Have you ever wanted to have a course where you can track both the progression of the course and a quiz at the same time? Or maybe track multiple quizzes at the same time?
When you publish Articulate to LMS, you essentially track a single element within a course. So if you have a presentation with three embedded Quizmaker quizzes in Presenter, you can only track one of those quizzes or the number of slides viewed in the presentation.
However there is a way to publish each quiz separately but have them within the same SCORM file so that the user moves from one quiz to another within the same trackable course. Technically, you build separate SCO elements and place them within a single SCORM package.
Now putting SCOs together and editing the imsmanifest file can be a challenge. Dave Mozealous pointed to a reasonably accessible technique to repackage Articulate content to multiple scos using Dreamweaver and the “Manifest Maker” plugin. But you need Dreamweaver and judging from some of the comments, it is not always as easy as one would like.
This is where the Simple Scorm Packager comes in. JCA Solutions’ Simple Scorm Packager is the sort of product that fits in great with Articulate software. It is easy to use, intuitive and it works. And they even use Articulate Engage interactions to walk through their software!
This tool enables you to do what other tools can do but without all the programming and complexity. You’ll need to buy the $99.00 software (there is a fully functional trial available) but you don’t need Dreamweaver or any other software. Plus it is very easy.
I had my first multi-sco Articulate SCORM package up and running on my test LMS at my second attempt (forgot to publish to LMS in my first attempt!).
Below is an example of a multiple quiz course in Docebo. Go through the course (there are only two or three slides in each) and click the Continue tab. That will automatically launch the first quiz. Finish the quiz and that will then automatically launch another presentation with an embedded quiz. Finish the quiz and you find yourself in an Engage interaction. Finish that and you start a final quiz…. all within the same course. You can follow your progression on the left of the screen.
You can either create your own login to the Docebo LMS (you’ll need to register and confirm your registration via email) or you can login with a Username: “test” and a password: “test”.
Choose or subscribe to the “Multiple Sco” course, select “Course” and then “Multi Sco Project With Articulate”.
If you use the test login, you’ll probably see other people’s attempts but you can at least get some questions wrong and see how the element is shown to be incomplete.
Before you even start installing the Simple SCORM Packager”, you can prepare your Articulate files that you want to be grouped together into a single SCORM course.
Do NOT zip up your LMS files.
You are now ready to use SSP.
JCA Solutions have created their own Engage interaction outlining the process to use the Simple SCORM Packager. You can view it here:
To make it easier, I have recorded a Screenr capture which is in two parts.
Be sure to open the Screenr to full screen so that you can see exactly what is happening.
In this first part, you’ll see how I prepared three sample Articulate courses and then started the process of merging them into a single SCORM course.
In this second part, you’ll see me uploading them to the Docebo test LMS and viewing the final course.
If you want to test my files created with SSP on your own LMS, you can download them here.