Getting Started

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Last updated 5 months ago

Welcome to SCORM Cloud! This document is a high level guide for new users of the application.

What is SCORM Cloud?

SCORM Cloud is lightweight training delivery system. It supports the import and delivery of SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 (2nd, 3rd, & 4th editions), xAPI, AICC, and cmi5.

SCORM Cloud Terminology Defined

What's a Registration?

A registration is an instance of a learner taking a single course. For example, you have one learner taking four courses, that is four registrations. Once a registration is created, the learner can access the course as many times as they would like, provided it's still active, without generating a new registration.

More details around pricing can be found here.

What's a Course?

We view a course as a prepackaged .zip file.

Account Management

Your User Account

Clicking the Settings button will open a page with general information such as email address, password changes, and password lock out time (how long your account will be locked after too many failed login attempts).

Settings

User Hierarchy

Owner - Access to everything in the Realm Administrator - Access to everything in the Realm except the Account tab which includes billing information Learner - Access only to assigned courses

More information on changing user roles here.

Account Tab

Account Overview

This is an overview of your account which includes information about Owners and Administrators, Account Type, Registration Limit, Limit Type, Billing Address, Linked Realm, and monthly usage.

Edit Account

Here you can select a billing tier and enter/change billing information.

Billing Summary

View your bill date, current and previous bills.

Usage Report

View and export overall or 30 day usage reports.

Realms

Realms are a way to organize users, content, and applications you have running in the SCORM Cloud.

Creating a New Realm

To create a new Realm, click Your Realms in the top left of your screen. At the bottom of your Realm list click Create New Realm.

Linking Realms

Linking realms allows you the flexibility to maintain separate realms, while sharing plan coverage across realms - both storage space and registrations. You can see registrations by realm to track usage in each via the Account tab.

More information on Realms here.

Content

Importing Content

Adding Content

To be able to test your content, you must first import your content. You can add SCORM 1.2, 2004 (2nd, 3rd, & 4th edition), AICC, xAPI, cmi5 content.

Click the green Add Content button to expose your import options. Click Import a SCORM, AICC, xAPI or cmi5 package Click Choose File and find the course you wish to upload and click Import Course

Testing Content

Testing your content is one of the most important things you can do inside SCORM Cloud. The SCORM Cloud course Sandbox is an ideal place to launch your content repeatedly, without having to worry about registration limits. SCORM Cloud is probably the friendliest, most accepting player out there. If your content doesn’t work in SCORM Cloud, it is probably not going to work in your LMS either.

SCORM Cloud Sandbox

Debug Logs

There’s a lot going on behind the scenes of your when you play your course in SCORM Cloud and the debug log is where you find all of that information. In most cases, you won’t need to look at the debug log, unless you’re into that kind of thing, but it’s there to use if something goes wrong with your course.

Debug Logs

If you'd like the share the debug log with our support staff or other external entities, there is a URL at the bottom of the debug log page.

More information on debug logs here.

Delivering Content

Invitations

When you’re ready to share your courses with the world, you can create what we call an invitation. Fancy, right? An invitation is simply you inviting a learner to take your course. There are two different types of invitations to choose from: Public or Private.

Sharing an Invitation
Invitation Modal
Invitation Body

A public invitation creates a URL that can be sent to anyone or posted on a website. Anyone with the link can experience your content, and when they launch your training, it counts as a registration.

Public Invitation URL
Public Invitation Splash Page

A private invitation generates a single registration for each learner that is emailed.

Private Invitation

It’s important to note that with private registrations, the registration counts towards your total registrations when the user is invited, not when the user begins using your content.

More information on Invitations can be found here.

Dispatch

The Dispatch feature of SCORM Cloud lets you maintain control over your content even after it’s been delivered to an LMS. A Dispatch Package is shell package that can be imported into an LMS. When the shell is launched by an LMS, SCORM Cloud loads your course inside the shell. This gives you a new level of control over your content — a level not available from a traditional LMS alone. Dispatch Packages report high-level results (Completion Status, Pass/Fail Status, Score, andTotal Time) to the LMS and keeps detailed results in SCORM Cloud, even though your course technically stays on SCORM Cloud servers.

Creating a Dispatch package

Choose the course you want to Dispatch from your Library

Click Share > Dispatch

Share A Dispatch Package

If you want to dispatch more than one course, click Add Course and pick your course from the drop-down.

Add More Courses To Create a Bulk Dispatch

Click Create New Destination and enter a name for your Destination. Feel free to add any tags or notes that you wish and click Save. A Destination is a tag that can be filtered on in your reports. A common practice is creating a Destination for each client.

Dispatch Destination Modal

Click Create and your Dispatch package will be created. The Dispatch tab will show all the Dispatches you have created. Once you have created the Dispatch, it’s ready to share with another LMS through one of these methods.

Dispatch Options

Download: Download the selected Dispatch package to your local computer. You can then upload the zip file to any LMS you choose. (Most common) Publish: Publish your Dispatch package directly to the target LMS with just one click using PENS (Package Exchange Notification Services). You will need to provide the PENS publishing credentials for the target system, which include the URL, System User ID, and Password. BLTI: BLTI allows you to link your Dispatch package directly to any LMS that supports BLTI by exposing the provided URL, Key, and Secret value.

More information on Dispatch can be found here.

Reporting

Reportage is a tool inside of SCORM Cloud that delivers tracking about your learners and your courses. Reports can either be bare bones or very in-depth. Please note, Reportage defaults to 90 days. How you access Reportage depends on the type of reports you are looking for. If you want to access the full overview, including the reports and stats for all your learners and courses, just visit the History tab of SCORM Cloud and click go to Reportage for Full Report.

History Tab

If you want reports for a specific course Choose that course from your Library Click the Reportage button on the course page

Course Page

To get reports for a specific Learner Click the People tab Click the Reportage button on the learners page

Learner Page

To see reports by Invitation Click on the Invitations tab Click the Invitation Click the Reportage button on the invitation page.

Invitation Page

More information on Reportage can he found here.

Apps/API

Use SCORM Cloud to turn any app into a learning/training environment. If you’re using the API, you will need an App Id and a Secret Key. Your App Id and Secret Key are what connect your Application with your SCORM Cloud account. Here’s where you go to get them.

Log in to your SCORM Cloud account 
 Click the Apps tab 
 Click Details to expose the Secret Key. This coupled with the AppID will be used to make API calls to SCORM Cloud.

Apps/API Page

Click Details to expose the Secret Key. This coupled with the AppID will be used to make API calls to SCORM Cloud. The Details page will also display a 13 month registration overview.

More information on the SCORM Cloud API can be found here. The API documentation can also be found here.

xAPI LRS

Every SCORM Cloud account comes with its own built-in LRS. That means you now have a place to send xAPI statements, which is a key piece to implementing xAPI — and you can set up your activity providers with access to your LRS.

LRS Endpoints

In this section of SCORM Cloud, you can discover the xAPI LRS endpoints available to your account, give activity providers access to these endpoints, and view the xAPI statements that have been stored in your LRS. By selecting an Allowed Endpoint for an activity provider you can restrict it's access to only the app you would like it to have access to. If "all" is selected in the drop down, an activity provider will be able to send statements to any app endpoint Learners can send statements to your LRS either by experiencing xAPI activities that have been assigned to them, or by initiating learning on their own, outside of the LMS To configure a xAPI enabled application, your learners can simply use their SCORM Cloud username and password.

Activity Providers

This is the area where you can give an activity provider the ability to send statements to your LRS. Just click the "add provider" button, and a new instance will be added. Edit the "label" to keep yourself organized. Choose basic auth or OAuth, depending on what authentication type your activity provider is using.

LRS Viewer

See all of the xAPI statements that have been sent to your LRS. Filter statements to see only the ones you care about, and export them to take them to another LRS. Click on a statement to see the raw statement data.

Statement Forwarding

Automatically forward statements posted to a SCORM Cloud LRS to another LRS. Be sure and generate a unique username/password for use by SCORM Cloud as a security precaution.

More information on the xAPI LRS tab here.

SCORM Cloud Trial Account

If you’re on a Trial account you’re limited to 100MB of storage (expanded) and 10 re-settable registrations. If you max out our registrations, you can clear them via the Account tab. To clear your registrations:
 Click the Account tab Click Clear Existing Registrations

Sample Content

You can download sample content here. We put these together so they aren’t graphically exciting, but they serve their purpose.

You can also make your own content from within SCORM Cloud. With ScoTube, you can wrap your videos (either videos you upload or YouTube videos) in SCORM or xAPI.

Want to make simple quizzes or surveys to share with your learners? Check out Quizzage, our quiz- building tool.

Support

If you have any questions or comments, please send a message to support@scorm.com. We're happy to help!