The Ensignia® Learning Content Management System LCMS enables anyone to create, maintain, organise, store, re-use and publish course and assessment content via a standard Web browser.
If you would like to have complete control over your learning content, without needing in-house technical capabilities, Ensignia’s LCMS offers you a sophisticated point-and-click template-based authoring tool.
Content created using the Ensignia® LCMS can be packaged and deployed directly to the integrated Ensignia® Learning Management System or to any other industry-standard LMS that supports SCORM 1.2 for content packaging.
Ensignia® LCMS Key Features and Benefits
This table lists a selection of Ensignia’s key features and benefits.
|Web-based Content Authoring|
|Wizard-style authoring using standard Web browser.||Makes it easy to for non-technical authors to work directly in the content authoring environment.|
|Customisable and structured item templates used for content creation.||Speeds up the process of content creation, and ensures more consistent and error-free authoring.|
|Automated generation of intra-object navigation hyperlinks.||Links to other sections, pages, resources etc. within a learning object are generated and maintained automatically, reducing hyperlinking errors.|
|Storage of content separately from layout and format.||Allows the same content to be re-used and re-packaged in different ways (e.g. online, print-friendly format, PDF).|
|Multiple object structure hierarchy levels supported (up to 3 levels for courses and assessments).||Allows for large or small learning objects to be created with the appropriate navigation systems for learners.|
|Concurrent Multi-author Collaboration|
|Multiple authors can safely work on the same course or assessment at the same time.||Enables a team of authors to collaborate on content creation simultaneously.|
|Item-level real-time locking of content ensures content integrity.||The system ensures that only one author can be working on one item at a time without unduly restricting other authors’ activity.|
|Role-based permissions supporting content creation, maintenance, reviewing.||Different users can be given varying levels of permission to limit their ability to modify system content.|
|Built-in workflow status tagging (e.g. ‘in-progress’, ‘ready for review’, ‘needs attention’) of items supported.||Supports the workflow processes involved in creating, reviewing and publishing content.|
|Historical audit trail of all edits made retained in the database.||Enables an administrator to identify who has made which modifications, when.|
|Learning Object Repository with Version Control|
|Built-in learning object repository to store and organise content.||Makes it easier to store and retrieve a large number of learning resources.|
|Shared Resources (assets) repository used in developing courses and assessments.||Assets (images, audio clips, videos etc.) used in courses and assessments can easily be re-used in different learning objects.|
|Resources, courses and assessments organised into arbitrary folder hierarchy.||Enables content to be organised into a logical hierarchy by authors or administrators for easier management.|
|Learning objects in the repository can be imported/exported into XML-based package.||Allows permanent copies of repository contents to be stored on other media, or for content to be replicated on other instances of Ensignia.|
|Each historical revision of an item’s contents are retained in the database.||Previous versions of an item can be retrieved, compared with the current version, and rolled back.|
|Support for SCORM 1.2 content packages.||Allows you to easily export course content for use on other platforms.|
|Support for IMS QTI for assessments and surveys.||Allows you to easily export and run assessment content on other platforms.|
|Based on Java 2 Enterprise Edition software platform.||Provides a very robust, scalable and extensible foundation for the application.|
|Support for ANSI SQL-compliant database.||Information can be stored in any standard relational database system, and third-party products can be used to query data.|
|XML-based export format available.||Makes it possible for you to re-use content created in Ensignia with other XML-enabled systems.|
|Incorporates W3C standards for user interface design.||Ensures that the user interface operates consistently on many different system configurations.|