Content Differences Between ej4 and Litmos
By using ej4, you get just enough off-the-shelf training to improve employee skills that will ultimately help your company be more successful. Learn about some of the differences between ej4 and Litmos' content below.
Fresh content matters, which is why ej4 adds new or updated content every single month. Our courses have an average shelf-life of two years, and when we think they are outdated or need to be refreshed, we retire them. This means that you won't have to sort through multiple versions of anti-harassment law or cybersecurity training videos. The videos we keep in our library are fresh, relevant, engaging, and easy to find.
Litmos claims to add new courses to their content library every single week, but it's unclear if they update old content, or retire old courses. You may want to clarify how content updates work with a Litmos representative.
Free Access to Sample Videos
Litmos allows you to sign up for a 14-day free trial of their LMS, but we found only three course samples during this trial, and those samples were not full-length courses. When we clicked on the "Course Library" tab, we didn't find anything there! There wasn't a course list or full courses to sample. Litmos is a content provider as well as an LMS provider, so it's surprising they don't make it easier to sample their content.
ej4 offers a 15-day free trial that gives you unlimited access to our entire video course library. Watch whole courses, enroll yourself in a learning track, and explore every single feature our LMS has to offer. You can even dive into our recording tool and build your own course! We're proud of our content and want to make sure that potential learning partners know exactly what they're getting out of our content library. If you want to view some of our courses without signing up for a trial, check out our video library!
Consistent Learning Experience
When you watch ej4 training videos, you can come to expect a consistent learning experience. Every video starts with a title slide with upbeat music and engaging graphics and an on-screen presenter narrates every video. Every training video is built around a concept to help build connections between the learning points and real-life scenarios. Take our recent course "Management is All About Character," which is a course that talks about building character. We designed that course around LEGOs to illustrate a building analogy. Or our course on "The Art of Saying No," which features famous works of art (because we all know that saying "no" is an art of its own!)
In the few samples of Litmos content that we were able to see, there was a lack of consistency in the style and format of their training videos. Some videos had on-screen presenters and others just had voiceover. They used animations and sound effects, but there was a lack of consistency in the design style.
Instructional design is at the heart of every single course that ej4 produces. We design all our courses based on adult learning theory and learning principles that appeal to adult learners, helping trainees to retain as much information as possible. Our microlearning format helps to keep the viewers' attention and our unexpected design elements keep them engaged.
It is unclear if Litmos uses instructional design in their courses. You may want to ask your Litmos representative if they use instructional design.
Learning Management System Differences Between ej4 and Litmos
Competency-Based Learning Tracks
The Thinkzoom LMS comes pre-loaded with our learning paths feature, Tracks. These learning paths are based on 36 of the Lominger competencies and are pre-built with all the courses in our library that fall into that particular competency. You can enroll users into Tracks to help them achieve training goals, or users can self-enroll to engage in some self-directed learning.
Litmos' LMS allows admins to build their own learning paths, but that requires tracking down all the courses you want to have featured.
With ej4, you get our LMS for free with any content purchase! You get all the features, including the authoring tool, classroom learning, Tracks, The Quad, and more. You can learn about all the features in our Thinkzoom LMS here.
Litmos charges for their LMS at different price points based on the number of users, whether or not you use their content library, and LMS feature add-ons.
When you sign a contract with ej4, you get a learning consultant that will stay with you for the duration of your contract. Questions about what courses best fit your learning needs? Ask your LC! Need some help navigating all the tools available to you in Thinkzoom? Your LC can help you there. ej4 support will always come from the same person who knows and understands your learning goals. We aren't just your training provider, we're your training partner. That partnership begins with implementation, where we help you step-by-step to smoothly implement your ej4 learning solution. Learn more about the Learning Consultants here!
Litmos uses a ticketing support system to assist clients. You may not have the same customer service representative as before. They may not be able to form the kinds of relationships that ej4 LC's have with clients, and won't fully understand your learning goals. The implementation process with Litmos seems "DIY," but if you experience any problems you can submit a support ticket.
ej4 delivers the unexpected with our 'Everything but Ordinary' training solutions. We continually provide your learners with training reinforcement to help their training stick and provide you with dedication and support to providing your learners the best training every day. We're here to close the gap between potential and results. Hear from a few of our happy clients and check out some of our case studies for proof! We'd be honored to add you to our list.
Interested in learning more about ej4's 'Everything but Ordinary' training solutions? Sign up today for a 15-day free trial of our Thinkzoom LMS, where you can experience 100% of our training content and 100% of our award-winning LMS features.