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LMS and LCMS Meets Learning Ecosystem

A Learning Management System (LMS) is different from a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). How they integrate and coexist depends on the vendor, but how they fit into the learning ecosystem is valuable when determining the tools you currently use or want to use in the future.

Instancy treats the LCMS and LMS as an integral part of the ecosystem. Because the Instancy Platform has a high level of sophistication compared to many vendors, we provide the ability to deliver modular content, advanced tracking and delivery, and offline tracking and reporting.

Let’s digress a bit.

Although the terms ‘LMS’ and ‘LCMS’ are often discussed assuming they are one and the same, that is not the case. The following are popular definitions.


Learning Management System (LMS) “A learning management system is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs. The learning management system concept emerged directly from e-Learning…” – Wikipedia

Learning Content Management System (LCMS) “A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) is an integrated multi-user administrative, authoring, and delivery platform that allows administrators to host, schedule, manage registrations, assess, test, and track online training activities.” – Training Industry


LCMS vs LMS: What is the Difference?

Although they do share some basic functionality, the LMS cannot compete with the LCMS’s ability to author and manage content. The LMS cannot author and manage content. Learning Management Systems reside in most organizations. An authoring tool may be a standalone product or be a LCMS.

Learning professional are starting to realize the important to separate content from presentation. It is important to provide content for any type of output or media. The content must come with the ability to get that content from any system and delivered to any device. It is difficult to coexist with standalone authoring tools, management and delivery technologies.

Modern LCMS systems manage ALL pieces of the learning process. This includes formal and informal, sophisticated rapid authoring and delivery. The LCMS provides collaborative content. You can standardize design templates. You can reuse content across courses and departments. Are different parts of the learning content from different authoring tools? The ability to import is important. Today, we must assume our content plays on multiple devices.

The LCMS takes analytics for learning to the next level. Although the analytic output is only as good as the input, the top LCMS providers race to provide advanced artificial intelligence and advanced engineering. Instancy continues to be a market leader and visionary in the design

Think about everything going on in your learning and development efforts. You’re thinking about everything you currently have and the technology and content you want in the future. Now think about your Learning Ecosystem. Make a checklist to ensure your current environment and your future environment integrate. If they are not integrated, outline the gaps or problem areas.

Here at Instancy, we get excited when we advise and brainstorm your learning ecosystem. Our Instancy LCMS leads the pack to take technology one step closer to the future!

Stay tuned to our next discussion as we dig a little deeper!


Cloud Based LMS Learning Management System

Learning transgressed the geographical barriers with the advent of online learning systems and the innovation of cloud LMS takes it to a whole new level. Gone are the days when you had to attend classes while taking leave from your work to get some add-on’s to your qualifications and to build a brighter career. With cloud LMS, end-users can access learning via the internet anywhere and on any device.

Cloud Based LMS Learning Management System from Instancy
Cloud Based LMS (Learning Management System) from Instancy

Cloud-Based Learning Management System(LMS) a Simplification for Global Learning Needs

Organizations across the world need to thrive in a very competitive environment and the want their employees to stay ahead and acquire new skills and operate at a higher level of productivity and efficiency. Training providers and educational institutions wish to reach a global audience and provide online courses along with informal learning and collaboration. They do not wish to get slowed down by IT issues and concerns.

With the use of cloud LMS, global learning is possible at your pace at a budget you would really appreciate.  Most training departments do not specialize in IT (Information Technology or internet infrastructure), they specialize in understanding business and user needs and building learning interventions and content to bridge the skill gaps. Cloud LMS gives the ability to move forward with your learning initiatives and deliver the best content in the most time and cost effective manner.

What is Cloud LMS?

Cloud LMS is a cloud based learning management system which comes with a hosted server on an internet infrastructure and can be made available through the internet to the customers or the users located anywhere. The users who need to be registered or enrolled in online courses or virtual classes can access the cloud LMS from any web browser or any device like desktops, tablets, or smart phones and can have access to any feature of the learning management system. There is no need to download and install any software or manage any server or IT infrastructure. The Cloud LMS provides a turn-key solution.

Cloud LMS from Instancy

Instancy provides a cloud learning management system through a hosted application or software-as-a-service that does not require customers and users to worry about any expensive infrastructure or download/update any software. All they need is a web browser or a mobile device to access the full functionality of a modern LMS. Learning organizations or educational institutions do not need to spend on the installation or maintenance of any software or worry about the data backups and infrastructure issues. Not only this, along with cloud LMS, Instancy also provides all the related IT maintenance support and software updates so that the customers and users can focus on their core business without worrying about the software, hardware, internet infrastructure management. Through Instancy, customers can access the learning anywhere and take advantage of superior service and the support.

No matter how big or small your organizations is, Instancy cloud LMS offering is the right solution to meet your needs. Whether you need a light weight LMS or a robust LMS to deliver blended learning programs, you can design the learning experience that best suits your needs. Get in touch with us to get a customized solution.