Do Organizations Still Need an LCMS?

Origin Learning

A Learning Content Management System or LCMS manages all the learning content of an organization in one place. The primary business problem a LCMS solves is to create just enough content just in time to meet the needs of individual learners or groups of learners.

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

Association eLearning

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.

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LMS vs. LCMS: What is the difference and why does it matter? LMS vs. LCMS? While sometimes thought to be interchangeable terms, LMS (Learning Management System) and LCMS (Learning Content Management System) platforms share a few functionalities, but couldn’t be more different.


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. The need for the Warehouse - keeping track of learning content assets across the organization has its own set of requirements. My larger customers faced the same problem and use LCMS to fix it.

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LMS and LCMS: What’s the Difference?


If you’re confused about the differences between a learning management system (LMS) and a learning content management system (LCMS), you’re not alone. In fact, an LMS and an LCMS are complementary but very different systems that serve different masters and address unique business challenges.




An LMS does not create content, but rather helps learners access it, and it also tracks course access, completion, and test scores. Another important learning tool that some may not be familiar with is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Features of an LCMS.


LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) typically is an LMS to which the LMS vendor has added an authoring tool. The authoring tool in an LCMS can be used to create content and courses, but has limited functionality compared to a multimedia content authoring tool.

Differences and Distinctions: LMS vs. LCMS

Bottom-Line Performance

As we begin our investigation into LMS systems this month, it seems useful to talk about the distinction between an LMS and an LCMS. The primary difference is that the LCMS, or Learning Content Management System, allows for much more dynamic management of the content used in training. LCMS systems allow you to create learning objects - in other words, content - right in the tool. Tags: Uncategorized LCMS LMS

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Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Asia – misleading by LMS/LCMS vendors. 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. Leadership development, HPI, succession planning and OD are increasing in the LMS market, due to a real change in having L&OD or HR leaders taking charge of the LMS/LCMS.


Solution Series: Learning Content Management Systems – What exactly is an LCMS?


Had the users employed an LCMS, or learning content management system, there would have been no question about working on the most up-to-date course documents – because an LCMS is a central repository, where updates can be made in real time and stored in a cloud-based system.


What’s the difference between an LMS and an LCMS


As learning becomes more complicated and larger teams work together on creating content, organizations may start to consider including a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) as part of the training toolset. This FAQ will answer all your questions about an LMS and an LCMS.


LMS/LCMS Puzzlers

eLearning 24-7

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. Unfortunately, we do not have that luxury when buying YOUR LMS/LCMS. Better yet, is that you e-mail your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tech support and it is as though it goes into a black hole and is never seen again.


LMS/LCMS Reports: Generate or Perish

eLearning 24-7

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? Reports of people who have completed the courses and reports of people who have completed the curriculum or learning track. By course, list by curriculum or learning track or certification specs. The Report Curse of some LMS/LCMS Vendors.


Learning Management System Basics (LMS)

Your Training Edge

First, the management system consists of the tracking and reporting of the organization and individual learning activities. The tracking feature of most LMS systems is worthwhile in itself. First, automated tracking and delivery creates efficiency, cost savings, and better reporting.

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Learning Management System Basics (LMS)

Your Training Edge

First, the management system consists of the tracking and reporting of the organization and individual learning activities. The tracking feature of most LMS systems is worthwhile in itself. First, automated tracking and delivery creates efficiency, cost savings, and better reporting.

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LMS: The Foundation of Your Training Initiative

Your Training Edge

You may have seen or heard terms relating to learning management, like LMS or LCMS, or content management. To begin with, an LMS is a Learning Management System, while and LCMS is a Learning Content Management System. An LMS can track training for you, as well.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! In the LMS market, we are primarily concerned with xAPI or Experience API as a means of integrating systems as well as assisting those different applications with tracking and sharing data on the learning experience.

LMS: Training Management

Your Training Edge

With an LMS, once these items are in place you can allow the system to manage and track all of them. And the LMS can track and manage that career path, as well. Your LMS can track and manage certification programs, as well.

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know


Learning Management System (LMS): A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of education courses or training programs. An LCMS has a built-in authoring tool, and LMSs do not.

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Mobile Enterprise Content Management: Adding Tablets by Bob Little

Learning Solutions Magazine

eXact Mobile supports authoring, delivering, and tracking of SCORM content on mobile devices. Content Management Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Mobile Learning


5 Tips to Craft Good Multiple-Choice Questions

360 Training

Ideally, all of your distractors should represent a common mistake for which you then provide feedback to get students back on the right track. How To Strategies Tips and Tricks Uncategorized authoring checklists elearning ideas LCMS planning Shazia subject matter experts Assessments are an essential part of instruction.

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Taleo Learn: Transforming Talent Training and Development by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

[Press release] Taleo Learn is a comprehensive solution for delivering, tracking, and managing formal and social learning content. Blended Design Strategies Development Strategies Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Tools

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Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018


By downloading videos at off peak hours and tracking viewership (and also offering up assessments), PlayerLync is able to help keep employees up to speed, in part thanks to xAPI. Storytelling.

What is an LMS?


Integration with human resource systems for tracking employment eligibility, performance goals, and similar corporate priorities. Articles Learning Management Systems e-learning LCMS Learning Management System LMS Mindflash

What do your learners want from the LMS?

Bottom-Line Performance

You need to be able to track who took what course. Tags: LMS/LCMS LOL end-user LMS You have very specific wants and needs for your learning management system. You want to be able to automatically assign courses to learners. And so you pick a solution that fit your needs. But did you stop to ask what your learners want? The best LMS won’t help you if your end-users, your learners, hate it. You need to test your LMS from your learners perspective.

Interoperability – It works every time! Wrong.

eLearning 24-7

Interoperability – The Double Premise for a LMS/LCMS. and the LMS/LCMS is SCORM 1.2 Anyone in this industry knows that interoperability sounds fantastic, but you will face challenges, regardless of your LMS/LCMS vendor – small, medium or large. Again, they will work with your new LMS/LCMS vendor to get this done! Tweaking the Code – Integrating into your LMS/LCMS. Your LCMS/LMS vendor will need to work with your 3rd party developer.

Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning. Those who want to use it just to track learning are missing its point. Tags: LMS/LCMS emerging trends and technologies e-learning informal learning Moodle

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The Importance of Learning Technologies

CLO Magazine

An LMS is without question the most efficient way to list courses, register participants, track registrations and completions, and provide all the volume-related (level 0) information required to run manage the learning function. A second important learning technology is a learning content management system (LCMS) which allows content to be easily tagged, assembled, and reused. The Business Of Learning effectiveness efficiency LCMS learning technologies LMS

Easygenerator Adds TinCan Support, a New Editor, More HTML Question Types and Course Templates.


TinCan is the new Scorm standard (link) that allows you to track and trace learning experiences from anywhere. You can now for example create mobile courses and still be able to track the results and TinCan will open up more opportunities in the future. We have released version 8.5


How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

LCMS – Learning Content Management System – going the way of the dodo bird. As far as I know, I am the only analyst who tracks over 511 systems and watches what is going on constantly. Can you track to see who opened the e-mail notifications and who did not?

The Future of the LMS

Bottom-Line Performance

Soon, it won’t be enough that the LMS tracks formal learning like instructor-led training courses or e-learning modules; the future is here, and learning management systems are changing rapidly to keep up. LMS/LCMS emerging trends and technologies informal learning LMS Web 2.0We started the month talking about the features and functions of learning management systems. It’s only fitting we end talking about the changes the future holds for those features.

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Features that are must haves in any LMS

eLearning 24-7

This is on a super fast track – and it is not a place you want to be behind the rest (there is a reason behind this, but that is for another time). Buying a LMS e-learning e-learning vendors LCMS learning management system Lite LMS LMS buying a LMS LMS features selecting a LMS I’m sure you have heard the saying, “Features are like _, everyone has one” You know like a nose. (I I am sure some of you thought of something else – for shame!).

Learning Management Systems and You

Association eLearning

Also, we need to track each user and send them certificates upon completion. It’s software that organizes, administers, and tracks online training programs and certifications. An LCMS provides tools for managing and creating course content, many LMSs do not.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

While the race is on for people to get LMSs and LCMSs, there are some people who either do not want or need a LMS/LCMS, but want to create a learning community or more often, some type of portal – intranet or internet. And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Your output will need to be “web or online&# and not a LMS/LCMS, depending on their verbiage.

LMS Market – An inside scoop

eLearning 24-7

One additional word, as many of you may know, I have launched my “Secret LMS Shopper&# program which will provide an unbiased review of a LMS/LCMS vendor, incl. There are over 190 LMS/LCMS vendors. Always check to see if whatever – courses or assessments data can go back into your LMS for tracking purposes and find out specifically, how that works. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized WBT e-learning e-learning vendors elearning m-learning mobile learning