Absorb UI3 vs. NLE

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Absorb UI3 or NLE: Quick Comparison Chart

Feature

UI3

NLE

Learner Features

Ability to upload a certificate task

Current feature

Not currently available. Recommend using Course Uploads.

Ability to upload a video or document task for grading

Current feature

Not currently available. Recommend using Course Uploads.

Ability to self report the completion of a task

Current feature

Not currently available. Recommend using Course Uploads.

Ability record training events taken outside of the LMS

Current feature

Current feature, including templates for different data entry. Does not currently support attachments.

Contests

Current feature

Feature has been retired. Recommend using Leaderboards instead.

Leaderboards

Not available

Current feature

Search for, and enroll into an instructor-led event from a calendar view

Not available

Current feature

View upcoming sessions, expiring courses and certificates from a calendar view

Not available

Current feature

Featured courses displayed on learner dashboard

Not available

Current feature

Mandatory courses displayed on learner dashboard

Not available

Current feature

Public dashboard displaying courses, billboards, tiles, etc

Not available

Current feature

Course ratings visible to other learners

Not available

Current feature

Ability to subscribe to comments and mark as helpful

Not available

Current feature

Dynamic course recommendations

Not available

Current feature

Ability of the learner to pin courses to their dashboard

Not available

Current feature

Change view, sorting and filtering on the Catalog

Not available

Current feature

Change view, sorting and filtering on the My Courses

Not available

Current feature

Search

Basic search across tags, descriptions, learner audience, date range, etc.

More advanced search with built-in filters for things like VLT versus classroom based.

Integrations and Tech Requirements

Turnkey integration with LinkedIn learning and Lynda.com

No. There are costs for this integration

Yes. No charge

Turnkey integration with BizLibrary

No. There are costs for this integration

Current feature

Turnkey integration with Skillsoft

No. There are costs for this integration

Current feature

Turnkey integration with Zoom for ILCs

No

Current feature

LDAPS SSO

No, feature is discontinued

No, feature is discontinued

Runs on IE9 and 10

No support for non-current version of IE (IE11)

No support for non-current version of IE (IE11)

Branding and Configuration

Ability of the client to do their own branding across departments

No

Current feature

Ability to add background images to tiles

Yes

Currently in development

Ability to have custom icons for tiles

Yes

Current feature

Customize your logo, favicon, menu and footer

No

Current feature

Ability to add a privacy policy for learners

No

Current feature

Customizable error messages based on regex entries on learner sign up or profile data

No

Current feature

Offline App

Ability to view courses offline

Yes (iPad only)

The NLE admin dashboard does not contain the toggle. The offline player is discontinued.

Languages

Multilingual support

Available in 29 languages

Available in 29 languages

 

A quick checklist and a comprehensive guide outlining the deprecated and changed functionality in the Absorb LMS New Learner Experience versus the Absorb LMS UI3 learner interface can be found here: 

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