What is SCORM and Why Should You Care?

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The SavvySMART Content Library (SSCL) videos are offered in SCORM format, but we also provide our clients with the source files in Adobe Captivate, as well published versions in HTML5. What is SCORM? I get asked that a lot. Here is why Savvy offers its training content for law firms in SCORM, and why we go the extra mile to also provide the content in Adobe Captivate and HTML5.

What is SCORM?

Here is the official definition of SCORM from the SCORM.com website:

“SCORM is a set of technical standards for eLearning products. It provides the communication method and data models that allow eLearning content and LMSs to work together. It tells programmers how to write code so that what they build will “play well” with other eLearning software. SCORM is the most widely used eLearning standard available.”

In a nutshell: The SCORM format works well with just about every learning management system available today. Of course, we recommend the SavvyAcademy LMS but, in an effort to provide the absolute best service to our law firm clients, we make sure that our training content works for them on the platforms they already use.

Why Savvy Offers Law Firm Training Content in Three Formats

Casting humility aside, I think one of the many things that makes our content library stand out is that we provide our training content in SCORM, but we also provide the source files in Adobe Captivate as well published versions in HTML5. 

  • SCORM: For most of our existing clients, our published SCORM files are the right solution. If they use the SavvyAcademy LMS, it’s seamlessly pre-populated with SCORM eLearning. If they use another LMS, our content is designed to be uploaded into any system that supports SCORM format.
  • HTML5: Some of our clients do not have an LMS. It is for these folks that we publish the same eLearning modules into HTML5 format. Our law firm training content does require the client to have some sort of hosting spot, but the learner is able to enjoy the rich experience of a published Captivate file (including a Table of Contents and full navigation). This is superior to a flat, linear video recording where no navigation is provided.
  • Adobe Captivate: Finally, one size doesn’t always fit all. Because we give clients the native Captivate files, they can edit, brand, reorder or do anything else they want to the content, then publish the courses into any format they want. 

Law Firm Training Content: Shop and Compare

I suspect that most vendors simply deliver their law firm training content in a SCORM file. This means that their clients cannot customize the SCORM settings. For example, their trainers and administrators cannot change the number of attempts learners get on a quiz. Or how much of a video they must watch to be marked complete. 

Savvy gives our customers the finished product that they need – training content written exclusively for the legal industry – but also the ability to customize it to match their law firm’s needs and protocols. Savvy is simply superior! (Remember, I cast humility aside a few paragraphs ago.)

Now, the next time someone asks you, “What is SCORM and why should I care?” you have an answer!


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