SL3 SCORM 2004 4th Edition - changes to imsmanifest.xml since SL2
I've been assisting a client in getting Storyline SCORM 2004 content compatible with everyone's favourite LMS, Success Factors.
This requires amending Storyline's SCORM 2004 4th Edition imsmanifest.xml 'template' to add in an
<adlnav:navigationInterface> node that instructs Success Factors to hide some SCO navigation buttons it shows into the top of the course window for all SCORM 2004 courses.
As our client now wants to update to SL3 they've asked me to send them a new custom SCORM 2004 4th Edition imsmanifest.xml template.
Whilst updating the SL template manifest, I noticed that it had changed somewhat from the SL2 version of the same.
Specifically that this section:
<imsss:controlMode choice="true" flow="true"/>
<imsss:deliveryControls tracked="true" completionSetByContent="true" objectiveSetByContent="true"/>
... has been completely removed.
(In SL2, it appeared beneath the
<title>_LMS_SCO_TITLE_</title> line. There was also another instance, without the
imsss:deliveryControls node, just before the closing
So, my question is: does anyone know why the
imsss:deliveryControls node was removed in SL3?
Based on my reading of the SCORM 2004 CAM and from the explanation given here, the settings associated with this node would seem to be pretty important - if not actually vital in that they inform the LMS that:
- progress information for the attempt should be recorded
- the course will inform the LMS when the content has been completed
Unfortunately I don't have direct access an instance of Success Factors to test this on - but in my experience it's REALLY fussy about this sort of thing in SCORM 2004 and removing settings like that is likely to stop content from tracking properly...