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SumTotal Learn (formerly Maestro) is a learning management system (LMS), part of the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite of software now offered and supported by Skillsoft since the October 2014 acquisition.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/oC/Ko/AXIVVFAV98K5.JPEGProviding a solid platform to deliver educationWe are able to deliver mass education through the LMS as well as track completion and competency of our employees. It enables us to communicate consistently and effectively across our campuses as well with those that are spread throughout the state. Staff can rely on a constant and consistent source to find new communication, education or track their educational experiences.,It allows for simulations to address complex scenarios in the healthcare setting. We can quickly review reports to see completion rate of an activity. We have empowered our upper managment to utilize the tracking functionality to have quicker compliance on education modules.,Staff would like to see the links of assigned training to allow users to launch into an activity Offer more reports within the programs so users dont have to make their own,9,Consistent educational approach Allows end users more acceptable means of receiving the education Tracks completion rate,10Dated looking, but works.We use SumTotal Maestro across our franchise network for providing access to online courses for our owners, their managers, as well as their employees. Every manager looks for ways to on-board new employees as quickly as possible and online learning helps reduce that time. Online learning also provides easy access from anywhere with internet access, 24/7 to employees wanting to continue developing skills in their respective fields, as well as learning new subjects.,Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses. Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress. Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.,I don't think we can build courses using Maestro. We rely strictly on third party software for course development. Creating custom reports can be challenging. Since we have to manage our total number of monthly active users, many of our manager's accounts go inactive. Once they're inactive, they stop receiving any notifications from their employee's course completions. The user interface is dated looking. Many of the newer LMSs have more of a Windows 8 look and feel, which is what newer users are wanting.,8,We don't measure ROI with Maestro, but mostly provide it as a service/benefit to our network. Based on owner feedback, we know that it helps them manage their time so that the new employee can take their required courses and then put that new knowledge to work. This allows for owners/managers to spend their time on other things and focus on the most critical issues with their new employees.,Litmos,Articulate Storyline,3300,3,On-boarding new employees Continuous development for existing employees,Assign complete learning plans to employees so they don't have to search for individual courses relevant to their position.,Automatic course assignments based on user role.,6,No,10,NoNot Warm and FuzzyOur company provides LMS Support for a large company using SumTotal. The whole company uses SumTotal as their primary LMS, about 80K users.,Easily customizable notifications TMU tool allows for quick mass uploads Configurable front end,JasperSoft Reporting - it is difficult to use and manage. Exams could be more robust. Offering alternate types of questions. Too many clicks on the administrator side. Adding new activities is not intuitive, you need to click through each section to determine what needs to be entered where. Would be better if it was guided for new activities, just prompting for 'required' fields.,4,Having all training/learning records in one tool allows users to have their record follow them when they move in the business. This reduces the need for retraining and time spent on data entry.,SuccessFactors,7,6LMS Shopping: Like buying a car, know what your money buys youWe use it to provide eLearning asynchronous training to our clients. We decide what to develop, and our clients buy subscriptions to our training library. Our training supports their requirements to earn CLPs and certifications in their fields. Our employees also use it for the same purpose.,SumTotal has a very user friendly design, making it easy for non-programmers to configure their LMS interface, customize various environments for different groups, and to integrate numerous external web applications through iFraming, such as social media or news feeds. I was able to configure a custom environment for several different clients, making it feel like their own LMS, such as a custom color scheme and logos, custom widgets (which are section of any page), news feeds, training messages, and custom learning plans.,SumTotal can not yet support media-rich mobile learning. Our eLearning design use instructional video, text, interactions, pop-ups with course resources and other information, etc... The SumTotal mobile capability right now does not support our design; ie our pop-ups won't pop-up, even those that simply open a PDF or document, and non of the hyperlinks will work.,8,The ROI has been positive, and we are able to train more of our clients than ever before.,articulate,7Sum Total- Does it add up as an LMS?Sales training, onboarding and curriculum development,Curriculum development Prerequisites Calendar view,Usability- launching activites Look and feel could be more appealing Audience management/integration could be improved,5,ROI, saved on travel cost Onboarding, helped streamline program Usability was a challenge for our community,,5
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June 24, 2014

SumTotal Learn Review: "Providing a solid platform to deliver education"

Score 9 out of 10
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We are able to deliver mass education through the LMS as well as track completion and competency of our employees. It enables us to communicate consistently and effectively across our campuses as well with those that are spread throughout the state. Staff can rely on a constant and consistent source to find new communication, education or track their educational experiences.
  • It allows for simulations to address complex scenarios in the healthcare setting.
  • We can quickly review reports to see completion rate of an activity.
  • We have empowered our upper managment to utilize the tracking functionality to have quicker compliance on education modules.
  • Staff would like to see the links of assigned training to allow users to launch into an activity
  • Offer more reports within the programs so users dont have to make their own
I think the links not being active to send the users into the activity causes a lot of frustrations for our users.
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March 23, 2016

SumTotal Learn Review: "Dated looking, but works."

Score 8 out of 10
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We use SumTotal Maestro across our franchise network for providing access to online courses for our owners, their managers, as well as their employees. Every manager looks for ways to on-board new employees as quickly as possible and online learning helps reduce that time. Online learning also provides easy access from anywhere with internet access, 24/7 to employees wanting to continue developing skills in their respective fields, as well as learning new subjects.
  • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
  • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
  • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
  • I don't think we can build courses using Maestro. We rely strictly on third party software for course development.
  • Creating custom reports can be challenging.
  • Since we have to manage our total number of monthly active users, many of our manager's accounts go inactive. Once they're inactive, they stop receiving any notifications from their employee's course completions.
  • The user interface is dated looking. Many of the newer LMSs have more of a Windows 8 look and feel, which is what newer users are wanting.
It works well for just uploading SCORM compliant courses. We don't use it for managing ILT courses as it was complicated when we last tried it. We also do not sell courses, but I don't think that it's capable of doing that.
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March 18, 2015

SumTotal Learn Review: "Not Warm and Fuzzy"

Score 4 out of 10
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Our company provides LMS Support for a large company using SumTotal. The whole company uses SumTotal as their primary LMS, about 80K users.
  • Easily customizable notifications
  • TMU tool allows for quick mass uploads
  • Configurable front end
  • JasperSoft Reporting - it is difficult to use and manage.
  • Exams could be more robust. Offering alternate types of questions.
  • Too many clicks on the administrator side. Adding new activities is not intuitive, you need to click through each section to determine what needs to be entered where. Would be better if it was guided for new activities, just prompting for 'required' fields.
If a company requires specific functionality, SumTotal appears unwilling to be flexible.
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June 24, 2014

SumTotal Learn Review: "LMS Shopping: Like buying a car, know what your money buys you"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use it to provide eLearning asynchronous training to our clients. We decide what to develop, and our clients buy subscriptions to our training library. Our training supports their requirements to earn CLPs and certifications in their fields. Our employees also use it for the same purpose.
  • SumTotal has a very user friendly design, making it easy for non-programmers to configure their LMS interface, customize various environments for different groups, and to integrate numerous external web applications through iFraming, such as social media or news feeds. I was able to configure a custom environment for several different clients, making it feel like their own LMS, such as a custom color scheme and logos, custom widgets (which are section of any page), news feeds, training messages, and custom learning plans.
  • SumTotal can not yet support media-rich mobile learning. Our eLearning design use instructional video, text, interactions, pop-ups with course resources and other information, etc... The SumTotal mobile capability right now does not support our design; ie our pop-ups won't pop-up, even those that simply open a PDF or document, and non of the hyperlinks will work.
When choosing an LMS, you need to decide what features are most important. Things like single-sign on, 508 compliance, ability to support mobile learning, price per user, ability to customize for various audiences, and technical support. When I chose our LMS, it was called GeoEngage because of price and all of the tech support was on the East Coast. The LMS was bought by SumTotal a few years ago. We originally wanted SumTotal, but it was too expensive for our small company. Now we get both, and we continue to get great customer support.
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June 20, 2014

SumTotal Learn Review: "Sum Total- Does it add up as an LMS?"

Score 5 out of 10
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Sales training, onboarding and curriculum development
  • Curriculum development
  • Prerequisites
  • Calendar view
  • Usability- launching activites
  • Look and feel could be more appealing
  • Audience management/integration could be improved
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SumTotal Learn (formerly Maestro) is a learning management system (LMS), part of the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite of software now offered and supported by Skillsoft since the October 2014 acquisition.

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