D2L - What is a SCORM Learning Object (UW-Madison)
UW-Madison is adopting Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system, and discontinuing support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and Moodle. Access to D2L and Moodle will permanently end June 1, 2018. For information about retaining materials from D2L or Moodle, please refer to this document.
SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is a technical standard that defines how learning management systems (like D2L) will interact with small exercises (called "learning objects").
A SCORM exercise can be used to create content that both displays information to students, and if desired assesses them with a grade (based on completing a quiz, or having simply viewed the content). SCORM also provides enhanced reporting of student progress within an exercise.
While SCORM-compliant learning objects (or SCO's) can be created by coding from scratch, it is common to use one of the following tools:
While one must purchase any of the above software, they can also be evaluated on a limited basis or used at some of the campus labs.