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With over 28 improvements and enhancements, this is the most robust upgrade for SCORM Engine since, well, ever.

We’ve been working hard over the past few months to prepare for seamless installs and upgrades. We’re excited to announce that we’re ready for you, so come and get it!

Here are my favorite improvements:

  1. It’s SCORM and Tin Can conformant! The new Tin Can (xAPI) Conformance Test Suite from ADL includes hundreds of tests to assess LRS conformance. Rest assured, SCORM Engine 2014 passes them all.

  2. Engine supports Recipes! It automatically indexes incoming Tin Can API statements using these Recipes’ specifications, making Tin Can even simpler.

  3. It’s even faster than before. We’ve made database improvements for increased speed and robustness.

How/when can you get it?

New installs and upgrades are available now! Contact us to secure your spot in line.

Where can you find more information?

For more top-level technical details on the new release, visit the Documentation page or contact us.

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Well, not really, but it’s the closest thing that the e-learning industry has to offer in the area of “prestigious awards for doing awesome things”.

Brandon Hall Group Awards Tin Can API Watershed LRS SCORM Engine

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It’s a lot of fun working with both hosted and locally installed platforms. Yes, technically the deployments vary a lot (and I’m thankful for our super talented developers who manage both worlds), but it gives us the chance to work with many types of companies and products.

Some folks gravitate towards the flexibility of SCORM Cloud as a hosted solution that scales with them as their business grows. Other folks require a more controlled, locally installed solution and need our Engine player for those very reasons.

Recently we’ve noticed another benefit of offering both deployment options— migrating from one deployment method to the other as business models change.

Case in point? Atomic Learning.

Check out their story:

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There are many organizations that have multiple LMSs, and many of them have the same problem—they wish they had just one LMS, with all of their data in one place.

With Watershed LRS and SCORM Engine (or SCORM Cloud), we now have an easy solution for this, and it works for SCORM and Tin Can courses. It doesn’t even require any custom integration work.

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We love finding ways to use technology to make things better and easier, and we’ve done it again!

SCORM Cloud has a pretty nifty feature called Dispatch. It lets you remain in control of your content by doing some pretty clever behind-the-scenes things, and more control over your content is awesome!

Well, we’ve decided to add Dispatch to SCORM Engine (the Web Services version of it, at least.)

This is a big deal for content vendors.

Dispatch lets you manage all of your content in one place, but allows you more distribution. No more handing your valuable content packages off to clients—now you can manage them all from one place.

What other kinds of things does it let you do?

  • Update your content in your Engine-powered LMS, and everybody that has your content will automatically receive the update.
  • Play your content through any LMS, while keeping it on your own servers.
  • Cut off access to your content for clients that aren’t paying their bills.
  • Track how often clients are accessing your content.
  • Delivering your content as a Dispatch means that it’s using the best SCORM player in the known universe.
  • You can play SCORM 2004 courses and Tin Can API packages in a SCORM 1.2 LMS.

People have been doing these things for years in SCORM Cloud, except for one important part: playing content on any LMS while keeping it on their own servers. Using SCORM Cloud, the content is hosted on our servers. That’s no longer a limitation using SCORM Engine and Dispatch.

If you want to learn more about using Dispatch with SCORM Engine, get in touch. You know we love talking about this stuff.

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