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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    Arlo

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.4

    Brightspace

    94%
    Brightspace ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Course authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    9 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    6 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    7 Ratings

    Learning content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    9 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    8 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    9 Ratings

    Assignments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    9 Ratings

    Compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Learning administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    8 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    9 Ratings

    Social learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    9 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Arlo is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Brightspace is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.6

    Arlo

    96%
    3 Ratings
    9.2

    Brightspace

    92%
    44 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Arlo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    25 Ratings

    Usability

    Arlo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Brightspace

    64%
    11 Ratings

    Availability

    Arlo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Arlo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Arlo

    90%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Brightspace

    100%
    11 Ratings

    Online Training

    Arlo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0

    Brightspace

    40%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Arlo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.6

    Brightspace

    16%
    6 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Arlo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Arlo

    Its probably better suited for home-use rather than in a large office setting. Fortunately, my suite is less than 2000 sq ft so it's not much of an issue. It allows downloading and can be used amongst other managers or IT staff and the likes. I dont use any for outside.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Brightspace

    If you're an educational institution (K-12, Higher Ed, etc.), this is an amazing tool, and it will provide you all the functionality to support anything you may want and need it to do.If you are looking at Brightspace as a tool for corporate training, I'm not sure exactly how good or bad it will be for you. My guess would be that it likely depends on your organization's size. Along that line, what I can speak to is how we use it for our customized training and in-house professional development/training, and it works fantastically for that. While we primarily use it for normal higher ed coursework, we regularly do training and professional development for all of our employees and I manage those along with our HR department. Because we use it for many other things as well, all of our employees are familiar with the product, which makes our trainings go that much smoother and makes my job that much easier.
    John Bayerl | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Arlo

    • The picture and video quality is excellent!
    • The customer support is excellent.
    • The product is excellent.
    • The app is easy to use.
    Kevin Duersch | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Brightspace

    • Allowing users to embed content links from YouTube or Google Drive enables learners to experience a richer lesson.
    • Providing a powerful editor that allows developers to also include content from Adobe Stock as well as textbook publishers and cloud storage companies gives more power and creative ability to instructors.
    • Providing scaling for mobile and traditional computer systems ensures students will not have issues on the go.
    • The customization of home pages and groups enable courses to be used for small training sessions with breakout groups, large courses with separate sections, and even just more engaging courses that present themed icons and logos.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Arlo

    • They should add power and connection monitoring to alert when a devices is offline.
    • They could add PoE
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Brightspace

    • One can feel a bit rushed on the Brightspace platform during the log-out period. Security requirements may require this, but it makes end-users more conscious about getting through content than taking notes.
    • From my experience, there is not a direct connection between the platform and Outlook.
    • Some content on the platform can feel redundant.
    Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Arlo

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Required
    $99

    Starting Price

    $99 per user, per month

    Arlo Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Simple$991
    Professional$1891
    Enterprise$2491
    1. per user, per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    Usage charges are as follows: 95¢ per registration for free events/online activities and $2 per registration for paid events/online activities

    Brightspace

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Brightspace Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    Must contact vendor for pricing information. 30-day free trial is available.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Arlo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Brightspace

    Brightspace 9.0
    Based on 25 answers
    I would never give any system a perfect score. In the technology environment today we need to be constantly looking at ways to improve the user experience and LMS companies like Desire2Learn need to know that we have options today with other systems and they need to stay current with features and listen to their customers.
    Ed Lovitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Arlo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Brightspace

    Brightspace 6.4
    Based on 11 answers
    Overall, the learning environment works as expected. However, there are plenty of bugs. For example, for a few versions, trying to print out a PDF from the Content screen in several browsers would produce a blank page. We inform D2L support about these issues, most of which are known issues. However, they are very slow to respond. D2L seems to spend more time selling than actually coding and testing their product. Most of the issues are not major -- however, there have been a few that are unbelievable. In fact, this past week we had a sudden issue where the "Submit" button in quizzes would not appear if users had a certain browser/operating system combination. This is a major problem, if students cannot submit their exams! D2L is slow to respond to these kinds of situations, which do occur more often than I would like.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Arlo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Brightspace

    Brightspace 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Both students and instructor enjoy the 24-hoiur access. After, all isn't that the point of online learning. As an instructor located in an Eastern time zone state it is great to connect with students located in a Pacific time zone state. I have gotten comments about the early hours I am in the course room grading assignments . . . 4:00 a.m. PST; 7:00 a.m. EST So, it's sleep time for my students and "first cup of coffee" time for me.
    Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Arlo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Brightspace

    Brightspace 9.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Easy to navigate; little to no delay from one section of the course room to another; actually fun to use after overcoming the learning curve.
    Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Arlo

    Arlo 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I have only had to contact them one time, and they were responsive and professional. It is difficult to give a rating on this unless you actually have an issue. This is the reason for a 9 out of 10. I can not give a perfect rating if I never had an opportunity to truly experience something.
    Kevin Duersch | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Brightspace

    Brightspace 10.0
    Based on 11 answers
    I have had excellent support from Desire2Learn. Any ticket that I submit is acknowledged immediately and the correction is usually almost as quick. We use this for thousands of classes and it is pretty well liked by both faculty and students. We have been using it for almost 4 years now and most of our instructors have become pretty proficient with it.
    Steven Mitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Arlo

    No answers on this topic

    Brightspace

    Did not participate in the in-person training due to distance; training was completed online
    Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Arlo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Brightspace

    Brightspace 4.0
    Based on 2 answers
    The training provided online did not, necessarily, fit the version of the system that I was using. Screens were somewhat different and not all options were readily available. This could have been due to customization on the part of my institution however, I rather believe it was due to version changes and training materials not yet being updated.
    Ken Matthias | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Arlo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Brightspace

    Brightspace 1.6
    Based on 6 answers
    The D2L implementation team listened to our concerns and built a system based upon our needs. We wanted to keep them after the initial implementation.
    Ed Lovitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Arlo

    Im still comparing and so far Synology is a better choice for its clarity and ease of use.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Brightspace

    I have used Blackboard Learn 8 and 9. I am currently learning about Canvas. Blackboard is overall much clunkier and lacks the intuitive feel in some parts of D2L. Its grade book is much harder to control and manipulate than D2L's. Its navigation menu can be more radically modified from the default than D2L's, but this doesn't seem that useful to me. Discussions in Blackboard can be more easily reorganized than in D2L, but no grading of discussions is possible. Blackboard Assignments is a good innovation which allows markup directly in the students' submissions, but it displays student work in a confusing manner that doesn't allow for any customization, and its markup options need further tweaking. Furthermore, no rubrics can be used in Blackboard in any way to grade any kind of work (that I am aware of). Overall, I would choose D2L over Blackboard.
    Tom Carlson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Arlo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Brightspace

    Brightspace 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    During my first semester working with Desire2Learn the integrated learning management system was more down than up. This meant reconfiguring assignment due dates, frustration for both the instructor, students, and help desk staff. After an upgrade, Desire2Learn has been reliable.
    Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Arlo

    • It's been positive overall using Arlo.
    • They seem to respect privacy more than their competition.
    • Haven't had any issues with the models we use.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Brightspace

    • I cannot speak to whether this system is less expensive than the more fully featured Blackboard, but employees are far less efficient, frustrated, and require frequent calls to the help center to set up fairly simple course templates.
    • I have been asked to consider teaching courses which will be completely online at my current institution. I have done such online courses several times at other universities, but I have decided Desire2Learn is too frustrating and cumbersome to do so. I am now exploring using Google Drive to teach a course online. Otherwise, I will not teach online until required or I find an alternate system.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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