Coursera Vs Thinking Cap LMS (Jul 2020)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Jul 22, 2020

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Looking for the right LMS solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. in this article we compare between the 2 software products:

Vendor comparison

Coursera: Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take. It’s simple. We want to help you learn better and faster. That’s why we designed our platform based on proven teaching methods verified by top researchers. Online learning plays a significant role in a lifelong education. In fact, a recent report by the U.S. Department of Education found that “classes with online learning (whether taught completely online or blended) on average produce stronger student learning outcomes than do classes with solely face-to-face instruction.”

Thinking Cap: Thinking Cap was founded in the spring of 2001. In 2003, Thinking Cap launched the first versions of Thinking Cap® Author and Thinking Cap LMS. Without a customer, we made the investment to create the first XML-based eLearning system. This was done for one reason - it was needed. With over 70 commercial and open source Authoring Tools and LMS products on the market not one used XML to facilitate reusability and single sourcing. Thinking Cap was created to fill that gap.

Pricing/cost comparison

The real cost of LMS software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training cost, customization cost, required hardware, and the cost of maintenance & support and other related services. It's critical that you account for all of these costs to gain an understanding of the system's "total cost of ownership". We prepared a total cost calculator for Coursera TCO and Thinking Cap LMS total cost to help with the total cost of ownership calculation.

Coursera price Starting from $29 per license , on a scale between 1 to 10 Coursera is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of LMS software. Thinking Cap LMS price Starting from $65 per month , when comparing Thinking Cap LMS to their competitors, the software is rated 4 - lower than the average LMS software cost.

Bottom line: Coursera cost is around the same cost of Thinking Cap LMS.

Features and functionality

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Coursera Vs. Thinking Cap LMS based on some of the most important and required LMS features.
Coursera: We are still working to collect the list of features of Coursera. .
Thinking Cap LMS list of features include the following: Blended Learning, Career Tracking, Collaboration Management, Course Catalog, Course Interactivity, .

Target customer size

Coursera's typical customers include: Medium business, Large business, and Thinking Cap LMS's target customer size include: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business, Private use.

Coursera

ITQlick rating
(4.1/5)

Starting from $29 per license

Coursera is a cloud-based learning management system software built for individuals, and small up to large companies. Coursera offers online courses from prestigious universities such as Standford, Princeton, ...

Categories: Online Courses.

Thinking Cap LMS

ITQlick rating
(4.2/5)

Starting from $65 per month

Thinking Caps is a cloud-based learning management solution designed for medium and large corporate, nonprofit and government institutions. The core features include learning management, reporting, and branding...

Categories: LMS.

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Coursera Specifications

Name: Coursera
Score: 180/100
Company: Coursera
Address Mountain View, CA 94041, United States
Pricing: Starting from $29 per license
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud

Compare features

Coursera: 0 Features

We are working to collect the list of features

Thinking Cap LMS: 8 Features

Blended Learning
Career Tracking
Collaboration Management
Course Catalog
Course Interactivity
Custom Functionality
eLearning
Individual-Based Plans
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
Software review
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Coursera
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
90/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$29 per license
Functionality score
3
Software review
Thinking
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
91/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$65 per month
Functionality score
14
Software review
Coassemble
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
94/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$99 per month
Functionality score
4
Software review
Coggno
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
92/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
6.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$16.74 per license
Functionality score
16
Software review
Finalsite
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
92/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$3,000 per license
Functionality score
3
Software review
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.