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- Helped us put all of our policies and procedures online and available for our Reps so they could have access at their fingertips.
- The many lessons that are available for our reps is unbelievable. They are always learning and taking lessons on their own in areas that they believe they need work in.
- The support team that we have at Lessonly is amazing. The calls that we have with them are always productive. They are always looking for ways to make our lives easier so we can do better work.
- It would be nice to be able to import a document and be able to search for that document or a word in the document. Currently you have to copy and paste in order to have the search functionality.
- Content creation is intuitive and easy to manage with paths and tagging.
- User management is aided by integration w/our HRIS (BambooHR).
- Sales and support staff encourage user feedback and are attentive when issues arise.
- 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.
There are occasions where uploading audio or video content doesn't function very well, but Lessonly has been quick to offer assistance in resolving those issues.
- Organizing lessons into comprehensive paths for an effective work flow
- Easy to build/create lessons for all types of jobs that are engaging
- Lacks some flexibility in the type of items that can be used in a lesson
- When adding a new learner, the email response with the Lessonly link is slow
- Choice of lessons
- Ease of use, not difficult to manage.
- Credentials of the trainer.
- Going back on a quiz is hard to navigate if it advances.
- A lot of the lessons are formatted the same, not enough diversity to keep interest.
- Being able to have an online note pad that you could cut and paste video or a way to tag the portion that you want to review again.
- It's very easy to use and intuitive.
- Content-building tools work really well.
- The visuals are pleasing.
- The lesson completion dashboard is very detailed.
- Grading quizzes and essays is easy.
- Perhaps more choice in fonts.
- An easier way to communicate between the creator/manager of content and the learner within the tool.
- Versatility. We can use for it darn near anything in any department across the company.
- Easy editing. You can change/update something on the fly no problem.
- Simple design easy for self- learning as a creator or admin.
- The Lessonly university is basically a tool store to use at your disposal. It has a lot of great information.
- Bugs. When there are some and we alert Lessonly, they reply with the problem will be fixed, but then no follow up on if or when?
- Self branding ability would be great but as of now you have to reach out to a 3rd party which makes it difficult to keep communication clear.
- Minor issues with the lessons themselves; such as the image and text being swapped in places once going from edit more to preview mode.
- Seamless UI that is easy for all types of users.
- Great team that cares about your success.
- I suggest keeping customers front and center.
- Listen to them constantly and make sure that you grow as the users do.
- Lesson.ly does a great job of providing a way for learners to self-certify and test their knowledge on the content of the lesson. Both via Flip cards that provide a quick question and response. Learners can try and guess or answer and then immediately check to see if they were correct. You can also institute graded tests with multiple choice or written answers to verify knowledge of the user.
- Lesson.ly allows for both embedded video and image content which provides audiovisual learners to have a more effective and efficient learning experience. My favorite use of this feature was the inclusion of Gifs. Both to illustrate any simple concepts being taught and for the use of humor to keep the lessons from getting boring when going through several lessons in a row.
- Lesson.ly also does a great job of providing structure to your lessons. Building boards or modules allows you to group lessons together. It provides a clear way for clients or employees to proceed to the next lesson upon the completion of their current lesson.
- Navigating through finished lessons can be challenging especially if you have completed a large number of them.
Lessonly should not be used to replace static information in spreadsheets or Drive/Dropbox folders.
- Tracking progress of training by individual
- Tracking results of responses, to identify the need for additional training, if necessary
- Individuals can rush through the classes by clicking through them. Not sure how to stop this.
Does not work as well for more detailed training.
- Extremely easy to learn - so we can allow HR to build their own trainings, engineering to build theirs, etc. with very little training.
- Extremely easy to edit - so we can make changes on the fly.
- API should include more comprehensive data.
- I'd like more sophisticated tracking of the learning program (they are working on this now).
1. Creating quick, simple training that may need changes.
2. Embedding videos, audio, documents, images.
3. Tracking who has done what.
4. Quick assessments.
Like any LMS, the efficacy of Lessonly depends on the quality of content added - garbage in, garbage out.
- Makes training easy: Allows us to focus on the content.
- Good customer service: Fast & friendly problem solving.
- Clean user interface: Simple to make Lessonly content, easy for agents to digest the info.
- The search feature sometimes doesn't pull up what I'm looking for.
- Lessonly keeps our content organized and consistent. We have a LOT of information for our agents to learn and know, so the consistency is a key factor.
- Keeping team members in the appropriate groups is incredibly easy, with the Smart Groups. Changing one thing in someone's profile easily pops them into the correct Smart Groups, saving time for me and other Admins.
- Creating engaging content is incredibly easy with Lessonly. Previously our content would be a Google doc with a linked quiz from SurveyMonkey and it would be informative, but not engaging at all.
- There are some functionality features with Roles that I would love to see changed - the permissions being more flexible, essentially.
- I'd like to see additional Insights, including who the least active users are.
Less appropriate for full hands-on learning where there is not a demo/test environment, and you're using live data.
- Search function on the Learn page is very helpful.
- It's very easy to use the platform.
- The content page is very hard to organize; just using tags is not enough when there is a lot of content.
- Sometimes we want to have discussion ability under a lesson, which for now is not available.
- I like the search option.
- The questionnaires are an amazing option to test the understanding of new employees.
- You should be able to save whole sections to the Element Library to add them to a different Lesson.
- There should be a chat function that will stay visible in the lesson. If one person had a question, chances are high the next person will have the same question.
- The search feature is excellent.
- You can record your screen.
- Creators sometimes forget to set an expert for the Lesson. I wish we could set this as mandatory before publishing.
- Formatting the text could be a bit simpler, specifically changing the font color.
- Lessonly has a very user-friendly interface. Anyone can create content without an extensive html, etc. background.
- Lessonly presents material to its users in a convenient, simple manner, with just enough building elements to keep it interesting, but not enough to over-complicate or clutter a lesson or presentation.
- I'm a big fan of the Lessonly team. From our dedicated CX Manager to their support team and beyond, they are friendly, always quick to respond, and truly care about providing a great user experience from the organizational admins to end-users!
- I would like to see more text formatting options such as additional Font Sizes and Colors. I know that Lessonly's philosophy on learning is 'Simplicity' so I understand why they haven't done it already and I'm able to work around it with the options that they do have available.
- I would also like to have total control/flexibility of User Roles and Privileges so I have complete control over which users can view other users' grades, assign lessons to teams, create content, or simply browse content to learn. They've made improvements to this area just in the 6 months that we've been using Lessonly and I know that additional customizations are on the way, which I look forward to!
- One of the best things about Lessonly is their commitment to providing an amazing experience so they are constantly working on updates to the platform and release at least a couple of enhancements or new features every month!
I can't really think of any scenarios, relative to the intention of the platform, that Lessonly wouldn't be appropriate to use with. No, I wouldn't use it to create extensive reports or edit videos/images but that's not its purpose. It serves its purpose well and I would recommend it to organizations around the world.
- The video recording and response function is excellent. It provides a similar uncomfortable environment outside sales reps often experience. It allows our sales leadership to keep touch with each rep's intangible skills and provide feedback from a remote destination.
- The user interface is incredibly simple to use. Within 3 minutes I and others in our department felt comfortable using the program. Extremely intuitive. Excellent job by the development team here.
- When someone does leave a thumbs down and constructive feedback on a lesson, the admin should be notified. We miss these if we don't actively look for them.
- There should be a feature to automatically set the Ask Button for lessons. You have to manually remember to turn the function on for each lesson and it's consistently missed. Both small issues, overall a great product!
- Lessonly allows you to create various types of tests (I.e multiple choice, freeform, etc.)
- You are able to include videos, images, and slides in Lessonly, so onboarding can take a self-service approach.
- Lessonly is a robust tool with a lot of features, so it isn't always the most intuitive. I'd love to use the tool more, but it can be intimidating and time-consuming to create tests.
Lessonly Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
Lessonly is training software with an ecosystem of partners, strategy and services that are aligned under the mantra of Do Better Work.
The vendor has worked with over 800 companies to help them train their teams. The vendor says they've learned that the highest performing organizations build their training on the same six pillars:
- Assess (Gather Needs & Inputs) Listen to people, data, and the market; identify successes and challenges; and accurately assess your sales team's training needs.
- Plan (Prioritize for Impact) Identify the most essential objectives and outcomes, and intentionally set milestones for creation and delivery.
- Build (Create Quickly & Collaboratively) Work with teammates at the front lines of the business to develop and iterate on bite-sized training/content.
- Learn (Meet Learners Where They Are) Push training content to teammates-- anywhere, anytime-- so they can quickly solve problems in their moment of need.
- Practice (Rehearse, Refine, Repeat) Reinforce skills and information with realistic practice scenarios and receive feedback to fuel improvement.
- Perform (Doing Better Work) Empower the organization to continuously improve, deliver and quantify results.
The results? Faster onboarding, higher NPS score, more closed deals and a superior customer experience.
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Lessonly Technical Details
|Supported Countries:||North America, South America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia|
|Supported Languages:||Filipino, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, Vietnamese|