Who Uses Acorn?

We aim to make the management of staffs training and compliance easy. We offer an LMS that integrates into HR and accounting systems with ease. We understand your needs and strive to fulfil them.

What Is Acorn?

Acorn is an intuitive cloud-based LMS software that makes creating eLearning fast and easy. Create personalised learning paths. Easily design and tailor workflows for your staff. Structure content yourself or use authoring tools to quickly populate SCORM or TinCan content. Acorn is mobile-ready, so you and your staff will never miss a training session. Track your teams progress with sophisticated reporting. Acorn also integrates with all HR systems to automate administration tasks.

Acorn Details

Acorn

https://acornlms.com/

Founded 2013

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Acorn pricing overview

Acorn does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.


Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Acorn deployment and support

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Acorn Features

  • Academic/Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Corporate/Business
  • Gamification
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce
  • eLearning Companies

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Acorn Reviews

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.7
Customer Service 5
Features 4.6
Value for Money 5

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Adrian C.
Director
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 22/06/2020

"Amazing tool and support!"

Comments: Amazing tool & service! It was difficult sifting through the seemingly dozens of LMS platforms out there - we must have done a demo with at least 6 or 7. Acorn impressed us with how easy-to-use it appeared, and we've not been disappointed in our decision. Their support is incredible, and helps being in the same timezone (lots of others were either US or UK office hours which wasn't very convenient for us).

Pros: Onboarding was as painless as could be expected. Reporting is simple but comprehensive, and the local support has been amazing at answering any of our questions.

Cons: No real negatives from my side except maybe a larger content library, but I know this is on the roadmap and being built currently. Plus integrations with content providers mean there's lots available.

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  • Reviewed on 22/06/2020
Melinda V.
Learning and Development Manager
Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/07/2020

"Set up of new Acorn system"

Comments: We needed a system that could have multiple tenancies which we have achieved that function in different ways. This has allowed us to have our internal training for staff and contractors separate from our external training that is a revenue line for the business.

Pros: The platform has been easy to set up with the support of the Pursuit Technology developer. The course set up structure is also easy to use.

Cons: There is no option to have a course changed from self-enrolment to admin enrolment only. There is limited functionality to choose different selections in setting up cohorts to use fields not equal to. The set up of new users is clunky with having to upload the whole user dataset again as we don't have a HR system to draw the data from. The other issue is the inability to change the home page to feature the elements we want to have eg a blog.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/07/2020
Bec S.
Capability and Strategy Officer
Government Administration, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/06/2020

"Thanks [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]"

Pros: [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is very responsive and clearly communicates how easy this product is to use.

Cons: People with admin access cannot view the learning profile/history of users.

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  • Reviewed on 25/06/2020
John E.
King
Performing Arts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/11/2020

"Fine for my limited needs"

Pros: A simpler version of something I was using before, for my very small business Acorn is fine for when I sometimes need it. Larger businesses no doubt use features I've never opened or needed.

Cons: Never had a problem with it, from my purposes.

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  • Reviewed on 17/11/2020
Erika K.
E-Learning Coordinator
Higher Education, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
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  • Reviewed on 21/08/2020

"Enjoying it so far."

Pros: We have really enjoyed transitioning to Acorn as our LMS, and are finding that the software is particularly pleasing from a learner's perspective. We have had positive feedback from students and trainers when it comes to navigating course content. There are a host of useful features and functions including flexible enrolments, resources and activities, plus a great range of reports. I have been most impressed with the technical support received from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and regular updates from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], which has made the experience much less stressful.

Cons: Due to the size of our RTO and the number of courses we need to create, the system can run slowly at times - this is being improved gradually. We are looking forward to seeing a user profile feature become available soon.

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  • Reviewed on 21/08/2020