I am just wondering, and perhaps Gordon _hi there_ could answer, why it is not possible for Moodle to work with SCORM or HotPot files that are not actually "within" the course page. Why can it not "import"/read the files off from a "distant" repository?
I'm asking this for 2 main reasons:
Backup/Restore and Update still do not work well at this stage, even with the latest Moodle stable. Just this morning I was updating an html JQuiz (just a typo). The activity (in the course) was an alias from "Private". I modifed the "Private" file (which did have the "chain" showing it was linked to that course). But the "old" file with the typo kept showing up when the activity was called for.
I had to delete the "alias" in the activity, then insert the new file, set it as "main" to have it show the corrected screen. That's all very well for one file, but what happens when you have tens, in several course?
If there was a way to have the tables of Taskchain look for exercises "outside" Moodle, that would be great _under the condition that Moodle would not have to "hardcopy" the file before using it, in which case, we would return square one, not always having the latest file showing up.