Storyline and Studio: How to Use the SCORM Test Suite

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Here's how to use the SCORM Test Suite to validate your Storyline and Studio courses.

Install the SCORM Test Suite

  1. First, install the appropriate version of Java for the test suite you plan to use:
    • SCORM 1.2 requires Java 1.4.2_13
    • SCORM 2004 3rd Edition requires Java 1.4.2_13 or later
    • SCORM 2004 4th Edition requires Java 6 Update 1 or later
  2. Then, download and install the appropriate test suite:
  3. Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 are known to work for testing, but later versions may also work.

Prepare Your Content for Testing

  1. Publish your course for LMS on your Windows desktop per the instructions in the SCORM Test Suite.
  2. On the Publish Successful dialog, click the Zip button to generate a zip file of your published output.

Important: Both the zip file and the unzipped output will be used for testing purposes and should be located on your desktop.

Test Your Content

Sharable Content Object (SCO) Run-Time Environment Conformance Test

  1. Launch the SCORM Test Suite, and select the option to run a Sharable Content Object (SCO) Run-Time Environment Conformance Test.
  2. (For SCORM 2004, click Continue.) Click the Browse button beside SCO Address or Filename.
  3. Browse to your unzipped output, which should be on your Windows desktop.
  4. (For SCORM 2004, click Continue twice.) Select the index_lms.html file, and click Open.
  5. Click the Launch SCO(s) button.
  6. If prompted, click the yellow security bar at the top of your browser, and select Allow Blocked Content.
  7. Test your content, and view the results. (You may need to click the Complete Test button for all test results to display.)

Content Package Conformance Test

  1. Launch the SCORM Test Suite, and select the option to run a Content Package Conformance Test.
  2. Click Continue.
  3. Select the radio button for Package (PIF), and click Continue.
  4. Select the radio button for Content Aggregation Package, and click Continue.
  5. Click Browse.
  6. Browse to the zip file of your published output, and click Open.
  7. Click Begin Test.
  8. Click OK when prompted to begin the test.
  9. View the results.