Our prototypes have been online for a while, and you can tinker with them all you like.
What’s new? Well, the Tin Can API is now baked into all of our products. SCORM Engine lets you have an installed LRS, SCORM Driver lets your content generate Tin Can statements that are delivered to an LRS, and SCORM Cloud now contains a hosted LRS.
Several products and companies are already using the Tin Can API. We’ve created a new page devoted to the Tin Can API. It contains some good explanations and some good resources for developers. Move over to TinCanAPI.com for more information about working with the Tin Can API.
Working with our samples and our prototypes
The easiest way to see the Tin Can API in action today is to use some sample courses that we’ve created (or your own courses) to generate Tin Can statements to our public (beta) LRS, or to the SCORM Cloud LRS. Run these courses from your own computer or on your own web server, and start reporting “I did this” statements to SCORM Cloud or the beta LRS.
You also have the option of creating Tin Can Packages (similar to SCORM or AICC packages) and importing them directly into SCORM Cloud. Remember, Tin Can is still in beta so don’t rely on it for any sensitive information just yet.
Here are two ways that you can easily experiment with the Tin Can API today.
1. The old-fashioned way with a new twist
You can download our sample courses, zip them up just like you would a SCO, and import them into SCORM Cloud. From there you can play them, invite learners to experience them, and use them similar to a SCO. These aren’t SCOs though, they’re Tin Can packages, and they’re reporting “I did this” statements to your SCORM Cloud account.
2. The way of the future
The real power of Tin Can begins to show itself when you realize that content doesn’t have to be imported to an LMS. Content can live wherever you want it to. This opens up loads of new possibilities and gets rid of a lot of the limitations of SCORM.
You can download our sample prototype and run it on your machine or on a web server. You can configure it to report Tin Can statements to our public LRS or to your SCORM Cloud account — and it’s easy.
Want your own content to start reporting statements to your SCORM Cloud account or the public LRS?
If you want to be one of the first to start using the Tin Can API with your content, we’ll work with you to make it happen. You’ll help shape the future of e-learning, and we’d also like to feature you in our upcoming presentation at mLearnCon.
Email us, and we’ll help you adopt Tin Can.
Did we get it right?
We still need your input, collaboration, and discussions about problems and solutions with the Tin Can API. If there is any particular feature or problem regarding Tin Can that you want to discuss, find the appropriate section on the capabilities or weaknesses page, and let your voice be heard.