Codecademy from Skillsoft vs. Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Codecademy from Skillsoft
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Codecademy, from Skillsoft since the acquisition announced in December 2021,is a web and mobile-based platform that teaches employable digital skills to millions of users worldwide. Through its platforms, learners discover concepts such as HTML/CSS, Javascript/jQuery, Python, Ruby, PHP, and APIs by actually building things and getting constant feedback from peers. Codecademy aims to present a networked approach to learning in which the user can interact with students across the globe,…N/A
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Grovo's product included instructional videos and assessments, and the SaaS platform that they live on top of. The videos follow a microlearning methodology which increases learner retention. Grovo is now fully integrated into CornerStone's LMS.
$149
per month
Pricing
Codecademy from SkillsoftGrovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Editions & Modules
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Light Academy
$149.00
per month
Professional Academy
$249.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Codecademy from SkillsoftGrovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsConsulting and integration services are part of the product, not an additional feature.
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Community Pulse
Codecademy from SkillsoftGrovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
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Features
Codecademy from SkillsoftGrovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Codecademy from Skillsoft
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Ratings
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
7.6
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Codecademy from SkillsoftGrovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(6 ratings)
8.3
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Codecademy from SkillsoftGrovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
Skillsoft
Codecademy from Skillsoft is well suited to persons who wish to quickly acquire practical knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied to support their work or project. On the other hand, Codecademy from Skillsoft is probably not appropriate for those looking for a more theoretical approach to the subject matter.
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Grovo is fantastic for bringing a team of people up to speed and for teaching a few things to a large audience. We found Grovo to be lacking when specific training is required or when the training required a certain level of skill. Grovo is fantastic for broad training, less so for specific depth training
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Pros
Skillsoft
  • The content is relevant to our projects, and therefore adds value to our goals.
  • The content is delivered in a way that is conducive to adult learning, e.g., chunked into bite-size amounts (not overwhelming), uses language that is easy to understand (no technical jargon), a good mix of didactic content and quizzes (the latter adds an element of interaction).
  • The user interface is logical and user-friendly.
  • Codecademy from Skillsoft makes it easy to track your progress, not only within a course, but also relative to your weekly target.
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  • Ease to create trainings.
  • Ability to insert GIFs and photos to help with visual aids.
  • Ability to allow others to create trainings.
  • Ability to track trainings (who has done it and who hasn't).
  • Ease of tracking all training done.
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Cons
Skillsoft
  • Price too high, students cannot pay 150 euro per year
  • There should be a way to pay for a single class, my student only cares about Java
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  • Some videos/lessons leave a lot to be desired and could use more detail.
  • There's always more room for some more advanced skills.
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Support Rating
Skillsoft
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Discontinued Products
When we have had issues with Grovo not working or a problem with report we have always gotten an answer quickly. We have a rep that we speak to often to make sure we are satisfied with the system and is just a quick email away. It nice to know we have support that will get back to you in a quick manner as we rely on this software.
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Alternatives Considered
Skillsoft
Codecademy from Skillsoft is the most technically advanced platform to use for personal as well as your professional life.
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Discontinued Products
The elephant in the room for me, would be TreeHouse. Grovo is very similar to TreeHouse in the fact that they're both programs with lesson tracks, simple and short videos, as well as progress trackers. I would have to say that I enjoyed learning coding on TreeHouse over Grovo, based on the wide variety of native coding languages they have implemented. Grovo, although extremely similar and easy to use as well, doesn't stack up to TreeHouse in my opinion. Grove does, however, beat out Lynda in my humble opinion
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Return on Investment
Skillsoft
  • Having improved our proficiency in web development and web design through Codecademy from Skillsoft , we are able to deploy new websites or update existing ones more quickly and efficiently.
  • The courses in cybersecurity have enhanced our skills in protecting our business against malicious online threats. The benefits of keeping our data secure online is immeasurable.
  • The courses in UI and UX design have given us a framework on which to design effective and user-centric websites in a consistent manner.
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Discontinued Products
  • Zero impact. When we determined they were not a good fit for us, we decided to go another direction. I would certainly try them again however if they addressed my concerns as their service was excellent.
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ScreenShots

Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS Screenshots

Screenshot of The primary admin dashboardScreenshot of The library of Grovo contentScreenshot of The course building toolScreenshot of Assignment optionsScreenshot of Choosing an assignment