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Adobe Captivate

eLearning authoring tool
our rating 4 out of 5 Stars

Adobe CaptivateProduct Overview

  1. About Adobe Captivate
  2. Pros of Adobe Captivate
  3. Cons of Adobe Captivate
  4. Breakdown of core features

Adobe Captivate product overview

Adobe Captivate empowers organizations to leap ahead with a smart eLearning design platform that does the heavy lifting of creating responsive eLearning content. The platform empowers training teams to deliver interactive learning experiences with eLearning assets, eye-catching quizzes, and Adobe Fonts integration.

Adobe Captivate enables users to create all kinds of fully-responsive eLearning content with an intelligent authoring tool. It allows teams to design modern immersive learning experiences using VR and 360° media assets. Furthermore, users can record software simulations from scratch or add interactivity to existing PowerPoint slides and videos to create engaging eLearning that works across all devices.

The software reduces authoring time with Fluid Boxes that use white space optimally to align objects automatically. It also transforms legacy Adobe Captivate non-mobile courses into fully-responsive eLearning content.

Pros of Adobe Captivate

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  • It reimagines the creation of interactive eLearning for a multi-device world. Users can rapidly author interactive and responsive HTML5-based eLearning content without programming.
  • It allows training teams to record webcam and computer screens or bring in YouTube videos, add questions and interactive elements, and publish to HTML5. Adobe Captivate saves time, money, and effort while users create or curate video learning modules for increased learner retention.

Cons of Adobe Captivate

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  • Some users found the software to be difficult to navigate due to its extensive feature set.

Breakdown of core features

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Audio-video support and synchronization

Adobe Captivate lets users record system audio along with narration or import video in different formats, including AVI, MOV, FLV, and MPEG. Users can synchronize audio or video with slides and timed objects. They can also edit audio to correct mistakes, add an external track, or attach sound effects to individual objects. Additionally, the software makes eLearning more personal by enabling trainers to deliver audio responses to interactions and facilitating in-course YouTube video streaming.

Drag-and-drop interactions

The platform adds fun to eLearning with drag-and-drop games, quizzes, and learning modules that can run on any device. Users can choose from a variety of relationships between the drag item and drop target to implement learning outcomes more visually. Trainers can also provide customizable audio feedback to every drag-and-drop attempt.

HTML5 publishing

Training teams can import PowerPoint projects into Adobe Captivate and retain text, shapes, audio, and animations when publishing them directly to HTML5. The platform offers full support for scalable HTML5, mobile themes, and play bars. It also gives users the ability to pause and resume anywhere, anytime, and on virtually any device. Users can publish HTML5 courses directly to Adobe Captivate Prime LMS or Adobe Connect.

360⁰ learning experiences

With Adobe Captivate, training teams can augment the learning landscape with 360° images and videos. Users can convert 360° objects into interactive eLearning material with customizable overlay items such as information blurbs, audio content, and quizzes. Learners can explore their surroundings and actively engage with the environment to enhance retention. As a result, organizations can achieve complex learning use cases such as compliance protocols in action, virtual walkthroughs, and realistic product demos.

(Last updated on 06/14/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

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  • Audio-video support and synchronization
  • In-product LMS preview
  • iOS device capture
  • Geo-location
  • Native app publisher
  • Slides
  • Text to speech
  • Screen capture
  • HTML5 publishing
  • Quick Start Projects
  • Asset Store
  • VR experiences
  • Interactive videos
  • Simplified Branching Workflow
  • Themes
  • Image swap
  • Image and SVGs as buttons
  • 360⁰ learning experiences
  • Live device preview


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