A free tool from Microsoft Learning: LCDS v2.5

Download LCDS v2.5 now!

The Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS) is a free tool that enables you to create high-quality, interactive, online courses. The LCDS allows anyone to build e-learning courses by completing the easy-to-use LCDS forms that seamlessly generate highly customized content, including interactive activities, quizzes, games, assessments, animations, demos, and other instructionally engaging elements.

Highlights of this release

New v2.5 features include:

  • LCDS authoring is 64 bit–compatible
  • E-learning created is compatible with Firefox 3.5.9 and Firefox 3.6.3
  • New Silverlight 4 Media Player for animations that includes closed captioning and full screen option
  • Enhanced keyboard accessibility for the sort and tile games, adventure interactivity, and Voice of the Expert element
  • LCDS authoring and e-learning created are completely Microsoft Silverlight 4.0–compatible
  • Content is now permitted at the Lesson level

Also available on the site are seven localized LCDS v2.3 versions: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Russian, Hindi, Polish, Turkish, and Spanish.

Comments (9)
  1. bcdalai says:

    Ok and thanks for LCDS v2.5.

    Continue this good job always.


  2. micahliam20 says:

    great job. thanks for sharing.


  3. ry says:

    link to download no longer working, goes to learning homepage where also link to download can no longer be found please fix!

  4. luke says:

    Is there any way it can output as HTML5 rather than silverlight ??

  5. Sarah says:

    I'd love to try this software, but keep getting the run-around trying to find it!!!! Please fix it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Dafni says:

    I would like some help with microsoft lcds. I've created a eLearning Course, how can I export or save it so that I can open it from another computer?

  7. Hello, it seems that the links of the product no is not valid outside this well helped me for my students last year. is it possible to have other links?

  8. Di says:

    Do Microsoft still support this product in 2015? Seems unlikely as there is not much info around. Be good if they do – love the simplicity of the UI.


    many thanks for you help

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