I began using Captivate three days ago. Yup, only three days ago, and I’ve made three responsive projects already!
Captivate is so easy to learn, and the results are impressive. Most of the features are intuitive. A few times I was stuck, but there are plenty of great instructional videos to help you.
I was in the process of responding to a current post when I quickly realized I was typing a testimonial – so I thought I’d put it in this forum instead.
I can’t speak to Lectora or the latest versions of Storyline, but I’ve used both Captivate (starting with version 3 all the way through the 2017). I’m also a regular user of Storyline 2 as well as Camtasia Studio. Let me tell you, there are days when I’m in all 3 and sometimes I find myself having to stop and remind myself what program I’m using, then think about where something is. For ease of use, SL for sure. It’s PowerPoint-esque interface makes it easy for new e-learning developers to understand, and to create some high quality e-learning. But for power, I’m going with Captivate hands down. Yes there is a learning curve, but the things this tool can generate make it so worth learning it. Plus there are so many good resources out there from folks like Allen Partridge with Adobe, Joe Ganci, Paul Wilson, and Poojah Jaisingh – that make that learning curve a breeze!
A few months ago at my local ATD chapter meeting, I got into a robust discussion with a fellow e-learning developer who swore by Storyline and Storyline alone. My response was that I would encourage developers to learn more than one tool. Quite honestly, there are some things SL can do that I wish Captivate would do (layers, for instance, and the ability to play more than one audio file on the timeline – hey Adobe, are you listening?). But when I recently had to create a project that included having the learner press a key on the keyboard as part of a simulation, I knew that Captivate was THE tool to use. As I told my colleague at that chapter meeting, when the only tool you have is a hammer, all of your problems look like nails.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not dismissing the competition. But Captivate is where the grown-ups come to play. I have a dear friend and Captivate guru who says that 80% of e-learning products are not of high quality. I do believe that the 20% that are high quality – you’ll find that many of them were created with Captivate.
Guest Blog by: Thomas Reyes-Cairo, Community Manager at eLearning Brothers International audiences have been on our minds a lot recently. In addition to the recent update of over 20,000 new international cutout people to the Asset Store, we’ve taken an interest in the geolocation features of Captivate 9 for our templates. First introduced with Captivate […]
Guest Blog by: Andrew Vass, Product Development Manager at eLearning Brothers As you may have noticed, we spent some time this last weekend upgrading the Assets portal for Adobe Captivate 9! We’ve included a few new features that will help you to find the templates and assets you’re looking for quicker and download them even faster […]
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Topic: Author on the mobile… Author for the mobile Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr. Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she shows you how to create mobile learning courses using mobile devices alongside Adobe Captivate 9. Learn how to create storyboards using Adobe Captivate Draft, share it for review with colleagues and clients, implement feedback, and then open […]
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Check out this new course on Adobe Captivate Drag and Drop Interactions with me on Lynda.com. This course dives into the drag-and-drop feature of Adobe Captivate 8, focusing on creating interactive elements that are interesting and fun. You will learn how to build your first interaction, turn interactions into questions and practice activities, apply effects, […]
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