SCORM stands for Shared Content Object Reference Model and is a very fancy way of explaining to eLearning software, that what it's looking at, is a Course.

Think of SCORM as the PDF of the eLearning world - it's interoperable and works across lots of eLearning platforms, but it definitely serves a different purpose to a PDF!

1. Within the Studio select SCORM.

2. In the Information step, complete the following fields:

  • SCORM Course Name - the title of the course, shown on the content card.

  • Short Description - a brief overview of the content, visible on the content card.

  • [Long] Description - more details about the course content and benefits.

  • Channels - one or multiple Channels assigned to the SCORM Course.

  • Skills - the Skills Users will gain after completing this learning.

  • Language - the language(s) the Course is in. Shown via the insights data tables.

  • Collaborators - responsible for helping the Author create and edit the content.

  • Verifier and Verification Interval - the User who checks the relevance of the content, after the time-frame chosen.

3. Upload your chosen SCORM file in Step Two: Upload SCORM, by clicking on the (+) icon.

  • A pop-up to your computer files will appear. From here, select your SCORM file (which must end in ".zip" and not exceed 1 GB in size).

  • You can upload multiple SCORM Courses, by individually selecting the files, each time you click the (+) icon.

  • Give your SCORM Courses a Custom name too!

4. Your chosen files will appear in a list form on the page. Click Save & Continue, on the top-right, to confirm the upload.

5. Assign your Learners, individually or as Groups.

6. Release & Deadline Step enables you to set:

  • SCORM Course Availability - whether access is immediate or scheduled.

  • Duration - the time it should take Users to complete the content (in hours and/or minutes).

  • Course Deadline - Users must complete the Course by the given date.

  • Completion Tracking - useful for Compliance training, and multiple SCORM files. Two options:

    • When all lessons are complete - Users must finish all SCORM files added inside the Course.

    • When one lesson is complete - Users can finish just one of the multiple SCORM files added.

  • Discussions - turn on the comments, to enable social learning and share ideas.

  • Renewal Cycle (Expiry Date) - used for compliance training. Set the recurring date when Users must re-complete the Course.

  • Rewards - provide Users with Badges and Certificates.

7. Click Save & Publish to set your Course live.

Watch our tutorial for the steps, in this video:

Note ✨: SCORM Courses can only be retaken by Users, only if these parameters are set by the SCORM creator themselves (this is not done via HowNow).

HowNow supports the following SCORM types:

  • SCORM 1.2

  • SCORM 2004

  • AICC

  • xAPI

  • cmi5 content

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