iCohere Unified Learning System is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that is suitable for businesses of all sizes in education, government, non-profit and more. The iCohere platform contains a variety of courses, webinars, professional development programs and other online communities.
The iCohere system has flexible delivery formats including on-demand courses, interactive workshops, integrated training centers and multimedia resource centers. Users can design courses in a variety of formats and can include video, audio, text or links. It also allows tests to be designed with questions in a variety of formats like multiple choice, true or false and mix and match.
iCohere has an integrated registration and payment process which enables users to add registration forms to their webinar or course catalog and process purchases. It offers integration with Authorize.Net and Paypal payment gateways.
It includes various collaboration tools like a member directory, calendar, announcements, discussion forums, text chat rooms and an email system for site members.
Jeffrey S. Specializzazione: Gestione di organizzazioni non profit Numero di dipendenti: 2-10 dipendenti
We are currently ramping up nicely with iCohere. We've built up several training modules by repurposing existing webinars; eventually, those modules will be grouped into online courses.
So far, both the iCohere platform and the service have been excellent - flexible, easy to learn, and feature rich. I'm very pleased with our progress so far; in addition, iCohere has been an important part of our sales pitch to grantors, and it seems to be working!
I've been actively seeking out and using your online learning resources - they are excellent!
It provides a fully integrated solution to our training and technical assistance needs, including webinars, communities of interest, virtual meetings/conferences, and online/on-demand courses. It is much more economical in terms of staff time than trying to work with stand-alone solutions that operate differently and require enormous amounts of back-end labor to jury-rig and coordinate.
iCohere is so feature rich (that's a compliment, not a complaint!) that it can be somewhat daunting at first. However, I recommend: (a) taking full advantage of the excellent online training materials in the iCohere Academy; and (b) prioritize your goals and build out your iCohere content incrementally focusing on your most highly valued goals and objectives first. As you succeed with each module, your confidence and competence will grow apace.
The support team at iCohere is excellent and provides a diversity of resources to help you succeed. I prefer to use the online training webinars in the iCohere Academy, but one of my staff prefers phone calls or emails to solve problems. Both of us are very pleased with the answers we get, whichever method of learning/communication we prefer. Nicely done, iCohere Support Team!
Risposta: iCohere 16/8/2016
We so appreciate your review, Jeff. Serving small-staff, high-results organizations is something we are passionate about. It is true that the iCohere platform is so feature-rich that it can seem daunting at first. That really is one of the core reasons we stay so involved with our clients -- to ensure every client ramps up smoothly and that they achieve their objectives quickly. We know that you and JRSA have big plans with iCohere, and we are thrilled to be your partner in bringing those plans into reality. Thank you!
Sara R. Specializzazione: Gestione formativa Numero di dipendenti: 2-10 dipendenti
I first used iCohere 10 yrs ago for about a year to meet short-term needs of a small start-up organization. For a more substantive effort getting underway, recently subscribed because the brilliance of the integrative core design remains and such a full spectrum of new features are built around it as well as all the internet technologies now available. It seems its designers have thought of everything in advance in the most practical and forward-looking ways. Support is personable and fast in answering questions. User documentation is thorough and reliable. I'm very happy to be back using it and looking forward to exploiting all its features.
It reflects real-world knowledge of how people/groups work, what they need to do good work and communicate .
Its design is integrative, e.g., recognizing how information and roles are interconnected, and thus it links resources for maximum accessibility with user-defined controls on what's needed where.
Its design seems to have "thought of everything" - which gives me features as a user that are not only what I expect, but also that give me new ideas for what I can design in.
I haven't run into any things I don't like.
My main advice is that iCohere can be trusted to be absolutely thorough and forward-looking in ground breaking ways. After my first use of it 10 years ago, I continued to get all its product updates, and watched its progressive evolution into online conferences, LMS, etc. Its design is impeccable, and they never rest from continuing to innovate ahead of the curve. And nothing new gets released without the most thorough testing, another aspect users can trust.
Risposta: iCohere 14/7/2016
Sara what a terrific review and what a thrill for us to be working with you again! There aren't many learning/collaboration platforms that have been around for 15 years -- one of the great things for us is when someone comes back! I also really appreciate your mention of our thoroughness with testing & support -- a somewhat lost art these days on the internet, and something we value & invest in deeply and always will. Again thank you! ~Lance
iCohere offers many features that let's you customize the setup of courses. The Classroom is very visual with image icons and pleasant for the learner. We had been using iCohere for our online courses and webinars. The first response as well as the developing team are both very responsive and knowledgeable. They are able to distinguish and help you with many issues along the way. If I were to pick, I think customer service would be the top of the list, following closely with usability and ability to set up programs the way you like. They will always work with you and help you get the features you need. Webinars through Webex are very easy to use and access.
There are still few features that iCohere needs to work on, for example, SCORM is pass/fail only, where others offer ability to report more information from the course. Classroom is not accessible from mobile devices, meaning, if you have all your courses in the classroom, you are not mobile accessible.
Risposta: iCohere 14/12/2017
Thanks so much, Monika. We so appreciate the opportunity to support the good work of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). Your SCORM courses are highly interactive and engaging -- congratulations!
Sue B. Specializzazione: Consulenza manageriale Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
For the past six years, we have used the iCohere platform for our national peer learning team program as a portal for participants to access team documents, colleagues contact information, event calendar, monthly webinars, emails, and more. It it fairly intuitive for our clients to use and us to administer. We also appreciative the responsiveness of iCohere to issues and improvement requests, as well as our ability to customize the interface. I'd recommend this tool for anyone interested in a "one-stop-shop" solution for online peer learning communities.
Multiple valuable, features, customization options, and ease of use.
A little bit of a learning curve on the administration side. Could be a little more flexible in terms of file/folder structure and rights, but iCohere has steadily made improvements in this area and continues to do so.
Risposta: iCohere 24/8/2016
Thanks so much for this terrific review, Sue. Serving your team, and your team's clients, is a pleasure & privilege for us. We especially appreciate your comment about "steady improvement" -- we take pride in listening closely to our clients and steadily evolving our enterprise platform to fulfill the needs of all our clients. Thank you!
Linda H. Specializzazione: Gestione di organizzazioni non profit Numero di dipendenti: 2-10 dipendenti
This is an excellent product for developing eLearning without customized programming or a large staff. We did our first course (about 2 hours) in 3.5 months (including training on the iCohere program) with three people working about half-time and no special additional software. Now that iCohere allows us to convert webinar recordings to MP4 ourselves (it did not allow this when we started in April 2016), it's even more convenient. Be aware though, that if you're going to have a high-quality course with intermittent tests (rather than one big test at the end), the demo showing a course being put together in an hour is a bit deceptive. There are a lot of settings that need to be consistent, templates for introductions, test results, etc., that have to be developed, and more customization that needs to be done to make your course look professional. You should probably also ask "outsiders" to test it. As mentioned above, all that took three of us working about half-time over three months to develop a 2-hour course.
Flexibility to mix media (videos, etc.), add tests and course evaluations without a ton of additional software.
Although the program says it supports video files other than MP4, we couldn't get anything but MP4 to work.
So far very worth it. Our first course only went live on 20-Jul so we don't yet have much feedback from purchasers.
Risposta: iCohere 2/8/2016
Linda we so appreciate this great, detailed review! The MP4 download example is great -- it took some serious development effort to get us properly integrated with Webex APIs and get those downloads available on-demand within iCohere! We did that automation work to simplify the user experience for everyone. Also regarding course development -- we're sorry it took you longer than expected to create that first course, but are glad that now you've got a solid template to copy for your next courses. We are privileged to support the important work of IPEC-Americas and so appreciate your support.