CYPHER LMS Pricing: What’s Included

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CYPHER Learning’s CYPHER for Academia (formerly NEO LMS) is a cloud-based LMS software targeted at K-12 and higher education. It has an intuitive design that lets administrators and teachers customize their portals with school colors, logos and other items. CYPHER has many features, such as content authoring, learning paths, gamification, social learning and reporting.

In this post, we’ll discuss CYPHER’s pricing plans in detail.

Does CYPHER have a free plan?

CYPHER’s free plan is a free trial that doesn’t expire and is intended for schools with up to 400 students. It includes many basic features, such as:

  • Dashboard for students, teachers and administrators
  • Custom logo
  • Activity feed
  • Templates for class content and materials
  • Content authoring tools
  • Instructor-led, self-paced and blended courses
  • Six assignment types (quizzes, freeform, offline, Dropbox, surveys and attendance)
  • The ability to grade assignments
  • Competency-based learning
  • Integration with content tools (e.g., Go1, Udemy)
  • Integration with Google Workspace, Microsoft OneDrive and Amazon Alexa
  • Integration with Microsoft Teams and Google Meet
  • Parent-oriented accounts
  • Unlimited storage
  • Gamification (e.g., badges, customizable leaderboard)
  • Collaboration and social networking tools
  • Basic reporting/analytics
  • The ability to import and export accounts in bulk
  • Community forums
  • Guides and how-to videos

CYPHER LMS Pricing Details

Pilot Program

CYPHER currently has a Pilot Premium program for schools that want to implement the software quickly. It’s intended for schools with up to 500 students and includes all of the features of CYPHER’s Premium plan, plus:

  • Unlimited use of CYPHER site for up to six months
  • Content migration
  • Demo classes upon request
  • 24/5 tech support
  • Student help desk
  • Four hours of admin/teacher product training
  • Custom training on requested topics

Premium Plan

The Premium plan includes many advanced features. Schools need to have at least 500 students in order to purchase the plan. Cypher Learning doesn’t publicly offer pricing details, so educators will need to contact the vendor for a custom quote.

The Premium plan has all of the features of the Free plan, plus:

  • Customizable portal / URL
  • The ability to record audio/video from browser
  • Embedded PDFs/PowerPoint slides and other file formats in web viewer
  • Ad-hoc reporting
  • Advanced analytics
  • Adaptive learning
  • Micro learning
  • Learning paths
  • Integration with School Information Systems (SIS)
  • SCORM, LTI, and Turnitin
  • Advanced content authoring features
  • Integration with Zoom, GoToMeeting and Webex
  • eCommerce
  • Marketing (e.g., SEO, integration with Mailchimp)
  • Branded mobile apps
  • Organizations and teams
  • 24/5 tech support
  • Student help desk

Add-on Features

Branded Mobile App

There’s a native mobile app that schools can use for free, but CYPHER also provides an optional branded app for $3,000 per app in the first year and $1,000 per app in subsequent years. With this branded app, schools can add their name, logo, colors and more.

Skills Development

CYPHER offers optional skills development features for schools to help their students reach their learning goals. Some of those features are a goals overview dashboard, a recommendation engine, the ability for students to add learning goals and a Q&A forum. Pricing for these features are available by quote.


The CYPHER for Academia free plan has comprehensive features, but schools can scale up to the paid Premium plan if they have more than 500 students or require advanced functionality. Prospects who want to learn more about this software’s pricing can contact Cypher Learning’s sales team.

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