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Lessonly

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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Lessonly

Lessonly can be used anywhere a digital learning system works. We use a mix of hands-on training and curriculum. For training our photographers, they go through the lessons with a camera on the desk to test with and tangibly learn what they are reading. Same with our production teams, we have physical representations of the camera cards and order forms that they will be dealing with on a daily basis to help solidify the training they are receiving from Lessonly. It frees up our full-time staff to get prepared for the new season. Once the new hires are done with their assigned lessons, they are ready to start shadowing staff. All of the training and shadowing is done in one day and they are ready to hit the ground running on day two! Lessonly has greatly increased our productivity.
Cait Kaider | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Learning

It is very well suited as a web based LMS. They have excellent customer service and support. Ask about the reporting features - these are challenging in many LMS applications. The training they provided for administrators is also very good. Overall a great company, and they are constantly working to improve the product
Stephen Tsorvas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Lessonly
8.5
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Course authoring
Lessonly
8.9
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Course catalog or library
Lessonly
8.3
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Player/Portal
Lessonly
8.7
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Learning content
Lessonly
8.9
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Mobile friendly
Lessonly
7.9
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Lessonly
8.5
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Assignments
Lessonly
9.1
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Compliance management
Lessonly
8.5
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Learning administration
Lessonly
9.0
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Lessonly
8.6
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Social learning
Lessonly
7.4
SilkRoad Learning
8.0

Pros

Lessonly

  • Open to feedback and ideas and constantly innovating and iterating on their product to serve new needs that arise
  • Making me feel like more than just a customer: They aren't transactional and focus on building the relationship and making me feel heard.
  • Extremely easy to use product so building content takes little time, and I can leverage other subject matter experts to build content as well.
Karie Champlin-Albarran | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Learning

  • GreenLight is very good at keeping track of employee requirements through the use of qualifications. It is the backbone of how courses, classes, requirements and activities are assigned and monitored.
  • The content objects (development) portion of GreenLight is robust. It allows you to mix various content objects from different sources. For instance if you import a SCORM ecourse, an AICC ecourse and want to add an HTML page as an introduction, the software will allow you to combine all seamlessly into one course. In addition, the navigation and sequencing tools offer considerable functionality.
  • The reporting feature of this software is very good (but not best of class). The number of standard reports is fairly extensive and cover most needs. Having the ability to output files for further analysis and manipulation in Excel takes care of a number of areas where the standard reports fall short.
Charles Maxcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Lessonly

  • Media import (audio, video) are still in infancy. Reliability of uploaded content isn't 100%.
  • The Events function lacks some features that are more built out in other platforms.
  • Reporting interface has a bit of a learning curve, but overall isn't bad.
Zack Uzzle, ITIL, ATD Master Trainer | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Learning

  • More topics - though this will happen over time.
  • More awareness of the product availability. I am just learning about this now.
  • Dedicated customer service rep for key learning people at the organization to contact.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Lessonly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 3.6
Based on 2 answers
Our training director has determined that the customer service and ease of use is too difficult. She intends to check into other LMS systems and end our contract with Silkroad.
Donna Ingram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Lessonly

Lessonly 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I have a better understanding of the system and so it is easier for me to use. The student side is very easy and simple for anyone to use.
Donna Ingram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Lessonly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There have been many times when the site was unavailable for a short time. Also, glitches and unexplained ed activity such as sending training notifications out to terminated employees.
Donna Ingram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Lessonly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It works well most of the time.
Donna Ingram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Lessonly

Lessonly 9.7
Based on 99 answers
This is one of the main reasons I keep going back to Lessonly. The customer service is some of the best I've ever experienced. From the sales process to the work with your customer success rep, Lessonly by far beats out the competitors in this area.
Jayme Kiester | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The questions regarding how to implement in the system are answered quickly and efficiently. If there is an issue with the technical side or integrations it takes forever to get results and after much escalating.
Donna Ingram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Lessonly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 8.0
Based on 1 answer
some are thorough and others are not. I like that they are available for review.
Donna Ingram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Lessonly

We use Skilljar for our external LMS. I found that Skilljar was less user friendly than Lessonly. Lessonly has proven to be much easier to use on the backend and that was the main reason we went with them instead of just using Skilljar for our company LMS.
Joshua Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Learning

GreenLight out performed every other solution we evaluated; it provided the perfect blend of power and usability to meet our needs and to help us excel.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Lessonly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The system went down/offline for 5 or 6 days in January. This is the month we have 3400 employees taking annual required training. It had several glitches afterwards that took months to correct.
Donna Ingram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Lessonly

  • We've had an increase in quality overall as a company, as we are able to continually train our employees outside of our New Hire Training program.
  • We've seen stronger communication as we are able to send out material to our stylists about products, policies, procedures, etc. and they are able to provide us with feedback. After all, it is their tool for learning and we want to know the best way to provide that information to our Team Members.
Rachel Blankenship | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Learning

  • GreenLight allows us to track compliance toward organizational training goals each year.
  • GreenLight provides customized training compliance reports for all stakeholders.
Kevin Wright, CPLP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Lessonly

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SilkRoad Learning

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lessonly
9.3
SilkRoad Learning
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Lessonly
SilkRoad Learning
3.6

Usability

Lessonly
9.0
SilkRoad Learning
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Lessonly
SilkRoad Learning
8.0

Performance

Lessonly
SilkRoad Learning
7.0

Support Rating

Lessonly
9.7
SilkRoad Learning
7.0

Online Training

Lessonly
SilkRoad Learning
8.0

Implementation Rating

Lessonly
SilkRoad Learning
4.0

Scalability

Lessonly
SilkRoad Learning
7.0

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