Litmos is a relatively new LMS system on the market that is loaded with features and designed for use by small up to very large companies. It utilizes modern concepts in its learning tools and in its clean, easy-to-use interface, making it easy for the average user to dive into courses. Their prices are on the expensive side, but these prices also vary depending on your number of users.
- Free trial
The platform has all the basic features you could want in an LMS. It supports the upload of videos, audio, and multiple text formats within the course builder. The analytics are comprehensive yet cleanly laid out; you can easily track the progress of your users, as well as award them custom certifications. The software is SCORM compliant, mobile-friendly, and allows for ecommerce easily managed on both the front- and backend.
Litmos even goes above and beyond the scope of normal features and offers benefits many of their competitors can't. They enable live course monitoring and allow you to link your own domain name with their platform. They allow simple gamification of their quizzes and practices-- this is something that can be invaluable for your users' memory retention (and if not, users can always let you know how your course is doing through Litmos' simple feedback survey).
Litmos' pricing is fairly reasonable:
- Packaged Content: $9.99/user/year
- Learning Management: $2-$5.user/month
- Training Ops: $2500/month
They also offer all this up in a free trial download. It's simple to download and allows full use of their features. Litmos continually provides a good deal of customer support for customers and potential buyers through their blog, community, and direct phone and email support.
Though Litmos does make monetary transactions possible, they do not provide their own ecommerce platform directly. You will have to handle transactions through Paypal or PaymentExpress. Though Litmos does (almost) seamlessly link to these third parties, this isn't good news for those who want to avoid either of these systems. You won't get much of a choice if you want to utilize Litmos' ecommerce features.
Litmos' product is still a new development and hasn't had time to go through many evolutions. They have no major clients to back up any sort of reputation-- the best way to get a grip on their credibility is to download the free trial.
The Bottom Line
Litmos is one of the best of the best when it comes to features and capabilities. You can maintain a great deal of control over your educational efforts with this cloud-based software, but it comes at a price. If you can afford the monthly fee for your company size, however, you will find Litmos to be incredibly enabling.