[Absorb4] Combining Multiple SCORM Courses Into One

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Applies to: Starter, Pro, Plus, & Enterprise Plans

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This method will allow you to combine two or more SCORM modules into a single course. Any SCORM content can be combined in this way, although you should ensure that all of the content adheres to the same SCORM version, e.g. 1.2, Tin Can and display style, e.g. Pop-Up, Launchpage.

Importing

  1. Make sure that all of your SCORM modules have been correctly output into a SCORM compatible Zip file.
  2. Open up the Import Course wizard in Absorb and select the first SCORM module.
  3. These courses will be temporary and not visible to your learners. We recommend naming them something like "Part 1 - Actual Course Name, Part 2 - Actual Course Name, etc." To further organize these courses we also recommend creating a category or sub-category to hold them, called something like "Component Courses - Not Live"

  4. Select the Upload option and make sure that the import process completes successfully.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each of your SCORM modules.

Extracting

  1. Now that all of your SCORM modules have been imported into the LMS, we need to extract their source locations.
  2. Navigate to the first imported module, then open it's details and navigate to theOutline section.
  3. Select the lesson (not the chapter!) within and edit it. You should see a screen like the one below:

  4. Copy all of the text inside the Source field. Paste this into another program like Notepad, Word, Excel, etc.
  5. Exit out of this module and repeat steps 1-4 for each of your SCORM modules.

Combining

  1. Now that we have a list of all of our modules, we need to combine them into a single course.
  2. Create a new Online Course. This will be your live course so make sure it has an appropriate name and description.
  3. Navigate to the Outline of the new course and select the Add Lesson option.
  4. Copy and paste the source from your first module into the source field of this new lesson. You will also want to name this lesson and give it an appropriate description.

  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each of your SCORM modules. Once all the lessons have been added to the course, make sure you save your changes!

Finishing Touches

  1. Check the Settings page for your live course and confirm that the format is setup correctly for your content.

  2. Double check the rest of the course settings to make sure they are correct and then make the course available.
  3. If you are planning on updating this course regularly, we recommend that you keep your component courses in the system. Importing an update for one of those component courses will automatically update the source files and thus also update the content in the final course.
  4. However, if you are not planning to update the final course or if you want to clear out some old component courses, you can delete those courses without affecting the final course. 

 

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