dominKnow Inc. has released LCMS 5.0 which offers a built-in authoring tool and several other features designed to improve elearning courseware development. A new integrated authoring tool leads the list of new features in dominKnow LCMS 5.0. dominKnow LCMS 5.0 offers advanced deployment features for developers including: creation of template libraries that can be re-used across an organization's courseware projects; support for all varieties of multimedia, from audio to video to Flash animations; centralized asset repositories for images, audio, video, and more that allow re-use of courseware components and enable updates to these files; Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) support to assist in visual standardization of an organization's courseware as well as simplify format revisions; built-in spell checking to ensure content accuracy; and export options including .PDF, Flash paper, and HTML to allow online courseware resources to be used in instructor-led and blended-learning training approaches.
dominKnow LCMS 5.0 also offers a completely revamped Course Edit menu. The new menu gives developers control over course structure and deployments, allowing most course structure changes to be made from this single menu--including adding content to Learning Objects, adding test questions, previewing files, and more. The new menu gives developers the flexibility to work the way they want to, with task options available on a traditional top-menu as well as available by right-clicking the mouse. dominKnow LCMS 5.0's test question engine has also advanced. New options increase the flexibility of the LCMS's randomization feature, allowing instructional designers to focus testing. As well, new test question input wizards expand the range of available test question options. The software is available immediately from the website as a hosted service, priced at $20 per seat for a typical sale to a Global 3000 company with 2500 users.