Cengage MindTap vs. TalentLMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MindTap
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
MindTap is an eLearning course management solution from Cengage, a digital learning content and technology provider. For educators, it includes pre-made interactive course materials (such as homework assignments, assessments, etc.), analytics around student engagement and performance, and the ability to customize courses. For students, MindTap offers a mobile app to access eBooks, flashcards, quizzes, grades, and due date reminders.N/A
TalentLMS
Score 5.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
TalentLMS is an LMS built for training success, presented as fully customizable and easy to manage, so that teams embrace training while feeling right at home. It is used to provide the right training to any team and every use, while giving expert guidance and support every step of the way.
$89
per month
Pricing
Cengage MindTapTalentLMS
Editions & Modules
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Starter (40 users)
$69
per month (billed yearly)
Basic (100 users)
$149
per month (billed yearly)
Plus (500 users)
$279
per month (billed yearly)
Premium (1000 users)
$459
per month (billed yearly)
Enterprise (Custom plan)
Custom
annual plan
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MindTapTalentLMS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUsers can stay on the Forever Free plan and upgrade, or downgrade or cancel at any time. Monthly pricing also available.
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Features
Cengage MindTapTalentLMS
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Cengage MindTap
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Ratings
TalentLMS
8.3
16 Ratings
1% above category average
Mobile friendly00 Ratings9.213 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings8.316 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings8.314 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings8.314 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings8.416 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.514 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cengage MindTapTalentLMS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(8 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
9.3
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cengage MindTapTalentLMS
Likelihood to Recommend
Cengage
We started using the application optimally at the beginning as a digital learning and consultation platform. In it we imported all kinds of bibliographic material so that students could access them with the ease of a tap. The application is perfect for those instructors who are not beginners in HTML. In that case, the application very practically allows them to create a complete course in the shortest possible time because it has a state-of-the-art instructional design. It was excellent for unifying all the basic course plans between teachers teaching the same subject, giving the advantage that all courses at the same level would have exactly the same information and nothing would be overlooked
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Epignosis
This software is perfect for any company that has document/pdf-based training files that they want to convert into actual training modules for new employees. It is easy for new employees to use and navigate, and the quizzes that can be added at the end of each section/module are great for ensuring new employees' understanding of your content. It probably wouldn't be best suited if you need more interaction during your training process - but for those that just need employees to view and read text/images/videos and to be quizzed after, it is great.
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Pros
Cengage
  • digital textbook platform with accessibility tools (read-aloud, note taking)
  • interactive exercises and practice tools
  • assessments including self-check quizzes and customizable exams
  • LTI integration to pass grade information to learning management system
  • excellent support for faculty
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Epignosis
  • Assign a predefined route to a certain place
  • User interface is very good and clean
  • Very effective user experience
  • Issues or problems are handled rapidly by their customer support team
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Cons
Cengage
  • The biggest issue our first-time users have with Mindtap is that ad/pop-up blockers often stop the tool from opening. (Mindtap typically opens in a new window vs inside the LMS) This leads to a lot of initial frustration amongst the students early in the course.
  • MindTap lacks a really strong set of roles outside of Instructor and Student. There is no Teaching Assistant role or and IT/Course Builder role. Additionally setting up students workers as TAs in one course while they may be a student in another concurrently has been more than a little cumbersome.
  • The UI is a bit dated and it doesn't implement many responsive web design features, though this can typically be worked around by downloading the free app.
  • The mobile app experience is not as strong for Instructors as it is for students.
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Epignosis
  • We have courses that are required for each employee based on their job title, and then, many courses we consider to be elective for that job title. We have not found a method to distinguish between those in order to view an employee's performance on required courses only.
  • Reports are only available by user ID or user name. We have some facilities or managers who need the user ID (based on payroll entry) and some that need names (employees they interact with each day).
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Likelihood to Renew
Cengage
It's hard to imagine not renewing it as the professors would not want to go back to the way their courses were previously populated. The only thing that would cause us to change would be in the textbook changed and the new company offered a better tool
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Epignosis
We have not had any problems with TalentLMS. It has worked well for all of our employees.
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Usability
Cengage
Very easy to use.
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Epignosis
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Cengage
The effort from them always feels strong - I'd just recommend they be more prepared for OS (mac) and LMS (blackboard) upgrades
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Epignosis
The support is great, you can either go online and get the training you need or you can work with talent directly to get the support you need, they are readily and easily available and are very friendly, the support structure that they have is great. The other thing is that from a bug's perspective Talent has never had any issue so I really haven't had to use the support outside of trying to figure out how to do certain things.
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Implementation Rating
Cengage
It worked seamlessly with Blackboard
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Epignosis
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Alternatives Considered
Cengage
MindTap is the only learning software I currently use, but in the past I have used Pearson and McGraw Hill learning content. All of these companies are progresses at a similar rate and making great improvements to their educational materials. MindTap, in my opinion has the best customer service support and representatives in the business. Our rep. has been very responsive.
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Epignosis
TalentLMS is more all-inclusive with a lot of great options and the ability to upload PowerPoint presentations. Some of the other LMS companies required other software ad-ons, oftentimes with a cost, to meet functionality. Some other companies use a different format for training reports. Unlike TalentLMS, in which Excel-based reports are very easily generated.
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Return on Investment
Cengage
  • The positive impact is to help students practice statistics to solve business problems.
  • The negative side is that the pricing might be too high compared to other free options available, even though the free options might not have the same features MindTap has.
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Epignosis
  • Dramatically more cost-effective than alternatives, with greater feature sets. Made our eCommerce training deployment a breeze. Hard to attribute an ROI to just the LMS specifically but it would be a high multiple in a period of just a few months.
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ScreenShots

TalentLMS Screenshots

Screenshot of TalentLMS Learner view of courseScreenshot of TalentLMS training matrix reportsScreenshot of TalentLMS AI-powered Content CreatorScreenshot of TalentLMS dashboardScreenshot of TalentLMS Mobile App available via App Store and Google Play