AICC Publish and test in SCORM Cloud

Sep 24, 2013

I have a client who needs a storyling course in AICC.  I would like to tell said client that I've fully tested the AICC publish and it should work correctly in their LMS.  I've been trying to follow the directions found here:

I have a few questions:

1. You say to upload to an external server, and then enter the URL to index_lms.html when publishing.  Does ANY external server work? I've uploaded it to my company Sharepoint site, where it launches and plays fine.  I don't have an LMS to test it with, so I just want to make sure I did that correctly.  This is behind a firewall...

2. When i upload to SCORM cloud, I get a few parsing errors: 

  • The max time allowed specified in the AU file as could not be parsed into a valid time span. The specific error was: Could not create a ScormTimeSpan because the value cannot be empty.. 
  • The time limit action specified in the AU file as could not be parsed into a time limit action. The specific error was: The value '' is not a valid Time Limit Action..

3. When I test in SCORM Cloud, it launches fine but no data is being reported back, including: "completion" "success" "Score" and "total time".  These are all empty.

Any ideas?

1 Reply
Justin Grenier

Good Afternoon, Chrissy.

Testing AICC content at SCORM Cloud has grown in complexity over the past few months.  Publishing your output to an external server (which is definitely necessary) now creates a cross-domain issue, which can be resolved using one of the methods outlined within this article.

In addition, I'm not sure I'd choose a firewalled SharePoint server as my external server of choice.  It would likely be simplest to use a service such as Amazon S3 or Dropbox for that.

I believe the parsing errors are non-critical and can be ignored.

If you continue to have trouble testing your AICC content at SCORM Cloud, please feel free to send us a copy of your .story project file so we can give you a hand.  Good luck!