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Converting from SCORM 1.2 to SCORM 2004 May 3, 2007

Posted by B.J. Schone in eLearning.
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While tons of learning management systems (LMSs) still support SCORM 1.2, you could one day be forced into a scenario where you have to convert your eLearning to use SCORM 2004 instead of 1.2. This may happen if you switch to a different LMS or if your current LMS vendor forces the change (unlikely, I would hope). If you run into this scenario, I have great news: There’s a nifty little adapter available from SCORM guru Claude Ostyn. It’s called the Easy SCO Adapter for SCORM 1.2 to 2004.

According to Claude:

The Easy SCO Adapter for SCORM 1.2 to 2004 allows you to run any unmodified SCORM 1.2 conformant SCOs in a SCORM 2004 conformant LMS.

Thankfully I haven’t had to use it yet, but I’m hanging on to it just in case…

Note: There is another adapter available here from ADL; however, its license is a bit unclear in my opinion. The user guide that comes with it indicates that it can only be used for non-commercial, educational purposes. But the comments within the code lead you to believe that it can be used however you’d like. Either way, if you use it, double-check that you’re in the clear.


1. ghegenbart - May 4, 2007

Thanks for posting the link. Claude is a genius, I’ve used a lot of his code in the past, but forget to check back at his site.

2. CoffeeAddict - May 9, 2011

I would like to convert from 2004 to 1.2. Is this possible? I need to convert a Mos Solo (2004) activity to 2.1 so that Moodle will accept it.

I would be very grateful for some help!

Eric Matas - May 9, 2011

Try this: http://scorm.zendesk.com/forums/52358/entries/72650 — let me know if that works for you.

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