Converting from SCORM 1.2 to SCORM 2004 May 3, 2007Posted by B.J. Schone in eLearning.
Tags: Development, eLearning, SCORM
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.