Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS) v2.4 Released

Born to Learn - FREE: Build Your Own e-learning Tool

“I LOVE this tool; in fact, I would say 'LCDS is free BUT it is also a very cool and professional tool'. That may not be true for every free download that the internet throws at you, have a look and see if you agree.

LCDS - The Microsoft Learning Content Development System - is a must have for any trainer, educator, training company in the Microsoft Learning community that wishes to create high-quality and interactive, online courses. …


Microsoft LearningLCDS

“The Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS) is a free tool that enables the Microsoft Learning community to create high-quality, interactive, online courses. The LCDS allows anyone in the Microsoft Learning community to publish e-learning courses by completing the easy-to-use LCDS forms that seamlessly generate highly customized content, interactive activities, quizzes, games, assessments, animations, demos, and other multimedia.

In addition to English, the LCDS is available in seven languages.

Set up your course structure, select a template for each topic, and author your content. Upload your images, demos, videos, and audio. Add links, attach files, and more.

Experience your course from the learner’s perspective at any time. Use the Preview feature to view, verify, and interact with the full course as it is at that moment.

Make your desired changes and save your work.

Publish your course and distribute it to your audience via the Web or a learning management system.

What's new in LCDS version 2.4?

  • E-learning created is Firefox 3.5–compatible
  • LCDS authoring is Windows 7–compatible
  • LCDS authoring and e-learning created are Microsoft Silverlight 3.0–compatible
  • Indexing, spell check, and print are compatible with Microsoft Office 2007 and Office 2010
  • Refreshed thumbnail user interface is available, including for the single SCO package option on the Create menu
  • Community authors get packaging options (SCORM 1.2 and single SCO options) for the first time
  • Minimum topic limit is now 1 instead of 4
  • Additional language added for the viewer: Kazakh

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I like capturing training, making it repeatable and async. I also like it when the tools are free… :)


Related Past Post XRef:
Microsoft Semblio – A set of tools for educators to create rich interactive content/training, with extensibility via SDK, .Net and WPF (SDK free available today, rest coming soon)

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