Brightcookie has developed lxHive, a fast and lightweight open source xAPI conformant LRS.
lxHive logs and returns activity statements as defined in the Experience API (xAPI) specification (formerly TinCan API).
xAPI is a new specification for learning technology that enables the collection of data about the wide range of learning experiences a learner has. These experiences can happen in an online environment as well as offline. They cover more formal learning experiences (such as results from a LMS) as well as informal learning expereinces such as participation in short courses, conferences, and other activities.
The ability to track formal instruction is still important to many educational and corporate organisations. However, the LMS is not that useful when it comes to tracking learning experiences that happen outside of the LMS such as coaching, peer-to-peer learning, sharing of knowledge, networking and other work experiences.
lxHive is a Learning Record Store (LRS) that allows for the collection and storage of learning data from a variety of sources including the LMS, individual user input, mobile apps (for example, live streaming apps, conference apps) and internet connected devices (for examples simulators, machines).
lxCreate is Brightcookie’s simple HTML5 content creation framework based on the excellent H5P plugin.
lxCreate content is created and edited through a browser interface. Develop rich interactive learning content and applications without the need for specific web programming knowledge. Content types include interactive videos, presentations, games, quizzes and social experiences, all of which can be embedded into your CMS or LMS.
Create, share and publish interactive HTML5 learning content.
With lxCreate learning content authors may create and edit interactive videos, presentations, games, advertisements and more. Content may be imported and exported. All that is needed to view or edit learning content is a web browser only. No need to install software on your computer and worry about user licences.
Have your learning content available on mobile devices.
Due to the ‘responsive’ HTML5 layout you can publish your interactive learning content once, view and interact on all screens. Users experience the same rich, interactive content on computers, smartphones and tablets alike.
lxCourse is a simple delivery system for your learning content.
Not every online learning use-case requires a fully-blown Learning Management System with some of the complexities that come with all the functions that these systems can perform.
If you just need to deliver small chunks of learning content to your students, employees or customers, lxCourse will allow you to do this build on top of the well-known WordPress CMS. You can still allow full online enrolment (as well as online payment) and issue certificates to your learners. And best of all the collected results (or Learning Experiences as we prefer to call them) are all stored within your Experience API Learning Record Store (LRS).
lxSocial lets you connect your learners and deliver learning in a social and collaborative way.
lxSocial is Brightcookie’s social learning platform built on the social publishing platform of Known.
Key features include: the ability to upload learning resources and group them into structured learning plans; assign learning plans to your learners; add learning supervision to your existing social systems; manage roles and relationships for learners, supervisors and learning content creators; and collaborate with the sharing of files, status updates, ideas and questions.
lxSocial is also built to bolt onto your existing social platform so that you can harness your existing user base and functionality. Currently lxSocial is available as a plugin for Known with Totara Social and WordPress versions on the way.
lxAnalyse will help you make sense of your learning data.
lxAnalyse assists you in understanding the learning behaviour of particular learner groups. Improving your training results with powerful analytic tools that help you see exactly how and when learning is taking place.
lxAnalyse displays high-level data in a dashboard format as well as more in-depth data in other formats to suit your needs.
lxDash is Brightcookie’s reporting dashboard that lets you easily view the records contained in your LRS.
lxDash provides both a visual summary as well as more detailed information about all statements, actors, verbs and objects in your LRS.
Data is displayed through the use of graphs and tables. All tabular data can be modified by selecting which data to display in table columns. All table data can be exported as a CSV file.
Key benefits of lxDash include: data displayed visually in the form of line, bar and pie graphs and timelines; a summary view of all learning records; fetching of statements through a custom filtered search; exporting data to CSV and the option of connecting to multiple LRSs.