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David Tait

Hi Catherine, good question.

If it was my project I'd avoid creating a huge course if the content was naturally split in to distinct modules.

Assuming you're deploying via a LMS, an all-in-one solution wouldn't give you very detailed tracking data whereas eight separate modules would all give individual reports. Personally I'd find this more useful.

Issues that stand out for me are that you want a menu (in Storyline) that links to eight separate Storyline modules. I'm almost certain you can't do this in the context of a LMS.

Is there a specific reason why you need/want to have eight modules in one Storyline file vs eight separate modules?

I'd be interested to hear some other opinions on this topic.

Catherine Short

Hi David,

We are in the process of implementing our LMS system which is in the pilot stages.  So, I was looking for a way to have a cohesive starting point  for the course.  I would also like to allow learners the flexibility of reviewing the units in any order that they would like. 

Although the content is separated into eight units, the material is interconnected.  Having as much flexibility as possible to navigate between modules is ideal.  We also will be setting up additional reference resources and supporting exercises that will include concepts from all of the units.

After  the implementation of the LMS is complete, then I may more options.  For the most part, though, we like the look and navigation of a main menu in Storyline.


David Tait
Joanne Chen

Hi David,

I had a project which has three modules in four different languages in two launched ways, LMS and stand-alone. So yes, it is workable. Of course, we had to make it in two different ways when publishing.  

There are two different ways to integrate different modules in one course in LMS:

  1. Create an imsmanifest.xml file to integrate 

    Because one published AR package file(zip) is actually an SCO, but one SCORM course can have multiple SCOs. Therefore, we can repack several published lms file by imsmanifest.xml into a big SCORM package. But you need someone who is IT background with SCORM knowledge to do it. In my project above I choose the second way below.

  2. Use  the course framing function of LMS

    Most LMS (not sure if every LMS has this function) can frame a program with multiple courses. Learners can register or be assigned to a training program. If you take a program as a course, then courses to be modules. Then you can track each module and quiz (I made a posttest as an individual file in the project) in LMS as a course. By the way, we don't need that main menu for LMS, it is replaced by the function of LMS.