Cengage MindTap vs. iSpring Learn

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
iSpring Learn
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
iSpring Learn is an LMS developed by iSpring Solutions, a company that provides more than 59,000 clients with an eLearning software ecosystem. iSpring Learn automates corporate training and helps to improve employee retention through onboarding, on-the-job training,…
$63.24
per year per user (100 users)
Pricing
Cengage MindTapiSpring Learn
Editions & Modules
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500 users
$3.72
per month (billed annually) per user
300 Users
$4.11
per month (billed annually) per user
100 Users
$5.27
per month (billed annually) per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MindTapiSpring Learn
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsUnlimited users on any plan. Charges only for active users only. No fees for storage or bandwidth.
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Community Pulse
Cengage MindTapiSpring Learn
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Cengage MindTapiSpring Learn
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Cengage MindTap
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Ratings
iSpring Learn
8.0
27 Ratings
3% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings9.727 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings6.919 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings9.725 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings7.317 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings7.620 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings9.725 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings8.023 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings7.919 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings9.725 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.826 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings6.014 Ratings
Gamification00 Ratings6.316 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning00 Ratings8.013 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cengage MindTapiSpring Learn
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(8 ratings)
9.8
(35 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.5
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
8.2
(21 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cengage MindTapiSpring Learn
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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
We have yet to fully employ the on-the-job training, but it is perfect for what we eventually want to deploy. It would be nice if the system allowed name changes to functions like that. OTJ really doesn't reflect our nomenclature of having a one-on-one with our employees to track their work progress. OTJ sounds like a term used to learn how to operate a fryer at a fast-food chain.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
  • Gamification: Available badges, certificates, and user achievements on training completion. Leadership boards available in the user profile increase competitiveness and motivation among users.
  • Analytics: Org level, departments wise, groups wise, and user-wise in-depth reports with lots of filters. The learning curve at the user level is one great functionality.
  • MS PowerPoint integration with iSpring Learn is a top feature and since most of our users are pretty comfortable with MS PowerPoint, it allows for easy content creation and quizzes.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
  • I wish ISpring Learn could interface with my eCommerce website so that users were automatically enrolled when they purchase a course. That would require an API feed.
  • I have 516 downloadable documents for the three learning tracks. I wish iSpring Learn had an option for the user to download numerous documents at one time, instead of one at a time. After early users complained, I put a link to a Box account, for each learning track, so the user could download the documents all at one time.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
In the past I could not encourage my students to take online training. The results and the questions were hard to be given. When I used the iSpring Suite along with iSpring Learn, my dreams came through and most of the time my students are online and take good training with my programme.
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Usability
Cengage
Very easy to use.
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iSpring Solutions, Inc
Sometimes, things just aren't intuitive enough. For example, burying the catalog in the settings area makes no sense at all. The same goes for permissions and year reviews. It was a massive oversight that really caused a lot of confusion for all of our managers. It caused distrust in the LMS simply because someone who designed and developed it did not think that an employee review should be private to them, their direct supervisor, or the supervisor above. Instead, ANY manager could read ANY employee review. I have mentioned this several times throughout these questionnaires, and as you can see, I still find it incomprehensible that a company that wants to promote its software as a multifaceted solution could be so blind to something so critical, especially in terms of privacy.
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Reliability and Availability
Cengage
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iSpring Solutions, Inc
I have to say ALWAYS.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
Our account rep Katie Connor is fantastic. She is very responsive to our requests. She does not try to over sell. She has setup training sessions for us any time we asked. Finally, she is a very nice person we like working with. She also has been patient with us as we figure out our renewal
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In-Person Training
Cengage
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iSpring Solutions, Inc
We can say that most of my students attend my classes twice a week and that's not enough for someone to learn. I put some training for them to do at home and they really enjoy doing them. The kind of progress they make is really satisfying for them and they are always learning.
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Online Training
Cengage
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iSpring Solutions, Inc
As a teacher, I used to spend a lot of time correcting my students' papers. Now with iSpring Learn, my time has been saved and everything is done automatically. All the time I can check my students' progress and I know which exams they have taken or they should take. On the whole, online training has really helped a lot of teachers
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Implementation Rating
Cengage
It worked seamlessly with Blackboard
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iSpring Solutions, Inc
When I talked to my colleagues or informed them to search for a programme before iSpring Learn, they were not successful in designing and implementing a programme like this. I am sure they have done a lot to implement it in the best and educational way. That was not that easy as we thought.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
I reviewed a few different LMSs before deciding on iSpring Learn. I can't remember the names, but I chose iSpring Learn primarily because I liked that it was just a PowerPoint add-on, which made it easy to use, and I liked the price!
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Scalability
Cengage
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iSpring Solutions, Inc
Really perfect.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
  • Extremely positive. Having such a program motivates our employees to completed courses timely.
  • Having such a program enables us to meet government requirements with ease.
  • Senior Leaders if the organization have been impressed by the results and support the use of the product.
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