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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    9.4

    Brightspace

    94%

    Kajabi

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Brightspace ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Course authoring

    9.5
    95%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    10.0
    100%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    9.8
    98%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    9.5
    95%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    9.8
    98%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    9.4
    94%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    9.8
    98%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    9.8
    98%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    9.8
    98%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    8.4
    84%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Storefront

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Kajabi

    84%
    Kajabi ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Product catalog & listings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    6 Ratings

    Product management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    6 Ratings

    Bulk product upload

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Branding

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    4 Ratings

    Mobile storefront

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    5 Ratings

    Product variations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    5 Ratings

    Website integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    5 Ratings

    Visual customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    5 Ratings

    CMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    5 Ratings

    Online Shopping Cart

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Kajabi

    84%
    Kajabi ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Abandoned cart recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    3 Ratings

    Checkout user experience

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings

    Online Payment System

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Kajabi

    84%
    Kajabi ranks higher in 1/1 features

    eCommerce security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    5 Ratings

    eCommerce Marketing

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Kajabi

    83%
    Kajabi ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Promotions & discounts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings

    Personalized recommendations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    SEO

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    5 Ratings

    eCommerce Business Management

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Kajabi

    91%
    Kajabi ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Multi-site management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings

    Order processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    3 Ratings

    Inventory management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Shipping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Custom functionality

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Brightspace is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Kajabi is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Implementation Rating
    • Brightspace and Kajabi are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    Brightspace

    92%
    44 Ratings
    8.4

    Kajabi

    84%
    15 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    25 Ratings
    9.5

    Kajabi

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    6.4

    Brightspace

    64%
    11 Ratings
    8.0

    Kajabi

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Kajabi

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Kajabi

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Brightspace

    100%
    11 Ratings
    10.0

    Kajabi

    100%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    4.0

    Brightspace

    40%
    2 Ratings

    Kajabi

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.6

    Brightspace

    16%
    6 Ratings
    8.0

    Kajabi

    80%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    1 Rating

    Kajabi

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    D2L

    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.
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    Kajabi

    I wouldn't recommend Kajabi for someone that's starting to figure out what their product is going to be and who is the target audience. While one could argue the starting price point isn't high compared to having a brick and mortar store, it's also not practical pay between $100-$200 a month while the business figures out their offer. Kajabi is better suited for someone who has already tested their product, specifically courses, and can start selling it relatively soon after launching their Kajabi site. While Kajabi has come out with a coaching and community products, those are still in their infancy. The strength of Kajabi is in their course content delivery supported by the ability to have a simple website and email marketing system in the same platform.
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    Pros

    D2L

    • 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.
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    Kajabi

    • With a featured button as opposed to just a hyperlink, it is incredibly simple to link to a page within an email.
    • The marketing strategy's functionality and the ability to customize emails allow me to communicate with every client.
    • Course creator to create digital products from your content.
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    Cons

    D2L

    • 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.
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    Kajabi

    • The inbuilt themes are excellent but sometimes a small change is required to improve it - that then requires a code change which must then be reapplied if Kajabi issue an upgrade.
    • Once you get the "hang" of it, Kajabi is a very powerful platform. But it does take an investment of time. Kajabi also has a best-practice way of doing things and I feel that it is worth paying for skilled support to get through the setup quickly.
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    Pricing Details

    Brightspace

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Brightspace 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

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

      Kajabi

      Starting Price

      $149 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Kajabi editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Basic$149.001
      Growth$199.002
      Pro$399.003

      Footnotes

      1. per month
      2. per month
      3. per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      20% discount for annual pricing.

      Likelihood to Renew

      D2L

      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.
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      Kajabi

      We are committed to it and once we get "really good" at using it, I think it is a excellent platform and links well to Hubspot. At present, we are still just barely scratching the surface with our use of its features
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      Usability

      D2L

      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.
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      Kajabi

      Kajabi is very usable. But it is complex and if you haven't used it for a few weeks you have to remind yourself how to do things. It is very important to treat it like any major system and be very disciplined about how you file things and name documents
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      Reliability and Availability

      D2L

      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.
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      Kajabi

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      D2L

      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.
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      Kajabi

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      D2L

      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.
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      Kajabi

      The Kajabi Support people are helpful, fast and knowledgeable. I usually call in a panic - because I have lost something, messed something or am on a deadline. Sometimes we speak, or we do a chat. Always my angst is eliminated. I often thank the person for being "so patient" with me. LOL
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      In-Person Training

      D2L

      Did not participate in the in-person training due to distance; training was completed online
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      Kajabi

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      D2L

      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.
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      Kajabi

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      D2L

      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.
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      Kajabi

      These platforms are big complex pieces of software. Mor recently - Kajabi provides a done for you example which you can borrow and customise - but those were not available when we started.
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      Alternatives Considered

      D2L

      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.
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      Kajabi

      ClickFunnels is a great tool for funnel automation, landing pages, and lead generation but when it comes to product delivery for content creators it lacks functionality as it reality it was not meant for that purpose. Originally, we used ClickFunnels for our funnels but we found out that we could do exactly the same with Kajabi, so we migrated all of our funnels to Kajabi
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      Scalability

      D2L

      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.
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      Kajabi

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      D2L

      • 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.
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      Kajabi

      • When we used Kajabi to launch new programs we achieved the ROI of our monthly investment each time.
      • With Kajabi, the ability to offer old programs that have been offered in the past is easy to present to one-off customers or when not in a launch series.
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