We at Rustici Software are excited to announce that the latest version of SCORM Engine--Scorm Engine 2017.1--is now available! This release includes a number of enhancements, which we have highlighted below. We also launched Managed Hosted Services this year, so if you’re looking to take some hosting burden off your shoulders we can help.
As always, new releases are included in your license, so no need to worry about additional fees. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or reach out to your Account Manager when you’d like to schedule your upgrade. If you’d like to learn more about the technical side of the release, check out our Engine 2017.1 documentation.
New Features in SCORM Engine 2017.1
Integrated Support For Amazon’s S3 Storage & Cloudfront CDN
Engine now provides built-in support for the Amazon AWS environment, which allows you to securely store your courses in Amazon’s S3 data store. Using Amazon Cloudfront, you can make courses available to users more quickly. Learn more about distributing eLearning via CDN.
Remote Content Hosting and Launching
We’ve done a bunch of work to better support customers who need to host their content in a remote location (non-Amazon content store, a CDN solution, etc.). If you think this is a feature you’d benefit from, reach out to us, we’d love to talk through your use case with you.
Improved Player UI
We’ve continued to enhance the design and layout of the new SCORM Engine Player UI, which we released in Engine 2016.1. See the difference in functionality in this Zendesk article.
ADL officially released the xAPI Conformance Test Suite and (Good news!) Engine is xAPI conformant. Using Engine as your LRS will help your product pass the xAPI Conformance Test Suite and enable you to be on ADL's list of Conformant LRSs.
Accessibility Improvements to Support Customers Pursuing 508 Compliance
For those pursuing 508 compliance, our latest improvements help ensure our application provides the accessibility features you need. In particular, we have made significant changes to the Engine player UI to more easily cooperate with screen readers.
Expanded PENS Support
We added expanded Package Exchange Notification System (PENS) support to account for updates made to emerging standards like the Experience API and cmi5. Now, Engine supports content types in pens of “cmi5,” “xapi” and “tcapi.”
We have made a number of performance improvements, most notably to the critical area of creating and updating registrations. This involves a change to the way registrations are stored, so it requires an opt-in. For more info, check out Configuration Settings: StoreRuntimeDataAsLob.
Let us know if you’re ready to upgrade or have questions about SCORM Engine 2017.1. The best way to get the ball rolling would be to send us an email at email@example.com.