I'm working on a project for doing e-learning for the Navy, who requires SCORM (2004 or better) compliancy. We are already using Authorware as our primary builder, and do not have a copy of the Navy's LMS (apparantly it was once a COTS product, and then they "spruced it up" a bit)
Right now I'm trying to figure out how to do basic SCORM compliancy (e.g. I have an authorware file with pictures of my cats and their names, buttons are there, one even has a quiz question) How do I go from there to saying "Haha! This is SCORM Compliant! These are the steps to follow to ensure our product complies and we get paid!" I've downloaded the tools off of adlnet, and I'm driving myself crazy at this point. Do i need to use a tool like Moodle (will Moodle help me be a happier human being, its opensource so using it should help karma-wise right?) I've downloaded and installed Reload.
Any help would be very very appreciated, as I feel like I'm reading tons of material, without finding the ok, you have this, go do this, sorta guide. (I would be happy to help put together one later on if people want to collaborate through IEEE or some other body).
I feel your pain. I spent the last two years hoping for such a solution, and the bottom line is that the solution only exists by pouring over the documentation on the ADLnet.org site. Here's the nutshell, but if you do a project for the navy with only this information, you will run into trouble. The best I can do for you is point you to ADLs "SCORM 2004 Conformance Requirements" pdf file and offer my consulting services I lived on the ADL product downloads page while I was learning to develop for the SCORM.
*this only applies to the minimum requirements of the SCO, it doesn't address conformance requirements of the Content Package, Manifest or Metadata. There may be tools out there that can help you build these items, but I haven't looked for any SCORM2004 metadata generators. You can get "ManifestMaker" from the learning section of the Dreamweaver Exchange on Macromedia.com, which creates minimal SCORM 1.2 manifest files and grabs the XSD control files from the web, then use the ADL XML Transformer and the XSLT documents to convert it to a SCORM 2004 manifest.
There is a new L5 SCORM Producer MXP on the Dreamweaver Exchange, but it is only for Dreamweaver 8, and it doesn't say what version(s) of SCORM it packages for. I'm still on MX2004, so I can't tell you anything about it. If anyone know anything about the new L5 SCORM Producer, let us know which versions it supports!
To answer your first question, no, Moodle won't help you in this endeavor. Moodle is not SCORM2004 conformant yet, and it seems to be unpredictable at times with SCORM courseware. If I were you I would download the ADL Test Suite and launch your courseware through it to test and to see if it meets minimum SCORM2004 requirements.
I hope this helps!
eLearning System Coordinator
Graduate Medical Education
Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth
the L5 Scorm Producer MXP for Dreamweaver 8 package for Scorm 1.2 unfortunately.
Hey, wow, that sounds pretty easy! I should start using Authorware again!
I am a developer for the Royal Netherlands Army.I normally develop in Flash CS3 but have some legacy Authorware 7.02 wich now has to be published in Moodle.
I was wondering if someone can give me a clear and simpel example how to communicate with Moodel from Authorware and back?
I really only need to read and write to cmi.suspend_data.
Thanks in advance.
Cor van Dooren
Cor we zijn er al uit hoor.
gewoon de suspend data gebruiken van scorm 1.2
I think the solution could be easily done with any e-learning consultancy, becoz the SCORM compliance is not that simple as usually do.
By the way, Authorware is still not my choice as e-learning authoring tools, as Flash technology seems much superior on this. any SCORM expects with certified for help?
But I have some legacy and there is no easy rebuilding it into Flash at this moment.
So I have to write/read some variables into Moodle from Authorware.
The KO's of Andrew Chemey won't do the job, so I need some custom code.
Cor van Doroen