37 – Adobe Captivate

Captivate from Adobe is authoring software for rapid creation and maintainance of interactive eLearning content. It lets you create powerful simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario-based training without programming knowledge or multimedia skills.

A small increase in position this year for Adobe Captivate.

Website Cost Availability
Commercial – Free Trial available Download
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Comments from some of those who selected Captivate as one of their Top Tools

Although I hate it, I use it. Tricia Ransom, 2014

I use this to develop courses  Zifang Su 2013
creates all my short tutorials and is 508 Compliant…  Debra Robinson 2013
increased use to develop E-Learning resources.  Mark Rollins 2013

  • “This is the tool I normally use for software screen captures (although I also dabble with Camtasia).”  Clive Shepherd
  • “A tool which simply does what is says on the tin. An easy to use screen capture tool which can be used for a wide range of e-learning. Probably the most used tool in this area I suspect ”  Steve Rayson
  • “for flash cards, software sims, and branched scenarios”  Patti Shank
  • “Captivate is how I develop self-paced e-learning content that is embedded within the instructor-led courses. Sometimes this is as simple as a graphic or flow chart with rollovers or hotspots; sometimes it’s a complex branching scenario. Captivate’s a good tool for all of it.”  Christy Tucker
  • “A SERIOUS authoring tool for demos simulations, evaluation, and scenarios-based learning”  Michael Hanley
  • “I Use this one to create simulations and demonstrations, and decision making interactions.”  Juan Antonio Ortiz