Embed a SCORM Package in a CLE Course

A SCORM package comprises files that adhere to an agreed-upon standard for learning objects. By following the provided instructions, you can incorporate externally created Articulate or Storyline presentations (in a zip file) into your course. This process involves embedding the presentation folder and its contents into your course module, facilitating the upload and addition of SCORM packages.

The content within SCORM packages is typically presented across multiple pages, offering navigation options between them. Different display choices are available, such as using a pop-up window, incorporating a table of contents, or implementing navigation buttons. SCORM activities commonly feature questions, and the grades achieved are recorded in the gradebook.

To add SCORM packages, you have the option of selecting the Single activity course format during course setup and then uploading or drag-and-dropping the package accordingly.

SCORM activities serve various purposes, including presenting multimedia content and animations, as well as functioning as an assessment tool.

It is important to note that the CLE itself does not generate SCORM content. Instead, the CLE presents the content stored within SCORM packages to learners and saves data from learner interactions with the SCORM content.

Adding SCORM Package Using SCORM Activity SCORM Capabilities

To effortlessly incorporate the SCORM package into your CLE course, just perform a quick drag-and-drop action of the zipped file onto the course page. This straightforward process enables you to add a SCORM activity seamlessly to your course.

To add a SCORM Package:

  1. While in the CLE course, turn Edit mode on.
  2. Select the SCORM package from Add an activity or resource link at the bottom of the section that you intend to add it to.

A screenshot of a UCSF CLE course from a instructor or manager's perspective: How to a scorm package.png

 In the General Section :

2. Enter a name and a description.

3. In the Package Section:

4. Either drag and drop a SCORM package zip file into the box with an arrow or click the Add button to open the File Picker menu to choose a file from your computer or a repository.

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  •  Auto Update Frequency: If you access your SCORM package from a repository (such as a File system repository or Private files) you can choose to create an alias/shortcut to it and then set an update frequency to set how often the CLE should check to see if there is an updated zip.

In the Appearance Section:

  • Display Package: Choose from the current or new window. Note that if you choose a new window, students must ensure that pop-ups are enabled.
  • Student skip content structure page*: This setting specifies whether the content structure page should ever be skipped (not displayed). If the package contains only one learning object, the content structure page can always be skipped.
  • Disable preview mode*: Preview mode allows a student to browse an activity before attempting it. If preview mode is disabled, the preview button is hidden.
  • Display course structure in player*: How the table of contents is displayed in the SCORM player.
  • Display course structure on the entry page: If enabled, the table of contents is displayed on the SCORM outline page.
  • Display attempt status: This preference allows a summary of the users' attempts to show in the course overview block in My home and/or the SCORM entry page.
  • Display attempt status*: This preference allows a summary of the users' attempts to show in the course overview block in My home and/or the SCORM entry page.
  • Show Navigation*: This setting specifies whether to show or hide the navigation buttons and their position. There are 3 options:
    • No - Navigation buttons are not shownWhat is the purpose of a SCORM package? How do SCORM activities function as an assessment tool? Are there any limitations or restrictions on adding SCORM packages to a course?
    • Under content - Navigation buttons are shown below the SCORM package content.
    • Floating - Navigation buttons are shown floating, with the position from the top and the left determined by the package.

In the Availability Section: Here, choose the dates you wish the SCORM package to be available to students.

In the Grade Section:

  • Grading method: The grading method defines how the grade for a single attempt of the activity is determined. There are 4 grading methods:
    • Learning objects: The number of completed/passed learning objects.
    • Highest grade: The highest score obtained in all passed learning objects.
    • Average grade: The mean of all the scores.
    • Sum grade: The sum of all the scores.
    • Maximum grade: Not applicable if the Grading Method is Learning objects. The usual setting is 100. If your SCORM’s high score is something other than 100, you should adjust this value appropriately. When the grading Method is one of the score settings, then the gradebook grade is a package score divided by this number.

In the Attempts Management Section:

  • Number of attempts: This setting enables the number of attempts to be restricted.
  • Attempts grading: If multiple attempts are allowed, this setting specifies whether the highest, average (mean), first, or last completed attempt is recorded in the gradebook.
  • Force new attempt: If enabled, each time a SCORM package is accessed will be counted as a new attempt.
  • Lock after final attempt: If enabled, a student is prevented from launching the SCORM player after using up all their allocated attempts.

 In the Compatibility Settings Section:

  • Force completed: If enabled, the status of the current attempt is forced to “completed.”
  • Auto-continue: If enabled, subsequent learning objects are launched automatically; otherwise the Continue button must be used.
  • Auto-Commit: If enabled, SCORM is automatically saved to the database. Useful for SCORM objects which do not store their data regularly.
  • Mastery score overrides status: enabling this feature allows for the inclusion of a mastery score within your package. When LMSFinish is called and a raw score has been provided, our system checks if the raw score falls below the specified mastery score. If it does, the lesson status will be automatically overridden and set to "failed".

Depending on what is enabled for your site and course, you may also need to explore Common module settingsRestrict accessActivity completionTags, and Competencies

5. Click Save and display to show up the SCORM activity.

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