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Absorb Anywhere LMS

5 Ratings
Score 5 out of 101

Lesson.ly

7 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb worked well for us for a number of years but once we started to push the limits of the software, the company and the product let us down. Support became unresponsive and the product enhancements that we were told were coming never did.
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Lesson.ly

Lesson.ly is well designed for internal training purposes within a corporate environment - when your team is creating customized trainings. However, if you are looking for a learning management system with lots of content already on the tool (i.e., business trainings, etc), there are other tools with more robust content loaded.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
8.9
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
9.5
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
9.5
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
9.0
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
6.5
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
8.5
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
9.0
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
9.5
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
9.0
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
9.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
8.5

Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • Lesson.ly does a great job of providing a way for learners to self-certify and test their knowledge on the content of the lesson. Both via Flip cards that provide a quick question and response. Learners can try and guess or answer and then immediately check to see if they were correct. You can also institute graded tests with multiple choice or written answers to verify knowledge of the user.
  • Lesson.ly allows for both embedded video and image content which provides audiovisual learners to have a more effective and efficient learning experience. My favorite use of this feature was the inclusion of Gifs. Both to illustrate any simple concepts being taught and for the use of humor to keep the lessons from getting boring when going through several lessons in a row.
  • Lesson.ly also does a great job of providing structure to your lessons. Building boards or modules allows you to group lessons together. It provides a clear way for clients or employees to proceed to the next lesson upon the completion of their current lesson.
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Cons

  • Customer Support is unresponsive and poor
  • Inconsistent interface in the product
  • Reporting out of Absorb is cumbersome
  • No search functionality within courses.
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  • Navigating through finished lessons can be challenging especially if you have completed a large number of them.
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Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS1.0
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Poor response time and generally poor responses.
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Alternatives Considered

At the time of selection, we went with Absorb as they were one of the few that could handle online transactions for courses. We are in the process of migrating to Skilljar and will be discontinuing our subscription to Absorb in 2018.
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We looked at a variety of learning tools. Many were not as user friendly as Lesson.ly, or were designed for bigger accounts (and therefore we were sort of ignored by the sales teams!). In the end, we needed something that was modern and allowed us to push out our custom training to our team and track the completion rates. Lesson.ly was easy to use, with great customer service, and was a fair price
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to lighten the work load on our finance team by moving course purchase processing to the online platform.
  • Learning team was able to reduce the amount of live training and travel.
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  • Lesson.ly has helped save a ton of time in the onboarding process. A lot of valuable hours went towards providing on the job training and hands-on training of new employees. Now with that automated through Lesson.ly, it frees up the rest of our team to focus on their roles and expedites the time it takes to get new employees up to speed
  • Lesson.ly is helping us provide another way to connect and train customers. The full impact of this addition is still being calculated by our company, but it's awesome to have another way to service customers and provide content in a format that is meaningful to them.
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Pricing Details

Absorb Anywhere LMS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Lesson.ly

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details