Absorb LMS Software


 

Absorb LMS is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS). Key features include learning management automation, progress tracking and reporting.

The system uses a rules-based system that allows administrators to dictate learning plans based on specific roles and certification requirements. Admins can assemble courses in the system, without the use of third-party software. An internal messaging system facilitates communication with groups or individual users. Learners and subject matter experts can interact with each other on the system’s social platform and provide feedback on the content through integrated polls.

Absorb LMS can be used on smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops. It offers custom branding for users. A native Android and iOS app for instructors allows them to administer directly from their mobile devices, anywhere.

 

Absorb LMS - Intuitive administrator functionality
 
  • Absorb LMS - Intuitive administrator functionality
    Intuitive administrator functionality
  • Absorb LMS - SCORM, Tin Can, AICC & more
    SCORM, Tin Can, AICC & more
  • Absorb LMS - Competency management
    Competency management
  • Absorb LMS - Integrated ecommerce with tax managment
    Integrated ecommerce with tax managment
  • Absorb LMS - Responsive design for all devices
    Responsive design for all devices
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Jason from Hortonworks
Specialty: Software / Technology

January 2015

January 2015

Great product, functionality, operations support, etc.

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Likes Best

It is Intuitive, is easy to use on the back-end, and has an attractive front-end. It's well-priced based on level of service, and they are responsive to requests for features/functionality.

Likes Least

During our use of the product it was an entirely flash-based interface, which caused problems with some OS/browser combination issues.

Recommendations

Don't ask "Can your LMS do X?" Instead, ask them to demonstrate how to do something. For example, most LMSs have a survey functionality. Absorb's was easy and intuitive. Some others are 28 steps, non-intuitive, and overly difficult and time-consuming. In short, make sure you are examining operations in addition to feature/functionality.

 
 

James from Vanderbilt Medical Center
Specialty: Non-Profit

January 2015

January 2015

Lite user, schedules a few classes and mostly uses product for reports

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Likes Best

The vendor has listened to requests for customization and has worked with our leaders to match product capability with client needs. The product has a breadth of services and seems to be current with modern day technological trends.

Likes Least

The end user experience is not very user-friendly. The search function leaves a lot to be desired.

Recommendations

This software is for your company if you need to offer a multitude of ways to deliver training. Be sure to fully evaluate your needs before selecting this software.

 
 

Mitzie from Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

January 2015

January 2015

Learning Exchange/LMS

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Likes Best

I like the ease of use of this product for both education for myself as well as developing and assigning to others. The search features are user-friendly.

Likes Least

Sometimes people are listed in the wrong area, making them difficult to assign things to.

Recommendations

I do not have any recommendation for others. I think using the software/testing it in their facility will show best what they need to know.

 
 

Sarah from VICC
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

January 2015

January 2015

The Learning Exchange LMS

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Likes Best

The product is graphically pleasing and user-friendly when moving through the training courses. I like how the courses track your progress and keep a running list of enrolled and completed courses. I find it to be a very organized system for both an administrator and a learner. In the administrator mode, I like how you can enroll a learner into a course through multiple avenues, all depending on how you want to search for the learner in the system.

Likes Least

In the administrator mode when enrolling a learner into a course or verifying completion status of a course across an entire department, the system often needs to be refreshed and/or data must be completely cleared and then re-entered in order to search. This is a simple but very frustrating complaint I have about this program.

Recommendations

I would recommend becoming familiar with each key area the administrator or learner will be using in order to find any areas for improvement or areas that are working well for the software.

 
 

Kim from Children's Nursing Education
Specialty: Education

January 2015

January 2015

LMS - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

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Likes Best

The product is fairly easy to use with little education needed

Likes Least

This is not the most intuitive product to use. It is not typo-friendly (which is bad for someone with dyslexia). There does not seem to be a way to get rid of, or archive, older data without losing training history (at least the way my company uses the product, there isn't).

Recommendations

Use the tutorials to get a solid understanding of what LMS can do.

 
 

Roland from Vanderbilt University
Specialty: Education

January 2015

January 2015

Review of The Learning Exchange LMS

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Likes Best

Uncluttered, usable user interface. You can find what you need pretty easily from the main page. Admin area is also useful.

Likes Least

Really nothing I don't like. The product has functioned well for my purposes. If I had to pinpoint something, it is that a search will sometimes bring up more than I really expect and need.

Recommendations

The product should be used regularly so that you get a good feel for for the strengths and limitations.

 
 

Michael from Vanderbilt University IT
Specialty: Software / Technology

January 2015

January 2015

Pleasant experience with Absorb LMS

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Likes Best

What I like best about this product is that it is very easy to navigate to the courses I am required to take, as well as find available training courses to build my skill sets.

Likes Least

I would like to be able to search by category when browsing available training courses rather than by course name.

Recommendations

It was important for me to look back on the previous methods for housing such information. It could be very frustrating trying to find the right site or having to find the right person for direction to go for any type of training. This really made me realize how different our new tool was and how easy it is to use.

 
 

Abigail from Vanderbilt University
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

January 2015

January 2015

Need better ability for users to manage my courses page

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Likes Best

It's easy for the administrator to follow compliance, and it's relatively user-friendly for the learner.

Likes Least

The learner cannot move completed modules in to another file. Having numerous completed modules in the My Courses section can make it very difficult to find what needs to be completed.

Recommendations

Spend some time using the software as both a user and an administrator.

 
 

Meredith from Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

January 2015

January 2015

Great tool

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Likes Best

I really like how easy it is to use this tool. I especially like how easy it is to create, copy, and cancel instructor-led classes. With just a few clicks, I have what I need. Compared to our previous tool, this one is so user-friendly and intuitive. The resources provided by the vendor on how to use the system are extremely helpful.

Likes Least

I'm not really a fan of the display on the Admin Control Panel, as I feel it is a little busy and could be streamlined to match the user interface.

Recommendations

Jump in and use the tool. Don't be afraid to explore and use the resources from the vendor. When you do this, you will find yourself becoming more and more self-sufficient with the system.

 
 

Jerri from Vanderbilt University
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

January 2015

January 2015

Easy to Run Reports and Create Class/Sessions

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Likes Best

After I received the initial LMS training, it was easy to go back to my training guide to get help on a class I was trying to create. The copy session feature is my favorite!

Likes Least

There really isn't anything that was bad. I only use LMS about twice a month, so I would forget how to do things sometimes, but I found it was easy enough to go back to the guide for a refresher when needed.

Recommendations

You won't learn LMS in one day. But the more you use it, the more it will all start to make sense.

 
 

Jennifer from Vanderbilt University
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

January 2015

January 2015

The system is comprehensive yet tedious

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Likes Best

The system is end-user friendly and allows me to build as many courses as needed.

Likes Least

The system can be quite overwhelming for developers/administrators with the multitude of options. There are numerous fields all shoved together within a page, making it hard to decipher and understand each option when setting up a course. The training is also hard to follow. There is a ton of information on only a few pages. I recommend making the training a PowerPoint.

Recommendations

Training and course development should be user-friendly, not just the final product.

 
 

Angela from Vanderbilt University
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

January 2015

January 2015

LMS Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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Likes Best

The reporting capabilities. I like how easy it is to see if a group has done the required modules that were assigned and the ability to export to Excel.

Likes Least

It could be a little more user-friendly on the admin side as far as setting up new courses.

Recommendations

Make it as easy for the end users and admin users as possible.

 
 

Jo from Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

January 2015

January 2015

Absorb LMS is a great product!

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Likes Best

Its ease of use is fantastic. It isn't hard to get through at all.

Likes Least

I've not run into anything bad yet. I highly recommend this.

Recommendations

Be sure to have a checklist of all the things you want the product to do, and make sure as you check off things even the least computer savvy person could figure it out. Working with a product like this, you will find that your "customer" will be from all walks of life and all sorts of professions within your organization. Making it simple to understand how to do things is critical.

 
 

James from Vanderbilt University
Specialty: Education

January 2015

January 2015

Robust Learning Management Solution

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

The user interface supplies an intuitive experience for learners, educators, and administration alike. Everything I have personally encountered has been smooth.

Likes Least

I have nothing negative to say about this product or vendor.

Recommendations

Make sure that your users are able to perform all necessary tasks without many difficulties.

 
 

Kendra from Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Education

January 2015

January 2015

Gets the job done, but could be more user-friendly

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Likes Best

LMS is a system that allows consistency within a large organization, which can be difficult to do. It is very easy for the learners to navigate and to keep track of courses they have taken in the past. It is almost like a digital filing cabinet for the learners!

Likes Least

The administrative functions are not easy to navigate. While the actions of adding/managing courses are repetitive, there are obvious things that would make it less complicated and more efficient. Time is of the essence these days and there are steps that are unnecessary in several of the processes. If adjustments could be made to make the administrative functions more user-friendly, my likelihood to recommend would increase.

Recommendations

Something as simple as the search option for learners when attempting to enroll a learner in a class takes so much time with this software. My organization has over 50,000 employees. The search engine will only allow you to search by last name at first. You have to wait for all of the last names to load (those that begin with, include, etc.), and then you can search for the first name, but only after the last names have loaded. Can you imagine how long this takes when I look up a last name like Smith, Johnson, etc? It would be much more effective to have the search open to first and last name from the beginning. This is just one example of how this software could be improved and further evaluated.

 
 

Andrew from Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

January 2015

January 2015

I use the LMS for orientation of nursing students.

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Likes Best

I like the ability to create confidential quizzes and get feedback instantly.

Likes Least

I have no access to add learners to the system as students and not as employees. Also, it has a high learning curve.

Recommendations

I think that potential users should have the ability to adapt the program to more aspects of learning than just HR related tasks.

 
 

Craig from Vanderbilt University Hospital
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

January 2015

January 2015

Not for the casual user

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Likes Best

It's a great way to send content to a large group of learners.

Likes Least

It's cumbersome to track who has completed each assignment. It's difficult to publish material on the system as an amateur user. The end-users have a hard time navigating the system.

Recommendations

Keep it simple for your end-users. This system is far from simple.

 
 

Adrianne from Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

January 2015

January 2015

Excellent LMS!

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Likes Best

The LMS is flexible and scalable. Our large, complex institution is using the LMS to deliver training to employees, students, and volunteers. The product is fully supported on multiple browsers, and the user interface scales beautifully on tablets and phones. Administrators with access to create training are finding it generally easier to use than our previous LMS systems. Updates are frequent and regularly scheduled, and the vendor is open to ideas for improvements.

Likes Least

My only concerns have been related to the process for suggesting improvements and getting them approved and implemented. The vendor's development team is small, so some improvements take a while to implement.

Recommendations

Make sure you gather system requirements for your LMS from frequent and infrequent users of varying technology skill levels before purchasing an LMS.

 
 

Catherine from Vanderbilt University
Specialty: Education

January 2015

January 2015

Great resource for trainers!

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Likes Best

It is fairly easy to create content and is very user-friendly. I appreciate the robust reporting capabilities and the ability to assist a user directly with their course enrollment status.

Likes Least

Course display is not as visually pleasing as it could be, especially when creating an assignment. The drop down course list is in alpha order only and not very stable. I seem to have to click the down arrow many times.

Recommendations

I would evaluate the software with guidance from someone who uses it in depth and frequently.

 
 

Daniel from Northeast Maritime Institute
Specialty: Education

January 2015

January 2015

Absorb LMS review

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Likes Best

The customization, the ease of use for students, and the customer service are the best aspects of the system.

Likes Least

I least like the administrative page. It is a bit clunky to navigate, but you do get the hang of it. They are overhauling it and say it will be easier to use once it is implemented, so it remains to be seen.

Recommendations

The only recommendation I would have is to keep in mind the system is a more involved system than some other free systems like Moodle. But it can provide more and is more versatile.

 
 
 
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