What is SCORM?

Definition:

Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based electronic educational technology. It defines communications between client side content and a host system, which is commonly supported by a Learning Management System.

SCORM is a standard framework for online course content that can be run inside any web browser, making it incredibly portable and reusable. 

Our platform supports the import of SCORM files as individual modules allowing you to bundle different forms of educational content into one convenient package.  Your SCORM package can be that will be set up as an individual Module in your Course. 

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Benefits of using SCORM

There are several benefits of using SCORM Modules in Academy of Mine to create your Courses, such as:

  • Creating interoperable courses which can be shared with a wide variety of audiences across multiple platforms.
  • Leveraging various pre-existing course content media formats (video, audio, PDF, PowerPoint, etc.) adding them to your online courses.
  • Use SCORM authoring tools to easily create engaging, interactive content for students.

AOM SCORM Support

Academy Of Mine is SCORM compliant, supporting these SCORM versions:

  • SCORM 2004
  • SCORM 1.2

Structure of a SCORM package:

SCORM packages are always exported as a zipped file. The SCORM package must contain the Entry file, the Manifest file, and various related files for styling and scripts.

Launch/Entry File

  • When a SCORM package launches, it first looks to the Launch/Entry file for instructions on launching all the other files in the package. It's critical that the Launch/Entry file is the first file opened by an LMS.
  • Located inside the SCORM package is the Launch file, also called an Entry file. The Launch/Entry file is an HTML file that is usually named index_lms.html.
  • The Launch/Entry file must have an HREF specifying its launchable file, such as an HTML page. The HREF of a Launch/Entry file is a URL, relative to the content package root directory, which is used to launch SCORM course within the platform

Manifest File

  • Inside the SCORM package, the Manifest file describes the package and its contents. The Manifest file is a structured inventory of the content of the package.
  • The Manifest file is a XML file and must always be named imsmanifest.xml. It must appear in the root of the SCORM package when you first open the zipped package.
  • The Manifest file must include a resource identifier of the Launch/Entry file.

Next Steps

Now that you've learned about SCORM, why not add it to your Course? These articles will help guide you in that process:

  1. Authoring your SCORM package 
  2. Exporting your SCORM package 
  3. Creating and Adding a SCORM Module to Your Course