When you are ready to publish an eLearning course from your authoring tool, be sure to select the standard for LMS Output SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004. Note: As current browser versions, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer, begin to phase out support for Flash-based content and as Adobe has announced the end of Flash support in 2020, we strongly urge you to begin producing your SCORM content in HTML5.
Here are a list of additional basic requirements to promote successful content deployment in the LMS:
STEP THREE: Course Catalog Entry and Content Deployment
This document assumes an existing knowledge of LMS course creation basics. It will only reference those points relevant to adding eLearning courses and deploying content. If you need to review the common elements of the Add Course functionality, please read related document: Add a New Course to the LMS. If you are uploading new content to an existing eLearning course, skip to #6 in the instruction list below.
Begin by selecting, from the Administration left navigation menu, Courses > Add Course and populate the appropriate configuration settings. The specific points to consider in setting up an eLearning course are:
1. Do NOT include any special characters (e.g. @, $, &, etc.) in the Course Code or Course Name fields. Use only alphanumeric, hyphen, or underscore characters.
2. In the Delivery Method field, select eLearning.
3. The Can Relaunch setting determines whether or not students can relaunch course content after achieving a completed status.
4. When the Add Course form is complete, click Add Course.
5. In the confirmation pop-up window, determine your next step from the following options:
6. Navigate to the SCORM tab when you are ready to deploy content.
7. Click Choose File to upload the zipped SCORM file (size limit is 180 MB).
8. Deployment Type
9. The Course Window Configuration settings allow you to adjust sizing and enhance presentation of the e-Learning course.
10. Click Deploy and wait for the on-page notification that your content has been queued for deployment. This means that your file was successfully loaded to the LMS SCORM content server.
If the file fails to upload, it is usually because a) the ZIP file was larger than the allowed 180 MB size limit or b) special characters, as noted above, interfered with a proper upload. Try loading a file at least twice before contacting Latitude Support with questions.
11. Once this activity is confirmed, you can monitor the status of your deployment process via email or from your LMS “Mail Center” on the Home page. A notification is sent once the content deployment process is complete, informing whether the attempt succeeded or failed.
If your SCORM package fails to deploy, it usually means that the content is invalid or incompatible with the LMS in some way. You may need to make changes to how you created the SCORM package and try uploading it again. You can start by testing the validity of your SCORM content on third party websites such as SCORM Cloud or Articulate Test Suite. For further assistance, please contact your authoring tool’s Support page or staff (i.e. Articulate, Captivate, Camtasia, etc.).