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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

Udacity

Udacity is great for working professionals who want to continue their education by learning relevant technical job skills. The platform offers a well-produced content library with new courses added regularly. Overall, Udacity is best suited for individuals who need to gain technical industry experience and certifications in order to better perform in their workplaces. Udacity is a very valuable resource, however, I would not recommend it for all organizations - as there are more cost-friendly options on the market.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

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

Udacity

  • More than fourteen projects between two Nanodegrees. You can showcase these projects in your portfolio.
  • Real-time feedback and a community of supporters.
  • Knowledge hub/base with easy search and some really useful information.
Javier Carrion | 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

Udacity

  • Quiz questions in some cases could be made clearer. I didn't feel the questions were always phrased in a way that I could easily understand what was being asked.
  • Requests for support can sometimes take a very long time to get resolved.
  • Cost structure changed from a fixed-price model to a subscription-only model, and prices are significantly increased as such.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Lessonly

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

Udacity

Udacity 9.6
Based on 7 answers
They are already very good. But, would be great if Udacity improves the area of standardizing offline projects and exercises so that people could attempt to work offline. Including documentation on how to do it. More practical or real-world projects to choose and work on after course completion. Maybe a community can do it.
Alex Ho | 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

Udacity

Udacity 8.6
Based on 9 answers
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.
Anonymous | 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

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.
Anonymous | 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

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.
Tim Hunt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Lessonly

General

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

Udacity

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lessonly
9.3
Udacity
9.2

Usability

Lessonly
9.0
Udacity
9.6

Support Rating

Lessonly
9.7
Udacity
8.6

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