A Better Alternative to EduBrite Learning Management System

Academy Of Mine As An Alternative

As you know, EduBrite was acquired by LinkedIn in June 2022, and they have decided to get rid of the platform. Luckily, there are a lot better Learning Management Systems (LMSs) out there. In this article, we’re going to compare EduBrite with the Academy Of Mine LMS – and explain all the reasons why it’s a better alternative for professional development and continuing education.

Advantages of EduBrite

Advanced Assessment features 

When creating a test or quiz in EduBrite, you can choose from 14 different question types: single or multiple responses, fill in the blanks, sequencing, column matching, and more. EduBrite also has a feature called adaptive tests which lets you create assessments that dynamically generate questions for learners in a quiz based on how they answered previous questions. Academy Of Mine has a similar style dynamic quiz, but it’s currently not as advanced. 

Offers add-on features

In addition to EduBrite’s base prices, they offer add-on features that you can purchase, and base prices start at $399 for 100 active users and 25GB of storage. 

A few of the add-on features EduBrite offers are digital credentialing, getting access to a knowledge base, using subscription pricing to sell courses and Salesforce integration. Alternatively, all of the add-on features we just mentioned are included in Academy Of Mine LMS, at no additional cost to the base price. 

EduBrite’s add-ons are quite expensive too; each add-one costs a percentage of the base price you’re paying, so if you had 250 monthly active users ($699 base price) and wanted to use the knowledge base, you’d have to add $175 (25% of base price) to your monthly cost for EduBrite.

Integrations & APIs

EduBrite has a decent amount of integrations out-of-the-box. Unfortunately, EduBrite’s software is fairly clunky, so many of the integrations they offer don’t integrate seamlessly. According to multiple EduBrite customers we recently talked to, some integrations like Shopify and Salesforce can cause inconveniences for customers purchasing and enrolling in courses.

Here is a list of some integrations that EduBrite offers:

  • Google for business
  • Atlassian Confluence / Jira Service Management
  • Salesforce, Paypal, Authorize.net
  • Shopify
  • Zoom, WebEx, Vimeo, and EdCast. 
  • APIs for custom integrations such as HRIS/ERP systems.

Disadvantages of EduBrite

Provides a Bad User Experience 

You can test out how the EduBrite software works with a live demo. EduBrite includes most of the common eLearning features by default, but the platform is outdated looking and overwhelming to use. After testing EduBrite and speaking with a few EduBrite customers, it’s clear that their platform is not user-friendly – it also doesn’t include every feature that the Academy Of Mine LMS has; for example, on EduBrite you can’t sell courses and webinars directly on the platform, you have to use Shopify.

Difficult to Manage 

Since the EduBrite platform interface isn’t user-friendly, the experience it provides is bad for all users involved in the LMS, including the instructors and admins managing training. We’re not trying to bully EdBuro, but the platform is pretty clunky, and it doesn’t seem like much thought process was put into developing and designing the platform (maybe that’s why it’s dissolving). As a result, some B2B, eCommerce, and other simple functions in the LMS are difficult to use.

Based on our tests, even performing simple student reports as an admin in EdBuro seems to be overcomplicated. We’re not saying that Academy Of Mine lets admins pull the most advanced student reports, but the vast majority of our customers don’t require more than what our LMS has. Equally important, Academy Of Mine doesn’t overcomplicate simple features like enrolling students into a group, and our developers are constantly updating the LMS.

Expensive Pricing 

EduBrite has decent pricing, but if you’re running a scalable platform then you will need to pay at least $1,000 per month (more if you have more than 1,000 monthly active users). In addition to the baseline pricing, EduBrite offers add-ons that you can pay for. Like we said earlier in this post, the majority of EduBrite’s add-ons are features that are included in the Academy Of Mine LMS by default – and EdBrite charges a lot for these additional features!

Inconvenient and ineffective for eCommerce

To sell courses on EduBrite, you are required to integrate with Shopify or a third-party eCommerce platform to host your course catalog. With Academy Of Mine, you can sell courses with Shopify, or you can sell courses directly within LMS without having to manage and coordinate sales with another platform. Another issue we have heard from EduBrite customers is that their group functionality for training customers in different portals causes a lot of problems.

EduBrite is dissolving! 

As of June 29, 2022, EduBrite has been acquired by LinkedIn and the platform is going away for good.

 

Advantages of Academy Of Mine

Intuitive user interface 

Time and time again, customers compliment us for having an interface that’s simple, good-looking, and easy to use; you can watch these Academy Of Mine tutorials too for yourself how simple the Academy Of Mine platform is to use. Additionally, if you ever have questions about our LMS, all Academy Of Mine customers have access to an extensive knowledge base that goes in-depth documentation about how every feature works in our LMS (constantly being updated).

Large amounts of storage (affordable) 

Starting at $599/month Academy Of Mine gives you 500GB of storage (up to 75 GB for SCORM), and for $899/month you get 1TB of storage (up to 150GB for SCORM). 

White-label platform and LMS portals 

With the Academy Of Mine LMS, you can add your company logo, change the site’s colors, customize menu texts, add branded texts like your business name, email address, and phone number, and more. A few more branding and marketing features you could take advantage of with Academy Of Mine LMS are visually your emails, uploading your favicon to the website URL, using a custom domain, and more.

You can also use custom styling if you wanted to customize the platform’s visual branding using code. Having our developers customize your platform’s visual branding is also an option. 

Reliable technical support

In addition to the knowledge base that all AOM customers have access to, we offer 24/7 customer support. If you’re submitting a help ticket or sending us an email from a different state, or you’re outside of North America, then you may have to wait a few hours; that said, Academy Of Mine is dedicated to responding quickly to customers’ tickets and going the distance to resolving any issues. 

Customize your platform 

One undeniable benefit to using Academy Of Mine is that your LMS is hosted for you (SaaS) and you are able to customize the platform. The majority of SaaS LMSs don’t offer custom development, so you’re getting the best of both worlds with the AOM Learning Management System. We can’t guarantee that all of your customization requests can be done. Either way, if you’re a customer with a customization request that’s not possible, we will try our best to find your next best solution.

Check out AchieveCE’s website to see an example of what Academy Of Mine can do to customize the front-end of your LMS. Of course, you can also customize your learning platform to provide a personalized user experience to your users enrolled in the platform.

Sell courses online without an eCommerce platform 

Similar to EduBrite, Academy Of Mine integrates with Shopify by default, but you can also sell courses directly within the LMS (If you don’t have a 3rd-party eCommerce site.) Using the page builder feature in AOM, customers can easily create a course catalog and website to sell courses and webinars online; your LMS website can be visually branded and customized a lot, and this feature is included in every price plan that we offer.

By default, you can accept payments from Stripe, Authorize.net, and Braintree by PayPal.

Academy Of Mine LMS also lets you: 

  • Sell courses in bulk to organizations
  • Create coupon codes to discount orders
  • Put courses on sale
  • Create course expiration dates
  • Create course learning paths
  • Charge via one-time payments or offer subscription plans

Administer and Manage training like a pro

At Academy Of Mine, we’ve done our best to create a Learning Management System that’s both easy to use and quick to get started on. This means that admins can easily create self-paced courses without design or developer experience, and learners can purchase training, enroll themselves into courses, and maintain certifications and credits in their own time conveniently.

Another feature we have streamlined in Academy Of Mine is student reporting. Whether you’re training a few of your own employees or 1000+ active customers, reporting on performance is important in the LMS. In Academy Of Mine, with just a few clicks admins can pull reports to look at the test scores and different performances a student is making on the platform, or zoom out to report o =n the performance of every student enrolled in a classroom at once. 

You can learn more about the features our LMS has on this page.

Disadvantages of Academy Of Mine

Minimal gamification out of the box

Academy Of Mine allows users to share certifications and course completions on LinkedIn, but if you were looking for an LMS with more advanced gamification, we don’t currently offer that. 

Limited language translations

If you want to adjust the language of your LMS platform on-demand, Academy Of Mine by default supports English, Spanish, and French. If you would like to translate your LMS to other languages, then you would have to reach out to us to see what’s possible.

Why You Should Choose Academy Of Mine?

If you’re looking for an LMS that simplifies course administration and provides a smooth user experience for your students, then look no further. The Academy Of Mine platform is designed for professional development, continuing education, compliance training, and most types of professional training programs (B2B & B2C). Whether you’re providing CE to enterprises at scale, or you’re selling compliance courses to a few states online, manage everything on the Academy Of Mine LMS.

Book a demo and let’s talk about how Academy Of Mine can help you today!

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