Report learner progress to an LRS. Allow clients, including LMSs, to communicate to the LRS via the xAPI.
The LRS Centric approach begins to reduce an organization’s reliance on an LMS, but still contains an LMS due to existing investments and interfaces with other systems. The xAPI SCORM profile and any additional xAPI data is tracked by native xAPI content. Launch of this content is managed by a system other than the LMS. xAPI data which relates directly to LMS data may be synced between the LRS and LMS so existing system interfaces or reports continue to work. This is the first server-side requirement and potentially incurs cost, either financial or human resources.
Applying this approach to content development requires some steps to consider. The following are those steps and links to get started.