What is SCORM?


SCORM, stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model, it is a set of technical standards for eLearning software products. SCORM tells programmers how to write their code so that it can “play well” with other eLearning software. It is the de-facto industry standard for eLearning interoperability. Specifically, SCORM governs how online learning content and Learning Management Systems (LMSs) communicate with each other. 

User Roles:

  • Programme Contributer 
  • Programme Manager 

How to: Create a SCORM Package

SCORM content can be created using SCORM creation platforms such as Rise 360 and Metaverse.  When uploading SCORM content into Bud there are three options as displayed below: 


Behaviour rules: 

There are a few behaviour rules to be aware of when uploading including: 

  • When Bud and SCORM configuration match – there is no conflict. 

For example, you select the second option when uploading and the SCORM content is set as quizzes need to be passed

Here Bud and SCORM configuration match and there will be no conflict. 

  • When Bud and SCORM configuration do not match, AND either of the 'mark as complete' options are selected - SCORM file configuration is the master. 

You select the first option when uploading (quizzes do not need to be completed) but the SCORM content is set as quizzes need to be passed. 

Here Bud and SCORM configurations do not match but the activity will behave as per the SCORM configuration. 

  • When selecting ‘do not auto-complete this activity’ – Bud configuration will be the master regardless of the SCORM configuration with a manual submission being required to complete the activity.  


Tracking Rules: 

  • Tracking will always behave as per the SCORM configuration. 
  • Learning resource start and completion times will pull back into Bud for all configurations. 
  • Quiz % result and Quiz Pass / Refer outcomes will only be pulled back if the SCORM configuration is set to track using the Quiz result rather than course completion. See the images below.  

Please note - just because a SCORM package contains a quiz, it does not mean the quiz result will be pulled back into Bud. It must be set to ‘track using the quiz result’ and not ‘course completion’.  If tracking by quiz % result, Bud will pull all results. For example:


Learners MUST only exit the SCORM package after the result feedback has been completed. Otherwise, the result may not save (this is a content authoring issue).  Example:   


Even though a result was shown here, it will not pull back into Bud, as the learner did not complete the feedback to enable the “Exit Scenario” button.  

Quiz configuration in Rise 360 to set pass limit 

Please note that however you have chosen to configure your SCORM package will impact how Bud behaves. Examples below for Rise 360: 



Reporting in SCORM 

Detailed analysis of results are unable to be pulled back into Bud, however, final pass/fail % can be found within the activity submission section.  


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