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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Learning Management

8.7

Absorb LMS

87%
9.5

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

95%
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix ranks higher in 9/13 features

Course authoring

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Course catalog or library

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Player/Portal

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Learning content

9.3
93%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Mobile friendly

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Progress tracking & certifications

8.4
84%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Assignments

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Compliance management

7.4
74%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Learning administration

8.7
87%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Learning reporting & analytics

8.4
84%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

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

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Absorb LMS

83%
5 Ratings
10.0

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Absorb LMS

90%
4 Ratings
10.0

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS is a very easy-to-use, intuitive solution to your LMS requirements. The platform comes loaded with features and is completely plug-and-play. It has been developed for mid-size to large organizations. It helps to organize your learning content in a way that you will see a boost in the learning engagement right from the start. The platform can help organizations reach their learning and development goals regardless of whom training is being training are provided. It may not be very suitable for very small organizations or startups due to its pricing and what I feel is that it has been designed keeping the requirements of the mid-size to large organizations.
Ankit Hasija | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

Digital Chalk is perfect for organizations who are looking for an easy to use Learning Management System and don't need all the bells, whistles, and bulk of the LMS giants, like Cornerstone or SuccessFactors. Digital Chalk doesn't require an administrative specialist to learn a whole new language and environment with endless options and settings. It's very easy to use for both learners and administrators, and yet at the same time provides the exact functions you need.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Absorb LMS

  • Ease of use
  • Simple interface
  • High degree of customization
  • Ability to offer paid for content
Jason Davitsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

  • While I used the platform, it improved its integrations with PowerPoint, making it easy to convert slides to the DigitalChalk format.
  • The editing layers for audio underneath the slides is very user-friendly and easy to use.
  • While we didn't use the quiz randomization, I liked how there was a structure built to it so that those who had more robust usage situations than ours would be able to improve engagement and assess learning at a higher level.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb LMS

  • Automated creation of manager groups.
  • Easier way of seeing who employees report to so we can create manager groups.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

  • The administration of Digital Chalk is very easy. The function I think may be missing is an easy way to add revisions and assign them to the students who need them. For example, when you update a piece of a course it would have an indication that it is version xxx and would ask who would like to assign it to - everyone who has taken it before or just new students.
  • It would nice to have the system recognize when a student has already completed an element of a course that may be used in another course. For example, if video A is part of courses 1 and 2, and the student already watched it in course 1, it would ask the administrator if they should get automated credit for it in course 2, as well.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

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

Starting Price

Absorb LMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Starting at $399

Starting Price

$35 per month

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential$35.001
Professional$79.001
Premier$189.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As I mentioned previously, Digital Chalk's customer support is excellent. I also got a reply back within an hour, and it was usually the same person. So, they were familiar with our needs and how we were using the system. Honestly, most of the time we had to contact their support, it was an issue on the user's side, not in the software. Yet, they still helped identify the issue and consulted on how to fix it.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS is certainly better than most of the platforms out in the market due as it's far more intuitive and offers far more templates and customizations, while the other two platforms are also good in their respective specialties, Absorb LMS completely nails it in the number of features and functionality it offers. The customizations that Absorb LMS is offering are not available on the other platforms which have been very much beneficial to our company.
Ankit Hasija | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

DigitalChalk gave the organization the hands-on ownership of content creation and delivery while meeting our usage case of hands-off course management on a daily basis and extending the reach of the course content and certificate to as many people as possible. It's easy to use, very cost-effective to implement, and the overall experience means that the course participants get what they need out of the course without a lot of effort on their part.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb LMS

  • Honestly, I can't really say that Absorb [LMS] has had a positive or negative impact on the business
  • Some features are better than the last program we used, but nothing earth shaking
  • Some features are less than ideal, but it's nothing we really feel the need to complain about
Marquis C. Brantley | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

  • DigtialChalk's ROI is positive - the cost model of low up-front costs to get started, then paying a small amount per course participant means that organizations implementing DigitalChalk as their platform get more than their money's worth from it. It returns profit quickly and on a consistent basis.
  • The asynchronous nature of the platform, combined with the targeted usage situation of hands-off course delivery and management, means that resources to create, deliver, and maintain courses can be held with either one person (like an instructional designer) or even an outside contractor. This means that there's little impact to the fixed operating costs involved with hiring someone else to manage it.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

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