What eLearning Protocols are supported

TalentLMS supports SCORM 1.2, TinCan and CMI5.

SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference ModelIt is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products. SCORM describes a technical infrastructure that programmers can use to create content and software that “play well” with each other. It is the de facto industry standard for e-learning interoperability. Specifically, SCORM governs how online learning content and Learning Management Systems (LMSs) communicate with each other. SCORM does not speak to instructional design or any other pedagogical concern — it is purely a technical standard. 

TinCan API (sometimes known as the Experience API or xAPI) is a new interoperability specification for learning content that makes it possible to collect data about a wide range of, online and offline, learning experiences related to a person. This API captures data in a consistent format about a person or group’s activities from various sources.  Different systems are able to securely communicate by capturing and sharing this stream of activities using Tin Can’s vocabulary.

CMI5 is a contemporary elearning specification intended to take advantage of the Experience API as a communications protocol and data model while providing definition for necessary components for system interoperability such as packaging, launch, credential handshake, and consistent information model. It is the culmination of a great deal of work starting from an AICC working group and brought to relase by pioneers of the xAPI community under the stewardship of ADL, all of whom have extensive experience in the elearning specification authoring space. It was released for production use in June of 2016, and implementations of both parts of a cmi5 system are now available. For more information on how TalentLMS supports CMI5 content, can be found in this article.

Importing SCORM/TinCan/CMI5 content


SCORM/TinCan/CMI5 content can be imported to TalentLMS in a straightforward way. As an instructor, access a course and then either drag-and-drop the SCORM zip file directly into the content area (1)...



... or click to add a SCORM/TinCan/CMI5 unit (2).



Select the file you want to upload from your computer (3), wait for it to load and then select between embedded and pop up option (4). You are also able to change the dimensions of the file (5). When you are done, click save and that's it, you have your SCORM/TinCan/CMI5 content added to your course.


Reporting on SCORM/TinCan/CMI5 content


SCORM/TinCan/CMI5 objects have their own completion rules. As soon as the completion conditions are met, the SCORM/TinCan/CMI5 unit is automatically completed for the user. In case that the SCORM/TinCan/CMI5 object includes a quiz, the user's score is reported to the LMS.

SCORM objects have their own reports section (6).



You can even view the solved SCORM quizzes, see the questions analysis and export them to Excel, as described in this article.

As far as TinCan/CMI5 objects are concerned, you can track the relevant activities through the Timeline (7).



Selecting the type of activity you want (8) you can see all the relevant information and export it to a csv file (9).




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