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What is NovoEd?

NovoEd’s collaborative learning platform empowers organizations to design and deliver experiential learning that accelerates business performance on a global scale. Since the company’s founding at Stanford’s social algorithm laboratory in 2012, global corporations, executive education providers, and training firms have relied on NovoEd to develop high-value capabilities through purposeful practice and application, coaching and mentorship, and group collaboration. NovoEd’s proven approach to learning connects diverse groups of learners, mentors, and leaders in a high-impact online environment, unlocking your organization’s collective knowledge and driving measurable outcomes.

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Product Description

NovoEd is a online learning platform that provides a connected, effective and engaging learning environment for students using a combination of techniques in crowd sourcing, design and analysis of reputation systems, and algorithm design.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

High-Impact Learning Experiences
The NovoEd platform allows organizations to envision, design, curate, and deliver high-impact learning experiences that engage learners and drive development of critical skills. Experiences are made relevant to the learner and business objectives by tying practical conversations, collaborative practice and application, and constructive feedback to instructional content.

Collaborative Learning Through Meaningful Connections
High-value skills develop more quickly by connecting learners to each other and to experts. Providing access to perspective and expertise accelerates the sharing of knowledge and creates value for the learner and the organization.

Learning at Scale
The NovoEd platform is designed to enable collaborative learning experiences at scale. Learning is easily accessible to learners, managers, and coaches at any time and from any location and contributes to a culture of continuous learning and growth.


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NovoEd
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Year Founded
2012
HQ Location
San Francisco, CA
Twitter
@GoNovoEd
8,520 Twitter followers
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71 employees on LinkedIn®

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Learning Specialist
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

NovoEd learning platform is a cutting edge contemporary learning online platform, which constantly evolves, bringing powerful and relevant new features every few weeks. The platform is very intuitive, user friendly and offers a blended approach for combining synchronous and asynchronous self-paced elements. The design features are easy to use. I like a lot the possibility to include various types of individual and team assignments, share peer-to-peer feedback and interact in small groups in a dedicated space. Moreover the platform is fully mobile responsive and content can be viewed on a small screen device. At NovoEd the teams are very customer oriented, listen to customer feedback and respond very fast with a solution-oriented mindset and attitude. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't find non-useful features of NovoEd platform. An area to further grow and explore is more dynamic and flexible visual design identity on lesson pages as well as more game-based or gamification elements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The platform offers a great way to design and offer learning experiences, that employees can take in the flow of their work. The participants in Online NovoEd Course have the possibility to self-pace their learning within a given course and allocate time to do the respective assignments in accordance with their weekly job responsibilities.

The Onboarding NovoEd courses for various functions offer a great start to new joiners with visual content, relevant activities and opportunity to interact with others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

NovoEd provides Learning & Development professionals with an intuitive, flexible framework to design and deliver high-impact training experiences. The platform allows you to blend different content modalities including text, video, SCORM packages, discussion threads, quizzes & polls, and live webinars all within a singular learning environment; making it a seamless experience for class participants. What's more, participants can collaborate together in team workspaces, upload individual or team assignments, and receive evaluation scores and feedback from class facilitators and/or mentors. Finally we have a digital solution where participants can learn from the courseware, learn from each other, learn by doing, and learn from personalized coaching feedback...all in ONE place! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I found the editing tools to be a bit cumbersome during the course design phase. I spent more time than I anticipated scrolling through my lessons and opening different menu options to get my content properly formatted and functioning the way I intended. This became easier over time and the NovoEd team was able to assist with any challenges I encountered along the way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NovoEd allows us to take the best elements of our classroom based ILT and deliver them through a digital environment in very effective way. Like our ILT approach, we can break our learning cohorts into smaller teams for collaboration and group assignments and showcase their individual or collective work to the entire class. Additionally, we are no longer confined to offering weeklong in-person training classes where we need to cover a lot of topics in a finite timeframe. Using NovoEd, we can now extend the training experience over multiple weeks allowing participants to learn in the flow of work while demonstrating proficiency on specific topics week after week. This shifts our training programs from event-based to an experience-based approach where participants can immediately apply what they learned, often the same day they learned it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Specialist, Digital Learning
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The best thing I like about NovoEd is its intuitive UI/UX. As a new learner, I can look at the screens and pretty much know exactly what to do. Beyond that, they offer short tutorial videos and in-platform message tips in case I don't know what to do. This platform would be easy to use for employees of all ages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I'll start by saying that my response is no fault of NovoEd's own. The challenge with implementing NovoEd as a learning solution is that it may be viewed by employees as ANOTHER platform they have to use / log in to. Employees in today's digital age have to manage access to so many tools and platforms already. It may feel disjointed if a company is running NovoEd as a learning solution concurrently with other learning solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main problem that NovoEd solves for is how to get collaborative learning in an increasingly digital world. Remote work, proliferated by the Covid-19 pandemic, has brought challenges for companies and teams to hold training programs. The benefits I've realized is that it is still possible to get collaborative learning in a digital world. It's not the same as working in-person; and I don't think it intends to imitate it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Digital Learning and Experience Advisor at CEMEX University
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The ability to provide immediate feedback and collaboration for our teams in the flow of work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not many things I dislike about NovoEd...Maybe the licenses and how you cannot move them around if folks change roles or leave the company Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

How do we continue to train our teams virtually. How can we create similar experiences and results from an in person training to a digital platform. And once we return to in person training, how can NovoEd enhance the way we train in person and better utilize our time. We've been able to effectively train in the flow of work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

NovoEd's platform is simple to use for the instructional designer, the learner and the course facilitator. Very intuitive and flexible tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I'm eager for some of the newer features they've introduced to become more robust. For example, the ability for instructors and learning teams to set up meetings that can populate participants calendars through and ICS file download or similar. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If your brand and learner experiences are collaborative and high touch, then there's not better option out there. Plus, the service and partnership you'll experience with NovoEd are bar none. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Especially now, during our global pandemic, NovoEd offers a robust platform where individual learners and teams can engage with content, with each other and with their facilitator in both real-time and asynchronous environments. NovoEd has allowed us to extend the high-touch in-person products and services to a virtual audience in a way that has, frankly, taught us more about what's possible with our offerings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

How easy it is to create new courses, how many options there are for content, how open they are to implementing customer feedback Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some User Experience issues: Hate that I have to go to the top of the page in order to save a reordering of lessons/content, wish there were more options to customize text. Bummed we can make a video to be watched as an official "assignment". I also don't like the contract scenario...if we enroll new participants, it should be a year from their first sign in, not by contract, where if you add licenses halfway through the year for new participants, they don't lose their course access in 6 months. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Zoom integration, but that's more on our end. The benefits are a more engaged community, where we are able to track and maintain feedback, reflections, and participation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

There are so many aspects about NovoEd that I love, but if I had to choose one NovoEd freed up a substantial amount of time automating what was originally done manually. It makes managing multiple programs not only do-able but easy! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The is not a single thing I do not like. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It will be the best investment you make as it relates to training. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NovoEd has allowed my small team to execute training programs as if we were a large team. NovoEd has allowed our virtual training to be engaging, thorough, and skill-driven. Metrics through NovoEd allow us to better hone our training to be more effective and overall more beneficial. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Learner results, engagement, discussions, networking, sharing, friendly competition with Leaderboard. Can include third-party content, eLearning, Zoom, embedded documents/presentations, images, and more to create visually appealing journeys with interaction. Assignments can be individual or team-based. NovoEd team is very responsive to questions and offering help or resources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Limited template options constrain some program design elements and page set-up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NovoEd helps us bring global learners together, increase learner networking, and cross-functional interactions for our own program and our clients. We see leadership behavior change when we build assignments that require the leader to go back to their job, try a new skill, and share the outcomes with their peers. We also tie the social learning journeys to a capstone project to apply new skills now and after the program. Learners are more transparent and open in the closed, private cohorts that NovoEd offers. A NovoEd journey is a safe place for leaders to learn and for us to realize real business results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

NovoEd is aesthetically pleasing. Users find it very easy to navigate and it's easy to build courses. Customer Success Manager really listens to users concerns and questions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are many basic features missing from NovoEd such as poll options, creating interactive activities aside from just assignments, etc. You can create these in a separate program and embed on to NovoEd, but it would be a lot easier if these were added to the tools NovoEd does use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used NovoEd for online courses for both small cohort groups as well as the general public, and found it to be a good tool in both use cases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CEO
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I like the new setup that allows very easily for us to provide content, and change things with ease. We have used this two years now, and the new setup that came early this year - was just amazing. Suddenly, we could iterate and build realtime and teach others to start building in just a short few minutes. That`s incredible.

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What do you dislike?

It could be slow to upload sometimes if you have good internet it should be fine though. I know there is a roll-out of being able to use content offline which is going to solve that problem quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If they have funds, we currently have been buying bought subscriptions from a company, at a lower price - but unfortunately we will not be able to continue paying these high prices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the problem of trying to convey a lot of information and learning material in a systematic way, which we can do with Novoed. We use this with 100 students of our innovation program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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HR Development Advisor
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

How easy it is to build your own content... no need to be technical expert. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Download your content (to know which videos you placed where, which conversations are lead by whom, etc) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Delivering formal leadership programs & other of our main learning programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

NovoEd is an incredibly easy to setup and easy to use solution to deliver 'facilitated' self-paced courses. Their 'assignment/task management' functionality is one of the solutions' strengths, bringing a whole other dimension to self-paced courses - which allows the learner to practise the knowledge they have gained with either peer or expert feedback. Highly recommend this platform to any company that needs to build capabilities (knowledge, skills or behaviours) in individuals sitting across many geographies and/or with individuals that want to learn with others, but at their own pace! You can bring a traditional classroom experience to an online experience - achieving the same results - but with the additional benefit of reaching a much bigger volume of learners at a time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At this stage there are no areas of the NovoEd platform we dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great solution with a very good account and consulting services team! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We work closely with the Product team on an ongoing basis, particularly around expanding the number of languages the platform interface will be available in, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Director
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Compared to other very pricey learning management systems out there, NovoEd fits within our budget while also offering everything we need. The staff is incredibly warm and helpful (especially Rebecca!) and responsive to our needs or questions that arise. Many of the recent updates have made NovoEd much easier to use from a course-building standpoint. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some features can be a bit clunky, such as the data downloads making it difficult to quickly access info while staying in NovoEd, but it's not a huge hassle. Simply changing the type of task will likely mitigate this issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're delivering an online curriculum to our fellows all around the world. Most of the NovoEd platform is intuitive and easy to use, and where there are features that we needed help with or provided feedback on, the NovoEd folks have been helpful and responsive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CEMEX University Analyst
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I love how the tool is friendly enough to not require a thorough walk-through on how to navigate, additionally that the "MOOC" modality can give our learners access to small pieces of learning anytime, anywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is limited visibility on the admin side on how the tool is being used across all the learning experiences. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're changing from Learning Management Systems to Learning Experience Platforms, where we are making learning more attractive and easy to digest for our learners, making our experience designs "learner-centric" Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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EB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The likes are many. The flexibility in design is a true standout from their competitors! Additionally the feature-sets are the most comprehensive allowing us to create a diversity of experiences in our learning program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

NovoEd is still rapidly growing and so global infrastructure is still maturing - language pack, 24-7 global support, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NovoEd has provided us a platform to reinvent our traditional classroom learning approach into an interactive, scalable and highly engaging learning experience. The benefit has been tremendous - most notably working on the development of complex skills with our sales and service distributed workforce in a highly interactive and practice oriented way and VIRTUALLY. Huge cost savings and higher skill attainment achieved than a traditional classroom "event". Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Going from using Google Classroom courses to NovoEd has been a total game changer! I love how easy it is to create a new course (once you get the language down of how the system works), particularly being able to copy lessons/lesson content, easily move lessons around, embed different forms of content (e.g. videos, Google files, pdf's, etc), and the ease of using the platform among learners and admins/teachers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish there were more templates available and options to further customize parts of courses (e.g. being able to edit the colors and fonts used in the titles of lessons beyond what can be done now). It would be great to have actual templates of example courses customers can use to get started with a course. I ran into challenges with formatting, especially using the quiz/assignments feature where I couldn't bold or italicize fonts without doing it manually via HTML.

I also was confused about the role of our account manager and why she would go MIA for periods at a time (several weeks at least) and be unresponsive to emails leading me and my colleague to rely on your support team for assistance (who have been great). Furthermore, just a few weeks ago our account manager emailed us that she was leaving NovoEd and that was her last day providing no new contact to connect with...I still never finished all of the onboarding meetings (or whatever they're called) to finish designing and launching my first course, I was waiting to hear back from her about scheduling before getting the email from her about leaving. I think more clarity around the role of account managers would be useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having a more robust training course for our new volunteers really helps create a more comprehensive volunteer experience and have improved our retention rates by providing clarity around the responsibilities and expectations of our volunteers in a fun and interactive way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The most helpful thing about NovoEd is their amazing customer support. They take care of their customers. I also love the platform itself. The UI and UX are great, and the social layer adds something special. Students are able to form crews, review each others' work, and chat with each other. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only downside to using NovoEd is that it is not very admin friendly. It takes a very long time to set up a program because there is not a way to bulk upload content. And there is also not a way to bulk un-enroll students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have created an online program where students can be social with each other. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Digital Producer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Our customer success person is extremely responsive and helpful, and always willing to hop on a call to demo a feature or explain something we're unclear on. There are quite a lot of features built out, especially around social interactions on the learning platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There seems to be a gap between their customer success team and their engineering team, where sometimes bugs take quite a while to get fixed and there is miscommunication around the functionality of the platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NovoEd has allowed us to create rich learning experiences with peer to peer engagement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Learning Innovation Lead
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I am implementing a course with the NovoEd team and i like they way your processes are and how you develop content together with meetings with client Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am not very familiar yet but I would say there is a bit of lack of pedagogy knowledge in the team.

Also, not being able to have programmed group discussions is a pity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm tranfering a course from another platform and i like very much the way novoed platforms shows the progress of the learner and the lean layout. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Global Strategic Brand Builder
Marketing and Advertising
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Easy to use / design with, excellent support, regular introduction of new features. What's not to like? Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Recent redesign took some getting used to. Also, quite a bit of turnover in the support role, although handovers have been pretty smooth. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

How can we make learning be engaging and seemingly personal without having the numbers to deliver a truly personal experience? The platform is easy to understand, navigate - some earlier UX issues have been resolve favorably. Novoed continues to improve and I recommend it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Learning Technology Specialist
Higher Education
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The student submission gallery is a useful tool, and utilized throughout our courses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

slow loading times can make creating and editing content difficult. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

NovoEd has a good team to help you set up your course, so make sure to lean on them for your first-course implementation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building community between students that other LMS lack Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

NovoEd is a very clean, visually appealing platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Missing very basic features that are common on other LMS. Not a lot of opportunity to customize the interface based on your company/design. Seem to still be growing up a bit and experiencing some growing pains. A lot of random bugs pop up that no one seems to have an explanation for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using NovoEd as a learning management system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I like the platform as a whole, but probably the assignments features Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think the platform can sometimes be a little difficult to navigate at first. Some better in-line help for first time users would be great! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly geographical issues, but also using NovoEd to rethink how we approach learning in general. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Able to download and complete offline on-the-go with your Ipad, not too simple information and fun with before and after quizes to benchmark. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not remember if there is a leaderboard to see how i compete with others. Somehow the navigation did not seem dummy-proof to go from one topic to the next. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fundamental knowledge in areas i may not know. Fundamental knowledge acquired. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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