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How do I upload a SCORM activity to my course in Canvas?

You will learn how to add a SCORM packaged activity to your course in Canvas.

If your SCORM package is still in your course in TITANium, please read this guide to learn how to download it.  

1. Log on to Canvas by clicking the icon from your University Portal.

Canvas icon is selected

2. Click on the name of the course where you want to add the SCORM package.

Semester course icon is selected

3. Click the Settings navigation item.

Settings icon is selected

4. Click on the Navigation tab.

Navigation icon is selected

5. Scroll down the page and drag the SCORM icon to the upper column in order to enable it.

SCORM icon is selected

6. Click Save.

Save icon is selected

7. Click the SCORM navigation item.

SCORM icon is selected

9. Select the SCORM zip package.

AcademicIntegrity_sco.zip is selected

10. Click on Open.

Open button is selected

11. Wait while your SCORM package uploads.

The SCORM package is uploading

12. For import type, select Import as graded assignment.

13. Click on Go.

14. Click on the Open assignment icon.

Open Assignment button selected

15. Click on Edit Assignment Settings.

Edit Assignment.

16. Adjust the name of the assignment if desired.

Name field selected

17. Add a description if desired.

description field selected

18. Set the number of points to report to the gradebook.

Note: for some SCORM packages, you need to match the points in the assignment to the number of possible points within the SCORM lesson. Some SCORM lessons use a percentage (out of 100) instead of reporting points, so you should test this setting with a student user/test user as you may need to adjust it before offering this assignment to your students.

Points field selected

19. Decide which Assignment Group to use.

All assignments within the gradebook are categorized. Select the category you want or create a new one.

Assignment Group dropdown selected

20. Decide how you want the grade to display in the gradebook.

Display Grade as dropdown is selected.

21. Decide whether to have this assignment count toward the course total.

If you check this box, then this assignment will not count toward your course total.

Checkbox for not counting toward course total

22. Decide whether to open this SCORM package in a new window.

You should test this option with your particular SCORM-based lesson. Some display better in their own tab; others display just fine embedded in the Canvas web page.

checkbox for Load This Tool in a New Tab.

23. Decide how many attempts students can have.

Choices include Unlimited and Limited. If you select Limited, you can then decide how many attempts.

Alert! Canvas and SoftChalk lessons have an issue where the student's first attempt never finishes and the second attempt never begins. So, in effect students only have one attempt. However, if you are using a SCORM package other than SoftChalk, it may allow multiple attempts.

Submission Attempts dropdown menu

24. Decide whether this is for everyone or just for select users or groups.

By default, the assignment is set for Everyone. However, you can set the assignment so only groups of students or individual students will see this assignment.

Assign to field is selected

25. Add a Due date if desired.

Due field is selected

26. Add availability dates, if desired.

Available from and Available Until fields selected

27. Decide whether to notify users.

28. Click on Save & Publish.

If you are not ready to make this assignment visible to students, click on Save instead of Save & Publish.

29. The SCORM assignment is now ready for students.

Assignments page showing this new SCORM assignment.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to upload a SCORM packaged lesson to your course in Canvas.