Adobe Captivate

Smart authoring tool with VR and 360° eLearning design

About Adobe Captivate

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

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Adobe Captivate

• 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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$39.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Use the newly enhanced Fluid Boxes to automatically author fully responsive eLearning content that works across all devices and browsers
Convert your PowerPoint slides to interactive eLearning content without any programming
360° media support to help you deliver immersive learning experiences in VR that allow learners to navigate near real-life situations
Choose from 75,000+ free eLearning assets, characters, themes, quizzes and more, to deliver learning content that works on every device
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Adobe Captivate screenshot: Use the newly enhanced Fluid Boxes to automatically author fully responsive eLearning content that works across all devices and browsers Adobe Captivate screenshot: Convert your PowerPoint slides to interactive eLearning content without any programming Adobe Captivate screenshot: 360° media support to help you deliver immersive learning experiences in VR that allow learners to navigate near real-life situations Adobe Captivate screenshot: Choose from 75,000+ free eLearning assets, characters, themes, quizzes and more, to deliver learning content that works on every device

Features

Total features of Adobe Captivate: 37

  • Asset Management
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Blended Learning
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Publishing
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Filtering
  • GPS
  • Gamification
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Issue Tracking
  • Learning Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Preview Functionality
  • Question Library
  • Real Time Data
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Self-Learning
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Text Editing
  • Text to Speech
  • Timeline Management
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(157)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Support
4/5

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Paul W.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Adobe Captivate is the Cornerstone of My eLearning Business

Reviewed on 17/10/2019

I started using Adobe Captivate with version 2. It was okay but obviously there was room for it to...

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.

Josh Y.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A powerful player in the e-learning arena

Reviewed on 9/10/2020

While I am just jumping into the platform as my current job requires it over other software...

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.

Doug C.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great software for making demo videos!

Reviewed on 9/3/2021

I was looking at other software and Adobe just checks all the boxes. Minor annoyances but a great...

I was looking at other software and Adobe just checks all the boxes. Minor annoyances but a great piece of software and it just works.

Pros

I love how easy it is to capture video/audio for user demo videos. Videos are easy to export and upload to Youtube. It just works. I use Adobe Premiere Rush for the actual output videos. I haven't tried all the other features but I'm sure I'll get around to it.

Cons

Minor gripes. I wish I could save my settings so when I screw up my recording I can start over quickly. I'm always having to stop it and restart and select all the settings again.

Carl C.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Creating "how to videos" for enterprise learning

Reviewed on 14/6/2020

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

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.

Alan W.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

You can do anything with it, but it takes lots of time.

Reviewed on 5/1/2021

I liked the software but I didn't like how long I had to spend on each project. What I did like was...

I liked the software but I didn't like how long I had to spend on each project. What I did like was the versatility to do literally anything I wanted. I never had a challenge I could not find a solution! The problem was that finding that solution oftentimes meant a whole lot of research and contacting Adobe was just not something I found easy or convenient to do. They do have a lot of users though that were very open to helping when you reached out...and I did that often.

Pros

Variables that I could assign and use in the course.

Cons

It was very labor-intensive. Although you could do anything, it just took a lot of time. Especially if the course needed to be available on multiple platforms, such as desktops, tablets, and mobile.

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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

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Adobe Captivate has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Adobe Captivate supports the following languages:

English

Adobe Captivate supports the following devices:

iPad (Mobile)

Adobe Captivate integrates with the following applications:

Google Maps

Adobe Captivate offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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