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How do I import SCORM files as an assignment?

How do I import SCORM files as an assignment?

If your institution has enabled the SCORM LTI, you can upload SCORM ZIP files as assignments in your course (per the applicable package content). SCORM is a technical standard for many e-learning products and is often used to create course content. Once enabled, the SCORM Link will appear in the Course Navigation menu. SCORM packages are imported as External Tool Assignment submissions.

To enable your SCORM content as a stand-alone HTML site, you may need to re-export your SCORM content.

If you are interested in uploading non-assignment SCORM content into a course, learn how to import .zip content into Course Files.

Notes:

  • The SCORM LTI must be enabled in External Apps at the account level before it can be used in courses. If you are an administrator, please contact your Customer Success Manager for assistance.
  • If you delete a SCORM assignment from the Assignments page, the assignment will still appear on the SCORM page, and if you try to open the assignment, Canvas will generate an error. However, if you delete the assignment from the SCORM page, the assignment will also be deleted from all other applicable Canvas locations.
  • Canvas supports the following versions of SCORM: SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Edition).
  • SCORM is not available in beta or test environments of Canvas.

Open SCORM

Open SCORM

In Course Navigation, click the SCORM link.

Upload File

Upload File

Click the Upload button.

Open File

Open File

Locate the file and click the Open button.

Choose Import Type

Choose Import Type

Once the file has loaded, click the Choose Import Type drop-down menu.

Import Type Options

Choose to import the SCORM file as a graded assignment [1] or ungraded assignment [2].

Note: Choosing graded or ungraded when importing a SCORM file is permanent and cannot be changed in Canvas. If you import a SCORM file as an ungraded assignment, the assignment will not be worth points and will not display a grade for students.

Import File

Import File

Click the Go button.

Note: If content does not immediately load, your LTI tool may need to be reconfigured. Please contact your admin for assistance.

View File

View File

To view the Assignment in Canvas or edit assignment details, click the Assignment icon.

View in Assignments

View in Assignments

You can also view the assignment in the Assignments page. Once a SCORM package has been imported, the assignment can be moved to an assignment group, added to modules, or managed like any other assignment in Canvas.

Preview File

Preview File

If you want to preview the SCORM content to see how students will view the assignment, click the Preview icon.

View SCORM Assignment

If you complete the assignment in the preview, Canvas will update the score to display how the score [1] appears to students. All package uploads default to 100 points. To reset the test content, click the Reset button [2]. When you are finished with the preview, click the Done button [3].

Delete File

Delete File

To delete a SCORM file, click the Delete icon.

Note: If you delete a SCORM assignment from the Assignments page, the assignment will still appear on the SCORM page, and if you try to open the assignment, Canvas will generate an error. However, if you delete the assignment from the SCORM page, the assignment will also be deleted from all other applicable Canvas locations.

Comments

Could this document be updated to explicitly specify what a SCORM file is able to communicate to Canvas in terms of assessment?  The only thing I can find reference to is the score - is that the only info that can be passed back, or is there a method for also capturing the % completed, for example?

Hi @phanley,

As far as the Canvas side of things goes, I believe only the score will be passed back and display in the interface. There isn't a component in the Gradebook or the Assignment page that accounts for completion percentage of a specific assignment.

Cody

Completion scores are NOT being passed back accurately to Canvas via SCORM assignments. I read there is a Chrome bug affecting this but I am finding it is also not working well in other browsers. Can you please update on the progress of this being fixed across all browsers. Thank you.

Hi @marion_weeks1

Thanks for reaching out! The best people to ask for these kinds of updates is our Canvas Support Team. You'll want to reach out to Canvas Support--especially since you're noticing this problem across other browsers! Support may need to update the issue to address more browsers than just Chrome. The bonus is that when you share your user experience, you're added to the ticket and you'll receive updates as the problem is fixed. 

Hopefully this helps! Please let us know if there's anything further we can help you with in the Canvas guides! 

Thanks - I have a support case with them currently on this but think it's good to have the information here so that others with the same frustrations can see what is happening with the fix. Thanks again.

 

@CanvasDocTeam - Yes that's all we were able to find as we dug -- thanks for getting back!

@marion_weeks1- the person at our school who prompted my investigation ended up also talking to the vendor supplying the scorm authoring tool (in their case Articulate) who were able to advise how to configure the scorm export for Canvas so that the completion score reported correctly.

if I recall, the Canvas scorm implementation tries to normalize the score to 100% scale and that's what our scorm author had to change (again iirc their scorm project had been sending text strings of  "complete" or "incomplete" or something similar that canvas wasn't parsing correctly)

Thanks for that info @phanley 

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