Authoring SCORM-compliant elearning courses with interactivity for Moodle LMS has never been more quickly, easily and conveniently with ActivePresenter.
Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a de facto standard which is supported by almost well-known Learning Management Systems (LMS) including Moodle. The most popular versions of this standard are SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 3rd. The LMS integration with SCORM is indispensable function for an elearning authoring tool. ActivePresenter, an interactive elearning authoring software is developed not only fully supports these standards but also makes the authoring process becomes easier and more professional. ActivePresenter 3.0 comes with a lot of features to fulfill this requirement including: quizzing, scoring with partial capabilities, resuming a lesson, customizable reporting id, timeout… This article will introduce you several simple steps to successfully create SCORM-compliant courses and publish to Moodle LMS. It also shows how ActivePresenter output working within Moodle.
ActivePresenter allows tracking 3 types of interactions: mouse click, key press, and text editing and 7 quiz types. After inserting interactions, quizzes, annotations, and doing other make up tasks for project, for each interaction, we can change the Report ID in properties panel (of course, we can keep the default generated value). This allows us easier figure out when viewing the result on LMS. The Report ID in ActivePresenter only accepts alphanumeric and underscore (_) characters. The maximum length of Report ID is limited to 250. Please also make sure that the Show in Mode Test is checked.
Some quizzes contain multiple answers, each answer in a question is assigned a Report ID by ActivePresenter, normally is 1, 2, 3… You can also change these values for your convenience. For example, with bellow quiz, the Report IDs can be changed to whatever you want, like Mango, Coconut, Apple, and Grape…
The next step is setting score for each interaction or quiz. Double click on the object to open the Event Editor dialog. In the first tab of the dialog, we can change the score for the selected object. ActivePresenter supports partial scoring which enables the flexibility when creating learning course. You can also add new answers or events, change time out… but we will explain about them in other articles. We are focusing on creating content which is SCORM compliant for uploading to LMS.
Once complete the editing, we are going to export the project to SCORM compliant package. ActivePresenter allows exporting to Interactive Flash and Interactive AJAX outputs which are very suitable for elearning. We can set the time limit for the test as in below image.
In the Advanced tab, we select the SCORM version for output package, it depends on the supported SCORM version of target LMS, the SCORM 2004 is a newer and better but may be not fully supported by some LMSs. Moodle supports both SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004. The other importance setting is the Pass Condition. It allows the package decides whether the learner pass this lesson or not. We can also set other information for the output package. Please note that all other reporting methods are disabled because the lesson will be managed by LMS.
Click export and open the output folder, it is the SCORM_PACKAGE folder in exported folder and upload the zip file to LMS. Here is some screenshots show how the package works within Moodle. From version 3.0, ActivePresenter reports the result with more details and support for lesson resuming, that is learners will automatically be redirected to exactly where he/she left off the last time.
ActivePresenter is not only a screen capture/recording software but more than that, it is a rapid elearning authoring tool for creating interactive and professional elearning courses and integrating with most popular LMSs through SCORM standard.