- Does Thinkific support SCORM?
- Does Thinkific support Tin Can API?
- Does Thinkific support AICC reporting?
Thinkific does not support SCORM, Tin Can, or AICC reporting.
SCORM is a technology standard that has been around for some time, with the most commonly used version dating back to 2004.
While SCORM is widely used in e-learning, there are areas for improvement:
- The user interface gives little opportunity for branding and customization to reflect the company’s preferences.
- Mobile learning is becoming increasingly popular, but SCORM may not always provide a seamless mobile experience.
- SCORM content, especially videos, can occasionally encounter issues and may not always work well on Apple iOS devices.
- There is an opportunity for continued development and innovation to keep up with the evolving needs of users.
Systems that use servers like SCORM, Tin Can, and AICC come with specific requirements that can result in higher costs for managing them. As a result, it is common for systems that support these servers to charge start-up fees and bills per user. The main benefit of these servers is their ability to track a user's progress however, with the emergence of Cloud Computing, we have developed our own Cloud-based software that can be accessed on any platform, and tracks student progress and activities, eliminating the need for costly servers.
For these reasons, we have made the decision to adopt a more modern, flexible, and mobile-friendly technology that can accommodate the needs of our customers and scale with them as they grow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I still include Articulate, Storyline, Rise, or iSpring content in a Thinkific course without reporting?
Yes! If you do have modules created using tools like Articulate, Storyline, or iSpring they can be used in Thinkific as long as they are converted for Web (HTML5). Read instructions on adding this content to Thinkific.
What type of reporting is available in Thinkific if I convert my Articulate, Storyline, Rise, or iSpring content to HTML5?
If you convert your content to HTML5 and host that in Thinkific, you will be able to use our built-in reporting. Our reporting is focused on progress through the course, which includes overall lesson views and completion.
You will not be able to report on specific activity within a single lesson, e.g. when a student clicks interactive HTML5 content. However, we have many reporting options measuring engagement at the overall lesson and course level! You can learn more about our reporting options here:
More About Including Externally Hosted Content in Thinkific