Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS vs. Udacity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
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
Udacity
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
Udacity aims to change lives, businesses, and nations by creating job-ready digital talent. With over a decade of experience creating digital talent at scale, Udacity addresses the global talent shortages impacting growth, productivity, and innovation. Udacity's curriculum, personalized mentor support, and measurable outcomes strive to create expertise with a focus on the in‑demand competencies that ensure workplace relevance.
$399
per month
Pricing
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMSUdacity
Editions & Modules
Light Academy
$149.00
per month
Professional Academy
$249.00
per month
Starting Price
$399.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMSUdacity
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
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
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMSUdacity
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
7.6
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Udacity
-
Ratings
Course authoring8.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content6.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications8.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMSUdacity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(10 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(2 ratings)
8.7
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMSUdacity
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
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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Udacity
It's suited well to support on developing a project and following a set curriculum to get things and material in order. Also it has the idea of a nano-degree as the mini-certification to focus on working through a program over a course of a few months. It's more of an interactive course and best for having access for a set period of time. It helps to prepare well for exams but less beneficial when it comes to more applications I find, and should not be used to supplant any resource, but to use in conjunction with.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • 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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Udacity
  • Courses are very high quality and updated regularly.
  • Instructors and Mentors are available for live tutoring.
  • Relevant projects are assigned in order to keep learning material fresh and top of mind.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • 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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Udacity
  • Slack channels were a little disorganized.
  • The prices are a little bit higher compared to other platforms.
  • Some courses and tooling for the projects were outdated.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Udacity
For the most part, site usability is great. I would say the only shortcoming from my end was when I needed support. Support responses were typically very slow, the few times I needed it.
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Support Rating
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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Udacity
I didn't personally have any issues with the program, but scheduling time to review the final project was easy, and the assistant was pleasant to work with.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Udacity
I combined my learning from various platforms and did on exclusively reply on any one. However, the free courses in Udacity lacks the comprehensiveness as Coursera.
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Return on Investment
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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Udacity
  • I am already in a great position as a CTO with a great company. I hope to be able to build some new technology with what I am learning, but I haven't applied any of it yet to my own real-world problems. I will though.
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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