“Using Xyleme has enabled us to render our content consistently and professionally in multiple formats without additional resource demands.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Xyleme LCMS FAQ
About Content Migration
Yes, this is a standard feature of the software. Each slide will automatically create its own XML topic with the text extracted and images stored in the media repository.
Yes, this is a standard feature of the software. This may require customization depending on the structure and consistency of the source documents.
We can support Excel and FrameMaker as well. Any format that can output XML can theoretically be converted, but the structure and consistency of the source content will determine how much effort will be required.
About our Services and Support
It depends on the scope of the implementation. A minimum of 10 days is typically required, but enterprise implementations may require substantially more effort.
Xyleme LCMS is designed for little to no IT administration. Support will be required to assure proper network connections, desktop configuration, and backup/recovery.
It depends on the type of change. Xyleme LCMS includes a comprehensive library of authoring and publishing templates that can be configured to a customer's specific requirements. Skins for web courses and style changes for print outputs can be made through configuration. Sequencing rules can be changed in the templates. Output changes may require customization through changes to the XSLs.
About the Product
Typically an instructional designer or writer can become proficient in our Learning Content Management System in one or two days.
Any type of rich media can be included. A media object can store print, web, mobile, and other renditions such that when the media object is used within a print publication, the print rendition is used. Or when the media object is used in a web publication, the web rendition is used and so on.
Whenever you check in any content, version history tracks the changes. This is true at every level of granularity, whether it is a topic, lesson, or course. At any time, you can roll back to a prior version if necessary.
You can add unlimited metadata to any content object. A metadata vocabulary management capability allows you to define and maintain global metadata vocabularies. This allows users to pick metadata values from a list.
Xyleme LCMS uses SCORM 2004 navigation which allows an author to define navigational controls. We support forward only (via Next button), Flow (via next and back) and choice (via a tree controller). Nodes on the tree can be hidden, skipped, or disabled based on sequencing rules.
We can integrate with any SCORM 2004 or 1.2 certified LMS and have successfully integrated with GeoLearning, NetDimensions, SumTotal, Cornerstone, Plateau, and Intralearn, to name a few.
Yes. Xyleme LCMS can output AICC AGR 10-compliant packages.
The user interface is currently available in English, Spanish, Dutch, and French. The software has been designed to support other languages and we are working with our partners to offer other languages in the future.
There is a workflow process that allows you to manage the full cycle for internal or external translation processes. If you use third-party tools or services, you can export content for translation and then import it back into a language-specific folder after update. We provide visibility into the changes between versions in master language, which helps to lower translation costs.
You can create outputs that are 508C-compliant. The application user interface is not 508C-compliant.
Yes. From Xyleme LCMS you can export the master document to XLIFF, get it translated, and reimport it back to create the translated version. You can manage as many translations of the same content as you want.
About the Technology
The software is hosted. All Xyleme products are offered as SaaS only.
- OS: Windows 7/XP, Intel-based Mac OS X (minimum 10.6)
- CPU: Dual core processor recommended
- RAM: 2 GB RAM or greater (4 GB recommended)
- Web browser: IE 7, IE 8 , IE 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, (latest supported secure version)
- Java JRE 6 or higher (latest supported secure version)
- Adobe Reader (for print outputs)
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome.
Xyleme LCMS does not require a relational database. It uses a high performance XML database, designed for handling very granular reusable learning objects.
Studio and Forms users must have the Java Runtime Environment on their clients.
We have tested the software with Outlook, Lotus Notes, and Gmail clients.
Creating a Pastiche App
The iPad does not support Flash and our solution does not currently do it automatically. However, there are many tools in the market to transform Flash into video flawlessly.
Yes, all elements are completely customizable. A Pastiche® branding guide is available to help you create the required images to personalize your Pastiche app with your own branding.
The hosted authoring to create Pastiche® content works on all desktop platforms. The Pastiche app created works on the iPad and Android tablets.
The content is downloaded to the device from your "store" akin to downloading books to a Kindle. The content cannot be edited by the users. However we plan on adding commenting and rating features in a future release so users can give feedback to authors.
Yes, Pastiche® will support two different models. A B2B model in which you sell a license to a corporation that gives access to a defined set of content to a limited number of users. The monetary transaction will happen outside of the system. A B2C model where the users of the iPad app buy the content through the inApp Store. In the latter case Apple will charge a 30% comission on the revenue you generate as a fee for using their payment platform (you must use Apple's payment platform to comply to their Terms & Conditions).
To publish an updated, content creators update the content, generate a new Pastiche® package that is uploaded to the Store. Users will receive a notification on their iPads that an updated version of the content is available for download.
The content will be made available to the app through a store that is accessible from within Pastiche®. You will be able to protect access to your content by asking for user authentication prior to access to the store.
The authoring portion of Pastiche® is built on a single-source platform, so you author the content once and that same content can be pushed not only to the Pastiche iPad app, but also to any other print, web, or mobile format.