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Adding SCORM Activities
Last modified on 04 July 2023 03:12 PM

This article explains how instructors can upload SCORM activities into eClass courses. SCORM activities are most often interactive learning objects authored using an external source which is then saved as ZIP or XML files for upload into a SCORM activity. Their uses vary, ranging from presentations to assessment tools which can be integrated into a course's gradebook.

Adding a SCORM package activity:

1. Click on Edit mode in the top right of your class page.

2. Navigate to the topic or section where you wish to add the SCORM package, and click on the Add an activity or resource link.

3. Click on the SCORM Package icon, and a settings page will open.


  • "Name" is required. Make this as meaningful as possible for your students.
  • "Description" is optional. You may provide an explanation or instructions here for your students.
  • "Display description on course page": Toggles whether or not the description of your folder will be displayed on the course page below the link to your folder.


1. Upload your .zip or .xml SCORM file into the Package section.

2. The SCORM package must be a valid ZIP or XML file:


  • 'Display package' - Open the SCORM lesson in the current window or in a new window
    'Student skip content structure page' -This setting specifies whether the content structure page should ever be skipped (not displayed). If the package contains only one learning object, the content structure page can always be skipped.
  • 'Disable preview mode'- Preview mode allows a student to browse an activity before attempting it. If preview mode is disabled, the preview button is hidden.
  • 'Display course structure in player' - How the table of contents is displayed in the SCORM player
  • 'Show Navigation' - This setting specifies whether to show or hide the navigation buttons and their position. There are 3 options: * 1. No - Navigation buttons are not shown; 2. Under content - Navigation buttons are shown below the SCORM package content; 3. Floating - Navigation buttons are shown floating, with the position from the top and from the left determined by the package.
  • 'Display course structure on entry page' - If enabled, the table of contents is displayed on the SCORM outline page.
  • 'Display attempt status'- This preference allows a summary of the users attempts to show in the course overview block in Dashboard and/or the SCORM entry page.


If the SCORM package will be used for grading purposes, adjust the settings under the categories Availability, Grade, and Attempts management.

  • The grading method defines how the grade for a single attempt of the activity is determined. There are 4 grading methods:
    • 1. Learning objects - The number of completed/passed learning objects
    • 2. Highest grade - The highest score obtained in all passed learning objects
    • 3. Average grade - The mean of all the scores
    • 4. Sum grade - The sum of all the scores

Attempts management:

  • 'Number of attempts' - This setting enables the number of attempts to be restricted. It is only applicable for SCORM 1.2 and AICC packages.
  • 'Attempts grading' - Whether the highest, average (mean), first or last completed attempt is recorded in the gradebook if multiple attempts are allowed.
  • 'Force new attempt' - There are 3 options:
    • 1. No - If a previous attempt is completed, passed or failed, the student will be provided with the option to enter in review mode or start a new attempt;
    • 2. When previous attempt completed, passed or failed - This relies on the SCORM package setting the status of 'completed', 'passed' or 'failed';
    • 3. Always - Each re-entry to the SCORM activity will generate a new attempt and the student will not be returned to the same point they reached in their previous attempt.
  • 'Lock after final attempt' - If enabled, a student is prevented from launching the SCORM player after using up all their allocated attempts.

Compatibility settings:

  • 'Force completed' - If enabled, the status of the current attempt is forced to "completed". (Only applicable to SCORM 1.2 packages.)
  • 'Auto-continue' - If enabled, subsequent learning objects are launched automatically, otherwise the Continue button must be used.
  • 'Auto-commit' - If enabled, SCORM data is automatically saved to the database. Useful for SCORM objects which do not save their data regularly.
  • 'Mastery score overrides status' - If enabled and a mastery score is provided, when LMSFinish is called and a raw score has been set, status will be recalculated using the raw score and mastery score and any status provided by the SCORM (including "incomplete") will be overridden.

Click Save and return to course or Save and display.

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