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Brandon Heffernan

Hi Ashley. I've seen that page but it doesn't detail the difference between the two fields. Typically an identifier is a unique field, so when I see two auto-populated identifier boxes that don't match, I'm inclined to ask how they're used. I haven't had any problems, I'm merely curious. 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Brandon,

The identifier field is used for your LMS to identify content, and when looking at the two places where I see it on my files (The "reporting and tracking button" and the "..." button next to the title box) both show me the same identifier that has been generated, so that they do match. If yours aren't matching, is it possible that you overwrote an earlier file and it's referring to the first identifier that was created?

Coralie GIRARD

Dear Ashley, 

I know this topic is quite old, but I didn't find the answer to my question, and it fits into the same topic (tell me if I should open a new topic).

I work on a course with different modules, each in a different Storyline project/file. When I check the Reporting and Tracking options, sometimes the "LMS lesson SCORM information" title and identifier are the same as the "LMS Course information" title and identifier; sometimes they are different. In the example I attached, what appears is "Competency Based Interviewing" and I don't know why... As the course wasn't developed by me at the first place, is it possible that the developers have entered this info manually? If yes, can I change it without any consequence on my course?

My problem is that I noticed that sometimes this information appears on the LMS. I am not in charge of managing the LMS, but I was testing the course and have seen that sometimes the "Competency Based Interviewing" information appears (and I don't want that because it doesn't make any sense for the learners).

I hope I was clear, and that the attached screenshot helps to understand my question.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Coralie,

Thanks for the screenshot here. You can manually adjust that identifier, and if the course was coming from another individual at first and/or they had used a particular template or player set up to start with it may be pulling in those items to start with. You could look at editing it to ensure it's set to match the title that you would like, and the Identifier field is designed to be a unique string set by Storyline so we dont' recommend changing it. Perhaps doing a save as or importing it into a new file will allow it to be reset on your side? 

Coralie GIRARD

Hi Ashley,

Thank you for your answer!

The identifier under "LMS Course Information", I won't change it, of course.

But can I change the identifier under "LMS Lesson SCORM Information" without any trouble? Is it what you meant? (Sorry I just want to be sure... :) )

I would like to avoid importing my slides in a new file because it is quite a big course, and also because I already had to copy-paste by hand all the Menu and I don't want to do it again for all the modules... too much work (and no time!).

Thanks again! Have a good day!


Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Coralie, 

Yup - sorry I wasn't clear! You should be able to change it there, as that section title LMS Lesson SCORM Information is picking up right from your Lesson title. The top section Identifier is the ID that Storyline automatically generates for the course. 

Glad that helps and hope you have a great day too.