What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

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For example, you’ve likely seen Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) discussed on various websites and company pages. How is an LCMS Different from an LMS? An LCMS goes one step farther. Math time: LMS + C (for content creation) = LCMS.


LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

I’ve received some good feedback on my post Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets. One thing is pretty clear, LCMS tools have really headed towards a kind of super Authoring tool and there's a related but quite distinct need for support for a Warehouse. In terms of use of traditional LCMS products towards the needs cited in the previous post, Brenda Robinson and I had a good "discussion" around this - email exchange.


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Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

They have an LMS but not an LCMS. A long time ago, the goal of an LCMS was to help to manage all of these kinds of assets. Along the way, a lot of the LCMS products on the market have become more about a kind of authoring approached with content stored in a database that is transformed into courseware. They also handle asset management, but I really have not been seeing the kind of large scale adoption of LCMS products for that purpose.


Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

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Adobe sees the system as a LMS with LCMS features. I’m not sure about the LCMS angle. . The only areas I saw was the ability for content versioning and RLOs, which are just a couple of pieces of a LCMS.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

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I bring you my top picks for a wide swath of products on the online learning space. I use this product on a daily basis and it packs a whallop. Top of the product line when it comes to video capture, editing and well, video course builds from an output standpoint.

State of the LMS 2012

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Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. One important data point here – the term “LCMS” is on its deathbed. Product – 54.2%. Product training reigns supreme. What Features are essential for your LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform?

How to Buy a LMS

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LCMS – Learning Content Management System – going the way of the dodo bird. This is a product where you build e-learning courses. offline, without an internet connection and then when they have a net connection all instances (data) is communicated back to the LMS or other SaaS product. A consultant will handle it for you and thus enable you to do other things, without having to worry about finding the right system or product.

LMS & LCMS Directory

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Click to view and download the directory, which is in an Excel file - E-Learning 24/7 LMS & LCMS Directory. Two vendors – Plateau and GeoLearning products will be reviewed and presented to you in the next three weeks. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning Contains over 200 systems. To view the specific system, click on the system’s name and it will take you to the site or if possible, directly to the information on the system.

When your LMS BFF is no longer

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Just as in any industry there are people who lie or as we say “misrepresented” their product. I have run into the same issue – salespeople who say their product does A but in reality it does not. . Heck, I even have dealt with folks at a higher level (senior execs and a CEO or two) who say they can do this (in the product itself) and then you find out they can’t. Or they send the RFP after a discussion, but before seeing the product.

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. It depends on what products and services you’re offering in the market. ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR). Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. His interests include singing and sport – notably cricket.

LMS/LCMS Puzzlers

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Just some thoughts that puzzle me on why some LMS/LCMS vendors (okay over 98% of them) are still in some time warp from the Eighties when it comes time to enhance their services and technological solutions. If I was paying thousands of $$$ to EA Sports for a video game or Microsoft Office, yeah – I better get free customer service or that product is going back to the store. Unfortunately, we do not have that luxury when buying YOUR LMS/LCMS.

Intersecting Learning and Talent Management: At a Crossroads by Wm. Edward Vesely

Learning Solutions Magazine

Learning and talent management have traditionally been independent functions with a common goal – increased productivity. Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Professional Development

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

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The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Asia – misleading by LMS/LCMS vendors. Vendors and sadly, companies who purchase their products, believe that since someone can open up their web browser and click to view pages, they can figure it out. Forecast: Continued development by LMS/LCMS vendors making their front end UI (what the end user – i.e. employee or customer) more intuitive, easier to use and truly user friendly.

LMS/LCMS Reports: Generate or Perish

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You have a LCMS/LMS. Because your LMS/LCMS does not offer it. Not all LMS/LCMS offer this, but really if they do, it is a great feature, and frankly they should! Who accessed or entered the LMS/LCMS? The Report Curse of some LMS/LCMS Vendors. Because your time is being spent having to do additional steps, which impacts your productivity (since you could be working on something else) and really should not be necessary, if you have the right LMS/LCMS.

LMS/LCMS More Puzzlers – OS + Language + Browsers

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I only get products that support 64 bit. Yes, there are many languages that LMS/LCMS vendors leave out, considering we live in a global marketplace, but there is one that really stands out: Latin American Spanish. When I look at LMS/LCMS vendors I always ask them if they support LAS. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning elearning browsers e-learning vendors

How to Create Time-Saving eLearning

360 Training

Here are a few handy tips to help you create time-friendly and productive elearning before you bring it to the market for sale. Videos are excellent audio-visual aids and can make the learning experience productive and interesting. Before you select and upload videos in your Learning Content Management System (LCMS) , map out the number of videos that you would like to add and their duration. Have you been thinking of making a course with 360training?

LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it’s a cash cow

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I was informed of this new product which would meet my needs. e-learning LCMS learning management system Lite LMS LMS SAAS LMS setup fees The other day I walked into my bank. The pricing was doable especially for the features. Everything seemed in alignment. I was already to sign, when I inquired about any additional fees. What initially was a great deal turned into a clear revenue generator on behalf of the bank.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

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Recently, I conducted an emerging technology survey related to e-learning and the results show that end users are utilizing technology more then ever before and are seeking product features that LMS and content authoring tools, do not offer at this current time. More of a surprise is that with the exception of 6 web conferencing vendors, who have apps specifically for the iPad/iPad2 market, you can count on one hand the number of LMS/LCMS vendors that offer the same thing.

Learning Objectives Drive Personalized Learning


We each offer products that have learning objectives at the heart of their solutions. Learning objectives play a crucial role in learning – supporting the learner by ensuring an understanding of learning expectations and outcomes.

LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

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If you haven’t been looking at LMS/LCMS solutions lately or if you have, you may be noticing a trend - social media. Does your LMS/LCMS vendor offer these? Product & Blogging & Niche Communities (Amazon.com – Product; LiveJournal – Blogging, Nibbledish – Niche). I left out social analytics, since with a LMS/LCMS it would be needed, so why list it as a social media offering?

Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Living near Hollywood and the many different production companies and studios, I've talked to and worked on several projects that were digital asset management systems. Does the LCMS already provide this for you? By the way, my impression is also that the digital asset management that comes with LCMS solutions is pretty limited. Interesting post by Vic Uzumeri where he responds to a question that I asked him.

eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!

360 Training

Ensure that the product you choose has not only the features you want, but support for the course creation lifestyle you envision. Strategies elearning LCMS Shazia All prepared to kick-start your elearning journey?

Features that are must haves in any LMS

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If you are targeting training providers, offer the ability for them to include product items – they may be selling more than just courses. Sometimes I wonder if the people that pull this BS, have ever been on the other side as a consumer for some other product. Buying a LMS e-learning e-learning vendors LCMS learning management system Lite LMS LMS buying a LMS LMS features selecting a LMS

Giving Thanks for Built-in Templates

360 Training

Our international course production team typically creates thousands of hours of training per year. Although most systems allow you to incorporate activities and games created outside of the course-building tool, production is much faster and more efficient when you have templates built directly into the tool. Strategies authoring business elearning ideas LCMS Shazia templates training

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Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

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Because it offers the capability to start out using it either as the robust social learning product and ignore the LMS part (inc. the content authoring) OR use it as a LMS with the social learning functionality OR pick a piece here or there and then as you grow and expand, you can choose to turn it into your social learning solution or as the social learning management product. With some products it could be downright nasty.

Mobile Enterprise Content Management: Adding Tablets by Bob Little

Learning Solutions Magazine

[Product Announcement] eXact learning solutions (www.exact-learning.com), a leading provider of online and mobile learning content management solutions, has launched eXact Mobile, one of the world’s first Mobile Learning Content Management solutions.


LMS Identify

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Well, I am here to tell you about an amazing product that can answer your LMS questions. The first thing you should do is write down what specific features you are looking for in the product. Can you sell products as well or only courses? I am not a fan of grabbing RFP templates off of vendor’s web sites, only because if you read them in detail you will start to realize that for some of the questions, it is really geared toward that vendor’s product.

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Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

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Kodak embraced them to a point, but kept their initial camera products. Tags: LCMS LMS Plateau Product Review Talent and Performance Management Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted product review I’ll be the first to admit, that I was not a big fan of the previous versions of the Plateau system. My concerns were the front end UI (what the end user sees), the admin UI and reporting.

Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro

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One of the biggest challenges and common problem in the LMS/LCMS space is navigation and ease of use issues when it comes to the what the learner sees. There are better ones out there (and you can use them with GeoMaestro), that understand that not everyone is an instructional designer or has those skill sets to really utilize the product. GeoLearning’s GeoMaestro is a LMS that packs a wallop but at the same time has some features that provide limitations.

How to Break into eLearning

360 Training

There are many production avenues you can use to get started. 360training.com LCMS: 360training.com Learning Content Management System (LCMS) is free, easy-to-use instructional design software. Uncategorized authoring business elearning ideas instructional design LCMS sale Shazia teach online toolsReady to kick-start your online teaching business? Once you’ve decided to create an online course, it’s time to get started.

It’s Demo Time

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You can try to figure out about the product via the company’s web site, but many sites honestly are beyond awful. They fail to even clearly show their product, let alone present the product sans the standard PPT intro that comes with “learn more” about the solution. What then, is the option for you, beyond closing your eyes and imagining the product? employee size, what you are looking for in a solution, and that you want to see a demo of the product.

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Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

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Further down in the article LMS Buyers will see a list of standard LMS functionality compared to LCMS functionality. https://www.articulate.com/products/studio.php. adobe.com/products/ captivate.html.

RFPs: Eliminate the Agony, Embrace the Success

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Case in point, one vendor who had a RFP on their site, for anyone to download, had statements in there – that truly applied to their product. This will help me, when I go back and look at my notes and can visually see the product. Most people see a lot of demos, and even with great notes, you cannot recall what every screen looked like related to that product. Three letters. For some people, creating a RFP can be an exciting experience unmatched in the annuals of time.

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Online Training: Videos vs Animations

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For video production, you need to film with a good camera and then edit it in software such as Camtasia , after effects etc. Do note that you need to have your video in mp4 format in order to upload it in the 360training.com Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Examples Help How To Strategies Tips and Tricks animations audio visual aids authoring checklists design tips elearning games instructional design LCMS multimedia Shazia tools training

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

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Added Demo Column (Y/N) – If the vendor enables you to view a demo of their product without having to register or provide any information upfront, it is identified as “Yes&#. These are vendors who have added new features to their product since the last update/notes have been updated or both. 17% of LMS vendors have a product demo on their site, without having you register to see it. Product E-Learning Innovations – You won’t believe what is out there.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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Objects, Triggers, Conditions, Layers and more – For authoring folks who either have the skill set, or have hit the top of their product and want to push forward – more authoring tools are embracing those feature sets. Every product can do it. Where or where is that product?

Are you able to personalize your content? LCMS 3.7 can help you!


This is because they are getting used to obtain a personalized experience in their day to day life: their personalized news feed on Facebook, their personalized product recommendations on Amazon or their personalized restaurant search results on Yelp. Xyleme LCMS has always promoted the creation of content in granular and platform agnostic form to provide rapid reuse and delivery to the most appropriate output format. With the release of Xyleme LCMS 3.7,