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What Is Absorb LMS?

Empower organizations to provide employees, customers, partners, or members with the knowledge they need to effectively do their job with Absorb LMS. Absorb’s best-in-class interface creates an easy-to-use and dynamic learner and admin LMS experience. Make learning and development your competitive advantage by integrating an award-winning learning management system that combines the power of traditional LMS features with a core focus on user experience.

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
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable 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

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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 3 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.

Erin
Training Coordinator in US
Renewables & Environment, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Absorb LMS for External Trainings

4.0 2 months ago

Comments: Absorb has been an amazing tool for boosting my teams existing online content and I look forward to seeing where this product goes.

Pros:

I really appreciate how closely the CSM worked with my team so we weren't launching this product blindly. They were personable and easy to get in touch with. I'm new to the L&D space and love how simple and straightforward it is to implement interactivity in our content through Absorb Create

Cons:

There's a bit of a learning curve when getting courses set up and optimized in the system. If I wasn't tech savvy I think I would have struggled because of just how much customization there is.

Alternatives Considered: CANVAS, Looop and LinkedIn Learning

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS: Most user friendly admin interface Best customizability Most amount of features for the price

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 11 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 2 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.

Jesse
Learning and Development Director in US
Printing, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Absorb Experience

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: I enjoy Absorb and their commitment to evolving every day. The ideas portal is fantastic and they show what they are working on.

Pros:

It has most features that are out in the LMS world and their customer service is great!

Cons:

The 3rd party content provider integration. It takes too much time to make course edits and syncing is over a week, not instantly.

Alternatives Considered: Docebo

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS: Better price and customer service. I felt a connection with our sales person and implementation person.