Rapid Development Tool Showdown: Captivate vs. Lectora

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Online Forums 2014 - January 24, 2014
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Rebecca Goldberg

Instructional Designer/eLearning Developer
Travelers Insurance Company

Lieve Weymeis

Lilybiri’s Consultancy/Training

There is a host of rapid-development tools on the market, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Captivate and Lectora, two of the most popular, provide eLearning professionals with different development opportunities, but it’s difficult to know which will be best for your organization's training style and development needs. There are few resources available for side-by-side comparison of rapid-development tools, and none give an inside view of task execution in a head-to-head situation.

Participants in this session will explore a number of common eLearning-development scenarios and compare their execution in Captivate and Lectora side-by-side. You’ll see what is involved in establishing and executing these activities in each tool, and experience how each tool’s output looks, feels, and functions.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to create multi-action events in Captivate and Lectora
  • How to leverage time (that is, use timers to control functionality) in each tool
  • How to establish conditional functionality, including branching paths, in both tools
  • When Lectora is more appropriate than Captivate, and vice versa

Novice-to-advanced designers, developers, managers, and directors. Participants need no previous knowledge or skill, but familiarity with rapid-development processes might help.


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