LMS vs. LCMS: What is the Difference?


Well, you need to understand that the consistent growth in eLearning wouldn’t have been possible if not for the continuous advancement in technologies, such as LMS and LCMS. On the other hand, LCMS is an acronym that stands for learning content management systems.


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. In addition to everything an LMS does, an LCMS also lets you create learning content (courses, lessons, modules, etc.). In short, with an LCMS you get all the features of an LMS plus the added benefits of a Content Management System (CMS).

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Why is an LCMS so important for creating elearning content? 

Creativ Technologies

A learning content management system (LCMS) is the new buzzword in the eLearning industry. The LCMS is different from an LMS where the users can just see the content. But, the LCMS provides businesses with more facilities rather than an ordinary LMS.


Seven LCMS Myths You Shouldn't Worry About with dominKnow | ONE


Other myths are based on issues that disappear when you use an LCMS/authoring tool hybrid like ours. In this post we break down the top seven LCMS myths you don't need to worry about – at least, not with dominKnow | ONE

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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. What is an LCMS? A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) is a tool for actually creating learning content and publishing that content in a variety of formats.


A Learning Portal, an LMS, and a LCMS: How Similar and How Different?

CommLab India

Read this blog to understand the differences between a learning portal, an LMS, and a LCMS before you decide. Learning portal? Confused which platform to choose for your training needs?


Four Ways to Modernize Instructor-Led Training with an LCMS


In particular, the features of a robust learning content management system (LCMS) can support your ILT and solve a few nagging problems. This post takes a look at some of the ways the right LCMS can help you modernize your instructor-led training

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How Not to Adopt an LCMS


Today’s modern learning ecosystem demands a learning content management system (LCMS) that allows organizations to: Deliver a Better Experience. Companies that adopt a new LCMS are challenging the status quo, reimagining the way content is typically authored, created and delivered. Here are some of the most common mistakes organizations make when adopting a new LCMS: Trying to shoe-horn existing process into a new system.


What is an LCMS?

Growth Engineering

Of all the acronyms floating around in our industry, LMS and LCMS will definitely cause the most head-scratching. Let’s focus on the lesser-known of these terms – the LCMS! LCMS – Learning Content Management System. When we add in the extra ‘C’, we end up with a learning content management system (LCMS). Anyone with access to the LCMS will be able to access these learning objects, making this a collaborative platform. LMS or LCMS?


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. In an LCMS, content managers can create, store, reuse, and manage learning objects from a central object repository. Do We Still Need an LCMS? And if we can, does it not nullify the purpose of an LCMS?

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Importance of LCMS and eLearning Authoring Tools, Explained!


An LCMS should not be confused with a Learning Management System (LMS) which is a software application used for delivering eLearning courses and resources, managing learning processes, learners, and performing learning administrative tasks. Instancy LCMS


Every multimedia developer’s nightmare…the LCMS

Bottom-Line Performance

As a multimedia developer the thought of developing e-Learning with an LCMS development tool sends shivers up my spine (not the good kind, like when you learn a new way to make something animate in Flash…yes, I know I need to get out more). Don’t get me wrong, the majority of LCMS development tools are great for rapid development, and are a great way to manage content and content objects with a single application.

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LCMS vs LMS: Do They Have Any Features in Common?


A lot of people confuse an LMS with an LCMS because their initials are alike. In fact, an LCMS has more in common with authoring software and Content Management Systems. But they serve very different purposes.




Another important learning tool that some may not be familiar with is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). An LCMS is not meant to replace an LMS, as the LCMS enables authoring, presenting, and publishing via the LMS. Often, the LCMS and LMS are meant to work hand in hand. Features of an LCMS. Top-notch LCMS solutions can even provide detailed analytics that identify the most effective content.


LCMS 101: What is a Learning Content Management System?


Attempts to "clear up" the relationship between a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) and other alphabet-soup eLearning tools often get too tangled up in the minutiae to clarify anything. So, then: what purpose does an LCMS serve?


LMS and LCMS Meets Learning Ecosystem


A Learning Management System (LMS) is different from a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Instancy treats the LCMS and LMS as an […


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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Webinar: Achieving Personalization at Scale with Xyleme’s LCMS


In this session you will learn how Xyleme’s award-winning Learning Content Management System (LCMS) helps enterprise organizations standardize content development, delivery and maintenance processes in order to simplify content reuse and personalization at scale.

Using Your LCMS to Save Kirkpatrick


Forget About Level 4? Never! Not too many years ago I remember the words of an L&D VP to whom I reported. We were talking about measuring the effectiveness of a very expensive training program we just delivered. Just focus on the first three. Forget about this Kirkpatrick level four,” he said. “It’s It’s too hard […]. Learning

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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. In contrast, the focus of an LCMS is on learning content. How does an LCMS fit within an LMS infrastructure? Below is an extract of the original article by Leonard Greenberg.


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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LMS and LCMS Meets Learning Ecosystem – Part Two


When we discuss LMS and LCMS, we emphasize the fact that while many think they are similar, they are in fact quite different. The LMS and LCMS provide different functionality.


LMS & LCMS Directory

eLearning 24-7

Click to view and download the directory, which is in an Excel file - E-Learning 24/7 LMS & LCMS Directory. 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. Notes. CMSs, learning portals geared only are not on the list.


eXact learning solutions Releases LCMS 3.2

Learning Solutions Magazine

eXact learning solutions Releases LCMS 3.2. news-editor. Mon, 10/22/2018 - 01:00


Webinar: Achieving Personalization at Scale with Xyleme’s LCMS


In this session you will learn how Xyleme’s award-winning Learning Content Management System (LCMS) helps enterprise organizations standardize content development, delivery and maintenance processes in order to simplify content reuse and personalization at scale. Content personalization is no longer an option—it’s an expectation. Whether you’re serving content to internal or external audiences, learners expect content to be personalized to them and their unique needs.

What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)?


” Even a Google search for Learning Content Management System returns ads for Learning Management Systems, and articles that claim to rank the top LCMS’s, but really only include Learning Management Systems. LMS and LCMS might look like they are the same thing or close, but the two couldn’t be more different! You can read more about the differences and see a complete breakdown here: LMS vs. LCMS, or watch the video below. LMS vs. LCMS Comparison.


LCMS vs. LMS: A Guide to Learning Content Management Systems


One of the least understood learning technologies is Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS). What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)? First thing’s first: an LCMS stands for Learning Content Management System. Some technologies that you think of primarily as authoring tools may actually tick all the LCMS boxes; Elucidat is a good example of this. What’s the difference between an LCMS and LMS? Is an LCMS right for me?


State of the LCMS with Mark Hellinger


It seems to me that this is a good time to comment on the state of the Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) market given the many changes in 2012. Post Type: Blog post. read more. Industry News


Choosing Between an LMS and an LCMS for Corporate Elearning

Gutenberg Technology

There’s no getting around the fact that learning has moved online, especially in the workplace. The rise of elearning has ushered in a new toolkit for everyone from content creators to C-level decision-makers, and it seems that every stakeholder in the learning lifecycle has their own set of tools and tricks that make collecting, managing, and acting on data easier. eLearning LMS online learning corporate training L&D


5 Defining Characteristics of a “Next Gen” LCMS


A traditional LCMS solves a lot of business problems: Makes it easier to find source files. Enter the Next Generation LCMS. Here are five defining characteristics of a Next Gen LCMS: . Traditional LCMS vs. Next Gen LCMS Checklist. When exploring LCMS solutions, the vendor is as important as the technology itself. The post 5 Defining Characteristics of a “Next Gen” LCMS appeared first on Xyleme


Benefits of a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)


This article will assist learning leaders in understanding the many benefits of investing in an LCMS


Xyleme Nominated as a Top LCMS by Elearning!


Xyleme is pleased to be nominated as a top Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Xyleme is elated to be voted and recognized as a top LCMS platform by industry professionals. Xyleme is the Learning Content Management System (LCMS) of choice for the visionaries who are looking for innovative ways to change the way learning is created and delivered. The post Xyleme Nominated as a Top LCMS by Elearning! (October 18th 2018) Elearning!

Webinar: Personalizing Content at Scale? 3 Reasons an LCMS is Essential for Success


What if, instead, we created content in flexible, reusable chunks that we could essentially use as independent building blocks? Content personalization is no longer an option–it’s an expectation.


Learning Technology Defined: The Difference Between an LMS, LCMS & LRS

Adobe Captivate

The three types of learning technology I’m most frequently asked about are learning management systems (LMS), learning content management systems (LCMS), and learning record stores (LRS). Some learning management systems have features or add-ons that would traditionally be classified as functions of a learning content management system (LCMS) or content management system (CMS). Learning technology is constantly changing.


Building and maintaining scalable learning content using Instancy LCMS/Authoring


Let us show you how the Instancy Learning Platform and robust authoring tools streamline your course creation…. Use the eLearning Course Module editor to create multimedia and rich interactive content without writing a single line of code.


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.

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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.


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. The LCMS can be used to incorporate and structure content from all sources into courses, as long as the type of content is supported by the LMS.

LMS vs LXP vs LCMS: Which Learning Solution Should You Choose?


Do you ever feel like it’s hard to keep track of all the acronyms in the online learning space? Which product does what and how are they different? And, more importantly, which solution is right for my business? Learning Solutions


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 LCMS usually has a content development “engine”, which allows you and your staff to develop eLearning content in the system and have it available for delivery fairly quickly. So who provides LMS and LCMS services?