Learning content management systems

Learning content management systems

Manage and deliver your learning content

Itransition's custom learning content management systems provide eLearning professionals and corporate trainers with a full array of user-friendly tools to create, upload, and share didactic resources. These tools follow the standard LCMS architecture enabling both content management and delivery:

Learning content management

The content management side of an LCMS acts as a front-end user interface, allowing you to add, remove, and edit eLearning materials with pre-built templates, drag and drop tools, and other user-friendly features.

Learning content delivery

The content delivery side of an LCMS is the back-end portion of the system actually responsible for compiling your content and making it available to end-users on your eLearning platform or website.

LCMS: core features

The ensemble of features implemented in a learning CMS can vary greatly according to your business goals and educational requirements. Here's a list of functionalities recommended by Itransition’s experts to set up an efficient and comprehensive system infrastructure.

LCMS: core features

Content authoring

A group of features to design elearning materials for lessons, courses, and exams.

  • Learning content editor
  • User-generated content
  • Built-in customizable templates
  • Content reuse & repurposing
  • Collaborative authoring
  • Content segmentation
  • Multiformat, multilingual support

Content repositories

A range of functions to facilitate elearning content storage, cataloging, and search.

  • Search engine with filters
  • Link management
  • Centralized database
  • Content taxonomy/tagging
  • Content import and export
  • Embedded file managersn
  • Metadata management

Administration and delivery

A set of tools to streamline elearning content management and provision.

  • Role-based access & permissions
  • Multichannel delivery
  • Content retention and deletion system
  • Mobile-optimized delivery
  • Content review and approval
  • Content filtering/branching
  • Notification tool

Analytics and audit

An array of features ensuring proper supervision over content access and consumption.

  • Content analytics dashboards
  • Version control
  • Course activity and completion tracking
  • Compliance policies
  • User segmentation
  • Audit trails
  • Engagement and satisfaction monitoring

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LCMS development essentials

Itransition's consultants offer their expertise to help you address and mitigate the challenges of LCMS development, ensuring smooth software design and adoption for your end-users.

Custom vs platform-based

We help you define an LCMS model matching your eLearning needs. Custom LCMSs ensure full product ownership, personalized feature sets, and bespoke security measures, while platform-based LCMSs can be deployed faster and with lower upfront costs.

Platform selection

If you opt for a platform-based system, we’ll select a suitable one. Drupal might be a good choice if you need solid multi-language content support, while WordPress and Microsoft SharePoint offer excellent usability and native integration with Microsoft 365 respectively.

Regulatory compliance

Itransition can design your LCMS or any other eLearning software solution in strict compliance with all major reference models, quality standards, and legal requirements of the education industry, including SCORM, xAPI, AICC, WCAG, LTI, and GDPR.

LMS vs LCMS

Despite some similarities, LMS and LCMS are distinct EdTech solutions focusing on different aspects of online education. However, these tools work together well and their integration is a staple of many eLearning ecosystems.

Learning management systems (LMS)

Learning content management systems (LCMS)

Main focus

Learning management systems (LMS)

Learning content management systems (LCMS)

An LMS is mostly for student management as it focuses on providing learners with customized educational services, tracking their activity, and assessing their achievements.

An LCMS primarily promotes content management through a set of built-in authoring tools and databases designed to easily assemble, edit, and archive training materials.

User base

Learning management systems (LMS)

Learning content management systems (LCMS)

The user base of an LMS generally encompasses several groups of eLearning professionals (such as educators, administrators, or content creators) as well as students and corporate learners.

The intended users of an LCMS are mostly eLearning content creators searching for a user-friendly software solution to streamline the design and storage of online didactic resources.

Core capabilities

Learning management systems (LMS)

Learning content management systems (LCMS)

LMSs can cover many aspects of eLearning but their key features relate to student experience and didactic service management, including scheduling, proctoring, and educational analytics.

LCMSs are equipped with advanced content-related features along with basic learning management capabilities that can be eventually enhanced through software integrations.

Recommended for

Learning management systems (LMS)

Learning content management systems (LCMS)

eLearning service providers or enterprises looking for a holistic EdTech solution that ensures the student-centered management and delivery of online education and corporate training.

Education professionals and companies requiring a tool with robust content authoring and archiving capabilities to create eLearning resources to share as lessons or courses.

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Integrations for added value

Take a look at the types of software worth integrating with your LCMS to complement its capabilities, based on Itransition's experience in EdTech development.

LMSs and LCMSs can easily complement each other as we integrate them into a unified software system. LCMS content authoring tools allow creating effective training materials, while LMSs provide the administration-centric features required to turn such resources into a solid learning experience.

Education analytics

Itransition combines your learning CMS with data analytics and visualization solutions to monitor content usage parameters (learner activity, completion rates, access devices, etc.), turn this data into visualized insights, and help you fine-tune your educational resources.

Our experts interconnect your corporate LCMS with HR software to scan employee data, ensure role-based access to your system’s features, and deliver personalized training content according to each learner's department, responsibilities and expertise.

This integration will provide a set of tools designed to foster workforce cooperation, including cross-department communication, collaboration and unified content storage features to enable co-editing of your eLearning resources and sharing them enterprise-wide.

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eLearning portals

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Custom LMS

We develop comprehensive and fully customizable LMSs from scratch to streamline the design, administration, and delivery of your eLearning services.

Create your LCMS with Itransition

Rely on Itransition’s EdTech expertise and technological stack to turn your project into a full-fledged learning content management system. Our team will guide you all the way from the early assessment and design steps to the development phase and final implementation.

LCMS consulting

Framing your content management requirements

Budgeting and ROI assessment

Choosing an optimal LCMS model (custom/ platform-based)

Platform selection

Defining the feature set

LCMS development

Intuitive UI/UX design

Mock-ups, wireframes, and prototypes

Custom LCMS development

Platform-based LCMS configuration

End-to-end software testing and QA

LCMS implementation

Drawing up an adoption plan

eLearning content migration

Integration with corporate and third-party software

User support

Post-release LCMS fine-tuning