Managing eLearning content distribution on your own requires three things: a central location to host your content, the ability to bypass the same-origin policy and eLearning standard expertise.
How to create your own eLearning content distribution solution:
- Centrally host your eLearning content
- Gain eLearning standard expertise
- Get inspired by an existing content distribution solution
Centrally host your eLearning content
In order to control and understand eLearning content that plays across platforms, first centrally host your course and distribute it via proxy files. This way, whenever you update training in your central system, it will automatically update across LMSs.
- The first way, which is better, is through HTML5 postMessage, which allows you to send data messages between two windows/frames across domains. The challenge with this option is that it doesn’t work with older browsers (you can see which versions postMessage works with here).
Gain eLearning standard expertise
You need expertise in eLearning standards to properly address technical challenges in content delivery. Make sure you can conform to various eLearning standards including SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, xAPI, cmi5 and AICC and that you keep up to date as changes are made or new standards are released.
Get inspired by an existing solution
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At Rustici Software, we help hundreds of people each month with their SCORM questions. Many aren’t sales prospects; they just have questions. We’re happy to help. You can ask us anything ‒ really.