Which SCORM version should I use?

Recommendation: SCORM 2004 3rd Edition, like 2nd Edition, has significant adoption and vendors should strive to support it. Of all SCORM 2004 editions, the 3rd edition is the most widely used.

What versions of SCORM are there?

There are technically five versions of SCORM: SCORM 1.1, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 2nd Edition, SCORM 2004 3rd Edition and SCORM 2004 4th edition.

How do I know what version of SCORM I have?

The easiest way to figure this out is to look in the imsmanifest. xml file at the root of the course. Near the tip of the course, there might be a metadata tag (it will be required in 2004). If the schemaversion element in the metadata tag says “CAM 1.3” or “SCORM 2004 3rd Edition”, then it is a SCORM 2004 course.

What is the difference between SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004?

Other petty issues might come up if we do a little hairsplitting, however the substantial differentiators between the two editions are few. Simply put, SCORM 2004 delivers three crucial advantages over 1.2: content sequencing, status separation and read-write interactions. What is this all about? Sequencing.

Is SCORM dead?

Summary: SCORM, in all its incarnations, has been a constant within the eLearning community for well over a decade, 18 years to be exact. Since then, technology has left the standard in the dust with users looking for new and more detailed ways to track learner journeys. In truth, SCORM is dead.

Is articulate 360 SCORM compliant?

Articulate Storyline 360 allows you to publish standards compliant content for SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 (2nd, 3rd and 4th editions), AICC, xAPI or cmi5.

What is the difference between SCORM and xAPI?

Like SCORM, xAPI is a protocol for tracking learning related activity. The key difference is that xAPI allows you to track learning in almost any context, not just in the LMS. As well as being better defined than the SCORM API, it also uses newer technologies.

What is a SCORM 1.2 file?

The Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), published by the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) project, is a de facto standard for e-learning content. This document is intended for anyone who needs to understand better what SCORM 1.2 enables and makes difficult.

What is SCORM xAPI and cmi5?

cmi5 is an xAPI Profile that bridges the SCORM and xAPI divide by defining interoperability rules, including launch, authorization, reporting and course structure, that inform how an LMS and xAPI-enabled learning activities communicate with each other. Essentially, cmi5 = xAPI + LMS.

What is replacing SCORM?

As the reigning alternative to SCORM, xAPI is the ‘future-proof’ option. xAPI is also more reliable than SCORM. It is a newer standard, which means it is built to adapt better with the current software.

Is SCORM free to use?

The Free version allows you to create and publish interactive Responsive HTML activities, quizzes and learning objects that can be inserted into a Moodle course. You can also build and test with a SCORM enabled course.

Is there a 3rd edition of the SCORM test suite?

The US Army has also developed a SCORM 2004 (3rd Edition) Test Suite, last updated in 2018. Conformance Test Suite software and documentation are provided for each version in the SCORM Versions and Resources section below. Many products claim to be SCORM certified, SCORM conformant, or offered by a SCORM Adopter.

What is the ADL SCORM® conformance test suite?

The ADL SCORM® Version 1.2 Conformance Test Suite Version 1.2.7 (Self Test) is being made available to provide organizations with the ability to perform self testing on Learning Management Systems, Sharable Content Objects, Meta-data documents, and Content Packages.

How do I claim SCORM conformance?

SCORM Conformance – The only criteria for claiming SCORM conformance (to a specific version of SCORM, i.e., SCORM version 1.2) is to pass the corresponding test within the ADL Conformance Test Suite, or the Army-developed conformance test for SCORM 2004 (3rd Edition).

Which version of SCORM should I use for general content delivery?

Since there are entire classes of content that do not require the new features introduced in SCORM 1.3, it is expected that support for SCORM 1.2 for general content delivery, migration and archival will continue for a long time.