There is a lot of LMS solutions available in the market, what makes Valamis so different?
The biggest difference is the design principles and the philosophy behind the Valamis. Valamis does not try to be another LMS solution, instead it aims to offer flexible system for tailoring online learning environments for social learning, and building learning systems that suits specifically your organisations learning needs.
Valamis seems to be built to offer open and social learning environments. Our organisation uses a lot of SCORM –based learning materials and courses. Can we use SCORM based digital learning materials and courses in Valamis like we do currently in our LMS?
Valamis has LMS and eLearning portlets that makes it possible to use SCORM compliant materials. Valamis supports SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 3rd and 4th editions. You can also create SCORM –based quizzes using Valamis portlets.
We have built our intranet with Liferay in our organization, can we extend our solution to eLearning by using Valamis components?
Yes, definitely. You can install the Valamis portlets and theme (using of Valamis theme is optional, of course) and create eLearning and collaboration sites using these portlets.
We are interested on using the Valamis tools. What kind of investments is needed to get up and running?
The Valamis tools and Liferay are available as an open source so there is no need to buy any licences. Only investment you need is work for building the solution to suit your organisation needs. There is also option for enterprise level support for Valamis elearning solution, which is called the Valamis Enterprise Edition.