Using an LRS saves your Learners from the hassle of logging in to an LMS.
To use the ‘Tin Can 1.0’ mode:
- Open your project.
- Press ‘Configure’.
- Press ‘Learner tracking’.
- From the ‘Tracking mode’ dropdown select ‘Tin can 1.0’.
You will now be presented with several options:
Tin Can options: This is where you define the Endpoint URL, Username and Password (for more information on what to enter here, see our tutorial on ‘How to use Elucidat with SCORM Cloud’ below.)
Learner access control: Here you can control security settings for your course (this only applies to courses built in ‘Tin Can’ mode). When using ‘Tin Can’ mode you will need to choose the ‘Identify setting’, this means your Learner will be required to enter their email address and then follow a link that is sent to them.
Which Release type should I use with TinCan?
Elucidat’s xAPI tracking is primarily intended to be used with an Online Link release type, so that users without an LMS can gather additional analytics data via an LRS.
When using an LMS, we recommend using the SCORM release type.
However, the xAPI feature will work with all release types, including SCORM. A SCORM release which also uses xAPI tracking is intended to send SCORM data to the LMS, and send xAPI to your separate LRS.
While some LMSs also have an LRS function, they will not always accept xAPI statements from a SCORM release, so we recommend checking with your LMS provider for their guidelines around tracking data.
How to use Elucidat with SCORM Cloud
If you don’t have an LRS already, SCORM cloud is a great place to get started.
Firstly create a SCORM Cloud account (https://cloud.scorm.com).
Log in to SCORM Cloud.
Click the ‘LRS’ tab on the left of the screen.
In the box that says ‘LRS endpoints’ you will see 4 URLs. Copy the first one.
Open your course in Elucidat.
Press the ‘Learner tracking’ tab.
Now from the ‘Tracking mode’ dropdown select ‘Tin Can 1.0’.
Now in the box titled ‘LRS Endpoint URL’ insert the URL that you copied from SCORM cloud, at the end of the URL add ‘statements’.
Your URL should look similar to this:
Head back to SCORM Cloud.
In the box titles ‘LRS Endpoint URL’ copy the code displayed next to ‘Key’ open Elucidat and add this into the ‘User’ box. Do the same for ‘Secret’ (also in the ‘Activity Providers’ section) but copy this into the ‘LRS password’ box and then press ‘Save changes’.
Press ‘Show details’ and in the ‘Authentication type’ dropdown choose ‘Basic auth’.
Please note that this feature is not intended for use with ‘Multi-Language Release’ .