If you are using an LMS (Learning Management System) in your organization, you can add ebooks to your LMS seamlessly. Kotobee Author supports the two latest SCORM versions, and the wide-spreading Tin Can API.



SCORM


SCORM is a de facto standard for e-learning content. Although SCORM 1.2 is not the most recent version of SCORM, it is widely used and supported by most Learning Management Systems. SCORM 2004 (also known as SCORM 1.3) is the current version of SCORM. It is based on new standards, and resolves ambiguities experienced with previous versions. If your LMS supports both, we recommend that you use SCORM 2004.


In the following steps, we will be using Moodle as our benchmark. To add a SCORM component, enter the course page under your Moodle administration account. 



  • Click on Turn editing on at the top right of the page
  • Click on Add an activity or resource
  • From the activity selection dialog, select SCORM package and click Add


  • In the next page, you can fill all the information about the package. The two required information are the Name, and the Package file. Under the Package section, add your Package file that was exported from Kotobee Author. After the file has uploaded, click on Save and display


  • You will be taken to the package's start page, which will be visible to students. You can open the SCORM ebook by leaving the check on Normal and clicking on Start. From the Reports tabs you will be able to see all the interaction attempts happening for this session.



Objectives


SCORM also supports what's known an Objectives. That is, grouping together interactions that have the purpose (i.e. objective) to give a grouped score for the objective itself. Kotobee Author supports objectives, and they may be added from the Book Manager.



When adding rich media (i.e. video, audio, 3D) or question modules, you will optionally be able to add the element to a certain objective from your list. The LMS will show all objectives and the report for each.



Tin Can

Tin Can API (also known as Experience API or xAPI) is the latest trend in elearning systems. Tin Can API allows client applications such as interactive ebooks to provide experiential data in the form of statements and store into a data store called a Learning Record Store (LRS). This gives the LMS information about the kind of activity and performance the user has shown. Tin Can API is supported for cloud ebooks and libraries, since they are the only assets that may keep track of users. Go to the settings section for any cloud ebook or library to enable Tin Can. You will need to provide the following information, to store the Tin Can statements at the appropriate location.


LRS

Tin Can LRS endpoints, which will store the Tin Can statements.

Username

The username to access the LRS.

Password

The password to access the LRS.

TCAPI Version

The Tin Can API version.



Troubleshooting

Every LMS has its own method of adding SCORM components. You will need to follow their guidelines carefully. Note that you will need to add the exported SCORM (zip file) as a component and not as a file. This way, the LMS understands that the zip file is to be unpacked and displayed to the student. 

In case the ebook gives a "Network Error" when running, make sure that your LMS is not restricting any of the following file extensions from loading: OPF, NCX, JS, HTML, XHTML. These are file standards (mostly XML-based) that are used in EPUB ebooks, and are harmless to your system. They must be whitelisted for your ebook to work. This issue was faced particularly with Desire2Learn LMS.