Course identifier in Rise

Hi there

Please can someone provide some advice. My team are new to Rise. We currently use Articulate Storyline 3, 2 and Studio. 

When publishing a Rise course to SCORM 1.2 it creates a zip folder, however, with each re-publish of the same course (for fixes, additions, etc) the identifier for the course changes. Our LMS is hugely reliant on this ID being the same for tracking and reporting purposes. 

Would it work if we unzip the folder, update the identifier in the manifest.xml, then rezip the folder and publish on our LMS? This does seem like a rather manual and long away around. I can't see anywhere in Rise itself where you can specify what the ID should be like you can do in Storyline? 

Kind regards
Alyssa

12 Replies
Alyssa Whale

Hi Lisa.

We actually did some further investigation with our LMS vendor and they didn't have a problem with us having the ID change each time the SCORM was published. 

Not sure about the gray screen you are getting...

We store our SCORMs in a library on the LMS and then link through to the SCORM from a course. Since the ID changes, we've had to delete the link from the course and then re-link it. Normally when the ID doesn't change you can just update in the library and it would automatically be updated in the course.

Lisa Smyser

Thanks for the follow up Alyssa. It appears that if we upload the edited SCORM file, those who have already completed the course see just a gray screen in place of the course, but their completion remains in tact. Anyone who hadn't completed the course can see and take the course just fine. We didn't change anything about the file name, etc on purpose to maintain completion data, so our best deduction is that the SCORM ID has an impact. This is a Moodle-based system. We're still testing but so far this is the only logical explanation.

Paul Tottle

This is the lesson I learnt today. Maybe this is the same or similar problem and I found a fix...

If I copy a course in Rise and then do edits and upload the copy to LMS I get a blank screen.

If I backup the original, do the edits on the original and upload the original Rise course, all is okay.

I also record the original identifier, then edit the new imsmanifest.xml file in the zip each time to use the same identifier. As an extra precaution.