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Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    8.5

    Absorb LMS

    85%

    CD2 Learning

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Absorb LMS ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Course authoring

    8.8
    88%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    8.9
    89%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    8.3
    83%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    8.7
    87%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    7.6
    76%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    8.6
    86%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    7.5
    75%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gamification

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

    8.4
    84%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • CD2 Learning is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Absorb LMS

    83%
    10 Ratings
    9.0

    CD2 Learning

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Absorb LMS

    91%
    1 Rating

    CD2 Learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0

    CD2 Learning

    30%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Absorb LMS

    90%
    4 Ratings

    CD2 Learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    All in all, the Absorb LMS system is a user-friendly system for the employee as well as the administrator. Creating courses is not cumbersome and allows for a variety of types. The only missing type of content that it doesn't allow is the upload of a PPT that can be viewed directly in the training window instead of forcing the download to the user's computer. The workaround is to save the PPT presentation as a video or to create a scorm file. I really like the scheduled emailed course activity reports that can be set up for course owners so that they may track course completion by users. All in all, I would highly rate the system from a cost standpoint, user-friendliness, and in the area of course creation. I do wish the more advanced reporting features were included without a significant cost upgrade.
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    CD2 Learning

    CD2 Learning is a great fit for any organization wanting to help develop online training resources as well as online assessment and data analytics. CD2 Learning would not be a great fit for an organization wanting to do a lot of custom development to create a platform from scratch.
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    Pros

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    • The admin reporting dashboard is amazing. Customizing widgets with course stats for our courses allows us to see (or share with stakeholders) visual representations of our progress immediately upon login.
    • Publishing SCORM content from Create into the LMS is seamless. Maintenance and editing is a breeze!
    • I have worked in many systems in my tenure as a designer at multiple companies- the admin side of Absorb is by FAR the easiest to learn and use. Many systems have a deeply nested structure that is difficult to navigate - Absorb has lots of features and options but doesn't nest them in a way that difficult to understand.
    • The LMS is flexible and provides options regarding course setup that is nearly limitless. If you want multiple lessons within one course you can do that- if you want only one lesson per course but then you want to build a curriculum you can do that. You can enforce orders with ease. Set up enrollment rules with ease. Use email messaging from within the system- or turn it off for individual courses while not affecting global levels. Those are just a few examples of things I have done in Absorb with ease that couldn't be done in other systems I worked with.
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    CD2 Learning

    • The ability to restrict and customise the security preferences to ensure the system remains standardised.
    • The phone customer support is good because you can get through to someone when it is really urgent.
    • A lot of the interface is customisable as well, so you can change the look and feel yourself.
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    Cons

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    • Communication of updates in the Platform can be improved.
    • Social interactions amongst the learners can be improved to facilitate an environment of learning.
    • A quick search bar can be added to search for courses.
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    CD2 Learning

    • There are times we wish CD2 Learning had additional resources to help address any issues that pop up within our platform in a more timely manner.
    • CD2 Learning does not do a lot of custom development for each client. There are times we wish we could more easily alter aspects of the CD2 Learning platform to better fit our needs.
    • CD2 Learning works in "sprints". Therefore, if an issue does not get included in the sprint, it can take some time before it is addressed.
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    Pricing Details

    Absorb LMS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Absorb LMS editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      CD2 Learning

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      CD2 Learning editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        I enjoy using Absorb, especially as a first-time user and not being familiar with an LMS. I have also received a great amount of support.
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        CD2 Learning

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        CD2 Learning

        Terrible to use for administrators. Hard to find the function you are looking for and over complicated
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        Support Rating

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        Support is very helpful when needed. It is easy to open a ticket and support is always quick to assist in getting the issue fixed the first time. My only issue was an issue we had for a long time when trying to get the file feed up and running which never seemed to work right, however it does now work correctly the way we want it to.
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        CD2 Learning

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        Absorb LMS is the only LMS we have used and we made the selection based on recommendations from other Learning and Development Professionals in our industry.
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        CD2 Learning

        Before going with CD2 Learning, we looked at using Cornerstone for our services. We found Cornerstone was considerably more expensive than CD2 Learning. Additionally, we were always very impressed with the people at CD2 Learning, which continues to be a great strength for them. Their people are wonderfully caring, supportive, and collaborative.
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        Return on Investment

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        • Absorb [LMS] allows us to decrease live customer training by 80 percent
        • Required much larger time investment than expected
        • Consulting services routinely delivered modules late
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        CD2 Learning

        • Better trained people, more efficient
        • Less time to assign training, cost efficient
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