SCORM settings to work in Canvas LMS

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I've got several videos that were produced in Camtasia 2018 that have a SCORM completion requirement to view 80% of the video. I've uploaded these videos to Canvas via the SCORM tool, and set them up as graded assignments. I've then added the assignment to the Modules page, and added a requirement to complete the SCORM assignment before you can access a Canvas quiz. I also added a filler page between the SCORM assignment and the quiz to help give Canvas a second to release the quiz based off successful assignment completion. So far so good! But here's where it gets odd...

If a student goes into the SCORM assignment and successfully completes it, they move on to the filler page then onto the quiz without issue. The quiz is released as expected. However, if they go back to the SCORM assignment page, issues arise. Even if they just *view* the page, it starts a new assignment attempt. They don't have to play the video at all. Of course, starting a new attempt gives them a 0 score, which then re-locks the quiz. So someone could complete the SCORM assignment, take the quiz, go back to view the assignment again, then be locked out of making another quiz attempt... even though they had a passing score originally.

Any thoughts on how to resolve this, or settings to look for in Camtasia? Is there something in the SCORM manifest I can change to avoid this?
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Katie Skapin

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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Hi Katie,

Does Canvas have an option for SCORM packages to limit reporting to first attempt?  Right now our SCORM code will report the SCORM module complete once all the questions in a video have been answered.  Then next time you open the video it would be a new attempt.

In my testing using SCORM Cloud they do expose those kinds of setting for the SCORM module itself outside of the SCORM manifest.

Ben
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Katie Skapin

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Hi Ben! Unfortunately, no, the SCORM settings in Canvas are non-existent, so I was hoping that could be something to handle on the Camtasia side of things.
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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Hi Katie,

I'll have to do some digging to see if there is a way to limit how the SCORM video quiz gets graded to using the SCORM manifest.  Unfortunately I'm not sure when I will get some time to do this.  So it may be a little bit.

Sorry I don't have more helpful information at this point, but I wanted to get back to you.
Ben
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Katie Skapin

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I was just informed by Canvas Support that "Each time a SCORM page is opened, it registers as a new attempt and erases the old one. It's just how they work." So there's likely nothing that can be done on the Camtasia side. Thank you for looking, Ben!
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milica

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Katie, have you found the solution to this problem? I had the same problem last semester, and I'm trying to find a solution.
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Katie Skapin

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Hey milica! I never did figure out a solution to this. I was told by TechSmith that it depends on the SCORM settings of the platform, which are essentially nonexistent in Canvas. Instructure stated that the behavior I saw was correct and that re-visiting the page started a new attempt.

I will say that I also use Adobe Presenter to make SCORM presentations, and I don't have this issue in Canvas. I think it has something to do with the resume data being sent from the SCORM content to Canvas.
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Do you know which version of SCORM Adobe Presenter uses? I'm using 1.2 in Camtasia. A manual workaround is to see student's grade history and manually restore the grade, as discussed here: https://community.canvaslms.com/thread/23545-scorm-assessments-and-highest-mark . Still, I wish there was a simpler solution.

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Katie Skapin

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Presenter allows for SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004. I usually use 1.2 when putting content into Canvas.