At Knowledge Anywhere, our goal is to optimize training to make your organization thrive. One of the ways Knowledge Anywhere shines is our ability to provide helpful support and free resources to those looking for corporate training - that's why we've created this free, downloadable LMS Weighted Criteria Report Card!

Choosing a training platform can be a daunting task. With over 800 Learning Management Systems on the market, there's a lot of competition between plenty of qualified providers, so it’s no wonder that organizations have a hard time narrowing down the playing field. 

This resource provides a way to quantify qualitative research by assigning weighted scores to each online training platform feature, giving you a total score. 


What is a Weighted Criteria Report Card?

You may know what a report card is - this is one step up! Instead of a static document, this Weighted Criteria Report Card is a sheet that allows you to make decisions and evaluates potential options against a list of weighted factors. It's an exceptionally useful tool that can come into play when you have to choose the best option and need to carefully consider a wide range of criteria.

In this case, you'll compare four LMS providers to each other to be able to see which your organization values the most. 


How can you use this resource?

This resource is completely editable, so you can:

  • Add your organization's must-have LMS features.
  • Change the LMS providers.
  • Choose the weight of each feature. For example, if Certificates matter a lot to you, value this feature at a 10. If you think you'll never use it, value it as a 1 or 2.
  • Research your top eLearning competitors and assign values to each feature, as you see fit.
  • Customize the sheet to include your company's logos, colors, and branding.


The sheet will automatically use pre-set formulas to calculate scores, which show at the bottom of the page. Whichever company has the highest score is probably the right one for your organization!  

Pro tip: If you want to share this with a team of people, and have a live version of the document, import this download into Google Sheets or Microsoft Teams for a shareable, live link that you and your team can access together. 

Happy training!

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