Adobe Captivate

Who Uses Adobe Captivate?

Designed for businesses of all sizes, it helps manage images, videos, themes, layouts, fonts, slides, motion effects, closed captions, and more to create e-learning projects.

What Is Adobe Captivate?

Over 80% of the Fortune 500 companies use Adobe Captivate as their trusted eLearning tool. Take advantage of flexible licensing and affordable pricing options that satisfy the requirements of everyone from individuals to large enterprises.

Adobe Captivate Details

Adobe

https://www.adobe.com/products/captivate.html

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Adobe Captivate pricing overview

Adobe Captivate does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Adobe Captivate paid version starts at US$33,99/month.


Starting Price

US$33,99/month

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Adobe Captivate deployment and support

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web

Adobe Captivate Features

  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Gamification
  • Interactive Learning
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Storyboarding
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments

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Adobe Captivate Reviews

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Overall rating

4,6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4
Customer Service 3,9
Features 4,4
Value for Money 4

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Paul W.
eLearning Designer and Developer
E-Learning, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/10/17

"Adobe Captivate is the Cornerstone of My eLearning Business"

Comments: I started using Adobe Captivate with version 2. It was okay but obviously there was room for it to improve. At the time of writing this review, Captivate is on version 11 and it has matured into a robust solution. I will continue to use it for all my professional eLearning work for as long as they continue to make it available.

Pros: I have been using Adobe Captivate since the mid-2000s. Each release has brought new and innovative features that allow me to continue to impress my clients. Features like virtual reality and interactive video make Adobe Captivate the industry leader in eLearning Authoring tools

Cons: A complicated piece of software means that the learning curve is steep but the reward is that in return it does so much.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/10/17
Josh Y.
Senior Education Manager of Online Learning
E-Learning, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/10/09

"A powerful player in the e-learning arena"

Comments: While I am just jumping into the platform as my current job requires it over other software platforms, I am impressed. Having used the entire Adobe CC and other e-learning software, this platform is not difficult to transition into.

Pros: Having used many products for developing e-learning, Captivate is among the top-tier development programs but has a high cost to entry. The platform is powerful and has a lot of nuances that allow for digging deep into options for developing truly custom courses and user experiences.

Cons: While you can dig deeply into advanced interactions, data reporting, etc, the learning curve is immense to begin to understand elements such as advanced actions, keywords, etc. Variables become buried and are not as easy to manipulate as in Articulate Storyline, but they are buried for very good reason in that you can actually do more in Captivate than with its rival program with such features. If I am to further nitpick, I am not excited by the filmstrip display for slide storyline. This is a feature I love in Articulate's e-learning in that non-linear branching is highly encouraged whereas the linear filmstrip does little to entice users to develop complex learning opportunities, reinforcing the linear death by slides commonly seen in virtual learning.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/10/09
Carl C.
Pre-sales engineer
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/06/14

"Creating "how to videos" for enterprise learning"

Comments: This is a very functional application for making videos. I prefer it versus tools like Camtasia when making instructional videos.

Pros: Easy to segment video into pieces. Imagine using Power Point slides but each slide contains video/sound. Much easier to manage than other tools that record straight through. You can record each segment, apply graphic elements as desired. It integrated easily with other Adobe audio products for enhanced audio editing. Captivate does include limited audio editing tools, just enough to be handy.

Cons: I found the application would crash every now and then. Nothing I could not work around, but strange to have to experience that in today's world.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/06/14
Verified Reviewer
Lawyer and notary
Executive Office, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/10/21

"All in one"

Comments: For the moment, no inconvenience has arisen, it has been very useful to me, the tools are quite good.

Pros: Mainly what I like about this software is the distribution of controls, since they are simple and intuitive, I can access a wide variety of controls and at the same time maximize my workspace. Another quite useful detail that I found excellent is that you can import and extract PowerPoint slides. Generally the tools are easy to use so there are not many drawbacks, besides the fact that you can use widgets to improve your presentation. It is very useful.

Cons: At the beginning it can be a little difficult to understand how it works, however by knowing each tool thoroughly, it is totally simple. The price is a bit high, however the tool is quite good.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/10/21
Ezzy S.
Sr Instructional Designer
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/06/11

"Adobe Captivate - What you'd expect from an Adobe product"

Comments: I've authored over 300 courses with Adobe Captivate in the last 6 years and overall, I'm very satisfied with the product. For all its faults, it's really forced me outside my box and helped me learn a lot about instructional design.

Pros: Adobe Captivate allows you to author amazing and beautiful coursework if you don't mind spending a little extra time to learn some coding. The product is fairly intuitive and it has a lot of capabilities. It's a very deep and robust product.

Cons: To really get the best out of Captivate, you do need to spend quite a lot of time learning about creating variables, some beginner coding, and occasionally some javascript. You can make the program do whatever you want, but it takes a lot of patience and, sometimes, some wonky workarounds.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/06/11