Embedding SCORM files in your Tahoe courses - Appsembler

Embedding SCORM files in your Tahoe courses


SCORM is a portable learning object packaging model from the early 2000s that is still widely in use today for course content portability. The SCORM XBlock is a tool for Tahoe that allows you to embed these learning objects into your Tahoe courses, and in this article we’re going to cover the necessary steps to enable and use it.


  • You must have a valid SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004 file
  • You must have course admin rights on the course in order to enable the XBlock, or course staff to embed

Enabling the XBlock

To enable the SCORM XBlock, first navigate to your course in Studio. Then select Advanced Settings from the Settings menu at the top of the page.

Once you’re in Advanced Settings, check out the first box in the list, labelled Advanced Module List. In that box, add the following:

[ "scorm" ]

If you already have other XBlocks enabled, you will need to use a comma between them, for example:

[ “scorm”, “survey” ]

Once you’ve added the necessary configuration to enable the XBlock, hit Save Changes. 

Adding the XBlock to your content

Now it’s time to go to where you would like your SCORM content to appear, and click the Advanced button, followed by Scorm Module.

All you need to do from here is click Edit on the SCORM component you just added, and fill in the details in the window that appears, uploading your SCORM file and setting up any grading and display details you need to configure for your content to look its best.

Once you hit Save, you’re good to go!