When comparing Lynda vs Teachable, the Slant community recommends Lynda for most people. In the question“What are the best virtual classroom platforms for teachers ?” Lynda is ranked 1st while Teachable is ranked 5th.
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Pro Quality and quantity
Pro Video tutorials with commentaries
There are a lot of different languages to choose from thanks to their large offering of courses (almost 4000 total that cover various subjects).
Pro Build as you learn
Many courses offered on Lynda take a hands-on approach, encouraging you to apply what you learn by building projects.
Pro It's possible to get transcripts of videos
Pro Videos can be watched at 2x speed
If you feel yourself getting bored with the lecture, it's possible to speed it up to get through it quicker.
Pro Easy to use
The main dashboard where you create and run your courses is intuitive and easy to use. It's really simple to upload course files, check on analytics, issue refunds, communicate with students, etc. It saves a lot of time which you can focus on creating and selling your course instead.
Pro Efficient uploading
You'll have to upload documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, and videos when creating your course. Its drag and drop interface allows you to easily pull in your files from wherever they’re stored. It links up nicely with cloud storage, Google Drive, and Dropbox and there’s also a bulk upload facility, which saves a lot of time.
Pro Provides a professional looking design
Teachable will provide a nice looking theme for your school and course landing pages out of the box. You just have to upload your logos, images, text and choose colour schemes to make your image and branding identifiable.
Con Lacks a community
With no user forum, there is very little opportunity to engage with other students and discuss the learning material.
Con iOS and Android apps are somewhat poor
Compared to the experience available on the web, the mobile apps are severely lagging behind.
Con More ways to help retain the information would be helpful
More quizzes, tests and assignments to help practice and retain the presented information would be helpful.
Con Expensive to use
Their pricing plans are nowhere near affordable. If you don’t yet have a subscriber base, I’d stay away.