How To: eLearning Packages

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How to upload an eLearning Package

  1. Select eLearning Packages from the Administration menu. You will be taken to the eLearning Package Maintenance DataGrid. To learn more about DataGrids, click here.

  2. Click Add will open up the eLearning Package dialog box:

     

  3. Enter the Title of the eLearning Package, and select your Training Provider. Upload your eLearning zip file by clicking Browse under the Posted File field.

  4. Click Save & Close to save your eLearning Package.

Advanced eLearning Options

After you have uploaded an eLearning package, you will not an extra tab appears when editing the package labelled Advanced.

Within here, you can edit some of the properties of your eLearning package:

Show Navigation Bar - This option will add a navigation bar the top or side of the eLearning course once it is playing (this needs to be enabled for the following options)

  • Finish button - This adds a “Return to LMS“ button, which gives the user an option to exit a package properly, instead of closing the window. If this button doesn't show, this means it is conflicting with the package itself and you will need to add an exit button to the package using the authoring software.

  • 'Close SCO' button - This determines if the "Close Item" button shows or not.

  • Progress Bar - This displays a progress bar to the learner

  • Help Link - This displays a help button to the learner

Show Course Structure - This option will add the structure of the course to the course itself (this needs to be enabled for the following options)

  • Course Structure Starts Opened - This means the course structure display will automatically be open when course is started.

  • Course Structure Width - This needs to be a positive integer and determines how wide the course structure display is

  • Structure Status Display - This is mandatory and defines how icons are displayed to indicate success and completion status.

  • Invalid Menu Item Action - There are three options for invalid menu items:
    SHOW means invalid menu items are visible, but will result in an error if clicked
    HIDE means they are hidden from the menu
    DISABLE means they are visible but do nothing if clicked

Prevent right-click - This determines if the SCORM Player should prevent the user from right-clicking in the window. This setting can be useful for high-stakes assessments or other situations where you wish to prevent the user from looking at the internal structure of the content or data in the SCORM course player.

This setting only affects the SCORM Player windows (the course structure, title bar and navigation bar), it does not affect the content.

SCO Launch Type and Player Launch Type - There are two main options for this:
FRAMESET keeps the navigation bar & course in one window
NEW WINDOW is used if you want to wrap the SCO window with API (see below setting)

Immediately Commit On Finish - Commits the Delegate’s eLearning data after the course is finished

Logout Causes Player Exit - When the cmi.exit data model element within your package is set to “logout”, this parameter determines whether the SCORM Engine returns to the LMS or simply closes the SCO window.

Wrap SCO Window with API - This wraps an empty frameset around the window. This is helpful if the package content is poorly executed and has a difficult time relaying calls back to the SCORM API.

Always Flow to First SCO - If this is true, the SCORM Engine will always load the first SCO in a course upon initial launch regardless of whether sequencing rules dictate this behaviour.

Raw Score Can Act As Scaled Score - In SCORM 2004 content, if a SCO sets a raw score but not a scaled score, this options determines where the raw score should count as the normative score for the course.

Enable Look Ahead Sequencer Mode - In SCORM 2004, when a navigation event occurs (for example Next, Back, Suspend, Exit, Abandon, etc.) the options are regenerated causing the entire SCORM 2004 class structure to be read, to determine which navigation events are available from the current state.

Reset Runtime Data Timing - This determines when to reset the Runtime Data.


Further Reading

There is more information available on the different package properties and whether these apply to certain SCORM versions here:

http://rustici-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/engine/2014.1.x/8-packagepropertiesreference.html

You can also learn about the affects of changing certain properties here:

https://support.scorm.com/hc/en-us/articles/206163576-Changing-Course-Properties-

FAQS

Can I prevent Delegates from changing their score after they have completed their eLearning package?

There are two options for this:

  • Untick the Allow Start Option on the Delegate record - this will remove the 'Play' button in the Learner Portal, but the User can still access the course is they have a direct eLearning link

  • Raising a request with the Support Team to disable the root activity, which is done per package as opposed to per Delegate record - this will allow Delegates to select 'Play' on the course after completion still, however they won't be able to change any of their answers and depending on how the course is structured, they may not be able to access certain pages within the package or re-attempt the course.

Can I limit the time a user can take for a course?

This can't be achieved using the settings within accessplanit or the package properties, this would be done within the SCORM authoring software when the package is created.