What is in a SCORM file?
A SCORM package that can also be referred to as a SCORM course or a SCORM module is a ZIP file that contains specific contents defined by the SCORM standard. It is known as a Package Interchange File (PIF) and has all the data needed to transfer learning content to an LMS.
Files that a SCORM package contains:
A few common files that every SCORM package must have are –
- XML manifest file (imsmanifest.xml), the manifest file describes the package and its contents. The mandatory data it should contain are the unique identifier, the minimal metadata describing the package and its SCORM version, resource definitions that list all files necessary to launch and deliver each resource, and organization of learning activities.
- Resource files used by the content package (“parts” that make up the course) and its learning activities.
- Schema/definition (XSD and DTD) files that refer to the manifest file.