Who Uses This Software?

Commercial Organizations with focus on Learning.


Average Ratings

32 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $4.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Adobe
  • www.adobe.com/
  • Founded 1982
  • United States

About Adobe Captivate Prime

A full featured LMS with a learner-first approach that empowers you to setup, deliver, and track learning all by yourself. Maximize learning impact by developing skill-based learning programs. Foster a learning culture using gamification and mobile learning. Play all kinds of content seamlessly with our Fluidic Player, that also allows note-taking to facilitate revision.


Adobe Captivate Prime Features

  • Academic / Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Mobile Learning
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing
  • Academic / Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Certification Management
  • Content Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Monitoring
  • Gamification
  • Media Management
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Academic / Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Gamification
  • Learning Management (LMS)
  • Mobile Learning
  • Simulation
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing

Adobe Captivate Prime Reviews Recently Reviewed!


So far, satisfied!

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customer Support is 24x7 available and if I get any issue, I can turn to the Customer Support any time! The interface is very much sorted! Also, variety of parameters is something I find essential. Gives me an option to create e- learning course and share it on different platforms.

Cons: New modules need to be updates as they still look outdated to me and cause hindrance in my work. To make a new version of the e-learning course, previous has to be deleted or updated, which I find useless.

Not a lot of improvement from past versions.

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's Captivate. It's the best option for turning a power point presentation into SCORM content available right now.

Cons: I've been using the program since Captivate 6 and there's not a whole lot of upgrade or improvements made to the newer versions. They typically lock-up my system, while others don't.

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The most powerful eLearning authoring software I've used...

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As everything coming from Adobe, this is spectacular! There is practically NOTHING you can't do with it!! I come from video editing and animation using the Adobe suite, so it feels like I already know a bunch of features and things I see in Captivate. For the time I've used it I can say is quite easy to use, even when it has a lot of features and options.

Cons: It can get quite complex to use if you want to get to know all the features. Its a bit confusing. I suggest you read the manuals or watch a tutorial first.

Overall: We can easily and quickly create stunning eLearning contents for our clients!!

Sometimes clunky and difficult to train people how to use it to complete their training.

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The gamification of badges and scores make learning more fun. The ability to print completion certificates is a nice touch.

Cons: The complicated interface and the inability to "test out" of programs without viewing the whole lesson is frustrating.

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An Excellent Authoring Tool

Jan 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Captivate continues to improve with each new version. While it is still lacking some functionality with respect to quizzing/assessments, video usage, and other similar details, overall it is an excellent well-rounded tool. It has a variety of options to customize and enhance e-Learning, which make it an appropriate choice for large and small scale operations.

Cons: As someone that is very familiar and comfortable with vector based graphics (I primarily use Adobe Illustrator), I've had a hard transition to Adobe Captivate. The keyboard shortcuts are so different from the rest of the Adobe Suite, which can be frustrating after you've become adjusted and familiar to the other programs. High resolution pictures seem to lose quality after they're imported, and I run into technical issues most times I use the program (such as: freezing, having to force quit the program, etc). I would also like to see more options for the templates that are included in Captivate. There's no freedom to adjust/edit the existing themes.

Overall: I've used it to create employee training and quick references. When using simulations, I'd suggest keeping them as short as possible.

Extremely powerful but unintuitive

Jan 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is an excellent tool for software simulations. Users can track and recreate clicks, interactions, and typing. Indicators on screen are clear and visible, and Captivate allows for pauses and narration. Speaking purely from an eLearning development perspective, this software is about as powerful and functional as most people will need, and the end product turns out easy to use and pleasing to look at.

Cons: As with most Adobe software, Captivate is *not* intuitive. It has a wealth of functionality, much of which is buried in thick menus or dozens of buttons. Users will need to invest time in reading guides and experimenting with the program. It is not something most people will be able to pick up and dive into.

Overall: Enhanced software simulations and professional, polished final products.

Great Training Tool

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its functionality is so smooth. It's an easy platform for users of all skill sets and an excellent tool for skill enhancement.

Cons: Hard to come up with many cons of substance, but a small one would be that it times the software can seem a bit bulky/clunky. There is a lot of information and options. Not necessarily a bad thing.

Overall: Great training, skill enhancement tool

It is a good software and I recommend try it.

Nov 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is excellent software, easy to use, not to complicated, good price, best support and easy setup software.

Cons: It is difficult to say something I do not like about this great product. Sometimes it doesn't let me do everything I'd like to do.

I believe this is a fantastic sofware for its time, but I think it has a long way to go.

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The biggest pro is that the software has a ton of capabilities. I give it a 5 in overall quality because I think what Adobe has done is fantastic in terms of the other competition. When I compare it to other e-Learning softwares I think Adobe Captivate Prime takes the cake with the LMS integration, and easy to understand (not intuitive without training) features, the software is ahead of its time.

Cons: I think other e-Learning creation tools will start to pass up Adobe Captivate Prime if they do not continue to make updates to make it easier to use. Users need to go through intense training to learn how to use the software (let alone to understand the educational philosophies of creating a good training). I think we will see a day when there is very little to no training required in order to navigate e-Learning creation software.

Overall: E-Learning is a great way to provide corporate training and has a lot of practical applications. Adobe allows for customized e-Learning courses with many options to the admins.

Easy to use with high quality results

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It has been so easy for my team to learn how to use the software and we continue to find uses for the product

Overall: Ease of use with high quality products.

Cool features but very buggy

Oct 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software Adobe Captivate Prime provides a lot of flexibility to do elaborate and intricate projects.

Cons: Adobe Captivate Prime is very buggy. It crashed easily and often and I lost a lot of work on multiple occasions.

We use Captivate Prime for our Online Course Content

Oct 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of creating a slide deck that is graphically pleasing. The ability to upload to SCORM compliant LMS systems in multiple formats is also a plus.

Cons: The number of clicks to create multiple layers within the system and the amount of time it takes to learn all the different features and how they interact.

Overall: Creation of online software and the ability to store legally defensible online learning content.

You'll love it if you are an adobe fan

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What's great about captivate is that it works really well with the rest of the adobe suite, so if you started your career as a graphic designer you'd be able to transition to a career such as instructional design with that background alone. It's very easy to use and pick up and if you've other e-authoring tools like storyline and lectora you'll feel right at home. Great piece of software.

Cons: I found it harder to pick up than I did storyline and I think this is because of my experience with powerpoint and the fact that I learned that first. It's also not as robust as storyline however, this is offset by the adobe suite.

Overall: it's useful for creating e learning courses

Fun to play around with

Aug 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and there are several videos and support that can be found on the internet if help is needed.

Cons: Sometimes it's hard to adjust to a new program/software, but Adobe software systems seem to be pretty easy to adjust to.

The easiest, quickest LMS I've ever used

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 1. In less than two hours, I had set up Captivate Prime. I had no hassles or problems.
2. The menus and options are easy to understand and look modern.
3. Despite the ease of use, I can do just about anything I'd want an LMS to do with Prime.
4. I can set up user roles and permissions at six different levels, including Learner.
5. I can set up external users, those outside my organization, and send them all a link to let them set up their own login and password, saving me a lot of time and ensuring greater security.
6. Prime lets me set up sets of skills for learners to achieve and tie them to learning objectives.
7. I can upload courses, videos, PowerPoint, PDF files and more and they show nicely using Prime's Fluidic Player.
8. There's a free app to use Prime on mobile devices.
9. The Reports that Prime generates out of the box are very nice, and I can also create my own.
10. There are gamification and branding options too.

Cons: It would be nice if Adobe offered trials longer than 30 days for those who want to try out the product because it can take a while to really put it through its paces.

Good

Jun 29, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It allows me to easy navigate to the places I want to get to without getting frustrated and lost.

Cons: Sometimes there's too much information that I don't need. Would like an easy way to hide that.

Very good. Streamlined.

Jun 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software is extremely easy to use and has a streamlined UI that is very easy to navigate.

Cons: It can be a little buggy sometimes, but nothing too bad.

Adobe continues to provide great eLearning development tools - Captivate is the best!

Jun 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to create vibrant and effective online learning courses without a great deal of training.

Overall: I can create a set of modular courses or a single course with multiple modules. The flexibility and navigational options meet my every branching need.

ABSOLUTLEY LOVE!!!

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Best training software that I have ever used!!! Was able to create trainings, quizes, presentations for in glass room group training, complete training for center overseas with out having to leave my desk! Success rate was amazing!

Cons: It took some time to figure it out. I was self taught, there are so many features and functions that you could do anything with it, as long as you knew what you were doing.

Overall: Best software for training! I would recommend it to anyone!

By far not as easy as described

May 30, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: will probably work well with other adobe products. the layout is very simple, so learners will easily find their way. for the administrator there is not much to adjust.

Cons: not all created courses show up when creating a learning program. no way to find out why. if the forums do not help, it is not possible to contact adobe, at least in my country

Fluidic Player for future referencing is great

Mar 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User-friendly features

Cons: accessibility in other countries

Overall: One of best applications for improving soft skills, it is that type of application where you can access the modern application development requirement of present world

Recommendations to other buyers: Nope

It's a powerful software and would probably be 5 stars if I only had time to learn it better!

Feb 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: pretty intuitive to use and user friendly, especially in a situation such as mine where it was self-taught

Cons: sometimes hard to find (remember!) what is where in terms of features and click buttons

Overall: Over the years, I've learned how to use Adobe Captivate using the 'self-taught' method. So I know there's even more to it than I'm utilizing, but it's still pretty simple to pick-up and start using after a bit of normal trial-and-error. But very powerful...pretty user friendly...and pretty intuitive.
It was originally designed for tracking and recording on-screen directions/tutorials, but I've used it primarily as a enhanced PowerPoint presentation with voiceovers, navigation, etc.
Solid software and one that can really enhance your online training content!

Recommendations to other buyers: try your best to dedicate some time to truly learn the software instead of when crunched for time to develop/publish a new piece of online training content (or whatever your end product is)

Useful but incredibly buggy

Feb 01, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Captivate worked fairly well for my purposes but was incredibly buggy. Crashed repeatedly, spent several hours and wasted many work days trying to figure it out with customer support.

Great eLearning Creation Tool

Jan 30, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: It was time to move to a new software for our online development courses. Previously we were using those native to our provider. We wanted something with more options, more updated tools and something easy to use. Classes need to be updated - it's a fact of life. The updating has to be easy or no one will ever do it. That's where we were before switching to Captivate. Now everything else easier to navigate, easier to publish.

Awesome interactions and videos for e-learning

Jan 25, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Various options for e-learning.

Cons: Harder learning curve.

Overall: Captivate is a great tool for creating interactive activities for e-learning and self-study material as well as capturing screen activities in a video format. Easy to use and great value for the cost.

So Far So Good.

Jan 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quick start features. Asset library. Testing function. Responsive design

Cons: No issues. Cost effective.

Overall: We're in the process of shoring up our training tools and we settled on Captivate to help us with some of the re-building. It's got some great features and very helpful quick start tools. We've developed our first module and have had no major concerns. So far so good.

A little cumbersome

Jan 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Captivate is useful and intricate but can sometimes be frustrating. The quality of the finished product is great, but nothing marvelous - other programs can do the same job, much simpler such as Storyline.

I found it very difficult to install

Jan 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Purchased a captivate subscription but found it very difficult to re-install once I switched computers. I spent 30-45 minutes on Adobe's website combing through links, installed Creative Cloud (was not the answer) until I finally searched a backdoor link.

Good for Pros. Not great for small companies looking for simple solutions

Dec 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Robust features

Cons: Difficult to use if you don't have experience

Overall: Captivate is definitely a robust tool, and it would be ideal for mid-size - enterprise companies. If you're a small startup, or have humble training needs or experience, I would look elsewhere.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be sure you also search LMS accounts. You won't be able to use this without it. At least not very easily.

Easy to use, quality results

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Adobe Captivate is a must for those looking to produce Software Simulations for the purpose of training. Note: Captivate is not currently compatible with high resolutions screens and therefore results may vary after download. Our company recently released an ROI software system and Captivate has been crucial in training our staff on how to use this tool.

Top notch, but not easy!

Oct 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Best program to utilize to create your e-learning content. Great features and add ons and themes. However, the program is not easy to use!

Good Authoring Tool but has bugs

Oct 04, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Familiar platform.

Cons: Quiz feature will not work properly if course is narrated and has content located after quiz. Quix features should be upgraded.

Overall: Captivate 9 has contained some really nice features. Some work properly but others do not. This can be frustrating if you create a course surrounding a certain functionality, only to realize the bugs have not been quite worked out. With that said - the partner plug-ins with E-learning Bros is fantastic and a welcome addition.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are familiar with Captivate from previous versions, then you know what to expect. New to the program people should perform their research.