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Leslie McKerchie

Hello Finn,

Articulate Storyline lets you track a course either by the number of slides viewed or by a single quiz (result slide). Tracking both measurements for the same course isn't supported. Similarly, tracking multiple quiz scores in the same course isn't supported. However, you may be able to track more than one SCO (shareable content object) in a single course using one of the unsupported methods in this article.

Otherwise hopefully some of your fellow community members will chime in to share their experiences and solutions here with you.

Finn Maigaard

Thanks, Leslie. I'll give the software referenced in the article a try. In your experience, do LMS administrators often ask for several SCOs to be "wrapped" in one SCORM wrapper? I delivered three SCORM compliant files, each containing a single module from the same course, and expected that the "packaging" of the modules into one curriculum would take place on the LMS side of things... 

Leslie McKerchie

Hello Finn - I must say, we rarely see these requests (since it's not supported) so perhaps someone in the community with experience will be able to chime in to share here.

I am curious what you mean when you describe that you had 3 files/modules from the same course? Are you utilizing difference scenes perhaps and they each have their own quiz? Within the software, you can have 'results of results' and send that result slide to your LMS.

Dave Cox

Hi Finn,

When Scorm was first announced, the creaters had visions of everyone creating a lot of content with re-usable modules. Which is where the term SCO for Sharable Content Objects came from. There was a big push for everyone to start creating content in these SCOs, that could be packaged in different ways to create different courses with less development. Unfortunately, the process to build a SCORM package proved to be so complicated, that few ever delivered any content with more than more than one SCO per SCORM package. But what was very useful out of this specification was the rules about how to communicate with the LMS, which are still used by many of us today.

This site has a lot of information about how to build SCORM packages, that may be of interest to you.

Finn Maigaard

Hi Leslie. The entire course is pretty large--it consists of three "modules" each about 60-80 slides. The course will be tacked by number of slides completed, not by quizzes. So I didn't have one really huge course, I built it as three different Storyline projects. Thanks for "results of results" tip though, it is definitely a powerful tool.   

Dave Cox

Hi Finn,

It's also very finicky. Even if you manage to follow the rules, and get everything correct, It can be a real struggle to actually get it to work. I think that is one reason why multiple SCORM packages never really took off.

There are some third party packagers out there that may work for you, but they aren't free.

Russell Engoran

Hi Finn,

I would inquire further at what end result they are looking for.
Normally clients have a particular user/rollout experience in mind and they do not dictate the form of your upload packages.

Courses are generally implemented by uploading a single package, or ftp'ing the files to a location and pointing the LMS to the imsmanifest.xml file.

If your client is asking for 3 modules, but only one course then I think these would be your options:

A) Single course with three sections. You would do this by combining in storyline and using the 'results of results' suggestion from Leslie.

B) Single curriculum with three Lessons/sco's/courses.
This is where you are now. But the LMS admin would need to create a curriculum/aggregate structure in the LMS for you. This is a common feature in any LMS that I have seen.

C) A single multi-sco course that you would package yourself as a single zip file. To do this, you would take your three current packages and use one of the tools for packing learning objects. I always use the free RELOAD editor for packing and sequencing sco's but there is only a little documentaion on how to use it. I took a course on using RELOAD at the ADL many years ago, otherwise I would have no idea how to use it.

If you want to go down the multi-sco sequencing path, these are the links for the RELOAD tool. Free, but steep learning curve.

RELOAD Tool:
http://www.reload.ac.uk/editor.html

guide from Reload's creators (though hasn't been updated in a while): http://www.reload.ac.uk/guide.html

ADL's modified version of the tool:
https://www.adlnet.gov/adl-research/scorm/scorm-2004-4th-edition

I hope that helps a little.
Regards,
Russ