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SCORM Objects and Camtasia Quizzes in Instructure Canvas

So, what exactly is SCORM?

Yeah, I don’t know, either.  I can tell you that SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model, but other than that, I really have no idea.

Why would someone want to use SCORM?

Many textbooks these days have publisher-provided SCORM content.  So, if you want to import pre-made content into a Learning Management System, such as Instructure Canvas, SCORM is one way to go about doing that.

However, the reason that I wanted to learn about SCORM is because I wanted to create quizzes in Camtasia and have grades read to the Instructure Canvas Gradebook.

So, can Instructure Canvas do what you want it to do?

Absolutely not!  Instructure Canvas will allow for importing of certain SCORM objects, but not all.  In addition, there are security problems with allowing SCORM content to write to the Instructure Canvas Gradebook.

Oh well.  Better luck next time.

By Jon Oaks

College Math Instructor. Tech Enthusiast. Visionary. Creative Genius. But above all, I enjoy what I do. That is why I am a teacher. Because I like to teach.

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