Understanding SCORM 1.2 and

Mar 16, 2017

Hello, I have been having issues with published Storyline files not recording credit in our LMS (Cornerstone). I am wondering if it is because we are using SCORM 1.2 instead of 2004 (3rd Edition).

I am also trying to comprehend what this means, "for data length for various items, including suspend data, which is used to resume your quiz or presentation.  A large Quizmaker quiz or Presenter presentation may exceed the suspend data limit, which would cause the resume function to no longer work."

Is this for the amount of data in a presentation?

Suspend Data, is that when a presentation has been closed and then opened again?

Would using 1.2 cause issues with the LMS recording credit when completed and closed?

1 Reply
Alyssa Gomez

Hey Vanessa! That's an excellent question. The suspend_data element for a Storyline SCORM course tells the learning management system (LMS) where you leave off  when you exit the course and lets you resume the course later in the same place without having to start over. Check out this article to learn more about your LMS suspend data and resume behavior.

You can generally tell if you have exceeded the suspend data limit when you exit the course on slide 80, for example, and when you resume, it pushes you back to slide 40. That would mean that the suspend data limit was reached on slide 40.

If you have a large course that you think could be exceeding suspend data limits, here are some suggestions for correcting it:

  • Disable the resume feature in Storyline.
  • Reduce the number of slides until the resume feature works as expected. The limit will vary, depending on a variety of factors. You'll need to test your content in your LMS to verify.
  • Republish your course for SCORM 2004 3rd Edition or 4th Edition, both of which support much longer suspend data.

Give that a try, and let me know if it makes a difference!

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