Not too long ago, I had to test one widget’s behavior when launched from an LMS. I did not had easy access to a LMS so I decided to use the old ADL Test Suite. For those who do not know, ADL stands for Advanced Distributed Learning and they are the driving force behind SCORM.
I have a new laptop so the test suite is not installed on it yet. Furthermore, I remembered that the installation was a bit tricky the last time I did it. So, before I started, I decided to browse the web a little bit to see if I could not find another tool that would do the same job. I stumbled across SCORM Cloud. I remember someone tweeting about it but I never really paid attention at the time. Turns out that SCORM Cloud offers a free trial account that is perfectly suited for a developer to test its SCORM packages. Their test track also comes with very cool features: you can reset the SCO progress and there are very detailed logs about all the values transfered back and forth through getValue() and setValue(). It’s really a must see and a must have tool set for widget developers. The team behind it also seems really dedicated to building SCORM tools. So don’t waist another moment testing your SCORM content in your LMS, first give it a try in SCORM Cloud!