LearningStone Software


 

LearningStone is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) for instructor-led training groups. The solution is suitable for collaboration and private learning environments, internal training departments of all types and businesses of all sizes.

Users can set up a workspace with groups of trainees or teachers and upload learning materials, organize participants, add progress markers and collaborate with other users. Teachers can provide learners with course timelines, a social section for collaboration and set up events notification triggers.

Courses can include elements such as surveys, assignments, texts, calendar events, videos and scheduled messages. Progress markers can be added to let either the learner or teacher track achievements for administrative purposes or for gamification.

LearningStone offers a free trial and paid plans on a monthly basis. During initial setup, LearningStone provides Skype-based coaching.

 

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  • LearningStone - Compose message
    Compose message
  • LearningStone - Course timeline
    Course timeline
  • LearningStone - Course editor
    Course editor
  • LearningStone - Custom forms
    Custom forms
  • LearningStone - Mobile view
    Mobile view
  • LearningStone - Organize members
    Organize members
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Janette from Right Resources Limited
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

An 'accessible', easy to use and versatile learning platform with excellent customer support.

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Accessibility, functionality and the variety of uses.

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Having searched for many months for a learning platform which was suitable for delivering a dyslexia-related program I finally found what I was looking for in LearningStone. Some of our administrators and our users have 'processing differences' such as dyslexia and dyspraxia so having administration aspects as well as a user-interface which is 'accessible' and user-friendly is imperative for us. LearningStone definitely meets our needs...and with the newly added tests & quizzes feature this has now helped us fill in the gap we had - in seeking a way to be able to deliver ongoing CPD for our Accredited Dyslexia Champions.
At Right Resources Limited we specialise in working with people with dyslexia & associated processing differences. We utilise 'accessible' services and tools to help employers support 'a thriving and productive neuro-diverse workforce'. LearningStone is helping us achieve our mission in raising awareness of the benefits of embracing and supporting neuro-divergence in the workplace.

Cons

Some of our delegates had a few challenges with setting up their profiles via LinkedIn. This may have been due to their own 'processing differences'. However, from now on we will recommend they use their email addresses to sign up rather than via LinkedIn.

Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from The Scale-Up Group
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Completely blown away by LearningStone's features and tools!

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It helped us sell a couple deals!

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The software has taken our business from a static (website-classroom-email) customer experience into a whole new dimension. I think the official term is "blended learning" but for us it's an elevated value proposition based on the digital requirements our clients have for us today. I don't think the future is e-learning but rather in-person learning with tools like LearningStone.

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Probably that is not as ubiquitous with learning as it could be. I think it's only a matter of time before everyone in learning is using a tool like LS.

Source: Capterra
 

Ernst from Phaos Consulting, Inc.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great virtual learning environment for our clients

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Learning Stone enabled us for the first time to offer our European clients a fully customisable, cloud based, attractive, professional virtual learning platform, with a modest investment in time and resources. After a full year, we couldn't be more pleased. The interface is absolutely great, with a solid design 'under the hood' that is still being improved. We find it easy to work with, tailoring each and every course timeline to the specific requirements of the client, including their language, logo, and house style. The system is very stable, and while some functionalities are not fully intuitive, customer support is always at hand. Apparently we're not the only ones who work crazy hours. We appreciate that our change requests are invariably taken very seriously and usually lead to the desired outcome. One of the most important features has been that even my technically less savvy colleagues quickly learned how to use and enjoy the system, and not just by the easy copy-and-paste and tweaking of existing course timelines. The built in storage and video upload works great, enabling us to share all our materials with the client in a heartbeat. And it's fast! Adding, modifying or deleting building blocks, and moving them around, is literally a matter of minutes. Add to that the numerous options for group collaboration, a nice survey tool and low cost per user, and you have a winning formula. I'm convinced that 'blended learning' will become increasingly important and that the same applies to LearningStone as a leader in the field. Now, if they could only find a way to get the members of each and every learning group to flock to the VLE, sign up and start collaborating enthusiastically, life would be perfect. But I guess that will take just a little longer.

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- great, versatile interface
- easy to learn
- reasonable cost per participant
- fast and adequate tech support
- continuous improvement

Cons

- some functionalities less intuitive (for now)

Source: Capterra
 

Jeanne from Brain Bakery
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

I Could not run My company without Learning Stone

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What I love About Learning stone: Very easy for participants to join through Facebook or LinkedIn. Borg smartphone and desktop work fast en Well. To post something takes No more than it would on Facebook. I use Learning Stone for Social Learning during Learning Journeys of 9 of mij larger clients. I have twice needed Some help and They were there for me with a good Solutions within the our. I recommend Learning Stone (and No I have No relation with them whatsoever except being a raving Fan. :-))

Pros

Price! Ease of use even for groups of more than 700 participants. Quick response when there is a problem.

Source: Capterra
 

Freek from KSG Incompany
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

LearningStone is a great Tool

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We appreciate Learning Stone very much as a reliable and easy to use tool to support us in developping blended learning solutions.
It is great value for money.
The Customer Support is very fast and personnal.

Pros

* Stability,
* look and feel (compare LinkedIn and FaceBook)
* and therefore easy to use

Cons

The functionality could be increased. For example with a 360-degrees scan.

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Source: Capterra
 

Jacqueline from Ondernemen Werkt!
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

LearningStone is my new assistant!

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I used LearningStone for an entrepreneurial course of 6 months. During this period the group gets information and is able to communicate with the teachers and each other. It cost me less time to have contact with them. I think it's a great tool.

Pros

This Programm works very easy. It saves me a lot of time. For the customer its looks very professional.

Cons

How to make the forms.

Advice to Others

Nothing! The customer service is great.

Source: Capterra
 

Florien from Selma Foeken

February 2017

February 2017

LearningStone is a great tool

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Very stable, affordable,, great for social learning, easy course timeline and exceptionally great customer support

Source: Capterra
 

Bregje from Teamtalk BV
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Organising and user experience

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With learningstone we can provide our customers more value in our trainings:
- our large projects are thanks to learningstone easy to manage
- timeline and closed groups provides unique user experience
- friendly reminders of location and time of training
- easy video uploading so we can offer a warm introduction of trainer is before the training
- material is all online accessible
- evaluation form via email
- reports of all evaluation forms

Pros

many options

Cons

design

Source: Capterra
 

Jacqueline from Ondernemen Werkt!

January 2017

January 2017

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I use Learning Stone for a entrepreneur course of 6 months. During this periode the group gets information and is able to communicate with the teachers and each other. It cost me less time to have contact with them. I think its a great tool.

Source: Capterra
 

Eric from Eric den Heijer - training, coaching, advies (Haal het beste uit je team: meer passie, meer plezier, meer resultaat)

January 2017

January 2017

easy to use, great support

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I use Learningstone for about two years now. Great tool to organise and facilitate online learning and interaction around my off-line training-programs.
Helpdesk is great! Whatever question I had, answers and help was always prompt and very helpfull.

Pros

relative easy to use, lots of features

Cons

look and feel could be a bit more attractive

Source: Capterra
 

Annelies from Trainers Academie

December 2016

December 2016

Perfect choice!

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I'm really excited about using LearningStone LMS! From the beginning I was enthusiastic and the support of LearningStone is so excellent. Therefore I decided to work with LearningStone and I was never disappointed! Perfect service, ease of use and they listen to new ideas for functions.

Source: Capterra
 

Christiaan from acteursbureau Kapok
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Ease of use? YES. It really is.

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I succeeded to get my online training up and running in one afternoon. Granted, I had most of the content sitting in a folder on my hard drive ready-for-upload. Granted, I already had a clear picture how to structure my online course. Granted, I'm not shy when working with a computer. But none the less, working with LearningStone as an administrator feels easy and familiar. LearningStone follows all conventions other web-based services you're familiar with so there's not much of a learning curve. There are no confounding menu's or settings for that matter. It's all pretty straightforward. And while I was setting up my course it was reassuring to be able to switch to the 'user view' with the click of a button and to similarly switch back to editing mode. Typo? Easily fixed. Switch this piece of info for another? Done in 3 seconds. Adding participants took no time at all since you're able to copy/paste an excel file with names and info.

When the course started, the participants got acces to the online material without any bumbs and started doing their assignments leading up to the first face 2 face training (getting to know each other, reading up, a preparation excercise). I expected them to get more involved with the 'social timeline' where group members can exchange ideas and opinions - but that took some prodding from our side.
My learning curve on LearningStone is mostly about how to encourage participants to engage with one another, facilitated in various ways by the platform: discussion, collaboration, uploading, sharing, etc. etc. The limitations are not of the platform but consist more of time restrictions and what my wife considers to be a 'reasonable time spent experimenting.


Pros

Easy to get into
Easy to set up
Easy to use
Easy to administer
Easy to reuse courses (copy paste!)
LearningStone is very clear about what it can and can't do - no clutter!

Cons

No support for custom CSS of styling

Advice to Others

It could improve with even more ways to 'personalize' the environment

Source: Capterra
 

Anna from Anna Hill CPA
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2016

December 2016

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I use your software to teach an accounting course, and generally I like the software. The thing I find frustrating is the manual process involved with moving someone into the class.
If it HAS to be that way, I really, really wish I could do it from my iphone. I've had to literally leave stores and run home to move someone into the class because they paid for the course and expect access to the information. If I could do it from my iphone, I would really appreciate that!

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I love the wall feature, and the software is easy to use.

Cons

It's expensive for what you get, but I feel there is no other choice. I am thinking about moving to teachable.com because students can pay and get access without my involvement.

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I was impressed when someone in my class had a technical issue with sound and they contacted you and you helped them. Thank you!

Source: Capterra
 

Peter from Locus training coaching en advies
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great solution for trainers who want to engage in blended learning

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Locus training, coaching, and advice recently started working with Learningstone.

This cloud-based platform has a great interface and works very stable.
The design is nice and for our trainees easy to understand. The collaboration features are great to support the social aspect of learning in groups and adds value to social learning dynamics
The course timeline is easy to understand for our trainees.

Leanringstone offers great support when I started working with the program.

As a trainer, you can do it all by yourself but colleagues can use it also....

A great solution for trainers who want to engage in "blended learning"

Pros

the easy to use interface wich helps me as a trainer to shape my course

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no cons so far

Advice to Others

Use the support!!!

Source: Capterra
 

Miek from Wolters Kluwer Belgium

December 2016

December 2016

good tool, great service

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At Wolters Kluwer Training, we had the first experience with LearningStone. LearningStone is a user-friendly, intuitive platform. Our trainer and participants were both enthusiastic about having everything in one place. We also highly appreciate the good service.

Pros

back and front are similar = easy admin management

Cons

A rather linear set-up

Source: Capterra
 

Margo from Coaching Without Borders GmbH
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great platform for courses with varied content media

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I really appreciate this cloud-based tool. It has quick uploads and tons of flexibility. My rep and his team are excellent at training and highly responsive with support and requests. The platform is extremely stable, secure and reliable. I like how my participants can interact with me and each other without needing to exchange personal contact details.

Pros

Lots of different mediums possible. Great support. Lots of features once you understand them all! Fast and very stable.

Cons

Less than intuitive interface for trainers and participants. Crowded GUI. Low flexibility in overall look and feel of course. Limited to the long narrow column.

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Especially great for an in-person group who wants extra online enhancement of the course.

Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from Professionals International
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

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LearningStone was introduced to us via a wonderful conversation with one of it founders. The willingness to communicate and work through myriads of questions was obviously personal and passionate. After the decision was made many features were customized to our specific needs. This in and of itself helped us to feel the value of the platform. Each module was readily available to our novice user. The learning process was assisted through online documentation and personal phone support using video conferencing software. I recommend this platform over others for small and medium enterprises that have in house writers and managers of the learning platform!!

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Easy to use and customizable.

Cons

The format is occasionally confusing and has a bit of a box feel as opposed to a free flow web feel. If that makes sense

Advice to Others

Perhaps provide more practical example of Learningstone sites and how they have been setup. This can model for others.

Source: Capterra
 

Sarah from Turpin Communication

December 2016

December 2016

User friendly, great support, and able to customize to my unique business needs!

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I have been using LearningStone for over 18 months now and I am a happy customer. My training company has unique needs and we had a hard time finding a platform that accommodated all of them. LearningStone was easy to customize and customer support was extremely helpful anytime the solution wasn't obvious. I am fairly comfortable with technology, but by no means an expert, and I'm not an IT professional. I found LearningStone easy to learn and to set up our courses. Best of all, it has saved me a lot of time that I used to spend managing our previous platform. Customer support is excellent. Anytime I have a question or problem I receive a prompt response. And I honestly feel that they really care about whether I am satisfied with their product. I've tried other platforms and they were overly complicated, the design was messy, and customer service disappeared the minute I signed the contract. Save yourself the frustration and go with LearningStone.

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Easy to use, great storage, able to customize to our unique needs, excellent customer support, good value

Source: Capterra
 

Karen from HUMAN CAPITAL Training & Advies

December 2016

December 2016

Great product in addition to training programs

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Learningstone is a nice survey tool, well designed and easily accessible.
The support of this company is great.

Source: Capterra
 

Fabienne from Synergics
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great Concept!

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Learningstones is a very pragmatic & easy to use blended learning tool.
It has a very instructive way or working, nevertheless, a good guidance throughout any tool is crucial.
Our rep, gave me a great insight, a helping hand & the opportunity to contact him at any time with any question.

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Easy to use
Adapt to your own company look & feel

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No 'fancy' look, it has a pragmatic look

Source: Capterra
 
 
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