SCORM Cloud is built to allow learners to learn in whatever application makes the most sense. For some, this is a big corporate LMS. For others, the LMS is just too much.

If you’ve got a piece of training that you want to share, how are you going to do it? What’s the easiest way to share something online?

The Public URL


When I go to share a map with someone, I turn to the “Link” button in Google Maps. I set up my map just how I want it, click the link button, and grab the URL. From there, I can do what I need to with it… I can include it in an email, put it on my blog, whatever… URLs have got to be the simplest sharing mechanism on the web.

SCORM Cloud’s Public Invitation

Now, you can share any course in your library via a public URL. We call this a public invitation, and creating them is pretty simple.

The result, too, is powerful. Consider this your invitation to watch my daughter sing “5 Little Pumpkins” via a public invitation. *Update: 8/2/11- this invitation has been disabled.*

Step 1 :: Upload a course to SCORM Cloud and click “Invite”


Step 2 :: Create a public invitation

For now, creating a public invitation requires one email address… If you want to send this to a distribution list, for example, you could certainly do that here. In my case, I’m just sending the URL to myself, because then I can post it anywhere I want… You know, like on Facebook? ‘Cause then everyone could see how cool SCORM is, right?

You can actually created a formatted email here, if you like
Choose your invitation
Here’s the URL itself… send it however you like

What happens for the learner?

With a public invitation, we want the process to be so simple for the learner. We need something by which to identify them, so we ask for their email address… From there? Straight into the learning material.


What happened?

For some people, knowing how their learners are doing is fundamental. Well, for you folks, you dig right into all of the details about the invitations and who has accepted them and completed them.

For those of you who don’t care to know these things, just avert your eyes.


A word of caution

Lastly, a word of caution. We’ve given you 10 free registrations (well, for the beta, it’s actually unlimited). That means that if 10 folks accept your invite, you’ll be all out… unless you put in your credit card information. We hope you find the public invitations so useful that you sign up for a paying SCORM Cloud account.

Tim is the chief innovation and product officer with our parent company LTG, though he used to be CEO here at Rustici Software. If you’re looking for a plainspoken answer to a standards-based question, or to just play an inane game, Tim is your person.