About LearningStone

LearningStone is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) for instructor-led training groups. The solution is suitable for collaboration and private learning environments, internal training departments of all types and businesses of all sizes. Users can set up a workspace with groups of trainees or teachers and upload learning materials, organize participants, add progress markers and collaborate with other users. Teachers can provide learners with course timelines, a social section for collaboration and set up events notification triggers. Courses can include elements such as surveys, assignments, texts, calendar events, videos and scheduled messages. Progress markers can be added to let either the learner or teacher track achievements for administrative purposes or for gamification. LearningStone offers a free trial and paid plans on a monthly basis. During initial setup, LearningStone provides Skype-based coaching.
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LearningStone pricing

LearningStone has a free version and offers a free trial. LearningStone paid version starts at US$165.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$165.00/month
Pricing Details:
Pricing is per training or other learning group.
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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LearningStone Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
5
5 reviews of 79 View all reviews
Matthijs V. Matthijs V.
  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 24/01/2020

LearningStone as cornerstone for our products

Works good, both for administrators and participants.

Pros

Interaction with group and adaptibility to needs of clients.

Cons

So many options, makes it difficult in the beginning.

Response from LearningStone

Thanks for the kind words Mathijs! We will continue on making the start easier!

Replied 27/01/2020
Mireia C. Mireia C.
  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 03/03/2021

Great platform for online courses with a great support team

The experience so far has been great. It was very easy to set up my account and my course timeline. I find everything in the platform to be very intuitive and easy to use. It's also a platform made by people who care about their project and who really want to help you be successful and get the best out of it. They offer amazing customer service. They respond right away with a great attitude and they are very helpful. They also offer training programs to learn how to teach online and other helpful resources. I would totally recommend it!

Pros

I liked how easy it was to set up a course and customize it to look exactly the way I want. I like all the features that it includes like a chat wall, private messages, shared folders, the content blocks in the course timeline, etc. I like how my students can go into the platform and find everything in just one place. I also like how it works on mobile.

Cons

There are a few things that need to be improved, but I am very confident that they are working on it.

1) Uploading files doesn't work well all the time. I had some students who had difficulties uploading their assignments, and some who never achieved to do it.

2) At the beginning of my courses, I would like to be able to send invitations to my students to join the course from my own private email, and not from inside the platform. Because from the platform, they receive a generic email from Learning Stone that doesn't look nice, and it can be confusing because at that point they don't have a relationship with the platform yet. I am the one who has a relationship with my students and I think it would be more appropriate to send them a message myself with a link to join LearningStone. Maybe this is a feature that already exists, but I haven't found a way to do it.

3) I don't like that my students receive messages from a generic email "[email protected]". It would be much nicer and classier that the emails they receive had the name of the course as the sender. Some students who are old in age and not very familiar with computers found that confusing at first.

4) All the chat messages you can leave to your students (in the chat wall or on the documents they upload), have a very small amount of characters available. So to give feedback to my students, I have to break it down into several messages. It would be so much more comfortable to have a bigger comment box!

Alternatives Considered

Google Classroom, Thinkific and Teachable

Reasons for Choosing LearningStone

Some of my students were opposed to Facebook and didn't want to take the course on that platform. And the ones who joined, I felt like they didn't feel "safe" to post their assignments on the Facebook group because it felt more like a social network. Learning Stone definitely provided a more serious environment, the content was more organized, and my students feel more like in an online "university".

Reasons for Switching to LearningStone

I chose Learning Stone for many reasons 1) It offered more features. 2) A good friend of mine recommended it. 3) Sine my first inquiry, the personal support from the Learning Stone team was outstanding. It felt like dealing with real people, and not with a faceless platform.

Response from LearningStone

Thanks so much for the great feedback. We are just upgrading the upload features to 5-10 times as fast so that will really help! We've also just increased comment space. And yes, there is a way of sending an invitation right from your own inbox. Just use the third option in the Invite function and let us know if you need help with this.

Replied 29/04/2021
Alexander V. Alexander V.
  • Industry: Food Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 10/11/2021

the 4x4 for blended learning

the combination of good software , very helpful people and high quality service makes it a great tool.

Pros

this software convinces our clients to work with us. E-learning is coming up rapidly in Africa and working with LearningStone makes it a very easy entry point for many clients to jump on that train.

Cons

it so good that people can't believe it.

Maryuly O. Maryuly O.
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 01/05/2018

i like this platform

Pros

It is very cheap, and its interface and use is very easy and friendly. You can connect with more than 700 participants. It helps you a lot in the company and the efficiency

Cons

The tool to move someone to the class is a bit confusing and does not help the efficiency of the company. I would like it to be a little more flexible and flexible

Brian C. Brian C.
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 10/11/2021

Simply put - use Learning Stone

Pros

The initial build our was seemless, great attention to detail, good standard of extras

Cons

I haven't found any yet and I suspect I'm not going to.

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