Adobe Captivate Prime is a learning management system that enables users to set up and measure students’ training.

Its features include auto-assigning activities, recurring certification training, reports and notifications, user management, course equivalent offerings and instructor sessions.

The Fluidic Player feature provides an e-learning experience which is compliant with video files, PDFs, DOCX, SCORM and xAPI.

The Enroller feature allows users to assign roles, learning programs and courses to individuals as well as teams. Users can assign activities to learners based on skill sets, roles and locations.

The system also automatically reassigns certifications once designated courses and learning programs are completed. It can also automate reports, group assignments, email notifications and reminders.

Instructors can manage activities by scheduling and rescheduling sessions, marking attendance, accepting student submissions and more.

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Daniel from Balustrade

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

This Produce is NOT an Adobe Product

In short, it was simply terrible, and I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.

Pros

You have unlimited storage space for courses/modules, etc.

Cons

This product iss clearly NOT created by Adobe; it was obviously purchased and Adobe slapped their label on it. I have been working in Photoshop since version 1, and there is a clear architecture and functionality to Adobe properties, all of them are exempt with Adobe Captivate Prime. It is cumbersome, unstable, and takes FOREVER to create a learning plan. In addition, their support will lead you down endless rabit holes that have not exit. It's really that terrible.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2018

Not standard Adobe

The benefits of the program were soon outweighed by the amount of money and time/effort it took to produce a product we were happy with. Overall, it's not a horrible product. For someone who knows what they're doing (I only knew what I wanted, and was only mildly adept at using the product), I could see it being a valuable product to LMS work. In my company's instance, this was not the case.

Pros

The software itself served the purpose for which we purchased it. It has great functionality and export/custom options that allow you to do what you need.

Cons

The least impressive element about the software was how difficult it was to use. Unlike some other Adobe programs (which some may say are not very intuitive), this program required a lot of prior knowledge about logic/a programming mindset. The mix between Adobe Edge Animate/Muse and Microsoft Powerpoint made it a bit cumbersome to understand.

Review Source: Capterra

Ana-Liza from McKesson

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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November 2018

Great LMS tool!

Pros

I am able to publish my eLearning and share it with colleagues just by sending a quick link to my course! Easy to use and create lessons within the site.

Cons

The cost is pretty pricey for my organization.

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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

Longer learning curve than needed

Several people on our team tried to use it for educational purposes, and everyone ended up using other software in the end because it just takes so long to design. Some templates or pre-made designs would be helpful in speeding up the development process.

Pros

Highly customizable option for developing e-learning material. Lots of different options, functions, and ways to engage audience. Good suggestions for best use of different options.

Cons

I would have expected e-learning material to take about 2x as long as developing power points, but it is much longer than that. The learning curve is greater than that of Photoshop. The interface is not intuitive for users of other Adobe products.

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Jason from Clevertronics

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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November 2018

Full of Glitches and errors

When you report glitches on basic functions you get bombarded with requests for screenshots etc to help them fix the issues. Has the potential to be a great LMS but basic operation failures and back end glitches cause much frustration and wasted time.

Pros

easy to upload modules and invite users

Cons

Constant glitches with reports - not pulling information properly, You can reset progress on individual courses but as soon as the courses are loaded to a learning program you can no longer reset a learner if they fail a quiz. You have to nominate them to do the individual course as a work around.

Review Source: Capterra

Adán from www.verbling.com

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

The proven quality of Adobe products in the LMS industry

Pros

It feels like Adobe immediately after you open it. It is software for professional designers, but the quality of the results are the ones of a pro.

You can control lots of settings and features.

Cons

As I mentioned in the "pros" section. The problem for us was that we are not professional designers so it took us a while and lots of tutorials after to figure it out how to use it. If you have some experience with Adobe products, it helps.

We were looking for a product to create Spanish e-learning courses, so we needed a foreign keyboard feature to allow students to add their answers using Spanish characters.

Apparently there is no such a feature yet, so we decided to not go ahead with Captivate for this project.

Review Source: Capterra

Surender from Geekshore

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Excellent e learning tool for internal training and assessments

It really made our internal assessments and training modules pop. Previously we used to have trainees not very interested in following up after a session. This saw interactivity rates go really high.

Pros

We used this to create "Exams" for our internal training modules. I really liked how easy it was to create a quiz and tag it to our existing study modules. The asset store is a phenomenal idea and gives you access to hundreds of ready made templates you can use to create your assessments. It also lets you create chained questions very easily. You can add audio to your modules and it even lets you capture keystrokes and texts. So its excellent if you are looking for training on Coding and software. I also hear at some point they plan on adding VR support. That would be a killer feature if they can embed it.

Cons

Its heavily packed with features and unfortunately some of the more advanced ones are buried in the interface. It is incredibly powerful but be ready to spend time learning it if you want to get the most out of it.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Accessible enough for the new user, detailed enough for the guru

I would highly recommend this for everything from basic to in-depth learning system operations. It can help low-priority training modules get out the door, and it can really help higher-level training modules shine if you are willing to invest the time.

Pros

I really appreciate the commitment to the end-user that Adobe has implemented in Captivate. I have found many of the upload features to be incredibly helpful, and have realized a lot of time saving in lower-need training modules by simply uploading existing PowerPoint docs.

Cons

A lot of my issues were solved in the most recent release. Specifically, the accessibility to the common user and the uploading of the PowerPoint docs.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

Tracking and Notifications features are good here.…

Adobe Captivate Prime is a great choice for your learning environment. It can be worth the price if you use all the features.

Pros

Learners can keep close track of their learning and be notified from time to time. Allows you to choose only relevant notifications and have too much showing up on the home pages.

Cons

Mobile apps and more video tutorials needed.

Review Source: Capterra

Paul from Standard Chartered Bank

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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October 2018

Automation in this learning software is brilliant.

Wide range of features available here.. If you have a lot of integration and automation requirements, this tool is the best.

Pros

For managers and admins, there are a wide range of automation capabilities. Integration, user enrollment, reporting, synching can all be automated.

Cons

Some of the complex features needs some explainer videos for using them.

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Paul from Frost & Sullivan

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

Dashboards are nice. Mobile apps need a reboot.

A great choice for organizations to provide a learning platform for employees. If the apps are improved, the LMS can be the best choice.

Pros

Its nice that the Learner dashboard can be customized and it lets learners track progress, and deadlines. It works well on all browsers and the learner experience is good.

Cons

Apps need more stability and the UI/UX on the app needs improvement.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Nice learner features. Highly recommended.

Highly recommended LMS for employee learning in organizations.

Pros

The catalog and course features are great, There is integration with external course catalogs.. User groups can be assigned specific courses and shared with external user groups as well.

Cons

Used a trail account and not a lot of negatives were found

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

Reporting features helps track learning. Viewer friendly reports needed.

Learning tracking is easy for learning managers and administrators.

Pros

Its nice that Adobe captivate Prime allows managers to view customized reports, team specific or role-based reporting and user groups. It saves manual efforts.

Cons

There should be more viewer friendly reports for displaying learner tracking.

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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

Here comes the intelligent solution to your LMS needs....

Good solid solution to all your Learning, Training needs.

Pros

Adobe captivate Prime gives you a simple and intelligent solution for deploying elearning modules, presentations, learning plans and also keeping enhance the user engagement. Adobe Captivate Prime should be the foremost choice as the wealth of functionality that it provides is excellent when you compare it with other LMS tools available in the market. The "Fluidic player" that Prime has the ability to play MP4, PPTXs,, Adobe Captivate or Adobe Presenter projects, DOCX, SCORM or AICC packages. With this the adminstrator or the curator can add notes at any point to their content.

Cons

The modern user interface is extremely advanced, but cannot be considered intuitive. Smaller organizations (that does not boast of bigger audience size) might hesitate going for the captivate prime experience as it is costly compared to the other LMS tools available. Also, the interface might be little tough to master as experimenting with the software is a definite step needed to master it.

Review Source: Capterra

Christine from My Pet Pail

Industry:  Advertising

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Lacking on features

Pros

Great administrative side, can monitor every step of the way. Can turn PowerPoint to SCORM content quick and easily

Cons

Seems to lack on the student side, doesn’t have as many features and is a little tricky to figure out sometimes

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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

Has great Learning features, Mobile Apps needs lots of improvement

Overall Adobe Captivate Prime is a good learning tool in a desktop environment. More improvements need to be made on the mobile.

Pros

The customizable dashboard provides an easy view of all the learning progress. The abundance of features and ease of use on the desktop / web is good.

Cons

Apps on the mobile need to be improved a lot especially the memory and content display. Improvements needed for a good mobile learning experience.

Review Source: Capterra

Anthony from innvation Cube

Industry:  Education

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Its good that it allows integration with Adobe connect and captivate authoring tool.

Pros

Its good that it allows integration with Adobe connect and captivate authoring tool.
There are options to integrate with thirdparty course content like Getabstract, Lynda etc.. which increases your content library.

Cons

Doesn’t currently have facility to buy and sell courses on the tool. This will be good for smaller players.

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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Adobe Captivate Prime ranks higher than conventional LMSs

For a multi-learner environment, Adobe Captivate Prime is good, it is most useful for organizations where learners are remotely located and need a virtual learning environment.

Pros

I like the learner-first-approach in Adobe’s Prime LMS. The design is centered around the user. Its nice to see the feedback loop on course effectiveness which is based on tests and manager feedback. Cloud based model, security and disaster management are other key parameters that makes it rank higher than other LMSs.

Cons

It is cloudbased so it needs connectivity for most features to work. However, offline and sync facility is available when not connected.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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September 2018

Adobe Captivate Prime - Feedback

It's a useful tool that helps learner easily track their progress. Easy to navigate across screens. There is scope for making the learning process a little more horizontal by making peer sharing more fluid.

Pros

To understand and capture the learner's feedback, there are course effectiveness and ratings. Whether the learning meets the objectives and how well the learners progress - all these can be captured in the LMS

Cons

Social connecting and peer sharing can be made better in this LMS

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Abraham Sudharson from Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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September 2018

A secure and reliable learning tool

A very reliable learning management tool for learning admins and managers. Need improvements in mobile learning to make it one of the top LMSs.

Pros

This LMS uses the latest user management features, right from login authorization to segregating and organizing learners into groups based on role, location and reporting etc.. Easy for managers and admins.

Cons

Since mobile learning is a necessity, the mobile apps need to be improved a lot.

Review Source: Capterra

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