About SCORM Modules

What is SCORM?

In a nutshell, being SCORM certified means that you can use the same SCORM published content in Litmos or any other LMS.

SCORM stands for “Sharable Content Object Reference Model” and it is a set of technical standards developed for eLearning software products. In its essence, SCORM enables interoperability between eLearning software products. Specifically, the model determines how online learning content and Learning Management Systems (LMS) communicate with each other.

The idea behind SCORM is that it broadens the boundaries of elearning content.

How can I get or create a SCORM file?

SCORM files can either be purchased from a third party vendor, like Open Sesame, or created using an authoring tool.  As long as the content is created or exported as a SCORM file, we support it!

How do I get My SCORM file into Litmos?

In basic terms, the file will need to be exported as SCORM 1.2 and imported into a SCORM module in Litmos.

In more detailed steps:

  1. Export the SCORM file.  This will be different depending where the SCORM file is being exported from.  However, it will always need to be exported as SCORM (preferably version 1.2) and will result in downloading a .zip file.  Do not unzip the file.
  2. In Litmos, create a course or open an already existing course.
  3. From the Content tab within the course, navigate to the upload section of the Course Builder on the right
  4. Drag and drop the .zip file into the circle that reads 'Drop Files Here'
  5. Click Save.  At this point the SCORM file will import.  Depending on the size of the file and your internet speed, it usually takes 5-30 minutes but may take longer.

I am having problems.  What should I do?

Read through the Troubleshooting Problems and Error Messages section of our help guide.  We cover many common issues that occur with SCORM modules here and it is likely that the issue you are experiencing is discussed here.

If you are still having issues with your SCORM module, email support@litmos.com.  Please include:

  • The SCORM file itself.  You may need to use a third party tool such as box.com to send it.
  • The authoring tool the file was created in or company that provided the file.
  • As many details about the issue as you can provide.
  • Your browser and Operating System.
  • Screen shots of any errors or problems you are having.
  • Any steps you have taken to resolve or troubleshoot the issue.
  • Any thing else that may be pertinent to resolving the issue.  The more information we have, the quicker we are to resolve the issue.  
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