How to create a SCORM Course
Use SCORM content to ensure your Team Members get a taste of this different interactive learning material.
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Written by Lulu Dermeche
Updated over a week ago

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 file(s) a custom name too!

Note✨: You can use special characters within your file's name, except an ampersand "&".

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 ✨: Some additional points to remember include:

  • 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).

  • We've updated how your SCORM files open: in a new window. Some Users may face a "pop-up blocker" message beforehand, but this will provide the option to launch the course.

    • You can can always remove pop-up blocker, by selecting the settings from your browser.

HowNow supports the following SCORM types:

  • SCORM 1.2

  • SCORM 2004

  • AICC

  • xAPI

  • cmi5 content

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