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CourseArc is a course authoring management system (CAMS). While there are some similarities between a learning management system (LMS) and a CAMS, there are some key differences. An LMS concentrates on the delivery of learning and interaction between instructor and students, a CAMS provides tools to create engaging learning experiences and organize course content in ways that often aren’t available in an LMS without requiring programming and coding knowledge. In addition, most LMSs do not have robust authoring capabilities, often only supporting text, images, videos and file uploads. The two work seamlessly together to deliver collaborative, engaging and accessible content for learners. There are some other key differences but you’ll know if CourseArc (a CAMS) is right for you if:

  • You are interested in displaying your course instructional content in better ways than what you can currently do in your LMS;
  • You are a large organization that needs an efficient solution to manage content delivery;
  • You have content that can be repurposed for various uses;
  • You have rigorous learner outcomes;
  • You use data collection, analysis and reporting to support instructional decisions;
  • You are committed to equity and inclusion.
LMS vs CAMS

No. CourseArc is a tool that enhances your LMS’s capabilities, making the design, development and content management of online learning a sophisticated and robust engine.

CourseArc integrates seamlessly via LTI or SCORM with most current LMS on the market.

CourseArc is a robust tool on its own, and can be used independently of an LMS if your goal is to share content via public links, embed content on a website or host your SCORM packages on your own server. If your organization needs to track learning progress and performance, CourseArc combined with an LMS is the best solution.

Yes! CourseArc integrates with any LMS that supports LTI 1.1, LTI 1.3, SCORM 1.2, or Google Classroom. You can discover tools CourseArc is compatible with by visiting our integrations page.

To determine the most suitable subscription level for you, our team of support specialists provides personalized assistance in choosing the subscription level that aligns best with your organization’s needs and desired features.

CourseArc was created so that ANYONE could create course content. Our platform is intuitive and easy to use – so easy that you could learn it and build a course on your lunch break! We have clients who had no technology department or team that learned how to use CourseArc quickly and easily.

We offer Instructional Design programs of study, if you want to dive a little deeper into the fundamentals of a well-designed course. (Though, it’s not required!)

Additionally, we want to see your organization succeed! We offer professional services, including content development, instructional design training, content delivery and migration, accessibility support, LMS support and tailored services to support your organization in your online content and course development goals.

All content generated through CourseArc belongs to your organization, distinguishing it from generic and pre-packaged course content available on the market. All course content can be exported into SCORM packages.

There’s a famous saying: “The sky is the limit!” And that applies to the number of courses you can build.* There is also no limit on our database.

*Some LMSs limit the size of courses or the amount of data you can store, so be sure to check your specific LMS requirements.

Each subscription level includes a number of content creators it can support. Speak with an expert today to determine which subscription level makes sense for your organization and needs.

With CourseArc, you create your own courses; we do not sell or include a library of courses for organizations to use. CourseArc’s Share Tool allows organizations to easily access, share and deploy content. The feature supports the 5 R’s of Open Educational Resources (OER): Retain; Reuse; Revise; Remix; and Redistribute. As a result, organizations that could benefit from content sharing can pool resources and quickly, easily, and effectively create content specific to their student and constituent base.