SCORM compliance is important for eLearning content developers and designers. After all, if your course is not compliant with the SCORM standard, it may not be approved for use in top-notch eLearning platforms.
In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to create SCORM-compliant eLearning content.
We will also discuss some common issues that you may encounter while creating a SCORM-compliant course, and offer solutions. So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced eLearning content developer, read on to learn the ropes!
Step 1: Find and Download the SCORM Compliance Package
If you’re creating a new course, the first step is to find and download the SCORM compliancy package. This package includes an application development kit (ADK) and a series of training materials.
Alternatively, if you’re updating an existing course, you can use the ADK to automatically generate SCORM compliance. Once you have the package downloaded, open it and click on the “Activate” button. This will enable the tools and resources in the package.
Step 2: Collect all the information that you want to be included in the course
The next step is to collect all the information that you want to be included in your course. This includes:
– Course title and description.
– Learning objectives and goals.
– Estimated duration of the course (in minutes).
– Number of participants who should enroll in the course (optional) – Course requirements (language, software, etc.)
If you’re creating a new course, it’s also helpful to include:
– A screenshot of the final product (optional)
– Links to additional resources that you’ll provide in the course (optional)
Once you have all this information, it’s time to start filling out the forms in the compliance package.
Step 3: Create your course outline
The next step is to create your course outline. This document will help you plan the content of the course and make sure that everything matches up with the learning objectives and goals that you determined in Step 1.
Follow these steps to create a course outline:
– Choose one or more learning objectives
– Write a short paragraph about each objective, detailing what students should learn as a result of completing it (example: “In this lesson, we’ll discuss how to add text to slides.”)
– Select at least one teaching activity
– Choose one or more learning activities that support the teaching activity(s)
– Summarize the objectives, teaching activities, and learning activities in a few sentences (example: “In this lesson, we’ll explore how to add text to slides by using Powerpoint.” )
After you create your course outline, it’s time to start filling out the forms in the compliance package.
Step 4: Create your course materials
Now that you have an outline and the forms in the compliance package, it’s time to start creating the content of your course. This includes everything from PowerPoint slides to course material on language learning software.
Follow these steps to create your course materials:
– Choose one or more teaching activities
– Select one or more teaching resources (slides, videos, articles)
– Write a short paragraph about each activity, detailing what students should learn as a result of completing it (example: “In this lesson, we will discuss how to add text to slides by using PowerPoint. We will also watch a video on the subject.”)
– Summarize the objectives, teaching activities, and learning activities in a few sentences (example: “In this lesson we’ll explore how to add text to slides by using Powerpoint. We will also watch a video on the subject.”)
In case you are wondering how long it takes to create such a course, we can confidently say that it will take a few weeks. So in order to get the best results you must dedicate your time with enthusiasm and attention to detail.
With all the information mentioned above, creating SCORM-compliant content becomes easier than ever before! Just remember one thing – don’t forget about audience engagement as well. You can also use interactive questions while designing your assessment sections so that they not only test users’ knowledge but also make them feel involved in learning new things.