SCORM in Axis LMS
Last Updated: Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 1:19 PM
SCORM Modules are unique in that a majority of their actual development is done outside of Axis LMS. SCORM development is done in (primarily) one of two popular softwares: Captivate or Articulate. Both of these softwares allow their users to create training material which can then be brought into Axis LMS; these vary from entirely self contained courses, to elaborate presentations.
Ultimately, Axis LMS Admins are going to use these softwares to turn their .story extensions into SCORM v1.2 packages, ready to be uploaded and used right inside of Axis LMS. As an industry standard, there are certain authoring guidelines that most LMSs adhere to. For the best Axis LMS user experience, we recommend making sure these settings are in place:
To create your SCORM Module, give the module a name, then upload your .ZIP SCORM Package.
Adding to a Course
This article goes into more detail on the layout and display of your course pages, but as a quick overview…
Tracking Score Data
SCORM Modules will only report back a complete or incomplete; but with the correct setup, Axis LMS administrators are able to collect numeric scores as well.
Here's how - In addition to the SCORM Module that you've created, you're going to add an offline learning activity to your course with the same name. So if your SCORM Module is named "First Aid", you're going to create an offline Activity (Tracker:SCORM) with the same name ("First Aid").
After adding the offline activity to your course, the last step is to change the progress tracker of the SCORM module to be zero (the user will be completing the offline assignment - not setting this to zero would require the user to complete the same SCORM twice).
Activity and Module Progress can be adjusted by going to Learning > Online Courses > Manage Online Courses > Progress & Score Weights. Learn more here.
For more detail on tracking SCORM score data, check out the Learning Objects Guide.
SCORM Module Settings
Your SCORM Module has been created, and it’s been added to your courses. But there are some extra settings available, allowing your to customize how the module launches, and further customize how it looks.
Opening up the General Settings gives you the ability to change the display name of the SCORM Module (what your user sees), as well as deciding whether or not to Auto-Launch the SCORM when a user starts the module.
Branding & Design will allow you to customize the default window size, and adjust (and preview) different color themes; or enter your own colors and fonts if the themes don’t match your brand. The bottom of Branding & Design allows you to add your own CSS to really customize the module to your taste.
Depending on how you're delivering your SCORM modules, and if you've opted to collect score data, then you'll be going to one of two locations to pull up report data.
For non-scored SCORM modules, Reports > SCORM Reports will allow you to pull up reports on a SCORM by SCORM basis, drilling all the way down to a user's completion attempt; which includes a detailed status breakdown of how each 'chapter' of the SCORM was completed [complete / incomplete], and the option to view an in-depth data analysis of each 'chapters' backend data.
For scored SCORM modules (ie. Offline Activities), you'll find these scores under a course report view. These can be viewed on either a user-by-user basis, or as a comprehensive analysis of every user's score for that SCORM. For more about course reports, check out this article.
The features discussed in this article may or may not be available on your LMS system.
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