About SCORM Settings
Each setting for a SCORM file does something specific. Most clients want a clean interface, and therefore, many of the settings should be adjusted from the default settings to achieve the cleanest interface.
The recommended settings and screenshots demonstrating the differences between the settings are included below.
Ideal Appearance Settings
The ideal settings (in short list format) are included below. More details about each setting are included later in the document.
Set Display Package - Current Window
Click Show More
Set Student skip content structure page to Always
Set Disable preview mode to Yes
Set Display course structure in player to Disabled
Uncheck the checkbox next to Display activity name
Set Display course structure on entry page to No
Set Display attempt status to desired setting
Note: Admins and those with SCORM report access will always see the “Enter” screen when clicking on a SCORM package, as the SCORM package is also providing access to the SCORM reports on the second tab.
A Closer Look at the Appearance Settings Options
Each of the settings and what they do are described below. Please use the descriptions to help choose the best settings for the client.
Launches the SCORM file in a new window. While this window is full screen, there have been reports of progress not recording and users with pop-ups disabled having issues launching in a new window. Some users may also close the LMS entirely, or have problems returning to the LMS later once on a new tab.
Launches the SCORM file in the LMS. While not as large as a full screen new window experience, users tend to have better tracking and also tend to navigate easier if not taken out of the LMS.
Student skip content structure page
Students will see a content structure page and “Enter” screen before launching. Generally, “Never” would be used if you are going to force users to start a new attempt each time they visit the SCORM.
Content structure page and “Enter” button displays for student for first access to SCORM.
Most clients want that page to always be skipped. (Note: Remember to inform client that content structure page will always display for elevated roles who have access to the Reports tab).
Disable preview mode
Allows users to preview the SCORM and enter in a non-graded way. If you turn off the content structure page, the Preview button will not be available to users.
Bypasses the option to enter the SCORM in preview mode.
Display course structure in player
Note: Screenshot is of options “To the side” and “Under content”
To the side
Table of contents (usually already built into the SCORM) displayed to the left of the SCORM.
Table of contents (usually already built into the SCORM) is hidden with a nested > arrow.
In a dropdown menu
Table of contents (usually already built into the SCORM) is displayed as a dropdown menu.
Table of contents (usually already built into the SCORM) is disabled. The table of contents will still display if part of the SCORM package.
Note: If Display course structure in player is set to Disabled, Show navigation will be unavailable. As most navigation is built-in to the SCORM itself, these settings are typically unnecessary.
Do not show navigation arrows below the SCORM.
Display arrows under the SCORM.
Navigation arrows display in a moveable window.
Display activity name
Displays the title of the activity above the SCORM.
Does not display the title of the activity above the SCORM.
Display course structure on entry page
Doesn’t display the table of contents of the SCORM package on the course structure page.
Does display the table of contents of the SCORM package on the course structure page (Note: if using, make sure Student skip content structure page is set to First Access or Always).
Display attempt status
Does not display attempt status.
Dashboard and Entry page
Displays attempt status on Course overview block on dashboard and entry page for SCORM.
Displays attempt status on Course overview block on dashboard
Entry page only
Displays attempt status on entry page for SCORM.