recording feature that captures mouse clicks etc.

Cons

It's just too complicated. Steep learning curve which was difficult for me when trying to train new employees how to use Captivate to develop eLearning. Impossible to train SME's to use for storyboarding etc in a way that has any return on the time that would need to be spent training them (in fairness, they do have the storyboard add on for this function).

In comparison to an alternative such as Articulate Storyline 360 - it is overly complicated.

Responsive content development is a real pain. I understand the methodology here, using a CSS style layout to develop content that can run on any display - but I tripled my hours to make this work on a freelance project which causes the client to walk away. In the real world, using a scalable player is a better solution, which it can do, but given the fact that Adobe promote the "responsive" design so heavily as one of their key features - I personally wouldn't waste my time on it again. I don't believe the world need truly "responsive" eLearning.

Souleymane
  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 03/09/2023

The software for content creation and training simulation.

Adobe Captivate is the software that has helped me as an assistant trainer in my training and learning activities.

Pros

One of the features that I like is the recording of demonstrations. You can record screen demonstrations to show learners how to perform certain tasks.

Cons

The feature that I like the least is the limited range of interactivity options. I feel that they could have added more functionality to provide greater diversity in interactive elements.

Mercury
  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 17/02/2019

The Most Practical LMS

More overall experience of Adobe Captivate was great considering all that it offered including the price. This is an LMS with a company that is constantly updating to meet a scalable population.

Pros

This LMS is one that you can open up and start using immediately.

Cons

I would've liked the ability of more social collaboration.

Related categories