- Does Thinkific support SCORM?
- Does Thinkific support Tin Can API?
- Does Thinkific support AICC reporting?
What is SCORM?
Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) has been an established technology standard for quite some time, with its most widely used version dating back to 2004. SCORM provides a customizable content package that can be created and managed through a third-party content provider tool as lesson content.
Does Thinkific support SCORM, Tin Can API or AICC reporting?
Thinkific can host content created in third-party authoring tools such as SCORM, Tin Can, and AICC with limitations when it comes to reporting.
If you are already using third-party authoring tools we can host your content; however, this isn’t necessary. We have helped hundreds of Thinkific Plus customers successfully package up and present their training content in our platform using a variety of flexible solutions. If you’re interested in hearing more about some of these available methods on Thinkific Plus, please reach out to us.
A note about third-party content authoring tools
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, at Thinkific 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. We’d be happy to tell you about the modern, flexible, and mobile-friendly technology that Thinkific has adopted that accommodates the needs of our customers and will 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