TalentLMS...any good?

Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with TalentLMS?

Currently, we are looking to move to a LMS that has more flexibility and options.  Most of the popular LMS packages have the same features as TalentLMS but seem to cost twice as much. TalentLMS pricing is very attractive but... sometimes you get what you pay for. 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Mike Hauser

Actions are good for things like dripping weekly content to the users and emailing specific people either updates, or completion notices. Super easy to setup. We are just starting to dig in to the API as we started with the wordpress integration to try and get around the limitations. We found the wordpress integration is also limited in that it only displays the LMS data in one way and all of it. You cannot adjust or remove things you do not want to see. This means we have to use the API to call exactly what we would like to display. This is the ONLY thing we found difficult with TalentLMS. It meets every other requirement and is extremely robust for an off the shelf LMS.  Hope this helps! 

Rick Nusz

I agree on the API. It's taken me a little while to figure it out and the documentation leaves a lot to be desired (in my case I don't have PHP available so all of that would have to be converted). 

Sorry to keep bugging you but have you ever had an instance where you gave a pre test that allows the user to skip a course if passed? Could that be controlled through Actions?

Mike Hauser

No worries! Happy to help. 

You can setup an action that will automatically give access to a new course once someone passes or completes a pretest course. There is also an action that lets you
**On course X completion, with a score between K and L, assign course(s) **. Not exactly what you are asking to do but I imagine you could find a way based on how you assign the courses.

If you install the Chrome app "Postman", you can get code snippets for each API call in most languages you would need. I attached a screenshot for reference. Here is a guide to get you started.

http://support.talentlms.com/knowledgebase/articles/908883-how-to-generate-talentlms-api-code-snippets-in-mos

Rick Nusz

Thanks for all the replies. I did end up going with TalentLMS. Pretty much all LMS's at a certain level offer the same services. For my situation it came down to how much control I wanted to have and ease of use for the end user. TalentLMS has almost every feature you could want. However, this can lead to having too many choices. For me...I like fine tuning everything so I don't really need the vendor s involvement much. The price is phenomenal for what you get.

TalentLMS has been a fun LMS to work with so far but it does require you to think outside the box and come up with a strategy to fit your situation. There are a couple of things I'd change about it like I wish they had better forums similar to this forum or making what they call Actions work exactly the way I want them to. Better API documentation and something other than PHP would be nice too! Overall I'm happy with it so far!

Aniruddha Sathe

Hi Avril, 

Your requirement caught my eye and thought to get in touch with you to explore synergies of working together.

We eNyota learning (http://enyotalearning.com/)  have our proprietary LMS which is a 100% cloud based system developed with a mobile first approach to allow users access the LMS and take training anytime, anywhere and on any device or platform.

You can surely host your courses which you are developing in Rise. I would love to connect with you and discuss in detail.

If you could share your email id i will be able to provide you a trial link to our LMS and also schedule a demo for you to walk through the product & it's features.

Look forward to hear from you !

Cheers !

Aniruddha

 

 

John Pieterse

Hi Rick, just found this useful post and hope you can help me out. I am using Talent LMS as I find it easy to work with. Use SL3. The only thing is video. Can't get them working. They work OK outside the LMS but when I upload as Scorm 1.2 they will not start in the LMS. Have you any idea what is going wrong? Highly appreciated and kind regards!

Penny Chua

Hi All,  

Also looking at TalentLMS - I wanted to find out more about the reporting and the dashboard for the learner. 

1. What type of reports can you get? And are you able to export reports?

2. What does the Dashboard look like in terms of users wanting to track their own performance?

Thanks, 

Penny

Amanda Chan

This is an old thread, but hopefully some people using TalentLMS are still around. :-D

I'm having an issue with the TalentLMS app and how the mobile player is displayed. The TalentLMS UX covers up the bottom of the course/player, so you can't see the prev/next buttons. I've contacted them and they say it is a SCORM/Storyline issue.

Sound familiar to anyone else?

Matthew Bibby
Amanda Chan

I'm having an issue with the TalentLMS app and how the mobile player is displayed. The TalentLMS UX covers up the bottom of the course/player, so you can't see the prev/next buttons. I've contacted them and they say it is a SCORM/Storyline issue.

Sorry about the lack of support you are getting from TalentLMS. 

Have you tested your course in SCORM Cloud? That's a good first step. If it works properly there (which I suspect it will) then I'd go back to TalentLMS and say that it isn't a Storyline issue.

Are you using the Modern or Classic player in Storyline? Does switching to the other one make any difference?

Does the issue occur in all browsers?

Can you manually resize the window once the course opens to see the buttons?

Amanda Chan

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for your response!

  1. I did test it on SCORM Cloud and it works. But SCORM Cloud displays like a browser, opening in a new window. The LMS's app doesn't look like a browser, it is embedded within the app.
  2. I'm using the classic mobile player since I am using Storyline 3.
  3. The issue only occurs in the LMS's app, all browsers work fine. You can scroll the player in the app to see the buttons, but it isn't obvious enough and then my course gets cut off.

I have an update. I looked through all of my courses and this is only affecting the ones published after I upgraded to the latest build (March 5, 2019 - Build 3.6.18134.0). I am looking for a way to revert back to the previous build (August 16, 2018 - Build 3.5.16548.0) to test my theory.

Matthew Bibby
Amanda Chan
  1. The issue only occurs in the LMS's app, all browsers work fine. You can scroll the player in the app to see the buttons, but it isn't obvious enough and then my course gets cut off.

That definitely sounds like a Talent LMS issue.

I'd reach out to Articulate support regarding this. They'll be able to help you rollback to an old version and might know what has changed recently that could be causing this. 

I'd also continue talking to Talent LMS about the issue because using an old version of Storyline is really only a temporary fix.

niomi rosenberg

Hi there, 

Amanda were you able to fix the problem with Articulate support rolling back to the previous build?  I have a client that is having a similar problem.  We have sold this course about a dozen times in the last year and have not had any problems with it playing full screen with other LMSs.

This client uses TalentLMS and  reports this happening:

"When I start the course the viewing area on the browser screen is smaller than the size of the course content. I have to scroll right and down to see all of the content. I have plenty of white space around the window that should allow a full view of the course."

Please let me know if changing to a previous build fixed the problem for you.

Thank you