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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

A great scenario where LinkedIn Learning is fantastic is when working on a project where we miss specific skill sets. My coworker was skilled in Microsoft Power BI, while I was not. So I spent 3 hours going through a few LinkedIn Learning Power BI trainings to get up to speed. Another coworker was not experienced in Google Analytics, and again, LinkedIn Learning filled in the blanks.A scenario where it's less appropriate is finding specific needs for your use case. While LinkedIn Learning is great for learning how something works and exploring test projects - don't expect it to hold your hand to do something very specific. For example - if you need to deploy a app using YOUR SPECIFIC WORKFLOW, you're not going to find a point-by-point tutorial. You'll find courses on how to deploy it in different ways, but not exactly the way you need it.
Rocky Kev | TrustRadius Reviewer

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

If a customer does not have SharePoint the entry in that kind of solution is a bit harder as the use of SharePoint can be so broad. It does not mean it is not the right solution as a company can use SharePoint LMS to start with and then expand to other functions and features. I strongly recommend to use SharePoint Standard or Enterprise and forgo the "free" SharePoint version as a) SharePoint's core functions and features are greatly enhanced in these two premium versions and b) more and more SharePoint LMS functions make use of these core Standard and Enterprise features in the future, like taxonomy, user profiles, etc.In general with all project it is as well recommended to have the full buy in by upper management and that the project initiative is fully supported. Adding such a solution (SharePoint LMS or any other LMS solution) will require the team not only to have a good plan on how the requirements can be achieved from a technical point of view, but how a training program can be rolled out to an organization of 5, 500, 5.000 or 50.000. The technical deployment of SharePoint LMS is measurable (I would say between 1-4 weeks based on the complexity, scale of the environment). 1-2 weeks of training (depending on the base knowledge of SharePoint in the company and the need to add knowledge of SharePoint LMS). That's it. Technically you are ready. If needed, any custom work, integration and development work comes on top. Where customer struggle is the availability and dedication of their own teams. Course content needs to be created, how should a course look like, what are the parameters, what are top ten things needed moving a course which was taught in a class room, but now to be delivered online. Buying the licenses is one thing, getting the solution up and running form a technical point of view is another, making it YOURS is the challenge!
Thomas Runds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Course catalog or library
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Player/Portal
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Learning content
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Assignments
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Compliance management
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Learning administration
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Social learning
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0

Pros

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • Industry expert authors/instructors - you're learning from people with pedigree.
  • Breadth and depth of catalog - not only is there a wide range of topics and disciplines, but there are frequently several levels of depth within each (eg. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).
  • Time needed to complete each course AND each section of a course are included - you know what you're getting into from the first click.
Chris Salles | TrustRadius Reviewer

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

  • Easy to setup and manage.
  • Lots of configurable settings and behavior controls.
Frank Tuttle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • Different results depending on each person's learning style or each expert's teaching style. Like in school, not all matchups will be beneficial and totally, completely informational.
  • Sometimes the videos can be long, which means it can be easy to get distracted/not pay attention. Sometimes long videos are warranted, sometimes they're not. Lynda is best for candidates with the self-discipline to stay committed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

  • We can create quick courses
  • We can schedule the meetings with built in functionality
  • We can keep all documents in sharepoint ECMS
Srikanth Vasamsetty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.6
Based on 2 answers
It can help all employees learn to strengthen current skills or to learn new skills and then can learn to excel in their current department or they learn a new skills in a new department creating interconnection and cross-departmental value in a company.
Erika Schaefer | TrustRadius Reviewer

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS) 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It is very simple for me: As I said, I am (we are) selling and consulting around SharePoint LMS. SharePoint LMS is a killer application which needs to be in every company which has a vision and mission to deliver and create knowledge. So you can say Thomas (me) is biased, but I only encourage you to check out the solution to hear what we have to say and stack our solution against the other solutions out there.
Thomas Runds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
If there's one thing this product does well, it's the user interface and overall usability. If you look up a course, you'll find it; if you want to watch a video, it's there. There's no special wizardry required to make it functional— they either have it, or they don't. They really do a fantastic job of making it painless.
Jaymason Gallien | TrustRadius Reviewer

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.1
Based on 12 answers
Support has been fantastic and responsive. I have experienced very few issues with LinkedIn Learning but when I have had to reach out, there is very little time between the initial contact and a response from LinkedIn. They offer easy solutions and are able to help sort out any issues quite well. Moreover, our account manager was highly responsive and always making solid suggestions on how to optimize our usage of the platform.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The few times we actually needed support generally were during major upgrades of the system and getting a quick handle on how the configuration changed were the primary reasons.
Frank Tuttle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

We have both lynda.com and Plural sight at my job. I like lynda.com when I am searching for a specific tool as it contains videos that hone in on teaching the attributes of a specific tool. Pluralsight's videos generally are longer and are more project based. But both sites are excellent resources. I can't really say which is better than the other.
Ai Ashe | TrustRadius Reviewer

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

It's helpful to the organization.
Srikanth Vasamsetty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • ROI has been positive. I've needed to know how to use an application, and lynda.com has helped me develop my skills. I know more after taking a lynda.com course than I did before it. That increase in knowledge and skills translates into greater productivity.
  • To be fair, I've never paid for a lynda.com license. I've used the licenses of former employers, and our public library has licensing deals with lynda.com for patrons. Since I have $0 invested in lynda.com, any knowledge gains represent a significant ROI.
Benjamin Brogdon | TrustRadius Reviewer

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

  • Knowledge Management, Collaboration is a well used term today, maybe already to well used. However, without an effective Knowledge Management and Collaboration strategy with the company we find ourselves in an increasing difficult position to be successful in the market. Training as a company strategy becomes more and more important as only through training:
  • We can increase knowledge of employees
  • We can ensure certain information is distributed and understood
  • Compliance is being established, delivered and measured
  • We can maintain knowledge and spread it to others
  • The company becomes more agile
  • Training might be as well of a company interest as a tool used outside the company
  • Training can be offered to others (e.g. customer and clients) as a support or sales tool
  • Training can be sold to others (partners)
Thomas Runds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

General

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

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.0
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.6
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
8.2

Usability

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.0
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

Support Rating

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.1
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0

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