LMS functionality: SCORM
Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)
SCORM standardises how e-learning content and courses are created, ensuring that they are compatible with various LMS platforms.
SCORM refers to the industry standard for how e-learning content and courses should be developed. When content is SCORM-compliant, it can be used across various learning management systems (LMSs), meaning content creators can share their e-learning courses with any organisation using a SCORM-compliant LMS.
The benefits of using a SCORM compliant LMS
Acquire any SCORM compliant content
Rather than creating or paying for bespoke content, cut costs and save time by acquiring ready-made SCORM content from third-party content creators.
Deliver a wide variety of lesson types
SCORM is highly customisable, offering a wider variety of lesson types and creating a more interactive experience for learners as a result.
Mobile friendly content
Give learners the opportunity to access learning anywhere, anytime - even offline - by using downloadable mobile-friendly SCORM content.
As SCORM activities offer a wide range of interactive options, you can easily incorporate a gamification strategy into your learning and development programme.
Versatile and adaptable
SCORM modules can sit alongside other content types such as interactive H5P content, formal testing using Totara's Quiz module and an organisation's internal resources such as supporting documentation, policies and guidance.
Easier LMS migration
If you're migrating from one LMS to another, you don't need to worry about creating new content for your new system. As long as your new LMS is SCORM compliant, content will be compatible and easily transferrable.