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Learning Management System Recommendations and using links videos in an AWS S3 bucket in SCORM files

We are building out a Learning Management System (LMS) of courses that have multiple exercise classes. Each class is made up if multiple videos that all need to run sequentially once the class is started.  All of the LMSs we have reviewed require user interaction (press next) to move to the next video which does not work for the exercise classes we are trying to create.  Does anyone know of any LMS that supports this behavior natively without using a SCORM file?

 

If we need to use SCORM files to accomplish our needs, has anyone been able to link to videos stored on AWS S3?  Captivate allows for YouTube and Vimeo, we would prefer to use AWS S3.  When links are used, can the content be replaced (with the same filename) without having to republish the SCORM file into the LMS?  We dynamically replace portions of our classes to change based on user feedback and linking if working would reduce our administrative work substantially 

 

Thanks! 

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Re: Learning Management System Recommendations and using links videos in an AWS S3 bucket in SCORM f


@dblcloudnetic wrote:

All of the LMSs we have reviewed require user interaction (press next) to move to the next video which does not work for the exercise classes we are trying to create.  Does anyone know of any LMS that supports this behavior natively without using a SCORM file?


 

I am replying partly to learn more about options for my own development plans to offer interactive tutorials.

 

To try to answer the above quoted question have you explored using automation scripts to "autodrive"  your presentation without user interaction (press next)?

 

Have you considered open source tools such as Pandoc which offers conversion profiles - including markdown to HTML5 reveal.js presentations? Plugins can be added to Reveal.js and its author created https://slides.com

 

As a newcomer to SCORM I am beginning to learn the pros and cons of SCORM vs. HTML5 presentations by reading here.

https://www.adlnet.gov/research

 

Threads in my brief searching around discuss integration of reveal.js (which I am drawing on through Pandoc) and SCORM (which I have yet to learn).

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41833057/can-reveal-js-be-wrapped-with-scorm/41840794#41840794

 

https://www.coursepath.com/html5-and-scorm-integration-interactive-e-learning-courses

 

I have also learned from above brief search that there is a much broader field of "learning analytics" to extend basic HTML5 presentations.

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Re: Learning Management System Recommendations and using links videos in an AWS S3 bucket in SCORM f

We had not explored the use of automation for the "Press Next" function.  Will discuss with the LMS vendors we are working with and look into it more.

 

SCORM files can generate for HTML5 and SWF deployments.  SCORM is primarily focused on the analytics portion and quizing/certification, but adds needed capability of pre and post actions which allow us to select "Go to the next slide" removing the need for a user pressing "next" and also allows us to end the session with "Exit" at the end of the last video.

 

When we custom develop, we will look into the Reveal.js as that will do a lot of what we need.

 

Thanks for the comment and great information/links!

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Re: Learning Management System Recommendations and using links videos in an AWS S3 bucket in SCORM f

This post got me interested to learn more about SCORM. It seems that the added requirement is to analyse pupil interaction and set rules for compliance. My own more modest development work has led me to build HTML5 presentations using reveal.js for project tutorials.  The author of reveal.js has created https://slides.com.  And pandoc can be used at presentation authoring stage to convert markdown to reveal.js presentations. I use the Atom editor for that with plugin package markdown-preview-enhanced.

 

But I now understand the additional need in LMS to analyse "who is viewing what and how effectively?".

I did find this blog on tracking videos.

 

Intuitively, I would experiment with using embedded SVG in video slides since the required user interactivity and tracking can then be added.

 

 

 

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Re: Learning Management System Recommendations and using links videos in an AWS S3 bucket in SCORM f

When we custom develop a solution, we will look into the Pandoc and Reveal.js will do a lot more of what we need.

 

SCORM files add a lot to your ability to track what learners are doing with the courses that will allow you to see where improvements can be made.

 

Thanks for the comment and great information/links!

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Re: Learning Management System Recommendations and using links videos in an AWS S3 bucket in SCORM f

I am just confirming that I managed to publish my first reveal.js content in a SCORM wrapper through SCORMCloud test account I created. I am still struggling to understand the structure of associated SCORM files and API but this small step proves that the combination works.

 

And here is reference to applying event handler to each video which might be played in each section. This should meet the requirement to block clicking "next slide" until each video has played to completion.

 

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26617748/html5-video-oncomplete-next-slide-reveal-js