I am in a little bit of a dilemma. We are just in the final steps of having a gamified elearning provided by an external vendor, which contains a video and is approx. 22 mins. long. We have had it translated to 11 languages, including English and would like to have a landing page, where the learner can choose the language as we are used to that from other elearnings. However, the vendor now told us the elearning package is too large and they will not be able to have all 11 languages in. I did suspect that it could happen, and got them to limit the size of an video we have in the beginning (2 mins.) but that did not help. So now we have to consider how to bundle it in smaller scorm packages, which will create a bit more work in LMS in terms of assignment profiles, item creation and reporting will be harder having to pull extra reports for completion. I want the English version to be available in all versions so we are sure people always have that possibility. Before I do so I thought it would be a good idea to hear whether any of you have had similar challenges, and what you did to to overcome it? Any tips or trick? That would be highly appreciated.
With videos being the largest content types in most areas sometimes the focus should be on the content vendor to minimize the resolution, bitrate, or compression, or encoding/codec of the video type to help reduce the size. A quick google search on the video type extensions with reduce size will give tips on this but may need a video editor to assist.
We have a similar question. So I allow myself to jump on this tread. How to make a large number of localized SCORM files look like one in SF, and in addition, the system should automatically default to the correct language, by matching the SCORM language with the user's preferred working language. Anyone know if this is possible?
How many language packages did you implemented in your LMS? For us, we create an item and a package SCORM by language (FR/EN) but maybe other method exist. It's possible that you need to create a package scorm by language. I know that we have some possibility to trigger the completion in the parameter of the online content when you have more than one package. I don't know if that can work for you. For the gamification, I cannot talk we don't use it. What is your process of item creation/import for an standard elearning? Thanks
What we do is upload the individual scorm language files as content objects then pull all of those content objects into the item with the following settings:
This way the completion is recorded under one item for any language and the user can select which language they want to complete the course in.
This is also how we managed it however we've had users had issues completing the training and had to reset the training. We've been trying to figure out what the user did that was cause this issue. So far the only way to replicate the issue is if the user launched one language first then did not close the training but then when back and launched another language however some users had indicated they did not do that. This is still a better workaround solution where by with so many languages, the packages is too large.
Would it be possible to ask the supplier to create the SCORM package without the video files (so extract the video files from the ZIP). He could provide you the video files separately.
Once you import the SCORM package in the LMS, it is extracted on your content server. Next step is you upload the separate video files in the original (folder) location. As the e-learning searches the video's on that 'original' location, it could play correct.
When you unpack a SCORM package (ZIP file) it has a predefined structure with a number of folders. In this example, a video is part of the "story_content" folder:
If you remove the video's from that folder and re-zip the remaining content, your overall ZIP will be much smaller, which makes it importable in the LMS. The import will extract the ZIP on your iContent server. Then you can FTP the video files back into their original location.