TalentLMS vs. Schoology Learning

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
TalentLMS
Score 6.7 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 1-20 users
Schoology Learning
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Schoology aims to combine as many parts of the learning process as possible into a single platform for K-12 students. By doing this they aim to simplify the learning experience for students, parents, and teachers.N/A
Pricing
TalentLMSSchoology Learning
Editions & Modules
Core
$69
per month (billed yearly)
Grow
$109
per month (billed yearly)
Pro
$139
per month (billed yearly)
Enterprise (Custom plan)
Custom
annual plan Starts at 1000 users
Schoology Basic
Free
Schoology Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
TalentLMSSchoology Learning
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
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.Reach out to the vendor for pricing options based on your needs.
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Community Pulse
TalentLMSSchoology Learning
Considered Both Products
TalentLMS
Chose TalentLMS
TalentLMS ran in WordPress which allowed me to very easily integrate my courses into my existing website and brand the entire thing.
Schoology Learning

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
TalentLMSSchoology Learning
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
TalentLMS
8.9
20 Ratings
8% above category average
Schoology Learning
7.1
40 Ratings
15% below category average
Course authoring8.74 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Course catalog or library8.44 Ratings7.527 Ratings
Learning content6.74 Ratings8.433 Ratings
Mobile friendly10.017 Ratings6.538 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.820 Ratings7.334 Ratings
Assignments8.918 Ratings6.540 Ratings
Compliance management8.918 Ratings7.923 Ratings
Learning administration9.920 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.718 Ratings5.837 Ratings
Social learning7.63 Ratings5.935 Ratings
Gamification8.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.129 Ratings
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User Ratings
TalentLMSSchoology Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(20 ratings)
6.2
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
4.5
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
4.3
(9 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(13 ratings)
1.0
(9 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
3.6
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
TalentLMSSchoology Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
Epignosis
TalentLMS is excellent for quick microlearning since it offers a comprehensive library of courses on various topics. For own classes, their editor is straightforward to use and efficient + it provides a good mix of interactive elements, like the option to use screenshots with interactive annotations. It is not the best solution if you want highly granular data on how your users are doing (on the "new UI"). However, from what I've been told, they are looking into that. Their out-of-the-box courses are not intended to be stand-alone learning material, so don't expect that.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
Schoology does the job well enough, but there are enough areas of contention that make advanced use of the system unwieldy. District staff does not have easy reporting ability to determine adoption and use of the platform without having to export to another program for analysis. The reliability of the system is a huge pain point as we need to deliver the curriculum but cannot count on it being available when we need to use it.
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Pros
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Assessments - Much more interactive and have more grading options than Google Forms
  • Auto-rostering - We are able to use Infinite Campus to automatically roster classes and there are no extra steps
  • Family/Guardian access - Schoology allows families to have a sign in and see student grades & work.
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Cons
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • While this product constantly seeks to make improvements, certain features need tweaking. As educators enroll in various courses, these course tend to accumulate. If the educator is not an administrator of the course, it is next to impossible to get out.
  • Switching from one course/group to another course/group takes several steps. Not always easy to find the course/group needed.
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Likelihood to Renew
Epignosis
We have not had any problems with TalentLMS. It has worked well for all of our employees.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
While we have taken time to re-evaluate our selected 1:1 devices, Schoology's impact on student learning is unquestioned. Students are able to connect with other learners, create and share products of their learning, and develop their digital fluency through their use of Schoology.
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Usability
Epignosis
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
It's very easy to use Schoology. As with any LMS, it helps to learn some tips and tricks prior to getting started. But, each item is clearly indicated within the platform. If I want to add materials, it is right at the top of my screen. If I want to view the calendar, it is indicated to the right of my screen. Navigating a course and the platform is quite straightforward. Additionally, the benefit of Schoology's help center and user community makes asking and answering questions quick and easy.
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Reliability and Availability
Epignosis
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
Generally good, but issue self-reporting has become a problem. When there are issues, it can be 20 minutes to an hour before it gets noted on the status page
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Performance
Epignosis
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
Course saves or transfers can take several minutes and up to an hour
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Support Rating
Epignosis
TalentLMS's Customer service team has an awesome response rate to all of my inquiries. They always send a very detailed response with screenshots of what I need to do and I find that to be very helpful. I also like that they send an email warning when they are about to close a ticket
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PowerSchool Group LLC
We have county-level support and district-level support, but their HELP page offers everything that is needed to answer questions and to find "how-to" information for staff. This includes video and written directions for every available feature. Schoology has also worked with our district to improve their product.
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In-Person Training
Epignosis
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
Too surface level with no follow-up. A
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Online Training
Epignosis
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
Sit and get with very little hands-on time. 5 minutes to try out a feature/question type, etc. is not enough time. Once your training is done, there is no option for new employees to get that training without having to rebook and pay for the training again. If you pay for basic training, that should be available to a district to use in the future.
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Implementation Rating
Epignosis
We had no problems at all with the implementation. That being said, we did not have too much to properly implement content-wise since we had no prior LMS. After we activated, we mostly started creating or porting content manually. The overall account setup is straightforward and out of the box, making the implementation very quick. SSO works flawlessly as well.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Epignosis
Both are good, but the pricing and general value proposition of Talent LMS are better than Trainual in my opinion. Trainual is a bit more modern and cleaner looking from a user interface perspective, but it comes at a higher cost. Both platforms provide very similar features in the way of general functionality and user experience, but Talent LMS wins because of its better pricing model.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
I have taught using both Edmodo and Google Classroom. While both were easier than Schoology was to get in the beginning, Schoology is infinitely more powerful than either of them was. I can do so much more, and differentiate so much easier using Schoology than I could with either of my previous LMSs.
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Scalability
Epignosis
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
We use it 5-12 so scalability is not an issue but sharing materials between departments including common assessments is difficult without paying for add-on features
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Return on Investment
Epignosis
  • It works really well in our business area, where our processes require certain courses to be reset and certificates removed if a specific course is not completed so that the learners can become competent again in products.
  • Easy integration with our AS400 to manage the product competency indicators from TalentLMS.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Using Schoology to build a foundation for a blended learning model has helped increase my students ABC rate between 15-20% in all classes!
  • Using Schoology is forcing my students to become responsible for their own learning!
  • The only negative thing I have encountered is the students resistance to change!
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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

Schoology Learning Screenshots

Screenshot of Example of Schoology’s course dashboard.