Brian Kleeman

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Choosing the Best Articulate Storyline and Studio SCORM Publish Settings

Posted by Brian Kleeman on May 23, 2016 11:43:08 AM

Correctly publish your content so you can upload it to your SCORM compliant LMS

The launch of your eLearning program is in sight! You have finished building your course in Articulate Studio or Storyline and you’re ready to publish and upload it into your LMS. You know that you have to publish your course in SCORM to evaluate the successes of your lessons and take advantage of your LMS reporting features, but how do you know which SCORM versions are right for your training plan?

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Tags: eLearning, SCORM

Size Matters

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Dec 1, 2015 1:55:12 PM

Amongst the millions of Inquisiq users, several create their own lessons using a variety of authoring tools (Articulate, Captivate, etc.).  Most of time, they simply upload these lessons (SCORM packages) into the LMS, and then import them to automatically create a course.  For extremely large SCORM packages (200MB or more), Inquisiq has a “Fetch” feature that allows a server to server transfer.  However, just because you can upload a large SCORM package, doesn’t mean that you should.  Here’s why.

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features, SCORM, Training Providers, LMS Support, Software as a Service (Saas), Uncategorized

Benefits of Having a 3rd Party Authoring Tool

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Nov 17, 2014 3:06:22 PM

In our last post we covered the basics to selecting and finding the right Authoring Tool for you and your organization’s training development.  Now we dive into the WHY.  Why is it beneficial to have a tool outside of your LMS as opposed to having one within the LMS? We are going to provide some “food for thought” on why having an Authoring Tool outside of your LMS could be the smartest thing you do for your present and long range eLearning success.

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features, SCORM, Training Providers, Uncategorized

What is an Authoring Tool?

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Oct 30, 2014 10:20:25 AM

An eLearning authoring tool is a software package with which you can develop, create and package eLearning content so it is deliverable to end users.  Many programs can be considered authoring tools, including Flash and PowerPoint.  However, only a specific group of programs include support for eLearning content standards such as SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model).  Some examples of these programs (but not all) include: Articulate Storyline and Studio, Composica, Captivate, Lectora and Camtasia.

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features, SCORM, Training Providers

Tin Can API – What you need to know

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Aug 28, 2013 9:32:33 AM

With mobile becoming an increasingly larger part of the online learning experience, it’s no surprise that we need to adapt our methodology to provide a consistent experience across all devices. This is where the Tin Can API comes into play, giving us the ability to track and evaluate different types of learning experiences through one cohesive “language.” You can read more about the Tin Can API in some of the articles below:

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Tags: LMS Industry Mashup

The Inquisiq LMS API

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Jul 9, 2013 11:59:16 AM

The Inquisiq API is provided as a value-add to enable customers to integrate third-party applications with the LMS. Currently, the basic set of Inquisiq features, methods, and datasets are supported.

For example, one supported and popular use of the API is integration with existing user-registration features. If your website already has a method of registering users, and has a repository of user accounts, you can integrate that resource as a ‘single sign-on’ (SSO) method with Inquisiq. Here's a list of some supported requests:

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Tags: Inquisiq LMS News, LMS Features, LMS Support

Inquisiq: A Mobile-Compatible LMS!

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Apr 8, 2013 10:51:52 AM

With the continued rise of mobile devices becoming more user-friendly and the availability of online access, whether through a mobile ‘data plan’ or WiFi connections, eLearning likewise continues to evolve. The term ‘eLearning’ can broadly be defined as “all forms of electronically-supported learning and teaching”, at least per Wikipedia. Thus, eLearning is generally considered to include both the courseware and the delivery mechanism behind the provision of that training content, whether via a traditional CD, a simple website, or – of course – a learning management system.

In the LMS space, providers are slowly coming to grips with the requirements and evolving standards of mobile delivery – though some are moving faster than others. ICS Learning Group’s Inquisiq LMS is mobile-friendly!

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Tags: Inquisiq LMS News, LMS Features

LMS Hosting: Our Inquisiq Datacenter

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Feb 20, 2013 2:56:31 PM

Many people ask us about the details of our Inquisiq Hosting services. It’s no secret; we are very proud and pleased with our relationship with Expedient.

Expedient Data Centers provides the optimal environment in which to house our critical systems. The data center provides redundant fiber connectivity directly to multiple Tier-1 carriers, including Level 3, and XO Communications. Expedient offers a fully redundant Cisco Powered network with 24x7x365 monitoring and redundant power sources.

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Tags: Corporate Training, Software as a Service (Saas)

SCORM Expertise

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Dec 10, 2012 2:02:12 PM

Unlike some learning management system products that integrate third-party engines and APIs, our Inquisiq LMS has been developed in-house. Our own application gurus built the SCORM engine and the rest of the features and functionality surrounding that core – nothing has been outsourced. As a result, our application developers have become SCORM experts . We know the spec, cold.

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Tags: SCORM, Training Providers, LMS Support