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2105116 - Does the LMS use Java Applet or JavaScript?


  • Information regarding Java Applet and JavaScript usage in LMS


  • SAP SuccessFactors
  • Learning Management System (LMS)


Currently the LMS uses both Java Applet and JavaScript:

  • Javascript
    • A light programming language used for the web
    • Used all over the LMS Instance
    • For example when you click on a button
  • JAVA Applets
    • Require JAVA Runtime Environment (JRE) to be installed on the client machine
    • Small applications that utilize the JRE from
    • This is used for:
      • Plateau Report Designer (PRD) used to create and customize Learning Reports
      • Offline video and audio players for all content
      • Any content that was created with JAVA (check with your content vendor to see if it contains JAVA and may require it installed on the client machine when streamed)
    • SuccessFactors LMS is moving away from applets and will no longer be required starting with release 1702 (LRN-12160) except for the PRD

See Also

KBA 2332563 - LMS Offline PLayer Knowledge Support and Tips

KBA 2318900 - Plateau Report Designer (PRD) Tool version


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