What Is Acorn?

Acorn is a leading learning management system that enables employee training, onboarding, compliance training, association learning, and more.

Features include compliance across all leading content formats from SCORM to xAPI, consumer grade user experience and interface, advanced learning analytics, administrator friendly design and ease of use, and cloud hosting (SaaS). With hundreds more features available and many integrations already in place, reach out to discuss your bespoke requirements.

Who Uses Acorn?

Internal HR and L&D teams from government and enterprise focused on building capability and upskilling employees. For SMBs, Acorn works with HR teams needing an enterprise grade system at SMB prices.

Where can Acorn be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Acorn
  • Located in Canberra, Australia
  • Founded in 2013
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

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Languages

English

About the vendor

  • Acorn
  • Located in Canberra, Australia
  • Founded in 2013
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Not provided by vendor

Languages

English

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Features of Acorn

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Gradebook
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Progress Tracking
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Social Learning
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments

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Reviews of Acorn

Average score

Overall
4,6 (21)
Ease of Use
4,7 (21)
Customer Service
4,8 (21)
Features
4,5 (21)
Value for Money
4,8 (21)

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1 000
  • >1 001

Find reviews by score

5
67%
4
29%
3
5%
Adrian C.
Adrian C.
Director in Australia
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Amazing tool and support!

5,0 2 years ago

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.

Melinda V.
Learning and Development Manager in Australia
Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Set up of new Acorn system

4,0 2 years ago

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.

Christina R.
Freelancer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

How I feel about acorns

3,0 11 months ago

Comments: I used the free trial but I will not pay for what I get for free from other banks.

Pros:

All financial resources at finger tips and ease of use.

Cons:

The cost mostly I can get the same service from my original bank with no cost.

Erika K.
E-Learning Coordinator in Australia
Higher Education, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Enjoying it so far.

4,0 2 years ago

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.

Janette K.
Workforce Development Manager in Australia
Human Resources, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Highly recommended Learning Management System for all agencies big small and in between.

5,0 2 years ago

Comments: We have been using this learning management system for 6 years now and will continue to do so. We could not have operated without it and the technical support is second to none.

Pros:

This learning management system has really provided us with a one stop shop for all learning and development requirements for our staff. The product is user friendly, visually pleasing, modern and upbeat in style. The integration of the learning management system was an overnight success with staff having the functionality to self register for multiple face to face courses and complete online learning. The great part about the learning management system is that you can print off attendance sheets for facilitators to reconcile records. The system also provides a range of reports that are 100% accurate because a staff member cannot register twice for the same program. We have also been able to design other online learning and development forms specific to staff's requirements and have recently added annual refresher modules for all staff so we are customizing the system to suit our needs as we go.

Cons:

We have only had a few glitches over the last six years but on each occasion the issue was rectified within a couple of hours.