SCORM and LMS help please

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem I'm having. 

I've created a course in Storyline 2 and in the course the user is required to click a series of PDF links. 

What the client would like is for their LMS to report back how many of these links have been clicked and have the data stored for when the user revisits the course. So they don't have to click the links all over again.

Now I know how to set-up the variables in Storyline to tell  you how many have been clicked, I just can't see how this is going to work through SCORM. 

If anyone has experienced a similar problem, or can help shed some light on the situation would be greatly appreciated.


5 Replies
Bob S


Not the answer you want.... but have you considered having these resource documents served up external to the module itself?  Many (most) full-featured LMSs today offer the ability to track documents like this; either separately or packaged as a "lesson" that's part of the broader course.   This would address the client needs fully, give the learner visibility, allow easy updates to the documents, etc.


Aleck Wilson

Hi Bob, this is a good idea. I will have to look into whether their LMS has this capability. Is there any where I can find out more information on this please? 

HI Ashley, I saw that article earlier and yes it's something I could do. I'm using numeric variables now but it could be changed to text. The problem is its around 40 PDF's they have to click, so this would mean creating 40 question slides. I didn't know if there was a more efficient way of doing it. 

Bob S


While fairly common now on full-fledged LMSs, the way each one implements it is slightly different.  I would start by finding out which platform the client is using first. 

Many LMSs allow for some interesting flexibility around this sort of "lesson" including completion criteria, etc... For example many will allow you to group the documents into bundles/chapters and even specify things like "must view 3 out of 5 in this group of documents".  So instead of just having a slug of 40 (yikes!) PDFs, you might be able to apply some sort of grouping logic to them hence requiring some to be mandatory, some to selected choice with a minimum, and others to be optional altogether.

Wish I had more specifics for you, but your client's LMS platform is going to dictate what's possible here.

Hope this helps and good luck!