If you’re working in a multi-LMS environment, you should read this.

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.

SCORM Engine (the best SCORM conformance available) is now capable of using Dispatch, and that’s one of the things that makes this possible. You can now use SCORM Engine as your SCORM and Tin Can package player, use Dispatch to play courses in any (or all) of your LMSs, and have the learning data all come back to one central location (while still recording learning data in each LMS, too).

Which central location? Watershed LRS (the flagship LRS from the company that wrote the original draft of the Tin Can API, us!) has a beautiful visualization layer. It’s a great interface that allows for many different types of data reporting and visualizations. It works with “the big 4” that SCORM handles (completion, success, score, and total time), but it also works with all of the types of data that the Tin Can API enables us to use.

See the diagram for how the flow of the data works, and let us know if you want to learn more about consolidating all of your different LMSs data into one place.

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  • Jenny Kois

    What is the key field used to identify and align the users from each LMS to their associated Learning Record?

  • JeffreyHorne

    The LMS sends the learnerID back to SCORM Engine via the Dispatch file. That learnerID is how the Actor is identified in the Tin Can statements in the SCORM Engine Learning Record Store.

  • Tammy Rutherford

    Hi Jenny,

    The LMS sends the learnerID back to SCORM Engine via the Dispatch file. That learnerID is how the Actor is identified in the Tin Can statements in the SCORM Engine Learning Record Store.

    Let me know if you have other questions.

    Thanks
    Tammy

  • Waheed Anwar

    Hello Tammy,

    Can you please guide me the integration of dispatch with my own LMS?

    I found three ways:

    1- Download and Upload in your LMS
    2- Via PENS
    3- Via BLTI

    I am not interested to use 2 and 3rd method and confuse about the 1st one that how it will work.I want to play dispath file in my LMS

    Is there other way that I can play dispatch in my LMS and records the quizzes with respect to registrations.

    I have SCRON Cloud account.

    Please advise.

    Thanks
    Waheed

  • Ryan Donnelly

    Hello Waheed-

    Thanks for your comment. We provide a great walkthrough on how to create a Dispatch package here: http://support.scorm.com/hc/en-us/articles/206164116-Getting-Started-Dispatch-

    If you have any other questions, please send a message to support@scorm.com.

    Thanks!
    Ryan