What's the Catch?
There’s no catch. We wanted to provide a free LRS for those just getting started with xAPI. But, a standalone LRS doesn’t do much good, so we also added a basic reporting layer to help visualize your data.
Essentials was designed to get you started with xAPI or learning analytics. Use it as a:
- fully xAPI conformant repository for your data until you’re ready to use it
- test engine for your xAPI content or data
- snapshot view of organizational learning and activities
- stepping stone to getting started with learning analytics
If you exceed the free quota for reporting, Essentials will still track and collect all statements for free, but all your learners may not show up in your reports.