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About Forma Lms

Forma LMS is an open-source learning management system designed to help businesses provide corporate training to employees based on company needs and processes. Key features include online courses, video conferencing, certification management, custom reporting, blended courses and user management. Teams using Forma LMS can generate certificates in PDF format upon completion of courses through customizable graphic templates. Managers can organize courses in multiple categories, catalogs, course paths and create several editions of the same course with separate locations and inscriptions. Users can also sell their courses using built-in eCommerce features. Forma LMS allows staff members to automatically receive notifications upon course completion, subscriptio...
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Forma Lms User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 41 reviews

Chiara

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: E-Learning

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2021

Leggerezza, praticità e versatilità

Pros

FormaLMS è una piattaforma e-learning completa, particolarmente indicata per l'utenza italiana in quanto ha un sistema di reportistica già integrata che traccia - tra le altre cose - il tempo di permanenza di ogni utente sugli oggetti didattici, requisito richiesto da varie normative. La piattaforma è semplice da usare e completa di tutte le funzionalità già nella versione base, senza necessità di installare componenti aggiuntivi a pagamento, che rimangono opzionali. Permette di gestire in modo intuitivo utenti, corsi, competenze, la creazione di certificati, la gestione di corsi e-learning e d'aula. Ha numerose possibilità di personalizzazione, anche grafica, e si integra con piattaforme esterne di videoconferenza, integrandone tutte le funzionalità. Vanta un forum dedicato sia in italiano che in inglese, dove confrontarsi con altri utenti sulle problematiche più comuni, un manuale completo e ben strutturato e un servizio di assistenza puntuale e impeccabile.

Cons

Rispetto a una piattaforma come Moodle ha meno plugin e meno funzionalità: d'altro canto ha già tutto quello che serve per una gestione efficace di corsi e-learning e un'interfaccia decisamente meno caotica e più intuitiva.

Reasons for switching to Forma Lms

Per avere un sistema di reportistica più adeguato alle necessità dei miei clienti e un'interfaccia più semplice da utilizzare

Response from FormaLms

Wow, grazie Chiara per l'ottima recensione!

Replied February 2021

Anonymous

Company size: 2-10 employees

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2021

Forma LMS great way to start your online learning tools

Generally, I like it as my students don't have any problem using it and navigating it.

Pros

there is no initial cost associate with it, where if you want to use WP or any platform you need to spend more than $200/year. I like the straight forward course creation and adding a registration page and be able to create courses and share materials between the students

Cons

the difficult process for me was to figure out how to create a course and how they gonna look like for the end-user. I strongly believe Forma LMS needs to create a course to teach how to use the software. Also some of the options you need to integrate with, it would be great if it comes with it.

Reasons for choosing Forma Lms

Cost in long term

Reasons for switching to Forma Lms

It was slow and not expandable. some of the students had speed and loading problems.

Response from FormaLms

Hi, thank you for your reviews. Please look into our documentation website: it's full of resources on how to create courses. Max

Replied March 2021

Nihar

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Education Management

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

February 2021

Forma Review by NGO into Voc-ed

Pros

The integration of e-commerce which allows us to promote products created by our students.

Cons

We are based out of Asia and wanted to integrate different languages but found it difficult. Probably we did not look hard enough. However, the flexibility of course design is what we require.

Reasons for switching to Forma Lms

Earlier software did not give me enough features which can help low-income students.

Response from FormaLms

Hello Nihar, thanks for your review. Forma comes with 27 built-in language packs. If you want to add more, you can do it.

Replied March 2021

Anonymous

Company size: 11-50 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

February 2021

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Pros

Il suo essere open source rende l'integrazione con gli altri sistemi aziendali semplice e alla portata di tutti.

Cons

Talvolta la complessità del codice rende complicato capire perché avvengono determinati errori, o dove si originano.

Reasons for choosing Forma Lms

Forma è l'evoluzione di Docebo, quindi di sicuro l'esperienza maturata da noi con la precedente incarnazione ha contribuito non poco alla nostra scelta. Inoltre, pur avendo provato altri LMS, abbiamo ritenuto che la UI/UX di Forma fosse notevolmente migliore, sia lato amministrazione che lato utente semplice.

Reasons for switching to Forma Lms

Il software precedente non era più fornito in versione open source, ed il loro nuovo modello di business mal si adattava alle nostre esigenze.

Response from FormaLms

Grazie per la recensione articolata e ponderata

Replied February 2021

Ridwan

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Human Resources

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

April 2021

A great, professional looking, open source, option perfect for establishing a no cost LMS

Forma LMS helped me to launch a low cost, professional looking and easy to use LMS. My audience loved it too as they can dive right in without crossing a complex learning path.

Pros

I was trying out different LMS solutions in the market. I tried several paid options which are mostly out of my league just to get the taste of the current innovations in LMS. Then I came back to the real world and started test riding all the open source options. My 1st test was with Moodle as it was the go to option recommended by most websites. I didn't like Moodle's interface. It has a ton of options but doesn't have the looks of a corporate LMS where it is very inviting and easy for users to jump instantly inside a course. So, I went for the second best, "Forma LMS". Forma amazed me because I could set it up instantly in my website. Uploading courses are also a breeze. Yes I face some hiccups as I didn't know it works well with PHP version 7.0 and lower but the basic functions were working fine. I was able to test run my LMS within hours of deployment. If you are geek like me you know how does it feel when everything works the first time. If you have softiculous support with your hosting provider then it is more convenient. You will have a working LMS within 15 minutes if you have the contents ready. So, all the poor people who wants to role out his own easy to use and pro looking LMS, Go for Forma LMS.

Cons

Certification Module is very irritating. You have trial so many times to get your working certificate template. And it is broken if you use any PHP version later than 7.0. Another thing is the exam module. No doubt its very powerful. But powerful doesn't mean the UI have to look complex.

Reasons for choosing Forma Lms

Because its easy to setup and professional looking and you won't have to sell your kidney just to start your LMS journey.

Response from FormaLms

Hi Ridwan, thanks for your excellent review. Version 3 will be out in a few weeks, with added support for php 7.4 I will report your comments on the certificates and on the exam module to the UX team.

Replied September 2021

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