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Michael Hinze

The SCORM test suite is a free test program  that lets you verify that your SCORM-published courses comply with the SCORM specification. See some more info here: http://www.adlnet.gov/. I personally prefer using https://cloud.scorm.com for testing (it's a web-based service, nothing to install).

A while back, I developed several Storyline courses for a client who uses Moodle 2.2 and the Storyline SCORM packages worked  well within Moodle. They have several thousand users in their Moodle LMS.

Jessica Brown

Thanks, both.  After playing with Moodle, I think I'd prefer the cloud too!  So, I uploaded my assessment to Moodle, and there seems to be a missing link.  The two didn't seem "related."  The way it behaved was just like I uploaded some random files.  I didn't see how I would be able to view the results within Moodle.  Maybe I'm misunderstanding how SCORM packages work.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Jessica, 

You don't need to load the SCORM package you generated from the test suite to Moodle, that's just to test it within the SCORM testing suite. When you're ready to publish your course for Moodle you'll want to select the Publish to LMS from the publish window, and then once it publishes you'll be presented with a few options such as below: 

  • View Project: This launches your course in your web browser so you can take a look at your output. If you want to test your published course, though, it's best not to do it this way. Since your published output was created specifically for use with an LMS, you should instead upload your course to your LMS and test it from there, to make sure it behaves as expected in the environment where you plan to use it.
  • Email: This opens up a new email message with a zipped file of your published output attached. This might be helpful if your LMS administrator will upload your course for you, and you need to send him or her the published output for upload.
  • FTP: This pops up a window where you can enter your FTP credentials and transfer your output to a website (which isn't something you'd typically do if you've published for LMS).
  • ZIP: This creates a zipped file of your output in the location you specified on the Publish window. For LMS users, this is the most common choice, because then you can easily upload your entire zipped course to your LMS.
  • Open Folder: This opens a file viewer where you can see the files Storyline just created. There will be several folders and files which are needed to play your course. If your LMS requires that you identify a single launch file once you've uploaded your content, the file to point to is index_lms.html.

You'll likely want to use the "Zip" option. 

Jessica Brown

Happy new year!  Sorry I haven't responded in a while.  I took two weeks off

So, I got everything into to Moodle just like you've outlined--thank you!  So, now I'm trying to figure out the relationship between the LMS and the Storyline content.  Let's say I have a quiz.  Does it work like whatever grade my Storyline file outputs gets passed through to the LMS and can be stored in the gradebook and that's all?  Or, is there a way that I can actually get the responses from the questions and the grades passed back to Moodle?  

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Jessica,

Happy new year to you as well, and I hope you enjoyed your time off. 

In regards to what information Moodle will display, you may want to check with your Moodle team about what type of reports you can display. The information Storyline sends to your LMS from a quiz is detailed here, and generally at least the final score on your results slide would be reported to your LMS along with a completion status (in progress, complete, etc.). 

Makeba McCray


I know this post was posted 3 years ago, however, I have a related question about the results page reporting.  Like Jessica, I am using Moodle to host my Storyline 2 content which I made Tin Can compliant.  I have 3 different quiz sets in my content with 3 different result pages.  Will the reporting separate the quiz result pages or will it report them as one big quiz.  Thx!