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How to Add a SCORM Package to a Course


SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model, and are a common, and often key part to a course. This article will show you how to add a SCORM activity to any existing course laid out in the default course format. If you do not yet have an existing course, visit: How to Create a New Course

Adding a New SCORM Activity

To add an activity to a course, you must always ensure editing is turned on. See - Basic Course Editing

Step 1 - From the Course Page
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Select the 'Add an Activity or Resource' option located from within your chosen topic.

Step 2 - Select the activity
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Select the SCORM activity from the list of options, and click add to begin setup.

Step 3 - Activity Setup


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  • SCORM Name - This will be how the SCORM activity is displayed on the course page.
  • Description - This description will be displayed when you click on the activity, or displayed on the course page if the option is selected.


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Drag and Drop - To upload your SCORM package, drag and drop your SCORM package into the indicated area. (NOTE: this package must be in a SCORM 1.2 format, and must remain zipped.)

Activity Completion

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Activity Completion determines at what tracking is enabled on an activity, and at what point that particular activity gets given a tick on the course page.

If you require your SCORM activity to be tracked, You will be required to setup the Activity completion area as per the screenshot.

SCORM activities will output either a Passed or Complete status, which will then be interpreted by Moodle to mark the user as complete on the course page. By Selecting both Passed and Completed as the required status, the SCORM will be given a tick on the course page by both outcomes.

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