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How do I import Common Cartridge (IMS and SCORM) content?

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Ryan Richins
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During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI, giving you the same features and functionality with a cleaner, simpler user experience!

Until all users have switched to the new UI, our Help Center articles will include information for both. 

Click the header below that aligns with the Buzz UI version you are using (Old UI or New UI); if you don't know which version you are using, review the differences and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

Old UI

Content packages contain simple learning content and metadata created in accordance with international standards. Buzz allows you to import IMS packages (including common cartridges and QTI questions) or SCORM packages into your courses.

Buzz supports:

  • IMS Common Cartridge up to v1.1.
  • IMS Thin Common Cartridge version 1.3.
  • SCORM 2004 & 1.2.

To add content packages:

  1. Open the Editor from the Main Menu.
  2. Select the folder you want to add the activity to and click + Add to...
Add an activity
  1. Select IMS Package.
  1. Click Choose File and select to the package you want to import.
  2. Click OK.
New UI

Content packages contain simple learning content and metadata created in accordance with international standards. Buzz allows you to import IMS packages (including common cartridges and QTI questions) or SCORM packages into your courses.

Buzz supports:

  • IMS Common Cartridge up to v1.1.
  • IMS Thin Common Cartridge version 1.3.
  • SCORM 2004 & 1.2.

To add content packages:

  1. Open the Editor from the Main Menu.
  2. Select the folder you want to add the activity to and click + Add to...
Add an activity
  1. Select IMS Package.
  1. Click Choose File and select to the package you want to import.
  2. Click OK.

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Dennis Killmer

Is it possible to import an entire course into Buzz or do we still need to use BrainHoney?

Thanks!

Scott Taylor
  • Agilix team member

Hello Dennis,

An entire course can be imported using the tool in this article, it just requires a course shell to be created first. Once an empty course has been created it would just be a matter of importing the cartridge in the new course.

Tami Warnick

Scott, 

I tried to import a course from a BrainHoney Package provided to me by Middlebury Interactive following the instructions on this article.  I received an error (Could not locate imsmanifest.xml) - will these old BrainHoney packages not work with the new Buzz UI?  

Brian Williams
  • Agilix team member

Hi Tami!

Currently Buzz does not support importing BrainHoney packages through Buzz. Users will encounter errors such as you described.

Instead, Buzz supports the following import standards expressed in this article:

Buzz supports:

IMS Common Cartridge up to v1.1.
IMS Thin Common Cartridge version 1.3.
SCORM 2004 & 1.2.

The export process by Middlebury needs to use those Buzz compatible standards for packages to import into Buzz.

While you may import a BrainHoney package through BrainHoney and use the uploaded course package in Buzz, it is recommended to use the Buzz standards to export the package for importing through the Buzz UI.

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