JoomlaLMS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

JoomlaLMS

LMS for eLearning websites & course sales platforms

4.57/5 (23 reviews)

JoomlaLMS overview

What is JoomlaLMS?

JoomlaLMS is a learning management system designed for use with course sales platforms, business training programs, eLearning websites, and more. The system includes a course authoring tool, multi-language user interface, chat functionality, learner performance tracking and reports, multiple monetization options, and more.

JoomlaLMS offers a fully integrated course builder, which allows users to create multiple courses following learning path-based, webinar-based, or material-based patterns. Courses can be categorized and displayed in different layouts, with grid and list views available. Users can configure course availability periods, completion criteria, prerequisites, maximum attendance numbers, waiting lists, and fee types for each course. Files in multiple formats can be uploaded, including audio, video, rich text, HTML, PDF, and Zip files. Complete learning paths can be built, with links, documents, content pages, quizzes, and SCORM packages. Users can also create custom quizzes, surveys, and assessments, with 14 different question types, local and global question pools, and custom feedback for individual questions or entire quizzes.

JoomlaLMS includes a range of communications tools to enable users to interact with learners within the platform. Course announcements can be made to display a message to all learners on a course, and course chat allows one-to-one messaging, with the ability to attach files to messages. Integration with GoToMeeting provides users with access to live audio and video conferencing capabilities. JoomlaLMS also offers a range of reporting options for tracking learner progress, course completions, materials access, and more. Users can configure custom grading scales for assessments, change learning path completion statuses, and export data in multiple formats including CSV, TXT, XLS, and PDF.
www.joomlalms.com

Pricing

Starting from
$299/year
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, United Kingdom, Germany

Supported languages

English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish
JoomlaLMS screenshot: Multiple courses can be created, with webinar-based, material-based, or learning path-based patternsLearning Management System to Train, Teach and Sell Courses OnlineJoomlaLMS screenshot: Course announcements can be published to deliver information to all learners on a particular courseJoomlaLMS screenshot: Custom quizzes and assessments can be created in JoomlaLMS, and used to measure learner progressJoomlaLMS screenshot: Personal profiles for teachers can also be created and displayed on course information pagesJoomlaLMS screenshot: Descriptions for each course can be added, which are also displayed in the course listJoomlaLMS screenshot: Users can set up custom grading scales for tracking learner progressJoomlaLMS screenshot: Certificates can be created and offered for completing coursesJoomlaLMS screenshot: The JoomlaLMS mobile app automatically notifies learners of new course announcementsJoomlaLMS screenshot: The JoomlaLMS interface is available in multiple languagesJoomlaLMS screenshot: Courses can be offered for free, or on a subscription basis, with multiple payment methods supported

JoomlaLMS user reviews

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Ljiljana Gacic

My choice is JoomlaLMS

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
As a teacher, I appreciate when a platform I use is very user-friendly and cost effective. I like that JoomlaLMS satisfies my professional needs. I am also very satisfied with the support team because they helped me a lot since my IT skills are not outstanding.

Cons
Some things are quite pricey but I still believe you get much more for that value of money.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Marshall Northcott

Power Packed Learning Management Software

Reviewed 2016-03-28
Review Source: Capterra

More and more people are turning to more economical solutions like online training and the younger generations are accustomed to using their computers, technology and the internet for educational purposes. I was fortunate to have connected with someone who was a specialist in the field of online training. He had implemented many Joomla Learning Management software installations and was already consulting with many other large educational institutions and corporate clients in the Western US. He was very open about his experiences, he didn't want to tell me which platform I should go with, he shared all the possible options with me. However, when I pressed him for a recommendation, based on his experiences he highly recommended JoomlaLMS. Normally I prefer to farm out work like this to someone who is an expert. In this case however, I decided that I wanted to understand the capabilities and the limitations of the software. Quite honestly, the majority of the workload is related to the creation of the actual e-learning modules and materials not the JoomlaLMS software. JoomlaLMS is merely the engine that drives the online programs once they are created. There is an abundance of user friendly tutorial videos on Joomla LMS You Tube Channel and the JoomlaLMS website has a help section for users as well. In cases where a glitch has been encountered or I've been unable to find a quick answer, the support staff have been helpful and accommodating. The first week the site went live we landed our first client and our online training business became international! The Sales Advantage is no longer 100% dependent on work schedules and we are no longer restricted by geography. Online learning has added a new dimension to the business, another revenue stream and option that we can offer clients for their training needs. At first glance, for a smaller business, there can be some sticker shock when considering at the annual subscription fee. I took a risk based on the recommendation from someone that I trusted. As I have come to fully understand what I have purchased, I am blown away by how robust and feature rich Joomla LMS is. So many companies offer outrageous service support contracts for the most basic needs. With more complex installations I can imagine that this is necessary. In my case there has been the odd need for support and the JoomlaLMS support staff have answered my questions in a timely fashion, supported the product and I have not incurred additional costs.

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Mary Williams

A good first website learning opportunity

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-02
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
After learning it, it did seem somewhat easy to navigate. I was able to learn the basics to get a website up and running in just one day.

Cons
It is difficult to show someone else how to maintain the website, as so many features are organized in strange fashions. Also, you have to click many times just to get to one item, and often has very clunky ways to finish up a project. Also, after a while, many links were irreparably broken. I also got multiple emails from Joomla - sometimes every few minutes. That seemed to be a flaw

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Gary G

Review from long time user.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

I administer a moderately sized educational website (instructional material, quizzes, and certificates). It is built on the Joomla platform and we have about 10K users with about 300 actively using the site at any given time. After much research and trail and error, I switched to JoomlaLMS about 8 years ago. Here are reasons why: Cost is a big factor in our operation. If costs are not reasonable, we cannot continue to operate. 1) The Joomla platform is robust, very cost effective, and can be administered by someone (me) with a moderate knowledge of IT, coding, etc. 2) JoomlaLMS is fully functional out of the box and again only requires a moderate level of IT/website skills to administer. The software continues to be developed/improved over time. 3) JoomlaLMS support is outstanding. It is timely, patient, and friendly. 4) The fees are not insignificant, but they are fair, and they are scaled to the size of your user base. When it comes to paying fees, remember that you want a company to partner with that makes enough money to be profitable and stay in business. It would be a major problem for me if I had to migrate to another LMS system.

Pros
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Cons
No significant cons.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jen Lewis

Joomla - Outstanding CMS system

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-04
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Easy for the User to manage Large array of growth options for building out the interface Great CSS control Great options for changing the face of the site anytime you wish Overall, this is a super software and should be used by anyone wanting a presence online Management and updates / upgrades are not difficult but can be time consuming depending on your particular set up Overall, costs for managing this type of interface are very reasonable

Cons
I have very little negative to say about this product. It's really a great product. The only thing I can say negative is sometimes the components, modules or plugins are not always supported when they are free so I would recommend buying only licensed products from long time vendors.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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JoomlaLMS pricing

Starting from
$299/year
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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30-day free trial, no credit card required.

100 users - standard: $299/year; professional: $799/year.
500 users - standard: $599/year; professional: $1499/year.
1000 users - standard: $999/year; professional: $2199/year.
5000 users - standard: $1499/year; professional: $3499/year.
10000 users - standard: $1999/year; professional: $4699/year.
Over 10000 users - standard: $2599/year; professional: $6199/year.

JoomlaLMS features

Assessment Management
Automatic Notifications
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics

API (172 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (198 other apps)
Activity Tracking (105 other apps)
Attendance Management (116 other apps)
Attendance Tracking (113 other apps)
Blended Learning (106 other apps)
Calendar Management (106 other apps)
Communication Management (143 other apps)
Content Management (116 other apps)
Progress Reports (130 other apps)
Self Service Portal (105 other apps)
Third Party Integration (141 other apps)

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Additional information for JoomlaLMS

Key features of JoomlaLMS

  • Course builder
  • White label option
  • Custom user roles & permissions
  • Recurring payments
  • Multi-language user interface
  • SCORM & AICC compliance
  • Automatic email notifications
  • User import & export
  • Self-registration & self-enrollment
  • Customizable user profiles
  • Course templates
  • Waiting lists
  • Course completion criteria
  • Course certificates
  • Free & paid courses
  • Searchable course catalogue
  • Multiple format support
  • Course availability periods
  • Configurable prerequisites
  • Learning paths
  • Custom quizzes & surveys
  • Local & global question pools
  • Custom feedback
  • Quiz statistics
  • Course chat
  • Course rating & comments
  • Learner performance & grade tracking
  • Homework assignment
  • Reporting & analytics
  • Course subscription sales
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Benefits

The embedded course builder can be used to create custom courses with various templates, allowing users to set up material-based, learning path-based, and webinar-based courses, control course access levels, categorize courses, specify course fees, maximum attendee numbers, and availability periods, define course completion criteria, and more.

Custom quizzes and surveys can be created, with the ability to select questions from local or global question pools, configure custom feedback for individual questions and whole quizzes, add in media files, set the maximum number of attempts allowed, and more.

Administrators can communicate with learners directly through JoomlaLMS, with email, instant messaging, course announcements, and GoToMeeting integration for live conferencing.

Learner performance can be tracked using custom assessments and grading scales, course completion statuses, materials usage, learner activity, and a range of reports.

Free and paid courses can be created, and users can create a range of subscription options, offer multiple payment methods, and process recurring payments through integration with PayPal.