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What Is Absorb LMS?

Organizations can streamline their internal or external onboarding with the engaging learner experience and efficient admin functionality of Absorb LMS. Create interactive company-specific onboarding courses using Absorb Create. For generic onboarding, compliance, or industry-specific courses, use our Amplify course library or one of our partners’ libraries. Track your learners onboarding from start to finish with our core analytics or get more in-depth through Analyze and Analyze Direct.

Who Uses Absorb LMS?

Organizations providing employee training, external training including e-commerce, or a mix. Absorb's clients range from a few hundred learners right through to hundreds of thousands of learners.

Where can Absorb LMS be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Absorb
  • Located in Calgary, Canada
  • Founded in 2002

Absorb LMS support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil and 37 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 18 others

Absorb LMS pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Absorb LMS does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Absorb
  • Located in Calgary, Canada
  • Founded in 2002

Absorb LMS support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil and 37 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 18 others

Absorb LMS videos and images

Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Admin Course Assembly
Absorb LMS Software - Rich Course Detail Pages
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Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Admin Course Assembly
Absorb LMS Software - Rich Course Detail Pages

Features of Absorb LMS

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Questions
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Training
  • Gamification
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multimedia Support
  • PowerPoint Conversion
  • Progress Tracking
  • Quizzes
  • Reminders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Self-paced Learning
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third-Party Integration
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Video Management

Absorb LMS Alternatives - Capterra New Zealand 2021

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Reviews of Absorb LMS

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Antoinette
Antoinette
Digital Coordinator in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Refreshing and innovative LMS product

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: Customer service team are excellent. Project implementation team also excellent. Smooth implementation process. Overall positive and professional experience with the whole team.

Pros:

The user interface. It is easy to navigate and makes good use of accessibility.

Cons:

In the course setup section I would like to see more developer integration options alongside SCORMS, TinCan, AICC etc. OCN requested compliance integrations with the product so it would be good to see something like this added in the future.

Alternatives Considered: Docebo

Reasons for Choosing Absorb LMS: Former LMS feedback indicated non user friendly interface and a lack of usage across OCNs active centres due to this.

Switched From: Moodle

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS: ABSORB's price was overall the best out of all for the features and functionality contained within the whole subscription price. The customer service engineers post implementation are also extremely helpful and will always provide alternative solutions or workarounds on the platform too.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Sporting Goods, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Partnership

4.0 3 months ago

Comments: It has been my team's experience that with Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) as our partners, we have elevated what the standard for online learning had been in the past. We believe Absorb offers a user-friendly interface and robust functionality that caters to our diverse organizational needs.

Pros:

The easy navigation, customization options, and learner engagement capabilities have empowered our organization to deliver impactful training programs. Backed by a solid customer support, we consider this LMS as a trusted partner in education and training, that has helped us drive educational success and innovation globally.

Cons:

We've learned that a perfect Learning Management System is not a reality. Though most functionalities are essential to our success there are many others that don't fit our particular user case.

Alternatives Considered: Skilljar Customer Education and Docebo

Reasons for Choosing Absorb LMS: Capabilities and especially promised developments where not aligned with our program's needs.

Switched From: BlueVolt

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS: Navigation and easiness of use felt more modern and engaging.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Public Safety, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Absorb LMS Review

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: It has been overall well. The system is a great way of managing eLearning

Pros:

There are alot of off the shelf templates that can be used. Can customize templates for corporate use. Content can have branching for easier completing multiple items from the same sheet

Cons:

I do not find it intutive and so I spend too much time creating items that are not as easy to create from as I would like to see.

Andrea V
Support Director in US
E-Learning, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

A bit clunky but in the end it does the job

3.0 12 months ago

Comments: Having to deliver training content for compliance purposes has been very easy and fast to setup thanks for the integrated content library. It is not complicated to use if the project is simple. Reporting can be s bit slow but it does its job.

Pros:

It does the job. The course creation feature is good, the authoring tool doesn't disappoint, and the free content library is perfect. This is very important for companies that need to deliver training in no time. The performance is good because it's cloud-based, so it scales well in case of need. The LMS could also be a source of revenue thanks to e-commerce tool. It comes with a lot of integrations so the system can communicate with external environments.

Cons:

The look and feel appears dated, despite constant improvements, and the administration tasks need to be done according to Absorb's logic and it could be very different from how other LMSs work.

Mekhala
Sr. Director, Client Delivery in Canada
E-Learning, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Why would I suggest Absorb?

4.0 3 months ago

Pros:

Robust reporting and Dashboards - Implementing robust reporting and dashboard features in Absorb LMS involved configuring custom reporting tools and dashboards to track learner progress, performance, and engagement metrics effectively. Customizing reporting for license usage and billing to meet specific organizational requirements has posed complexity, data integration, and usability challenges. Close collaboration between the Absorb billing and internal delivery teams was essential to define reporting requirements and configure custom reports accurately.

Cons:

e-Commerce - Business to Customer is one of our lead profit generation initiatives, and we want to create a unique learning experience for individuals interested in shaping their DEI learning journey. Challenges were introduced in secure payment processing, and outdated knowledge-based articles were found in Absorb. Extensive collaboration was required between the finance, IT, and Absorb LMS specialists to identify the payment issues. A temporary solution was enabled to capture the payments that still pose a risk. Integrations admin authorization - While Absorb has essential integrations on a button click, it has dependencies on the admin authorization between different systems. Admin within Absorb should also have admin privileges in other systems, which is not always the case within the organization.