It’s amazing how vendor-driven the communication around eLearning is– it’s very hard to search for information about creating eLearning materials without ending up on the website of one of the big tech vendors. This blog is all about figuring out how to create accessible attractive e-Learning materials with free open tools and code, and one of the questions I’ve been hung up on is:
“how do you give a graded assignment in a learning module and send those grades back into the LMS gradebook? “
One of the strength of Flash-based eLearning tools is that they allow students to take interactive quizzes in rich, graphical interfaces and then pass their grading scores back into the LMS’ gradebook via the SCORM standard. There’s no inherent reason these modules need to be in Flash– students are just interacting with checkboxes, text, and images– all of which can be done with valid HTML5 animation. I’ve been authoring with Tumult Hype and I love being able to output a nice interactive website that doesn’t need Flash. What I want to do is just put some kind of SCORM “wrapper” on my creations to make it play nice with the LMS. It turns out you can do just that!
- New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi (kasperspiro.com)
- SOAP for SCORM: LETSI’s Web Services for Elearning (prweb.com)
- Moodle Tutorials: Featuring ‘offline’ activities or assignments in your course and gradebook (jasonrenshaw.typepad.com)
- #LSCON Day 1: people, new scorm, leadership, Lingos and more people (kasperspiro.com)