PeopleSoft ELM Knowledge Needed (basic, not in-depth)

Hello Storyliners,

I am hoping someone out there with a bit of PeopleSoft ELM knowledge can help me. We have a vendor that manages our PeopleSoft 9.2 ELM, so I'm unable to see what they do when they are publishing our zipped SCORM packages. After they publish to the ELM, our courses launch in a window in an iframe, and unfortunately that iframe is the size of the story file (900 x 650), not the full player size. (920 x 724)  Since it doesn't account for the player wrapper, it generates scroll bars within the iframe.

The vendor is saying that in PeopleSoft ELM they can not manually control the size of the iframe, and that PeopleSoft ELM just publishes to whatever dimensions are embedded in the SCORM package.

Can anyone tell me if that is the case?

Thanks very much for any insight you can offer.

- Scott

8 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Scott,

I can't speak for PeopleSoft specifically, and hopefully others here in the forums can weigh in on that. I would suspect that the player elements would also be included in the SCORM File, and I know SCORM Cloud will also launch in a new window, so you could look to see how it behaves there.  If they're unable to account for the player frame, perhaps you could look at creating a chromeless player? It would mean the navigational elements you included would have to be on the slide itself.  

 

Scott Calvin

Thanks for the reply Ashley. I did test in SCORM Cloud, and it's a bit weird. My player settings are attached. My story size is 900 x 650.

I've also attached my SCORM Cloud>Course Properties>Launch Behavior info.

Any idea why SCORM Cloud would be reading the course at 960 x 600? (which increases the width but decreases the height)

Thanks!

- Scott

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Scott, 

Were you able to adjust the settings in SCORM Cloud to match what you wanted (also accounting for the player elements as described here)?  Did you still see the scrolling or  just a difference in how it was showing the sizing?  I'd like to take a look at the .story file to see how it behaves and any other settings that may be impacting this set up. 

Scott Calvin

Hi Ashley,

Since I'm just using SCORM Cloud for testing, adjusting the settings to match what I need doesn't really help.

I'm trying to figure out why PeopleSoft ELM is displaying the module at the story size, not the full player size. I'm thinking the fact that SCORM Cloud shows the size of the attached .story file as 960 x 600 may be a piece of the puzzle. As you will see, the story size is 900 x 650.

Any thoughts as to why the sizes aren't matching up? Why would STORM Cloud see the dimensions as 960 x 600? (increasing the width, but decreasing the height)

Thanks.

- Scott

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Scott,

Ok - so it seems that those are the default SCORM Cloud settings and it's just coincidence that they're similar to your story size setting. I tried with a number of other files and differing story sizes, and saw the same thing. In discussing this with a few colleagues, they brought up the issue here in regards to how different LMSs may set their own sizing requirements and therefore are limited to what the LMS will do. 

I wonder if it would help to set the ​Player size attribute to ​Scale player to fill browser window?  That way, we just use whatever space the LMS gives us. You will want to keep in mind that this may change the overall quality of images or text as they'll be scaling. 

Scott Calvin

Hi Ashley,

Interesting that SCORM Cloud would use a default size as opposed to using the dimensions being passed from the SCORM package.

The good news is I tried Scale player to fill browser window, and that eliminated the scroll bars! So, it looks like that's what the PeopleSoft ELM needs for the sizing to work correctly.

Interestingly, when I used that setting, the iFrame ended up being the correct size. So, somehow that setting forced the correct dimensions into the iFrame.

Thanks again for all of your assistance. The Storyline folks (both users and staff) are the best!

- Scott