Trakstar Learn

Trakstar Learn
Formerly Mindflash

Score 8.1 out of 10
Trakstar Learn

Overview

What is Trakstar Learn?

Trakstar Learn (formerly Mindflash) is an online training platform. Users can create courses, add quizzes and track results. Users can upload external content and access the platform via mobile devices. It also provides user management and reporting for internal and...
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MindFlash review

5 out of 10
February 11, 2014
We used Mindflash at Imprivata for customer training classes. It was integrated with Salesforce. It allowed clients to take classes, take …
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Pricing

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Basic

249/mo

Cloud

Advanced

599/mo

Cloud
500 trainees

Pro

1,199/mo

Cloud
1000 trainees

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.mindflash.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $149 per month
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Product Demos

Mindflash 30 second overview
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Mindflash Enterprise Experience Webinar - July 21, 2016
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Product Details

What is Trakstar Learn?

Trakstar Learn (formerly Mindflash) is an online training platform with over 1,000 customers, including Apple, Dyson, Microsoft, Uber, Kellogg's and PBS. It aims to be an easy-to-use solution for customer, partner and employee training. Users can create courses, add quizzes and track results. Users can upload PowerPoint, Word, PDF, SCORM or video files and create an online course that can be taken on any computer or mobile device. Prices start at $249/month.

Trakstar Learn Features

  • Supported: Create online training
  • Supported: Manage large scale training programs with its interface
  • Supported: Track training efficiency and return with detailed dashboard reporting

Trakstar Learn Screenshots

Screenshot of Trainer home - Get key information on how a program is doing with real-time graphs on the new Trainer Home. From here, viewers can dive into the details on users, courses and series using the convenient and persistent left navigation bar.Screenshot of Personalize the view - On every grid, the settings cog can be used to select the columns to view. This will be the new view even when logging in from a different computer. To maximize the content, collapse the left navigation bar to reveal just the icons.Screenshot of Filters - Advanced filters on users, courses, series and catalogs help get to just the list of items to focus on.Change, reset or keep these filters while moving across items.Screenshot of Bulk Actions - Once the list is filtered down to just the trainees to focus on, a couple of clicks a couple of clicks are required to take actions like setting a new deadline, reminding or dropping users.Screenshot of Export - Extract the whole list or the filtered list of trainees to Excel for further analysis.Screenshot of Trainer Photo - Take a photo in Mindflash and use it as a trainer photo.Screenshot of Handouts - Drag and drop multiple items into Mindflash.

Trakstar Learn Videos

Mindflash online training platform video overview (July 2016)
How the Mindflash Enterprise Experience provides the following benefits: • Simpler navigation - easier to move between tasks • Personalized views - add or remove columns

Trakstar Learn Integrations

Trakstar Learn Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, Italian, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

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Frequently Asked Questions

Trakstar Learn (formerly Mindflash) is an online training platform. Users can create courses, add quizzes and track results. Users can upload external content and access the platform via mobile devices. It also provides user management and reporting for internal and external training and scaling purposes.

Trakstar Learn starts at $149.

Litmos, Brainshark, and TalentLMS are common alternatives for Trakstar Learn.

Reviewers rate Course authoring and Course catalog or library and Progress tracking & certifications highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Trakstar Learn are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

Trakstar Learn Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)50%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)50%
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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it to deliver client-specific training prior to our employees going on-site—safety training for basic, intermediate, field, etc. We also use it to for training on how to use our internal business system. This includes: entering timesheets and expenses, approving timesheet and expenses, creating proposals, etc. Finally, we use it for HR level training for new hires, and annual ethics, etc. It is more of a company-wide training tool, but we do have department-specific training in use as well. For safety training, it is especially important to be able to provide the completion certificates to our clients outside compliance sites to verify we are training our employees in required safety programs/topics.
  • You are able to create groups for your employees so that you can quickly assign groups to training courses rather than grabbing employees individually each time.
  • You can import training packs in several formats and create custom quizzes either throughout the training or at the end with multiple question formats.
  • You can add surveys to your courses as well, but getting the survey data back out is not as straight forward as it should be. You have to click around to find it because just printing the results in the course does not automatically include the survey results.
  • You have no control over the passwords. Yes, the user is able to click a "Forgot Password" link on the login page, but we have had many problems with the user not receiving the email, so then they are stuck, and we have no other alternative to help them get into the system.
We use Mindflash for a lot of our internal training needs, and it is very versatile to accomplish your needs in training employees in a variety of different areas. I've never tried to use it for external needs, but I feel like the software at the advanced level wouldn't suit that need very well at all. At the Pro level, you get a lot more flexibility, but the cost is prohibitive for the size of our company.
Learning Management (11)
56.36363636363637%
5.6
Course authoring
90%
9.0
Course catalog or library
90%
9.0
Player/Portal
90%
9.0
Learning content
N/A
N/A
Mobile friendly
N/A
N/A
Progress tracking & certifications
100%
10.0
Assignments
100%
10.0
Compliance management
N/A
N/A
Learning administration
60%
6.0
Learning reporting & analytics
90%
9.0
Social learning
N/A
N/A
  • The biggest ROI is being able to provide certificates for safety training. Prior to using Mindflash, this was a very cumbersome process to track employee training status in general, and for specific areas. The previous process didn't cost us anything, but it was admittedly very flawed and inconsistent.
  • Since we already have Mindflash available to satisfy necessary internal training, we end up using it more and more for many items that we would have typically just sent in emails for employee consumption. Mindflash allows us to see who actually went through the material, so even in cases where it isn't necessarily "training," we have put these items into Mindflash to help with keeping track of compliance items.
The only other training platform similar to Mindflash that I have used is RedVector. However, we use that platform entirely differently than Mindflash. RedVector has a very large available library for our users to stay current on their PDU/education credits for their PE and PMP licenses. It does have the option to build training within it as well, but we have not used that feature because it is more focused on providing external training for others.
Any problems or questions we have had with Mindflash have been handled promptly and effectively. I normally use the online chat option but have had to correspond with them through email and phone as well. We have never had an issue languish for weeks or months with Mindflash. They either fix the problem or let you know that the software isn't capable to handle the need at that point.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Mindflash to train our employees as well as train our customers as they onboard into our own program.
  • Easy creation of content
  • Simple distribution to customers and team members
  • Addition of new learners into the platform is easy and safe
  • Mindflash would be even better if it integrated with more platforms
  • I wish I could store more detailed content for my learners
  • Built-in rewards systems would be helpful
Mindflash is great for teams that have repeated processes for learning or onboarding. It's not great for 'scoring' someone's job roles.
Learning Management (11)
81.81818181818181%
8.2
Course authoring
100%
10.0
Course catalog or library
100%
10.0
Player/Portal
100%
10.0
Learning content
100%
10.0
Mobile friendly
100%
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
100%
10.0
Assignments
100%
10.0
Compliance management
N/A
N/A
Learning administration
100%
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
100%
10.0
Social learning
N/A
N/A
  • Mindflash is helping us build repeatable content for our teams
  • Trakstar can help us track the status of trainees
  • It's easy to compile all learning content in a central place
Drive was too big and just a big bucket. Lessonly was pricey.
November 27, 2018

Glad we made the switch!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Mindflash is being used by our entire organization for all training, learning, and development tracking. We do a lot of compliance training since we are a highly regulated industry and Mindflash has helped immensely due to its simple but very robust reporting capabilities.
  • Mindflash is very clean and user-friendly. Very easy for learners to navigate and understand.
  • Mindflash’s reporting tool is unmatched. You can pull any type of report you could want or need.
  • Customer service is top-notch. From our Sales Executive to our CSM, all the way up to the VP, our experience has been amazing.
  • The live event/classroom training functionality is pretty basic. Would like to see options to enter date/times of training.
  • Automatic calendar invites sent to registrants for live training would be great. I think they are working on this functionality in the near future.
  • Mindflash recently changed from s courses and series structure to modules and courses. I liked it the other way, personally.
Mindflash is fantastic for all types of eLearning. Tracking and reporting is so easy. The system is not suitable for all types of live training but there are workarounds.
Learning Management (10)
95%
9.5
Course authoring
100%
10.0
Course catalog or library
100%
10.0
Player/Portal
100%
10.0
Learning content
90%
9.0
Mobile friendly
100%
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
100%
10.0
Assignments
80%
8.0
Compliance management
100%
10.0
Learning administration
80%
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
100%
10.0
  • Our eLearning engagement has improved by about 25% over last year.
  • We have been able to provide our compliance department with 100% error free training completion reports since we implemented Mindflash.
The ease of use for both learners and administrators in Mindflash is unbeatable in my opinion. The system may not have all the fancy bells and whistles that Cornerstone or Litmos has but we didn’t need all that and honestly, it was all getting in the way.
Karl Plesz, CD MMS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This product was selected to first help the Safety group deliver 'safety orientation' training to shop and field workers across several provinces and into the US without involving constant travel or face-to-face interaction. The group needed an online delivery system that was easy to use, easy to administer and easy on the budget. The Safety group likes that the online training can be given to new contractors and permanent employees before they even show up for work. Now that we are seeing its benefits, other groups, such as HR, IT and QC are using it too. HR is using it to offer another option to take Conflict Awareness training and we are rolling out 'new employee orientation' as well. IT is using it to offer simple, focussed, fast courses to the whole company to save trainer resources for sessions that truly justify face-to-face training.
  • The user interface is clean and uncomplicated.
  • Mindflash isn't bogged down with unnecessary bells and whistles.
  • No matter what the source of your content, Mindflash converts it into one seamless presentation.
  • Tutorials are built in.
  • Their customer service are prompt and friendly.
  • The people at Mindflash listen to your suggestions to improve the product and incorporate them when they can.
  • The reporting capabilities are pretty decent.
  • Adding voiceovers from within Mindflash is easy, but unforgiving. You have to do each slide in one uninterrupted take, or do it over.
  • Mindflash doesn't handle animations in PowerPoint well. This is OK though, as animations tend to be a distraction anyway.
  • You can't delete or re-order or edit slides once they're in Mindflash. You can hide them. If re-ordering or editing is required, you have to upload a new, polished presentation.
  • Mindflash doesn't help you schedule training or re-training.
  • [Update: They fixed this! There is a new role that allows for pure read-only viewing!] There is no (non-student) role that can only view tracking information. All roles have access to managing courses.
When your content is already polished and you just need a quick, easy platform to deliver it online, this is the one to choose. Don't choose Mindflash if you need a sophisticated product that fully integrates with your HRMS system. If you want the perfect try-before-you-buy system, this is it. After a full two week trial, they converted our environment directly to production. Do yourself a favour and get a content authoring software such as Adobe Captivate (or something similar) to produce SCORM-compliant content ready to upload into Mindflash. It makes a the content more usable and solves the voice-over issues because you can do the voice (or have a computer voice read the narrative - even better) in the original content.
  • The biggest improvement we have seen with Mindflash is better and faster training delivery without having to involve a live trainer or pay to send trainers on the road.
  • The ROI on Mindflash is mind boggling, as to hire another trainer just for the Safety group would cost at least 4 times as much.
  • When the IT Trainer volunteers to fully support Mindflash and assist content developers with content polishing, uploading and management, you know the product is good.
  • HR is now making use of Mindflash to deliver online Conflict Awareness training and new employee orientation.
  • During an economic downturn in our industry, Mindflash saved us regarding Safety training when the Safety group lost most of its people. We couldn't have achieved our training objectives without it.
Our priorities are ease of use, economy and flexibility. Skillsoft was too content-heavy. It would have been good had we only been interested in ready-made content. Their content just didn't meet our needs. Cornerstone was too expensive, too complicated and would have required a complex implementation and training period . We asked for a demo and were not shown the content management aspect of the product, nor given access to a trial. Mindflash met all of our needs. The product was easy to use. I had 3 demo courses up and running in one afternoon. I was able to add a lot of users via an import datasheet. There's even an iPad app for both managing Mindflash and taking courses.
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IT, HR and Safety training and onboarding.
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You would have to have a decent understanding of databases, because the biggest issues usually involve user duplication or typos and missing data. Aside from that, you need a good understanding of browser problems and SCORM content, as this would be our second biggest issue.
  • New hire needs safety training before they can begin work.
  • New hire needs technical orientation to familiarize with computer and network resources.
  • Employee wants training but cannot afford to spend time away from desk.
  • Employees were receiving training outside of Mindflash, but management needed a way to track completion and retention. So we made a course just for testing and tracking.
  • We could make sure Fire Marshalls are up to speed on any new safety developments and test for retention.
  • We could provide new hires with HR information regarding benefits, etc.
The number of people using Mindflash is only going to rise and we need a system that remains easy to use for everyone involved. [update] This is especially vital now that we've lost head count in critical departments. Getting all of our training and Safety objectives met would be impossible without Mindflash.
  • Implemented in-house
No
Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled
Sometimes management want you to try using something they are familiar and comfortable with. We had to show them that sometimes simplicity trumps integration. Content developers also had to come to terms with content that might be suitable for face-to-face training is not suitable for unsupervised elearning.
  • Incompatibility with old web browsers.
  • User management strategy.
  • Available time for content development.
If you're going to develop a short course to demo the product internally, don't bother avoiding your own topics. Mindflash rolls whatever content you create during the trial into your production environment when you decide to buy. The time taken to go from not having a system to being live with Mindflash is virtually instant. What you'll be wanting for is time to develop content and people to test it out.
First, they have a decent knowledgebase. Second, you can ask them a question instantly via live chat. I have yet to present a problem they couldn't fix. And I always feel like my problems matter.
  • Importing content
  • Creating quizzes and surveys
  • Looking at tracking data
  • Managing voiceovers
  • Replacing individual slides
Yes
It works great. They have an app for iPad, but not iPhone, which is understandable.
The interface is just so simple to understand. It's clean and efficient. We showed Mindflash off to the Safety group, who are not computer gurus and they were beyong excited to use it.
Nathan Hancock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Mindflash is our method of training our entire company. We require people to be on the phones at all hours, and we can't pull everyone off at the same time to conduct the same training. Mindflash helps us to solve that problem with video based training. Everyone gets the same information, and everyone can be held to the higher standards that come from this.
It is being used throughout our whole organization, we publish courses for different departments. We also publish courses for the whole company. It really is an ingenious way to get people trained effectively.
  • Organizing courses into series. If you have a set group of courses that you need groups to take (like every new employee) you can just assign these series and let them start at it.
  • Reports. It is nice to be able to see the progress people are at in the series or courses, and you can see at a glance, who failed and who passed.
  • Add-ins for courses. Their quizzes are simple to add and they help to get critical thinking into the training videos.
  • Admin: They only allow one admin account, which can be a headache. Instead of logging into my personal Mindflash I log into a shared user, that makes and assigns all the videos.
  • Agent UI: It isn't the prettiest UI and can be hard to navigate for beginners.
  • Certificates: The certificates for passing a course are just dumb. I have them all turned off and I could never see that being useful.
If you are in a situation like us where you can't meet with everyone at the same time, this type of product is perfect for you. It will help you to meet the training needs of your employees without expending a lot of man hours to train each individually on the same subject. I couldn't see something like this used in a 9-5 office space. If they improved the UI I think it could be used in a lot more situations that it would be more of a convenience for.
  • Overall training has improved.
  • We are able to grow rapidly and keep training costs down.
  • We are able to meet specific customer's needs a lot better
This is an alternate software that we have looked into, right now we don't have the need for the increased flexibility that Lesson.ly provides with learning from your mobile or tablet. We haven't seen a lot of those things as particularly useful for our current training methods, but we see the quality to be similar.
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