tin can with moodle

Jul 15, 2015


I would like to load a e-learning course in my Moodle LMS (with a tin can format), but I am asked a activiy ID, which is a URL from articulate, but I don't know where to find it.

Can you help me please ?

Thank in advance.

1 Reply
Andrew Downes

I must have been asked this question 3 or 4 times this week. It'd be great if somebody could share some screenshots of where this setting is in the latest version of Storyline and also say whether Storyline adds "http://" at the start of the id or if that should be included in the setting. 

From me, here's some tips on creating a good activity id:

  • The activity id should be a web address, starting with http:// or https://
  • That web address should be within a website controlled by the organisation creating or commissioning the content, whether that’s an organization or a content vendor.
  • You don’t have to put anything at this address, it doesn't need to be the address where the content is hosted; the point is to make sure the id is universally unique.
  • Ideally the address should be something meaningful when you read it, making it easier for you to identify the course from the id.
  • The activity id should be unique for each course. If you substantially change a course to the point that it’s materially different, you should use a new id. This will separate reporting data for the new course from the old. It’s your call where you draw the line, but generally if you change an assessment question, it’s a new course.
  • You should keep a record of the activity ids you use to refer to later.

Here are two examples:

See the Activity Deep Dive blog for more technical details. 

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