Want to SCORMify your video?
Are videos part of your training curriculum? If so, you need to consider how to share and track your training videos alongside other courses. It’s easy to simply host your video on Vimeo or YouTube, or to distribute it to learners via .mov or .mp4 files. But chances are you get requests to make your videos SCORM compliant so they can be played and tracked in an LMS. So how exactly do you convert your video to SCORM? First, let’s understand what’s going on…
What is SCORM designed to do and why do I care?
SCORM is a standard used around the world that helps ensure compatibility between LMSs and courseware. Its job is to ensure that content can be played and tracked in any LMS. At a high level, SCORM is designed to do two things:
- Provide a way to package content, in its entirety, so it can play exactly the same way in any learning platform that plays the course.
- Track a learner’s interactions with the content, no matter what LMS plays that course. A SCORM-compliant course will ensure a learning platform can easily and reliably store a learner’s progress and report on things like completion status, time, score and pass/fail status.
This is all to say that when your customers are asking for a SCORM version of your video content, what they really want is for your video to be played and tracked properly in their LMS.
How do I make my videos work with SCORM?
You have a few options. SCORM Cloud is a quick and easy way to directly deliver and track your training videos or share them as SCORM files to any LMS. Another route is to purchase an authoring tool, which can help you create eLearning courses from your video content.
Deliver and track videos- no LMS required
With SCORM Cloud you can easily upload videos, share them with learners and track the results. Using the invitations feature lets you share your videos with anyone via a URL or email. SCORM Cloud handles bookmarking to save progress and has built in reporting to let you see the results. Give it a try today using a free trial SCORM Cloud account.Learn more
Share MP4 files as SCORM 1.2 packages
SCORM Cloud Dispatch makes it easy to share videos as SCORM 1.2 files with any LMS. Your videos are hosted, played and tracked in SCORM Cloud, and the dispatch file you create in SCORM Cloud acts as a pointer file back to your video. No need for developers or any other tools. And the best part is that SCORM Cloud provides reports to see how your videos are getting used. Sign up for a free trial account to test it out.Learn more
Choose an off-the-shelf authoring tool
Authoring tools can help you to easily and quickly create eLearning content. Most authoring tools will allow you to create SCORM packages from video content. While Rustici Software does not sell an authoring tool, we work with many of the most popular tools on the market and can share a few of them here.Authoring tools
Have questions about how SCORM Cloud can help?
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