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Decentralised SCORM Hosting from Acorn LMS


Shareable Content Object Reference Model, or SCORM, is a set of technological requirements for producing and distributing e-learning materials. The fact that SCORM packages are typically stored locally within an LMS might offer a variety of difficulties. Essentially, SCORM is a wrapper that facilitates reporting from HTML or, in the past, java content. The largest standard for educational content, by far.

Do you want to share SCORM content?

Many Acorn PLMS customers want to share SCORM-based eLearning with other organisations. Examples include regulators, software companies sharing customer training, or content providers. Currently, you are probably finding in the market what we found: that there are only very technical solutions that allow the sharing of SCORM content (though it’s not particularly easy), all while not enabling users to host the content for their audience.

What’s the workaround?

There are providers of technology that allow the sharing of SCORM packages, though you have to send SCORMs directly or have some form of LMS integration suite.

Challenges with this workaround

All in all, this can be summarised by saying you can’t control your own content once it’s gone to your client.

Keep in mind:

  1. Some LMS restrictions can present issues, like content size or links.
  2. Some solutions address some of these issues—but not all.

The limitations of those solutions are based on a lack of multi-tenancy functionality, which means you can’t:

Acorn development team got to work

Our cloud-based solution solves these issues by providing a centralised location for hosting and delivering SCORM packages directly to any LMS, while enabling them to also host it internally within Acorn. That’s enabled within multi-tenancy for other groups that don’t have the external need, too.

This allows for greater flexibility in managing and updating e-learning content and ensures that all users have access to the most up-to-date versions of SCORM packages. At the same time, content sits within their own overall environment for things like compliance, integrations (like Teams), and reporting.

It ends up looking kind of like this:

Infographic of how Acorn PLMS enables remote dispatch between LMSs

In addition, our decentralised SCORM hosting includes a range of features designed to make managing e-learning content easier. You’ll have access to detailed reporting and analytics capabilities, as well as tools for managing user access and permissions. With Acorn PLMS, you can streamline your e-learning content management and deliver engaging learning experiences to your learners.

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