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Creating an article for externally created online training (SCORM)
Creating an article for externally created online training (SCORM)

We recommend setting up an article for providing access to external online training such as SCORM in Tribal Habits.

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Written by Lou Monsour
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You can upload externally created online training modules (such as content in SCORM, xAPI, cmi5 or AICC format) into a Tribal Habits topic or article using our SCORM element. For more information, click here.

Adding external modules to Tribal Habits (using a SCORM element) allows learners to access the content via your Tribal Habits portal. When they launch the element, they'll be redirected to the external module to complete it. Details of their enrolment and completion of the article (or topic) where they accessed the training from is then recorded in your portal.

NOTE: In most cases, we recommend using an article (rather than a topic) to host your external SCORM module.

Articles work well for training that comprises just a few elements (without the need to break content into more than one part). An article is therefore ideal for housing a SCORM package and has the option to include supporting information and activities such as quizzes or uploads (by the learner) using multiple sections.

TIP: If your article contains just a single SCORM module, as the ONLY required interaction (i.e. you choose not to use any of the additional content suggested in steps 4 and 5 below), then you may want to enable the setting 'Set this entire knowledge to complete once this SCORM element is complete.' in the SCORM element. This will ensure that as soon as the external training module is complete, the article will also be marked as complete.

Creating an article with a SCORM element

Start by creating a new article, then, follow these steps:

  1. Introduce the external module.
    Use the article's Overview to provide context around the external training. For instance, what the training is about, how long it is expected to take, and what the intended learning outcomes are. If you're including additional activities after the external training is completed, advise learners of this also. You'll also need to add the usual Overview information such as why the training is important and who it's for.

  2. Provide instructions to your learners.
    Ensure you've added your first section (with or without a title/section name), then use a Text element to provide signposting/instructional information for your learners. This should advise them of how to launch the module (which you'll add in the next step).

  3. Add the SCORM element.
    Select the 'SCORM' option from the Content box and configure the element, as required. For more information about using the SCORM element, including settings and supported file types, click here. If choose not to include additional activities, we recommend enabling the 'Set this entire knowledge to complete once this SCORM element is complete.' setting to ensure the entire article is marked as complete when learners finish the SCORM module. Do not use this setting if you include additional activities.


  4. Optionally include a review activity.
    Add a new section with a title such as 'Review activity' then add and configure two to three supporting activities such as quizzes (including matches, sorting, and fill-in quizzes) to confirm and reinforce learner understanding of the material. You may also include a written response type question such as a Q&A or Reflect to capture learner thoughts on questions related to the completed content. We recommend including a Text element ahead of the review activities with signposting text to the effect of "Now that you've completed the training on XYZ, take a moment to complete the following review activity.".

Include a conclusion to your article.
Add a new section with or without a title and include a Quote element with text such as "Well done! You've completed your training on XYZ. Click the 'Complete your journey' button below to conclude.". You may also choose to include an image.

NOTE: To assist with creating an article for SCORM elements, we have created a template which can be accessed via the templates library in your portal when you search for 'SCORM'.

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