People who buy e-learning software often want to publish their e-learning projects in a learning management system, or LMS. An LMS lets you deliver courses to learners and track their participation and completion status.
Before you invest in an LMS, however, you’ll want to make sure that the projects you create in Articulate software will work in it. More specifically, you’ll want to verify that your LMS can receive the basic information that you care about, such as quiz scores, pass/fail status, completion status, and time spent in the course, from your Articulate courses.
If you use our frictionless LMS, Reach 360, this work is done for you. Not only do courses created in Rise 360 and Storyline 360 communicate clearly with this LMS, they can also publish directly to it, eliminating many of the tedious steps of getting e-learning into a traditional LMS.
If you’re using a different LMS, though, figuring out whether it will work with Articulate software is actually pretty easy—think standards.
Several standards govern communication between e-learning courses and learning management systems. The most common are xAPI (Tin Can API) and SCORM. Articulate e-learning authoring tools can publish content to either of these standards.
So all you need to do is determine that your LMS can deliver and track courses published with those standards (we also support cmi5 and AICC—less-used standards). Then, when you publish your e-learning projects, just make sure you select the right output settings for your LMS.
To help you with selecting the right output settings for publishing your Articulate courses in an LMS, check out these helpful guides:
- Storyline 360 User Guide Tips
- Storyline 2 User Guide Tips
- Storyline 1 User Guide Tips
- Rise 360 FAQs
- Studio 360 User Guide Tips
- Studio ’13 User Guide Tips
Any questions? Just share them in the comments and we’ll do our best to help you out. Considering buying Articulate software? Email us and we'll help you pick the right software for you.
Need to learn more about learning management systems? Don’t miss our series with everything you need to know about picking and using learning management systems.