The SCORM/AICC module is a course activity which allows you to upload any SCORM or AICC package to your course.
Unenrolled users and site admins are excluded from the activity level SCORM report however they will be included in the SCORM report source when using Report Builder.
What is SCORM?
SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is a collection of specifications that enable interoperability, accessibility and reusability of web-based learning content. SCORM content can be delivered to learners via any SCORM-compliant Learning Management System (LMS) using the same version of SCORM.
SCORM definition from Wikipedia.
Using SCORM in Totara
- Totara support SCORM 1.2.
- Please note that Totara can't create SCORM packages - the SCORM module is simply for deploying SCORM packages.
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- A SCORM package must contains in the root of the zip a file named imsmanifest.xml that defines the SCORM course structure.
Creating a SCORM activity
- Click Turn editing on.
- Click SCORM from the Add activity... dropdown menu.
- Enter an activity name, this appears on the course page for learners.
- Enter an activity summary.
- Click Choose or upload file.
- Select the zip SCORM package (click upload file to upload the package into the files area if not already done) by clicking Choose.
- Set the SCORM/AICC Settings (see below to learn more).
- Set the Activity completion settings if required.
- Click Save and return to course or Save and display.
In current or new window, we recommend using the New window option to avoid learners closing the site when they may just want to close the SCORM.
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There are a series of check boxes for:
|Learner skip content structure page||Choose from: Never, first access, or always.||-|
|Disable preview mode||If this option is set to Yes, the Preview button in the view page of a SCORM/AICC Package activity will be hidden. The learner can choose to preview (browse mode) the activity or attempt it in the normal mode. When a Learning Object is completed in preview (browse) mode, it's marked with browsed icon.||-|
|Display course structure on entry page||How the table of contents is displayed in the SCORM player.||-|
|Hide navigation buttons||Hide or display the buttons to go to content in the SCORM.||-|
|Display attempt Status|
This preference allows a summary of the users attempts to show in the course overview block in My home and/or the SCORM entry page.
Even when a SCORM package is completed, there can be a message that reads, You have SCORM packages that need attention on the My Learning page. This message is displayed by default for the course it's related to and the SCORM entry page. You can turn it off by editing the SCORM package and changing the option Display attempt status to No or Entry page only. This is currently expected behaviour.
There are four option:
If your SCORM package does report cmi.core.lesson_status, and does not report cmi.core.score.raw, then you should use Learning Objects.
If your SCORM package does report cmi.core.score.raw, and does not report cmi.core.lesson_status, then you should use Highest grade, Average grade, or Sum grade.
Allows you to set the maximum grade available for this SCORM/AICC activity.
|Number of attempts|
This defines the number of attempts permitted to users. It works only with SCORM 1.2 and AICC packages. SCORM2004 has its own max attempts definition.
The option to start a new attempt is provided by a checkbox above the Enter button on the content structure page, so be sure you're providing access to that page if you want to allow more than one attempt.
An attempt is not complete until the cmi.core.lesson_status for the attempt is set to either 'completed' or 'passed'. After that, the Start new attempt checkbox is available to the learner.
When you permit multiple attempts for learners, you can choose how to record the result in gradebook by first, last, average, or highest settings.
If Auto-continue is set to Yes, when a Learning Object calls the close communication method, the next available Learning Object is launched automatically.
If it is set to No, the users must use the Continue button to go on.
Auto-Continue will only move from one SCORM to the next in the same topic.
Common module settings
See Common Module Settings to learn more.
Most of these setting are standard, for these please see Activity Completion to learn more.
However, listed below are some addtitional setting options for SCORM activities.
|Require minimum score|
Enabling this setting will require a user to have at least the minimum score entered to be marked complete in this SCORM activity, as well as any other Activity Completion requirements.
|Require status||Checking one or more statuses will require a user to achieve at least one of the checked statuses in order to be marked complete in this SCORM activity, as well as any other Activity Completion requirements.||-|
|Require all scos to return completion status||Some SCORM packages contain multiple components or 'scos'. When this is enabled all scos within the package must return the relevant lesson_status for this activity to be flagged complete.|
See Restrict Access to learn more.