How can I avoid manual input when bulk importing SCORM/AICC content and courses?

Via the LMS365 Import Tool, SCORM and AICC content can be mass imported to the LMS365 Content Package Storage from where it can be used in current and future courses. However, this requires the import files to be prepared in a certain format which might makes manual input of information necessary. If a customer needs to import many courses, this is not optimal.

In this guide, we will describe the required format of the import files and how these can be prepared without manual input.

 


Please be aware:
The actual data processing must be performed, operated, and managed by an LMS365 consultant or a certified LMS365 partner.

 

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Required format of import file

To process the import, the following data must be made ready:

  • SCORM/AICC files in the .zip file format
  • SCORM/AICC Import file
  • The Course Import file

The SCORM/AICC files are the files, containing all the information to be imported, packaged into a ZIP archive.

The SCORM/AICC Import file is an xlsx file that is completed by the customer with required SCORM completion information such as: Title, description, content type, certificate information, ZIP path, number of attempts, and other general advanced SCORM settings.

The Scorms.xlsx file template attachment can be found on the page left-bottom.

 

The Course Import File is an xlsx file that is completed by the customer with required course information such as: Course title, short description, enrollment flow, course publishing, shown in catalog, course teachers, course type, category, course URL, certificate template, and the association of SCORM content to be included in created course. 

The Courses.xlsx file template attachment can be found on the page left-bottom .

 

Possible solution to avoid manual input

To avoid manual input into xlsx files when preparing import files, you can investigate the download capabilities of the legacy LMS.

If there is an ability to export a list of courses or download full course packages along with description files, this can be used as a source for the import files.

If applicable (as in the case for LinkedIn Learning courses), you need to map the fields from the LiL description file with the SCORM.xlsx and Courses.xlsx files. Also, you needs to install an SSO LiL application for this to work.

Once the two description files are populated and the SCORM/AICC content is downloaded, you can proceed with running the LMS365 Import Tool.

 


Please be aware:
Due to SharePoint limits it is not recommended to download more than 2,000 courses per course catalog. Otherwise performance may be impacted.

 

Please find details on LMS365 import capabilities here.

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