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K_elly - December 9, 2014

This is a little inaccurate. An LCMS is not just an LMS plus authoring tools. An LCMS manages content while an LMS manages learners. Therefore, straight LCMSs don’t offer the user interface that allows learners to interact with the content. That is usually accomplished via the LMS that is associated with the LCMS. The LCMS provides a platform to manage all learning objects, organize them according to a taxonomy, record metadata about each object and more. When configured properly, the LCMS can help your organization make the most of the learning objects you have by increasing the reusability of each SCO. However, an LMS is still necessary to provide the learners with access to the content, manage registrations, report on activity within courses, etc.

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