Using Adobe Multi SCO Packager you can combine multiple elearning projects that contain Shareable Content Objects (SCOs).
Combining multiple learning projects is useful when different modules developed by many authors have to be bundled into a single package. Adobe Multi SCO Packager can combine:
Adobe Captivate® project output: ZIP files with SCORM settings. The project must contain at least one scorable object.
Adobe® Flash® learning interactions (SWF files that use LMS Adapter for tracking). Publish a FLA file containing learning interaction objects as a SWF file.
Quiz created using Adobe Flash. Publish a FLA file containing the quiz as a SWF file.
Quiz created using Adobe® Presenter. Publish a ZIP output of the presentation.
Quiz created using CourseBuilder extension for Adobe Dreamweaver® (converted to SCORM package).
A combination of the above types.
When you publish the packaged file, a ZIP file containing all the SCOs, and a manifest file are generated. You can directly upload the generated ZIP file to an LMS.
Adobe Multi SCO Packager creates a table of contents (TOC) using the names of the separate modules.
Click one of the following templates:
Allows you to add SCOs as individual files. However, you cannot group the files into modules.
You can add multiple assessments using this template. The final score reported to the LMS is the average user score across the assessments.
Allows you to add multiple modules. In each module, you can add content files and post-tests. You can add different weightages to each of these modules, total amounting to 100%. The score reported to the LMS is the average of the weightages that users score in individual modules.
Users can take the post-test only after viewing all the content files.
Pre-test Or Post-test Rollup
Allows you to add multiple modules, each containing pretests, content, and post-tests.For every module, users are allowed to take pretest first; content and post-tests are disabled. If users pass the pretest, they are considered to have completed the module and the subsequent module is enabled. If users fail the pretest, the content files are enabled, and after they complete viewing all the content files, the post-tests are enabled.You can add different weightages to each of the modules, total amounting to 100%. The score reported to the LMS will be the average of the weightages that users score in individual modules.
The version specifies a number that can be used to differentiate manifests with the same identifier. For example, if you are uploading the same project after modifying it, use a different version number.
After you have created and saved a multi-SCO project, you can publish it as a ZIP file that contains a SWF and an HTM file. You can directly upload the ZIP file to a learning management system (LMS).
Open the Multi SCO project in the SCORM Packager.
Click Publish MultiSCO Project.
In the Publish SCO Package dialog box, enter a name for the project in the Project Title field.
Click Browse to publish your file to an alternative location.
The packaged ZIP file contains resource files of each SCO contained in individual folders and XSD files and imsmanifest.xml at the root level. If you change the structure of any SCO by changing the location of XSDs or imsmanifest.xml, the packager might not work as intended. Also, the version of SCORM must be same for all courses that go into a single package. However, the ActionScript version need not be the same.
After publishing the packaged files as a ZIP file, upload the ZIP file to your LMS. You can then distribute the URL that the LMS generates to your users.
When users click the URL to take the course, the interactions are reported based on the options you have chosen. If the package that you upload to LMS contains multiple Adobe Captivate SWF files with different reporting options, then: