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11 Ratings

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Score 8.9 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

Skilljar

I think there are better platforms than Skilljar. It seems like they are constantly updating and that their servers can't keep up with clients. It works well for really simple websites or learning modules, but I don't think it's the best option out there.
M. Elizabeth Sutton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Lessonly
8.5
Skilljar
7.7
Course authoring
Lessonly
8.9
Skilljar
7.7
Course catalog or library
Lessonly
8.3
Skilljar
7.4
Player/Portal
Lessonly
8.7
Skilljar
7.6
Learning content
Lessonly
8.9
Skilljar
8.0
Mobile friendly
Lessonly
7.9
Skilljar
8.9
Progress tracking & certifications
Lessonly
8.5
Skilljar
8.7
Assignments
Lessonly
9.1
Skilljar
7.0
Compliance management
Lessonly
8.5
Skilljar
6.5
Learning administration
Lessonly
9.0
Skilljar
8.4
Learning reporting & analytics
Lessonly
8.6
Skilljar
7.6
Social learning
Lessonly
7.4
Skilljar
7.3

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

Skilljar

  • offer front end design with CSS - match your web specs
  • manage all training types - ILT, on-demand, certification exams, etc
  • connects to SSO ID providers
Anonymous | 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

Skilljar

  • The hierarchies of content can be confusing. There are domains, catalogs, series, courses, and lessons. It feels like there should be an easier way to group content.
  • There wasn’t a feature that allowed us to communicate directly with our customers via email or in-app notifications - outside of the automated notifications. We would have liked to be able to send ad hoc messages as well.
Kathleen Murray | 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

Skilljar

Skilljar 6.7
Based on 3 answers
They do answer questions, but it takes several days, or even weeks, to receive an answer. This is NOT helpful when one is in the middle of building within Skilljar and a problem is discovered. Also, I've had problems where their answer is "Sorry, but we can't fix that." Which is concerning and annoying.
M. Elizabeth Sutton | 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

Skilljar

Skilljar was an easy choice because of its web-based format, ease of integration with our current website and built-in e-commerce platform and Stripe integration. The others were also significantly more expensive and did not offer the same level of customer support. Skilljar was ready to use out of the box and gave us all that we need to implement.
Jeff Mobley | 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

Skilljar

  • ThoughtTrace Academy (that seats on Skilljar as LMS) continues to be the #1.
  • Differentiator for ThoughtTrace as a company within competitors.
  • ThoughtTrace Academy offerings are showing a 2x impact on customer adoption.
Catalina Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Lessonly

General

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

Skilljar

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lessonly
9.3
Skilljar
8.7

Usability

Lessonly
9.0
Skilljar

Support Rating

Lessonly
9.7
Skilljar
6.7

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