What do you like best?
I've been a paid subscriber of TalentLMS for last couple of years. Before subscribing I had done a lot of research on various LMSs and I had ranked TalentLMS a clear winner based on all - features, usability and pricing. Mine was a unique need - a program to teach foreign language to the kids. With my own investment, I'm super tight on budget but at the same time I wanted to make sure that the LMS was easy to use and administer. TalentLMS met those goals.
As I started using it more, I liked it more and more. I found some nifty feature as I started using it. The best part was continuous additions of features, which was a like bonus. I had requested a few features and they were worked on and released, which was amazing!
The support is fantastic, extremely quick to respond and knowledgeable. Since I had a unique need for number of users, they created a custom subscription plan for me (helps me save money by not needing to buy a bigger plan that I need)! This tells me that they care about meeting customers' needs that just making more money, The best thing about the support is that they are super realistic and provide full transparency (no sales talks or painting rosy pictures or hiding anything). I love that attitude!
2 years and still going strong. There are, of course, certain features that I would like to see but it is by far the best LMS and I'm super happy about it. Highly recommended.
What do you dislike?
Honestly, there is not much about TalentLMS that I dislike. So more than dislike my comments are about what I would like to see in the LMS (so it's really a wish list):
1. The TalentLMS iOS app does not play SCORM activities. I understand their rationale on why they are currently not supporting it but I would really, really like if they can support it. I'm sure it is technically feasible (e.g. Articulate mobile player plays SCORM activities pretty well). They should build at least basic SCORM support that meet basic standards.
2. I would love to see some way of linking teachers and instructors together (may be such thing exists but I haven't seen it). My courses are in blended format and taught by several teachers in small groups, independently. For example, same course would be used by 3 different teachers in their own classrooms. I would love for each of the teachers to only see information / reporting about their own students and get notifications only for their students. It may be possible with the current product but if not, would love to see it.
3. Currently, purchasing a bundle (a group of courses) is not very easy/intuitive. There is a small link on the right side, then you've to click the link on the top and go through a couple of clicks. My courses are bundle based and would love to sell them easily.
4. In the login screen I would love an ability to "remember username" and also "save password". This is probably my #1 feature addition request :)
Again, as I said above, this is a wish list and not what I dislike.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I use TalentLMS in a non corporate B2C setting. I create foreign language learning courses and deliver through the LMS. Our goal is to teach kids language in a fun and interactive way. We are a very small and new business focusing on niche market. TalentLMS meets most of our needs and more. It offers affordable pricing, which is a huge help for a small business like us. Our users, who are primarily kids (ages 4-10) love it and find it very easy to use. I have hardly received any questions about how to use the product (that talks tons about the usability). This LMS has tons of instructor related and reporting features and we have barely scratched the surface on that. Looking forward to using it more!
Great product, great people, great company! Keep up the good work.