iLMS Review

Inspired eLearning
Inspired eLearning
San Antonio, TX
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iLMS At A Glance

Good: Scalable deployment; companies have the option of online training, instructor-led training or both; can create own content or purchase content from course library.
Bad: Not suitable for small businesses.
Bottom Line: Enterprise LMS that helps companies train and certify their employees in a wide variety of topics.

Product Overview

iLMS, released by Inspired eLearning, is a total learning solution that provides scalable options for businesses looking to train and develop their employees.

Companies use iLMS not just to train their employees, but specifically to onboard new hires, train their sales departments, provide channel-partner training, and to provide certification testing and compliance training.

iLMS provides several options for businesses, such as:

  • Installing iLMS on their servers (on-premise)
  • Having iLMS deployed in the cloud
  • Buying course content from iLMS’ 3,000-course library on a variety of topics
  • Creating their own courses with SCORM- or AICC-compliant authoring tools, such as Articulate, Captivate or Quiz Maker
  • Having Inspired eLearning’s Professional Services team develop customized courses
  • Presenting the courses online
  • Presenting the courses both online and offline in a classroom setting (blended learning)

iLMS’ 3,000-course library is broken up into specific topics. They are:

  • Business and Leadership, which covers finance, HR, sales, customer service, leadership and project management, to name a few
  • Premium Compliance, which covers HIPAA, ethics, harassment, code of conduct and foreign corrupt practices
  • Desktop Application, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe, Lotus and Quickbooks
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance, which covers training requirements mandated by OSHA, EPA and Department of Transportation
  • IT Certification and Test Prep that covers a wide range of IT skills, including C++, Java, Cisco and more


We’ve indicated several of iLMS’ features in the checkboxes below. However, we also want to mention these features:

iComposer, a built-in authoring tool that includes these functions:

  • WYSIWYG (“What You See Is What You Get”) editor for adding text to a page
  • Ability to upload any files, such as PDF, Word documents, PowerPoint, videos, sound and Adobe Flash
  • Ability to organize courses by module or lesson (can also reorder modules, lessons or courses)
  • Ability to add quizzes or tests with a variety of question choices (multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blanks, column matching)
  • Ability to set up course-passing rules based on hours, credits or mandatory prerequisites
  • Ability to track student performance

Instructor-led Training Management

  • Creating a calendar of courses that includes scheduling rooms and instructors
  • Managing instructor, room and resource conflicts
  • Setting up self-service enrollment for students
  • Integrating training events with Outlook calendars
  • Setting up rules for minimum and maximum number of attendees
  • Automating the wait list and notification processes
  • Tracking performance of student and instructor
  • Supporting multiple sessions of same course
  • Supporting blended learning
  • Creating standard and ad-hoc reports

Built-in Exam and Survey Engine

  • Timed exams with random or ordered questions such as multiple choice, fill in the blank or true/false
  • Set passing scores and number of attempts
  • Optional or mandatory surveys with multiple-choice, free-form or rating questions
  • Advanced exam interface that includes single-click exam submission, question bookmarking and review mode with feedback

Other features of iLMS are:

  • Certification management (setting certification periods for each course, automatically re-enroll users who need to maintain certification and tracking company certification progress)
  • Integration with eCommerce programs to sell courses and accept web payments
  • Ability to create and manage training paths
  • Optional course certificates
  • Automated course reminders and due dates
  • Integration with many third-party systems via application program interface (API)
  • Ability to migrate bulk transcript data from another LMS
  • Rule-based course assignment
  • Ability to create hierarchical groups
  • Synchronization with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) database
  • Single-sign-on access
  • Automated export of transcripts/scores to human resource management system (HRMS) or HR database
  • Branded learning portal for company logos, company information and more
  • Available in 21 languages
  • Ability to use 27 built-in reports or create customized reports that can be exported in a variety of file formats

Target Market

iLMS is targeted to large organizations in many different industries.

We’ve listed 10 of its clients below:

  • ADP
  • Johnson Controls
  • Securities Exchange Commission
  • Tenet Health Systems
  • McDonalds
  • Toys-R-Us
  • US Air
  • Convergys
  • DTE Energy
  • Lafarge Canada

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New clients are assigned a dedicated project manager that’s not only available during the implementation process, but beyond. Clients have a choice of deploying iLMS either as an on-premise solution or on the cloud.

For clients who have data from an existing LMS, Inspired eLearning will migrate courses and user accounts.

Customer Service & Support

There is a support portal where users can access FAQs, find out information on upcoming product releases, and submit new features and other requests.

Customers can also contact support via phone and email.


iLMS doesn’t publicly release its pricing information. Please contact them directly for a price quote.


iLMS is mainly targeted at larger businesses, so businesses with fewer than 50 employees may benefit from other learning management systems.

Also, the courses from the 3,000-course catalog are off the shelf, meaning they aren’t included in the cost of the software.


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Founded in 2003, Inspired eLearning is dedicated to helping enterprises improve employee productivity and retention by developing their skills.

In addition to iLMS, Inspired eLearning offers Security Awareness and Compliance training programs, PhishProof phishing assessment software and customized courses, to name a few.

Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Inspired eLearning has offices in Los Angeles and Buckinghamshire, England. It’s part of the Inc. 5000, which ranks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. It was also the Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-based Training for 2014 and 2015.

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