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How to Upload SCORM files and HTML5 Packages in your Courses

What is SCORM?

A Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a set of technical criteria for eLearning software products. It is a zip file that contains a single course activity or a whole course packaged in a standardized format. SCORM files are created based on specific standards, which makes them work across different Learning Management Systems. It is a great feature because content, once created, can be used in many different systems and situations without modification. 

What does a SCORM course look like?

It depends on the content. Most SCORM courses follow a similar structure. A SCORM course is like a PowerPoint presentation with an extra layer of interactivity. 

Also, when a SCORM course is being taken, there are many pieces of data being monitored, like where a learner left off, the lesson status (passed, failed, completed, incomplete), the time spent, the learners' score & individual answers to assignment questions, etc. 

Should I use SCORMs?

Choose whether or not to use SCORM is a balance between the benefits of its usage versus the time and money spent implementing it. Your decision will also depend on the type of training you want to deliver. If you’re a professional training company, investing in the development of SCORM-based courses using SCORM is worth it. Use SCORMs if you want to provide engaging, interactive experiences for your learners, greater control of the time spent on your courses, and more options to combine different learning activities.

What are HTML5 Multimedia Packages?

HTML5 packages are essentially interactive websites loading inside a cloud LMS like LearnWorlds. The difference with previous iterations is the native support of interactive elements and video playback, making it suitable for e-learning.

Create a SCORM/HTML5 learning activity

1. Create a course.

2. In the Courses menu visit the course's Contents tab.

3. Click on Add an activity under a course section.

4. Choose the SCORM/HTML5 Package activity unit at the Multimedia menu.

5. Give a title to your SCORM file and click Save (twice).

Upload your SCORM/HTML5 files

1. While hovering around the created SCORM/HTML5 learning activity click on Settings.

2. Upload your SCORM/HTML5 Package. Kindly note that the valid file types for our platform are:

  • SCORM 1.2
  • SCORM 2004 3rd Edition
  • SCORM 2004 4th Edition
  • Captivate CAM 1.3 zip package
  • HTML5

3. Once your SCORM file has been uploaded the below two buttons will appear to Use SCORM Completion Rules or enable the Student time on activity.

a. Use SCORM completion rules: This allows you to track if this learning unit is completed, based on the rules you have included in the SCORM file. In order for this functionality to work properly, make sure that your package includes all the related rules.

b. Student time on activity: This allows you to track the total time your users spend in your SCORM learning activity. In order for this functionality to work properly, make sure all the needed settings are configured in your SCORM file.

Important Notes

  • The following two functionalities are available only for SCORM but not for HTML5 files.

  • Make sure that the manifest file is included in the .zip file. This manifest file contains XML that describes the structure of a course both from a learner’s perspective and from a physical file system perspective and is required for the SCORM to be valid. Be sure to test the learning activity and see how it works before releasing it. Press on the Preview course player on top of your screen to preview the course and its SCORM learning units.

  • Ιf you need to capture and report users' performance into your school, you should use the Graded SCORM Package learning activity.
  • Graded SCORMs are available to the Pro Trainer plans or higher.
  • The Pro Trainer plan has 20 SCORM packages limitations and a 2GB total size limit. The Learning Center and higher plans have an unlimited size and an unlimited number of files (fair use policies apply).
  • Trials can upload up to 3 SCORM packages with a 500 MB size limitation.
  • For individual SCORM package upload, there is a size limit of 400MB per file.

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