Learning Path Development>Creating & Uploading Courses
SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model and is the universal file format for electronic course offerings. A SCORM file is a zipped file that contains all the files needed make online courses appear in Knowledge Anywhere’s LMS—online courses must be published and saved in this format to be able to work in the LMS.
SCORM files are automatically generated when administrators use a SCORM authoring tool, such as Knowledge Anywhere's Scormify Course Builder, to upload training content for an online course, such as videos, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, or Word documents. The SCORM file is then uploaded to the LMS when the online course is created. When users launch an online course, they are actually opening the SCORM file. Administrators can keep track of or roll back to previous versions of SCORM files, as needed.
In addition to Scormify, different types of authoring software to create SCORM files include Knowbly, Adobe Captivate, and Articulate. Knowledge Anywhere's LMS can accept the following SCORM-compatible course packages:
- Single-SCO or Multi-SCO courses
- SCORM 2004 or SCORM 1.2
- Valid IMSMANIFEST.xml file included in the course package
- File size < 1 GB
Note: Generally we recommend keeping courses under 250 MB if possible. Larger courses may suffer performance problems.
Currently, the following are not compatible:
- Tin Can courses
- HTML and unescaped HTML entities in your manifest file will cause an error. Most commonly, this includes a & or “ mark in the course title.
Other helpful resources:
- Click here for more information on SCORM. We recommend using SCORM Cloud (free up to 2 GB) as a third-party testing tool for your courses.
- Need a video or document SCORM wrapped? Check out Knowledge Anywhere's Scormify tool.
- SCORM-related questions to ask online course providers:
- Are the courses published in a SCORM compliant format?
- What version of SCORM? SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004?
- Are the courses developed with HTML 5 (i.e., not in Adobe Flash)?
- Are the courses mobile (tablet and phone) friendly?
- Can you send a sample course to test?