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How do I import SCORM files as an assignment?

If your institution has enabled the SCORM LTI, you can upload SCORM ZIP files as assignments and as pages in your course (per the applicable package content). SCORM is a technical standard for many e-learning products and is often used to create course content. Once enabled, the SCORM Link will appear in the Course Navigation menu. SCORM packages are imported as External Tool Assignment submissions.

To enable your SCORM content as a stand-alone HTML site, you may need to re-export your SCORM content.

Notes:

  • The SCORM LTI must be enabled in External Apps at the account level before it can be used in courses. If you are an administrator, please contact your Customer Success Manager for assistance.
  • If you delete a SCORM assignment from the Assignments page, the assignment will still appear on the SCORM page, and if you try to open the assignment, Canvas will generate an error. However, if you delete the assignment from the SCORM page, the assignment will also be deleted from all other applicable Canvas locations.
  • Canvas supports the following versions of SCORM: SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Edition).
  • SCORM is not available in beta or test environments of Canvas.

Open SCORM

Open SCORM

In Course Navigation, click the SCORM link.

Upload File

Upload File

Click the Upload button.

Open File

Open file

Select the file from your computer [1] and click the Open button [2].

Choose Import Type

Choose Import Type

Once the file is uploaded, select they object import type. Click the Choose Import Type menu [1] and select an option [2] . You can import the file as a graded assignment, an ungraded assignment, or a page.

Note: The import type selected when importing a SCORM file is permanent and cannot be changed in Canvas. If a SCORM file is uploaded as an ungraded assignment, the assignment is not worth points, the assignment is not added to the gradebook, and students cannot earn a grade for the assignment.

Import File

Import File

Click the Go button.

Note: If content does not immediately load, your LTI tool may need to be reconfigured. Please contact your admin for assistance.

View File

View FIle

To view the assignment in Canvas or to edit assignment details, click the Assignment icon.

View in Assignments

View in Assignments

Imported SCORM assignments also display on the Assignments Index page. Once imported, you can move the assignment to an assignment group and add it as a module item.

Preview File

Preview File

To preview the uploaded content, click the Preview icon.

Preview File

SCORM assignment previews display the files they appear for students in your course. By default, the file preview displays a No Score label [1]. However, if you complete the assignment in preview mode, the display changes to reflect an earned score.

To reset the test content, click the Reset button [2].

To close the preview window, click the Done button [3].

Note: All SCORM uploads default to 100 points possible.

Delete File

Delete File

To delete a SCORM file, click the Delete icon.

Note: If you delete a SCORM assignment in the Assignments page, you can still view the assignment on the SCORM page. Clicking the Assignment icon generates an error. However, if you delete the assignment in the SCORM page, the assignment is also deleted from all other applicable Canvas locations.