5 Features Of An LCMS You Should Be Looking Out For
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What Main Features Of An LCMS Are Of Vital Importance

You have probably heard about an LCMS, though you're not sure what the differences are when compared to an LMS. So, let's discuss the 5 most common features of an LCMS:

1. Data Analytics

An LCMS that equips you with insight from data is invaluable. As we all know, data is the key to taking an agile approach to your learning content. Using knowledge about how your learners are truly interacting with your content will enable you to continually refine and improve it, which will be better for your learner and for you. Here you can find The top 10 eLearning analytics to track that can help you track your learners progress.

2. Responsive, Up-To-Date Design

In the modern-day world of multi-devices, your learners will likely engage with your content on a number of different devices, including desktop and mobile. A good LCMS will be fully responsive and adapt your content to all devices so that you always deliver the best possible User Experience to your learner.

3. Time-Saving Capabilities

The best type of LCMS is one that will save you and your team valuable time and effort by automating processes where possible. Efficiency workflows will help you work smarter by storing and re-using your content, be it snippets, pages, or entire modules. Examples of such workflows include asset libraries that enable mass replacement and collaboration features that allow multiple authors to work together on content.

4. Language Translation

Translation doesn’t have to be a laborious process. Linking back to the efficiency workflows, look for an LCMS that has the facilities in place to simplify translation, enabling you to create learning for a global audience.

5. Adaption To Learner Needs

You need to ensure that the learning you deliver meets your learners’ needs and is easy for them to access. All LCMSs enable the publishing of content as a SCORM file. However, it would be wise to source once that offers more, including offline releases, xAPI integrations, password or domain secure logins and URL links. Think about the user journey of your learner and make sure your LCMS facilitates everything you need to deliver the best possible experience. If you need to learn even more on this, read the article LCMS vs LMS: Get the lowdown on how they differ.

LMS, LCMS, And Authoring Tools - Do You Need Them All?

Learning Management Systems (LMS) and LCMSs have some crossover, the main difference is where they specialize. Where an LCMS specializes in digital learning content, an LMS manages more traditional forms of learning alongside eLearning - read more about this here.

The benefit of an LCMS is that it facilitates both the creation and the delivery of your digital learning content in one place. Now, if you’re using an LCMS that allows you to create your content, you might start wondering why you would also use an authoring tool…

The point is that you might not need to. In fact, authoring tools sometimes incorporate everything you need from an LCMS. Elucidat is a perfect example of this. Originally conceived purely as an authoring tool, the development of additional features that facilitate collaboration, hosting, and delivery, means that Elucidat has evolved to have the core features of an LCMS.

A good way to look at it is that all LCMSs enable the authoring of content, but not every authoring tool is also an LCMS.

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