Kallidus Learn supports the following content types:
- SCORM (1.2 and 2004)
- PDF documents
In each case, the Course Import Wizard is used to add the content to the Learn. A summary of each content type follows this introduction, after which the steps to use the Course Import Wizard are described.
SCORM is a technical standard which governs how e-learning content and Learn communicate with each other. It is the industry standard for e-learning interoperability and is the predominant method for eLearning.
SCORM enables eLearning to communicate information about Lesson completions to Learn. Typically, a SCORM eLearning package will send to Learn a Users’ Lesson Status, score and date of completion. Lesson status will be one of the following status pairs (depending on the eLearning configuration):
Note: When reporting Users’ status for SCORM eLearning, it is important to understand exactly which status pairs the eLearning is configured to communicate with Learn. This is specified when the eLearning project is published and cannot be changed in Learn.
In addition to this, SCORM 2004 content will report the answers to individual questions contained in the eLearning. This can be useful information as it may indicate that either the question or the eLearning itself is unclear.
Please see the section ‘Considerations for importing SCORM2004 content’ for further information about importing SCORM2004.
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Note: Kallidus Learn does not support multi-sco SCORM packages.
As with SCORM1.2, AICC content communicates the Lesson Status, score and date of completion to Learn.
AICC content differs from SCORM in that the content is hosted on the vendors site - Learn simply hosts a link to the learning. Through this link, Users can gain access to the learning, and the learning can communicate with Learn.
This means that unlike SCORM eLearning, an administrator will not need to make changes in the LMS if the content is updated. However, if Users are required to sign-in to the vendors site to access the learning, then depending on the provider and configuration of the eLearning, then they may still need to do so.
Typically, a AICC eLearning package might communicate to Learn, any of the following status pairs:
About PDF documents
PDF is a file format used to exchange documents reliably, independent of software, hardware or operating system. MS Word Users will be familiar with PDF as a method of saving a document in an uneditable format.
A variety of other files can be converted into PDF’s, for example Excel and PowerPoint files, image files (bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tiff, .tif) and Adobe Creative Suite files (InDesign/.indd, Photoshop/.psd, and Illustrator/.ai).
Typical uses for PDF lessons in an Learn include:
- A training guide to accompany face-to-face or online learning
- Hints and tips to support a training
- Pre-reading and post reading
- Communicating new organisational processes, reporting that employees have read
In each case, Learn can track if a User has viewed the document. This may be preferable to sending the same document by email, which may be missed and for which no reportable audit trail is available.
Note: If it is required that learning must be demonstrated, a SCORM eLearning package may be a more suitable option.