Storyline iPad publish - is it SCORM compliant?

Hello all,

First I'd like introduce myself. I'm Ryan and have been an instructional designer for about 2 years now. I just joined e-Learning Heroes (first post!) and am looking forward to conversing about and sharing ideas with others in the field

On to my question: the way my organization develops e-Learning courses right now is to include an assessment at the end of the course. I'm having trouble connecting the dots between how a course run on an iPad could link to an LMS and report scores.

Is this something that the Articulate team is working on? Is this possible today?

Thank you guys!

9 Replies
Eric Nalian

Hey Ryan,

Welcome to the Forums!

  • If a course runs on an iPad in HTML5 through Safari, it could communicate back to your LMS (depending your LMS - if you use Plateau/SuccessFactors you have to use AICC)
  • If you run your course through the iPad App, it will not communicate back to your LMS.
  • If you go with the app, depending on how your LMS is set up, you can create a learning item with two objects in it: the course and the exam.  The exam is not accessible unless the course was accessed. 
  • There is a new version of SCORM being developed that some people on this forum know a heck of a lot more than me about.  It is called 'Project Tin Can' and it is supposed to work with a lot more mobile content/devices.

I hope this helps,

Eric Nalian

Ryan Frasch

Eric Nalian said:

Hey Ryan,

Welcome to the Forums!

  • If a course runs on an iPad in HTML5 through Safari, it could communicate back to your LMS (depending your LMS - if you use Plateau/SuccessFactors you have to use AICC)
  • If you run your course through the iPad App, it will not communicate back to your LMS.
  • If you go with the app, depending on how your LMS is set up, you can create a learning item with two objects in it: the course and the exam.  The exam is not accessible unless the course was accessed. 
  • There is a new version of SCORM being developed that some people on this forum know a heck of a lot more than me about.  It is called 'Project Tin Can' and it is supposed to work with a lot more mobile content/devices.

I hope this helps,

Eric Nalian


Hey Eric,

Could you expand a little more about plateau/successfactors and scorm/aicc?  Why wouldn't it work with scorm?

We're in the process of transitioning to plateau/successfactors (mid-august go live date), so I'm not totally sure of it's capabilities.  I have heard from other users that aicc was better, but nothing really specific to back that up.

We're planning on migrating our existing content as scorm 1.2 right now, but wonder if we should re-evaluate that?

/sorry for the threadjack

Eric Nalian

Hey Ryan,

On Plateau's mobile site, you can not use SCORM, only AICC works (do not know why, but the button to switch it on is grayed out...).  Also, I have had some issues when I published courses to SCORM (I tried them both 1.2 and 2004, and could not get either one to function properly).  There are a couple other folks on this site who also have problem with SCORM and SuccessFactors.

As you implement/troubleshoot the system, if you have any questions let me know.  We have done a lot of wonky stuff and figured out a lot about the little intricacies of the system.

-Eric

Gerry Wasiluk

One possible "interim" option for some--have the Storyline content outside the LMS.  Then have a final quiz inside the LMS for those who need credit for the content.  Until things straighten out technology-wise, folks will have to access that with a regular browser.

Far from a perfect solution but until some folks' LMS adopt Tin Can, it's an option.

Ryan Downs

Thanks for the replies, everyone! The solution we ended up going with (at least for the moment) is the one you mentioned, Gerry. We treat the course and quiz as separate assets and link them together.

I'm interested to see how standards will change in the future though, both on the iOS side and with SCORM and AICC.

Christie Pollick

Hi, Karen -- Thanks for reaching out! And as you mentioned, with this being a much older post, it's possible that some of the participants are no longer subscribed to the thread. So, if there is anyone you'd like to reach out to directly, you are welcome to do so via the 'Contact Me' link on their profile page. Or, you may also want to consider contacting SuccessFactor for their insights, as well.