Customer Insights: 3 Easy-to-Use LMS Solutions

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No matter your industry or business, an easy LMS allows you to focus on delivering the best teaching or training experience possible.

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The right learning management system (LMS) will help you manage and deliver an engaging, educational experience. But putting together quality training materials or lesson plans takes up enough time. That’s why you need an intuitive, straightforward LMS.

We analyzed thousands of user reviews in our LMS software directory to find the easiest-to-use LMS products on the market. If you’re wondering how we could quantify something like that, it’s pretty simple: by calculating a sentiment score for each LMS product.

What is a sentiment score

The sentiment score is a rating based on how positive or negative users are when they review a product. On a scale from 0 to 10, rave reviews get a high score, unfavorable reviews get a low score, and lukewarm reviews get a score in between. Review scores are then averaged to determine the sentiment score for the product.

Here are the three LMS products with the highest sentiment scores for ease of use:

3 easy LMS options

Product
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Ease-of-use sentiment score (out of 10)
1. Coorpacademy 6.32
2. Thinkific 6.17
3. LearnUpon 6.25

To learn more about our methodology, click here.

1. Coorpacademy

coorpacademy logo
Ease-of-use sentiment score: 6.32/10
Mentions of ease of use in reviews: 20
Percent of mentions that are positive: 100%

Coorpacademy is a learning experience platform (LEP) that’s mostly used by midsize to large businesses. Some highlights from Coorpacademy’s long list of features include gamification, social learning, certification management, and mobile accessibility.

While Coorpacademy does allow users to create and manage their own courses, one unique aspect of their platform is an ever-growing catalog of trainings related to employee development. Many businesses choose Coorpacademy specifically for these trainings, which are developed by industry leaders and focus on improving soft skills.

Regarding ease of use, Coorpacademy customers said the software is:

  • Easy to navigate
  • Intuitive
  • User friendly

How do users feel about Coorpacademy’s ease of use?

Customers feel overwhelmingly positive about Coorpacademy as an easy LMS option. Of the reviews that mention ease of use, 100% do so positively. For contrast, the ease-of-use sentiment for the LMS category as a whole is 84% positive.

How does Coorpacademy compare to the category average for ease-of-use sentiment?

While the entire LMS category averages an ease-of-use sentiment score of 6.01, Coorpacademy scores above that with 6.32.

Coorpacademy sentiment score pie chart


2. Thinkific

thinktific logo
Ease-of-use sentiment score: 6.17 out of 10
Mentions of ease of use in reviews: 25
Percent of mentions that are positive: 92%

Thinkific is a learning management system with users in a variety of professions, from educators and authors to business leaders and membership organizations. Users can create, upload, market, and sell courses on their own branded site.

Thinkific’s system is built to support rich multimedia courses and includes unlimited free hosting for video content. The product’s many features include the ability to create private and hidden courses, support for multiple instructors, and discussion boards.

Regarding ease of use, Thinkific customers said the software is:

  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to use
  • Intuitive

How do users feel about Thinkific’s ease of use?

Users describe Thinkific as an easy LMS to use. Of the reviews that mention ease of use, 92% do so positively (ease-of-use sentiment for the LMS category as a whole is 84% positive).

Chart showing how people feel about Thinkific's ease of use

How does Thinkific compare to the category average for ease-of-use sentiment?

While the entire LMS category averages an ease-of-use sentiment score of 6.01, Thinkific scores slightly above that at 6.17.

Thinkific sentiment score chart


3. LearnUpon

LearnUpon logo
Ease-of-use sentiment score: 6.25 out of 10
Mentions of ease of use in reviews: 22
Percent of mentions that are positive: 88%

LearnUpon is an LMS primarily used by businesses to train their employees, partners, and customers. They offer unique solutions designed for each of these groups, as well as one focused solely on compliance training.

In terms of features, LearnUpon offers everything you’d expect from an LMS, including course management, the ability to create surveys and exams, and learning portals that can support multiple audiences. This LMS also provides a few extras such as gamification and social learning to encourage learners to engage with the material. One unique feature of LearnUpon is its eCommerce functionality, which allows corporations to create a branded storefront where they can sell their courses.

Regarding ease of use, LearnUpon customers said the software is:

  • User friendly
  • Intuitive
  • Customer-responsive

How do users feel about LearnUpon’s ease of use?

Customers describe LearnUpon as an easy LMS to use. Of reviews that mention ease of use, 88% do so positively, and only 3% do so negatively (the ease-of-use sentiment for the LMS category as a whole is 84% positive).

LearnUpon ease of use chart

How does LearnUpon compare to the category average for ease-of-use sentiment?

While the entire LMS category averages an ease-of-use sentiment score of 6.01, Coorpacademy scores above that with 6.25.

Ease-of-use sentiment score chart for LearnUpon


Looking for more LMS software?

Of course, ease of use is just one of many deciding factors when evaluating LMS software. Other considerations include price, features, integrations, and customer support.

If none of these seem right for your needs, visit our LMS software directory for other options. There, you can filter products by feature, read reviews, explore our buyers guide, and see our latest Top 20 LMS Software report.


Methodology

To be considered for this report, products had to meet our LMS market definition, meet our review count minimum, and have a high percentage of positive mentions for ease of use compared to other evaluated products.

  • LMS market definition: In order to be considered a LMS system, products must course management and course tracking functionality.
  • Review count minimum: Products are required to have 20 or more unique reviews mentioning “ease of use” or related terms.
  • Percent of mentions that are positive: Products listed in this report have the highest percentage of positive mentions of ease of use among eligible products.

To calculate sentiment score, we looked at specific mentions of ease of use in each review (i.e., “snippets”) and analyzed the language used to describe the product’s usability. We then scored the language on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most positive, five being neutral, and one being the most negative. The score for each snippet was the sum of all descriptive terms in the snippet. Snippet scores were then averaged to determine the sentiment score for the product.

When comparing a product’s sentiment score to the average score for the entire category, the product’s score was removed from the category for accuracy.

Note: The applications selected in this article are examples to show a feature in context and are not intended as endorsements or recommendations. They have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable at the time of publication.

Looking for Learning Management System software? Check out Capterra's list of the best Learning Management System software solutions.

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Sierra Rogers

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Sierra Rogers is a content writer based in Austin, TX, covering the human resources market for Capterra. A creative at heart, Sierra has worked in a variety of content-related roles for companies in the fashion and technology industries. She holds a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Baylor University.

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