SCORM is a technical standard for many e-learning products and is often used to create course content. Once enabled, the SCORM Link will appear in the Course Navigation menu. SCORM packages are imported as External Tool Assignment submissions.
To enable your SCORM content as a stand-alone HTML site, you may need to re-export your SCORM content.
If you are interested in uploading non-assignment SCORM content into a course, see the "Upload Non-Assignment SCROM Content" tab below.
- If you delete a SCORM assignment from the Assignments page, the assignment will still appear on the SCORM page, and if you try to open the assignment, Canvas will generate an error. However, if you delete the assignment from the SCORM page, the assignment will also be deleted from all other applicable Canvas locations.
- Canvas supports the following versions of SCORM: SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Edition).
1. Once in the course, click on Settings.
2. From the Navigation tab, find SCORM and drag and drop it above the "Drag items here to hide them from students." area. wherever you place it on the navigation list is where it will show up in the course.
3. Click Save.
Upload SCORM Assignment
1. In Course Navigation, click the SCORM link.
2. In the top right-hand corner, click the Upload button.
3. Locate the file and click the Open button.
4. Once the file has loaded (you will see a progress bar), click the Choose Import Type drop-down menu. Choose to import the SCORM file as a graded assignment  or ungraded assignment .
Note: Choosing graded or ungraded when importing a SCORM file is permanent and cannot be changed in Canvas. If you import a SCORM file as an ungraded assignment, the assignment will not be worth points and will not display a grade for students.
5. Click the Go button.
Note: If content does not immediately load, your LTI tool may need to be reconfigured. Please contact your admin for assistance.
To view the Assignment in Canvas or edit assignment details, click the Assignment icon.
You can also view the assignment in the Assignments page. Once a SCORM package has been imported, the assignment can be moved to an assignment group, added to modules, or managed like any other assignment in Canvas.
If you want to preview the SCORM content to see how students will view the assignment, click the Preview icon.
If you complete the assignment in the preview, Canvas will update the score to display how the score  appears to students. All package uploads default to 100 points. To reset the test content, click the Reset button . When you are finished with the preview, click the Done button .
To delete a SCORM file, click the Delete icon.
Note: If you delete a SCORM assignment from the Assignments page, the assignment will still appear on the SCORM page, and if you try to open the assignment, Canvas will generate an error. However, if you delete the assignment from the SCORM page, the assignment will also be deleted from all other applicable Canvas locations.
You can import ZIP files to Canvas through Files or Course Settings.
Through Course Settings, you must upload the ZIP file to an existing folder in Files. You cannot create new folders through the Course Import Tool.
ZIP files containing internal folder structure retain that folder structure upon upload.
If you do not know how to create a ZIP file, please consult your computer operating system's user guide.
- If you are using Usage Rights, you must set the file usage rights before the files can be published.
- Canvas does not support file uploads larger than 5 GB.
Import Through Files
1. You can import a ZIP file directly in Files. In Course Navigation, click the Files link.
2. Click the Upload button.
3. Click the title of the file you want to import and click the Open button.
4. If you want to expand all the contents of the ZIP file, click the Expand It button . If you want to upload the ZIP file intact, click the Upload It button .
You can track the progression of the upload by monitoring the progress bar. Your files will be uploaded to Files in Canvas.
Import Through Course Settings
1. You can also import files through the Course Import Tool in Course Settings. In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.
2. On the far right-hand side, click the Import Course Content button.
3. In the Content Type drop-down menu, select the Unzip .zip file into folder option.
4. Click the Choose File button.
5. Click the title of the file you want to import and click the Open button.
6. In the Upload to drop-down menu, select the folder where you want to upload your files.
7. Click Import.
Note: You must upload the file to an existing folder. You cannot create new folders through this feature.
The Current Jobs menu displays the status of your import. Running reports display a menu bar with the time remaining to generate the report.
Import statuses include queued, running, completed, and failed.
Go back and open course Files and view your imported files.