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Judy Nollet

Hi, Philip,

As per Wikipedia, "Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based electronic educational technology." 

You can read their full article about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharable_Content_Object_Reference_Model 

In other words, SCORM provides a method for courses to share info with an LMS. For example, this allows the course to store details about how to resume the course if a user exits before completing it. It also allows for marking courses as complete in the LMS. 

LMS typically require SCORM functionality (or some other standard) just to be able to properly load a course. Thus, you'd have to publish for an LMS (rather than just the web) for a course to go into an LMS. The published output is typically zipped into what's called a SCORM package, and that's what is loaded into an LMS.

Before publishing, you should find out the exact standards to use from the people who administer the LMS. (There are additional standards in the REPORTING AND TRACKING window.) 

I don't understand why you mentioned not being able to publish to video. That SL 360 option is used to publish an .mp4 of a Storyline file. But an .mp4, by itself, cannot be loaded into an LMS. 

WPA Training

Hi Philip,

Our LMS is a WordPress based LMS called LifterLMS and it doesn't do scorm.  What we do is use the first option "Web" and then upload that to the LMS using a Wordpress Plugin.  We get zero reporting on where the employee is at in the course, but almost all of our e-learning is done in a classroom setting because most of our employees do not have access to a computer.

If your LMS allows you to just publish and web content then that's what "Web" does in the Publish menu.  It just publishes the course into a format that is presentable on any web server.

Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions.

Hope this helps.

Will