How to make your video SCORM compliant

Want to SCORMify your video?

You’ve created educational video content that is so great people want more of it. Initially, you didn’t have any issue hosting your video on Vimeo or YouTube, or distributing it to learners via .mov or .mp4 files. But now, your customer has asked you to make your video SCORM compliant, most likely so they can play it in their LMS. So how exactly do you convert your video to the SCORM format? First, let’s understand what’s going on…

What is SCORM designed to do and why do I care?

At a high level, SCORM is designed to do two things:

  1. Provide a way to package an eLearning course, in its entirety, so it can play exactly the same way in any LMS that plays the course.
  2. Provide automatic tracking of a learner’s interactions with eLearning content, no matter what LMS the content is played in. A SCORM compliant course will ensure a learning platform can easily report on things like completion status, time, score and pass/fail status.

Because SCORM is used throughout the world, across many different organizations, its job is to ensure communication between different platforms. This is all to say that when your customers are asking for SCORM content, what they really want is for your eLearning video to be played and tracked properly in their existing learning application.

So how do I make my video SCORM compliant?

We recommend choosing one of three options:

SCORM Driver

SCORM Driver is a product we offer in a couple flavors that allows you to convert your content so it is compliant with eLearning standards like SCORM, AICC, the Experience API (xAPI) and cmi5. You can purchase a library license for SCORM Driver and then create your own SCORM packages. Or you can use a non-commercial and evaluation version of SCORM Driver for free.

Authoring Tools

Authoring tools are a type of software that help you to create eLearning content. Most authoring tools will allow you to create SCORM packages from video content. Rustici Software does not sell an authoring tool but our eLearning Atlas can help you find something that fits your needs.


ScoTube is a free service we provide via SCORM Cloud that allows you to turn your videos into SCORM conformant courses that can be played in any LMS. With ScoTube, you can upload your own video file or use an existing YouTube video. However, there are a couple of limitations. First, video file size is limited to 100mb or less and second, the video player is Flash-based (there is no HTML5 option).

What if I still have questions?

If you’re interested in learning more about one of our products or want to better understand how this stuff works, just set up a call. We know this stuff is complicated and it’s sometimes simplest to talk through this together.


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