If you’re looking for information on how to create SCORM content packages for your learners, you must have come across the term SCORM. It stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model, which is an international standard for eLearning courses. If your course is published in the SCORM format, you can be certain that it will display on any learning management system (LMS). Even if you decide to change your LMS someday, you can transfer all your existing SCORM packages to a new platform and they will work perfectly without any tweaking.
To get a comprehensive picture of what a SCORM file is, how it works, why it’s important, and how to implement it in your training program, check out our complete guide on SCORM. In this article, we’ll share three ways to create SCORM courses manually. See which one is best suited for you.
What Is a SCORM File?
A SCORM file is a ZIP file that includes markup files that show how a course is built, as well as all required assets. Here’s what it should contain:
- XML manifest file (imsmanifest.xml). It contains all the information the SCORM-conformant LMS needs to deliver the content: the unique identifier, the metadata describing the SCORM course, resource definitions that list all files needed to launch and deliver each resource, and organization of learning activities.
- Resource files that make up the course and its learning activities.
- Schema/definition (XSD and DTD) files that refer to the manifest file.