SCORM AND EASYCAMPUS - OVERVIEW

SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is basically a way to construct your training project so that it can easily be used by a wide variety of LMS systems, including EasyCampus.

Many programs will export content to SCORM. For example, there are PowerPoint add-ons that can convert a presentation to either Flash or SCORM.  Other examples include:

Typically, EasyCampus owners and course creators are interested in using SCORM when it’s important to track and record data about a particular training object. For example, a SCORM quiz can report its results in a way that EasyCampus can read and keep track of. This can be important for both graded activities and add-ons such as Conditional Activities.


GENERAL TIPS FOR SCORM:

EasyCampus can retrieve ONLY the data the SCORM provides so the way you set up your SCORM packaging options is very important. For example, if you have a quiz inside a PowerPoint presentation and you package it as SCORM, it’s vital that you check the correct options so that the quiz score is reported to the LMS.

When you set up a new SCORM object in EasyCampus, make sure to take a look at the Advanced options. This allows you much more control over how the SCORM piece is displayed in your course. Don’t be afraid to try out the different options: you can always alter them later.

Make sure to show the Advanced options

SCORM objects may appear differently for students than they do for admins. It’s always a good practice to set up a test student account but especially so for testing SCORM.

Keep in mind that SCORM has its own “bookmarking,” meaning that a student will be taken back to his or her last place. While this is useful, it can create problems in a strictly linear course with quizzes or other mandatory activities. If you design your own navigation, keep in mind that a Back button on a page right after a quiz might be best programmed to go to the screen BEFORE the quiz.

Consider your pedagogy carefully when designing SCORM. Some trainers prefer to provide no navigation for students and this can be frustrating. Others make it too easy for users to just “sit” on the next button and thereby miss important content. If your SCORM creation program allows you some flexibility, make sure to think through your desired aims. A middle ground some trainers adopt is to provide interactivity with items other than a single button to proceed.