What is SCORM?

SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. It is a way of packaging and presenting content on e-learning platforms. If a learning management system (LMS) is SCORM conformant, it can play any content that is SCORM conformant, and any SCORM conformant content can play in any SCORM conformant LMS.

Key SCORM Terms

– API (Application Programming Interface)

The SCORM standard has a defined API. The term is not only used in SCORM – APIs are used very often in application development. The SCORM API is a set of messages that are sent between the course and the LMS. In many cases, these messages require a response so that the sender of the message knows that the message has been received and processed appropriately.

– SCO (Shareable content object)

Shareable content objects (the SCO in SCORM) are pieces of training courses that can be assembled into groups to deliver. By setting up SCOs in your LMS you can reuse it in your entire course library.

– Manifest

The manifest houses references to all files in the SCORM course.
A manifest looks something like this:
manifest[1]Outermost container element for the manifest.
identifier[1]Unique identifier for this manifest. Should be a globally unique value.
version[0:1]The version of this manifest.
xml:base[0:1]Specifies a root URL for any URLs specified in child elements.

SCORM in Mindflash

Mindflash currently supports SCORM content from Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline. It is possible that other SCORM content will work with Mindflash, but there is no guarantee that all the functions and features of those presentations will work within Mindflash.

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