Learning Management / Information System Administrators

What is SCORM?

Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) represents a set of technical standards for e-learning. Courses written to this standard allow content to be interpreted and displayed by Learning Management Systems (LMS) without the need to upload each and every file associated with the course. In addition, SCORM-compliant courses govern course sequencing, user engagement, and objective completion. 

In short, SCORM allows courses to be both widely distributed and easily deployed with minimal configuration or staff utilization. For more specific information about SCORM, see the FERPA Training technical documentation


The FERPA course was built using SCORM 1.2 standards which are compatible with most modern Learning Management Systems (LMS). Most major open-source and licensed systems on the market that support SCORM 1.2: Moodle, Blackboard, Brightspace, Schoology, Cornerstone, TOPYX, Docebo, Litmos, DigitalChalk, TalentLMS, Joomla, Sakai, Dokeos, Totara, ATutor, OLAT, Adobe Captivate, and more. 

Supported Interfaces

This course is fully compatible with HTML5 standards, and has played without issue on every modern desktop and browser configurations tested to date with the exception of configurations involving Internet Explorer 9 or previous versions.

In addition, the course supports the use of mobile devices on the iOS and Android platforms. Users can use touch to navigate through the course and input their answers. 


Uploading the Package and Creating the Course Site
The entire zipped package is approximately 155 MB. The technical documentation has basic upload and deployment instructions for a number of different systems. Once uploaded to your LMS, you need to create a course in which your FERPA training course will 'play' and your users can interact with it. 

Configuring Playback Settings
The FERPA Training package will automatically scale to fill whatever playback area dimensions are set to. Window size is the most important display option for playback and user experience. Typically, systems will allow at least the following display customizations for SCORM playback:

  • In the current window, defaulting to the course's display settings (100% width, 100% height)
  • In a new window, with the SCORM package playing back in a new, resizable window
  • In a new window, with a custom window size as defined by an administrator 

Registration and Enrollment

The FERPA Training course does not have the ability to register or enroll users. Users must be registered within the LMS and then enrolled in the course where the FERPA Training package has been deployed. 

Once a user engages with the package, their inputs will be transmitted to backend tables within your LMS, allowing for specific individual user engagement reports. The technical documentation goes into greater detail, but the following information can be collected either directly through the course administration or within the backend tables:

  • User's Name and Email
  • Attempt History
  • Length of time spent in an attempt
  • Result of attempt (incomplete, failed, passed)
  • Objective score (out of 100)
  • User input for each touch point in the course
  • User answers for the final 10-question quiz