Publishing to SCORM (eLearning)

SCORM is an interchange format for importing into eLearning systems (or Learning Management Systems - LMS).

You can publish your Paligo content to SCORM and then import it in an LMS that supports SCORM. An easy way to test it out is to use the free LMS "Moodle" Sandbox environment.


Out of the box, the Moodle styling as well as the CSS supplied out of the box in the Paligo conversion is very basic. Whatever LMS you publish to, a customization is needed to make it look good.

  1. Publish the publication you want to import into the LMS, Moodle in this example.

  2. Unzip the published content.

    Inside the zip file, in the out folder, there is another zip file. This is the one you will import.

  3. Log into the Moodle sandbox using the supplied test login credentials "admin" / "sandbox".

  4. Click Add an activity or resource. Select "SCORM package" in the dialog that pops up:

  5. In the next view, Adding a new SCORM package, give it a name and description.

  6. Drag and drop the zip file in the out folder of your published content. Then click Save and display.


  • The SCORM output contains a simple Table of Contents (TOC). In Moodle, the TOC is auto-created, so you'll have duplicate TOCs. In such a case you would use CSS to hide the included TOC:

      display: none;

    Other LMS systems do not auto-create the TOC, which is why one is included.

  • The SCORM output is limited to outputting content compatible for import into a SCORM-enabled LMS. But it cannot create any interactive content such as quizzes. Such content needs to be created separate from the content you import from Paligo.