TalentLMS vs. TalentCards Comparison

TalentLMS and TalentCards are two excellent options when creating an internal eLearning program. The best way to decide which of the two is best for you is to take a closer look at how they differ. 

Pricing Comparison

Start by comparing how the systems are priced. 

Free Versions Without a Time Limit

Whether you choose TalentCards or TalentLMS, you will get the option of a free account that doesn’t have a time limit. Instead of a time limit, you are limited to five users. That access is more than enough to create a course and test it before upgrading to a paid plan. 

TalentCards: Standard or Premium

If you choose to proceed with a paid plan for TalentCards, you can choose from Standard or Premium plans. The Standard version costs $50 a month for 50 users and an extra $1.00 per user. By contrast, the Premium plan is $1.50 per user. Either way, you can get a discount by paying for a full year at once. The Premium plan gives you more features and automation, as well as offers a success manager. 

TalentLMS: Standard or Active 

TalentLMS has Standard or Active pricing. Standard pricing is the typical model, where you pay for everyone who creates an account. You will have to close people’s accounts when they leave your business. If you fail to close their accounts, you will end up paying for unused accounts. The Active plan has you pay only for active users. 

Accessibility Comparison

The biggest difference in terms of accessibility is that TalentCards is mobile-only. You can use it on smartphones and tablets, but not on desktops. By contrast, TalentLMS is available across devices. You can, however, make up for the mobile-only nature of TalentCards by integrating it with another LMS. You just have to pay for both LMS systems simultaneously. 

User Experience Comparison 

Overall, users report a much simpler experience with TalentCards because it’s easier to understand. From the learner’s perspective, it is similar to browsing TikTok or Instagram. And all of your controls are straightforward as well. 

The user experience for TalentLMS is more complicated, but it makes up for this with a long list of additional features and customizations. You can visit a course store and access groups, events, branches, and user types. 

One common beneficial feature of both TalentCards and TalentLMS is gamification, which is useful for motivating your learners. 


The downside of TalentLMS’ features and customization is that templates aren’t available. You have to customize and create your courses. By contrast, you can use templates with TalentCards or create a course from scratch. 

Bonus Features

Finally, explore some bonus features of these systems. 

TalentCards: QR Codes for Training Access

Maximizing its mobile-friendliness, you can set up a QR code that potential learners can scan to open specific modules. For example, you can post the QR code in the break room to give easy access to the course. 

TalentLMS: Single Sign On 

TalentLMS adds convenience with a single-sign-on feature. Your employees can use the same login credentials they’ve set for other work-related software. This feature eliminates the need to create and remember new login information. 


Both options for LMS offer great features and deals. If TalentCards is sufficient for your course needs, you may benefit from sticking to this system. However, if you need more customization, features, or desktop accessibility, you can go with TalentLMS.

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