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Adding Activities

10. SCORM package

A Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) package is a collection of files which are packaged according to an agreed standard for learning objects. A learning object is combined content, practice and assessment items which support a learning objective. The SCORM activity module enables SCORM or AICC packages to be uploaded as a zip file and added to a course.  Content is usually displayed over several pages, with navigation between the pages. There are various options for displaying content in a pop-up window, with a table of contents, with navigation buttons etc. SCORM activities generally include questions, with grades being recorded in the gradebook.  

You will need to ensure that you configure the settings in the SCORM package to enable sharing of completion data with Moodle in your draft course on OpenLearn Create, then configure the uploaded SCORM file settings to pick up on the completion data.

SCORM activities may be used

  • For presenting multimedia content and animations
  • As an assessment tool

There are pros and cons of using a SCORM package in Moodle.  Moodle doesn't generate SCORM content; it presents the content in SCORM packages to learners and saves the data about learner interactions with the SCORM package rather than in Moodle.  This may have an impact on your Moodle course completion tracking.