We did not have an LMS at CoolIT when I started. After looking over a number of solutions, we came down to three top contenders. Upon meeting with the team at SkyPrep, weighing the cost vs benefit, and the consistent professionalism of the SkyPrep team, our choice became easy. The SkyPrep team are open to partnering and very helpful when I need some assistance or advice on the best way to complete a task. Both myself and the HR Manager are thrilled with our choice.
SkyPrep has a number of features that has made my job as the one person learning team easier. I love the dashboard that my participants see and how simple/user friendly it is for them. The ease to add courses, materials and create learning paths has been a wonder. The ability to create our own custom email templates, landing page and branding has made the LMS our own rather than appearing to be from a third party. Finally, it's awesome that my learners can access the LMS via their phone, laptop or desktop. It is helping us create a true learning culture here at our companyl.
I would like the reporting to be a bit more robust and friendly. I can get what I need, but I need to do some work for it. The only other thing I would like is when I'm needing to check on a learner's progress and pop into their account, when I go to switch back to my admin account, it doesn't bring me back to the screen I was working on before I logged into the user. Both things are small, and easily worked around.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Pricing is economical and transparent. No mandatory phone conference/interview just to find out what it costs. Efficient sales process. Before my first phone call with the sales rep, they provided me links to YouTube videos detailing their capabilities, which greatly minimized the time required with the sales team to understand exactly what they offer. They were the only LMS I researched that did this and didn't hide their costs until the end. Extremely user friendly platform to administer and use that includes built-in course authoring tools. Meets all of our needs to provide internally developed online course ware in several formats. A course catalog and means for purchasing course ware from external content vendors is also integrated into the LMS. The staff are very responsive, outstanding to work with and very helpful when needed. They are also proactive and have solicited feedback about what next upgrades to their platform we would most like to see. If/when they get to some of those I'll easily give them full marks for functionality and features.
Customer service and communication is primarily via email, therefore, clarifying the exact nature and extent of a problem sometimes requires some back and forth.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Since we have been assigned an Account Manager, we have accelerated in using the platform due to increased knowledge of the features that were added over the previous years. I would like to compliment our Account Manager [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] who has done an outstanding job over the last months in taking the time to do online demonstrations with us and support us with any query/problem we encountered along the way.
It is easy to use, features like the dashboard and adding tests at the end of online training modules make it a great training platform that we have been using. The reporting is very comprehensive with charts included for quick analysis and snapshots to use for internal reporting. I especially like the look of the new beta version which we are testing at the moment. It has a very modern look and is more intuitive.
When users forget their password they do not often know how to re-set the password for themselves which creates both a bottleneck for them as internal work. However, the new more modern look of the Beta version is taking care of this :)
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
We were trying to put all internal training for a large corporation on one platform, which was achieved.
It is a good app that allows internal training videos and courses to be accessible to all employees. It is a good central platform that allows for uniformity in training.
It seems that the search function is not very strong or intuitive. When you are trying to find training in a large library, it does not always find what you need. It also does not call out dependency courses well.
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
I am a corporate trainer for a dental management company, training over 100 employees each day. It is very important to us that we are able to apply systematic and consistent information to all 7 of our dental offices. SkyPrep has allowed us to do so, and has made it a very simple process. It's easy to set up, easy to make changes, and easy to track our employees' progress. It's also very user-friendly for the staff completing their training courses. We love it!
The software is very user-friendly and has been extremely easy to set up and implement.
I wish there was a feature to replace videos in the Resource Center. Often times our videos require updating, and it would be wonderful if we could easily replace a video, like we do with a document, without having to delete it, upload a new one, and add it back into all appropriate courses.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
The more users you have on your platform, the cheaper the per-user-fee. You can add unlimited users to all the plans. We only charge for active users in your platform, meaning learners that log into the platform within your 30 day billing cycle. ($449/Month - 100 Active Users, $649/Month - 250 Active Users, $999/Month - 500 Active Users, Contact Us for 500+ Active Users when subscribing to 12 months) Additionally, there are unique features, and customization options available on the higher plans. We also provide discounts on yearly plans.
Well-designed online courses can save companies thousands of dollars in employee training costs, however many businesses are hesitant to move their training courses online due to fears about technical issues and unexpected costs. SkyPrep is a web-based training platform that aims to alleviate these concerns by offering straightforward course building tools that even non-technical users can employ.
SkyPrep provides cloud-based software that allows employers and educators to create their own online courses. Developed for non-technical users who want to quickly build courses online, SkyPrep helps its users centralize their educational materials in a secure web-based environment.
SkyPrep is a cloud-based platform that provides users with tools for creating and organizing educational training courses online. Organizations are able to quickly build courses by uploading existing content—such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, and Excel files—and creating interactive quizzes and tests. Students and employees are then invited to participate in educational training sessions that take place entirely on the web.
Organizations that use SkyPrep benefit by being able to upload their course materials into a centralized environment, where they can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Employees who telecommute are able to complete required compliance and safety training courses without stepping foot inside their home offices, while larger franchise organizations are able ensure that all employees have received a uniform education about their companies’ policies and procedures, regardless of their locations.
Aimed at non-technical users who are looking for ways to quickly create their own courses online, SkyPrep supports organizations of all sizes. The platform is used by companies with a few dozen employees just as frequently as it’s used by those with thousands of employees.
Within the organizations that rely on SkyPrep for online training, the cloud-based platform is most frequently utilized by human resources departments. However, SkyPrep’s training platform is straightforward enough that it can be setup by anyone within an organization, regardless of the user’s technical background or experience.
Educators and employers can upload any existing course content they’ve created directly into SkyPrep. SkyPrep accepts files including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and SCORM content. Once the content has been uploaded, it can be dragged-and-dropped into any of a user’s courses.
To add new content to your courses, click on the appropriate course name and then click the “Items” tab. Choose “Add New Material,” and then select from a list of supported materials. Included on this list are many different files types, including PDF, Word, Excel, and HTML files, along with YouTube and Vimeo links. You can also create a link or embed a website.
Using the Exam Manager tool, users can create quizzes and tests for their students. Any test that a user creates can be dragged-and-dropped into a course. Users have multiple formats to choose from when designing their quizzes. Quizzes can be auto-graded.
When you create a new exam, you’re able to determine things like time limits and percentages that are required to pass the exam. You can also categorize your exam, and select how many times a learner can take the exam per course. Next, you’ll want to add each of your questions, choosing between multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, or short answer.
SkyPrep’s messaging and notification platform allows instructors to remind learners about upcoming courses and due dates. Depending on the settings an instructor has selected, learners can be sent automated email reminders whenever new content is available.
Compose a message to your learners from within SkyPrep’s platform. You can select which individual learners should receive your message, or you can elect to send a message to a certain group or everyone enrolled in a specific course. As a trainer, you also have the option to receive messages from learners in your SkyPrep inbox.
SkyPrep provides its instructors with the ability to download real-time reports about all of their learners. SkyPrep provides a wide variety of reporting options, all designed to outline users’ performance and analytics. The three main types of reports are user reports, group reports, and course reports.
Get access to a summary of all your courses by clicking on the “Data” tab along the top of the SkyPrep platform. Choose which type of report you’d like to build—courses, users, groups, or exams—and download the report. You have the option to download reports as CSV/Excel files or in Zoho Viewer.
Many students will pay to learn about topics in an online setting. SkyPrep provides educators with ways to sell their online courses to anyone, anywhere. In fact, learners can even switch the platform to access courses in their native languages. Instructors receive immediate payments whenever a user enrolls through the platform.
In order to sell courses, you’ll need to turn on SkyPrep’s “sell mode” feature. Click on the “Customization” tab from the homepage to begin this process, and then select “Settings.” When you check the box next to “I’d like to sell courses,” you’ll be able to start monetizing your courses to sell to students online.
SkyPrep offers an API to all users.
SkyPrep charges based on the number of active users on the platform each month. A user can login to the system and take as many courses as he or she wants, and it will count as one active user for that month. If the user doesn’t login at all during the following month, then he or she will not count as an active user during that month. Pricing plans start at $449 per month for a Standard account, and go up to $599+ per month for users who select the Enterprise option.
Online training courses can reduce new employee onboarding costs.
Courses can be deployed by non-technical users.
SkyPrep offers straightforward course building tools.
Once content is uploaded, it can be used in any course.
The platform helps educators and employers centralize their course materials.