Convert your PowerPoint into SCORM with isEazy Author

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Modern companies often have a large volume of corporate knowledge tied up in PowerPoint format, such as presentations, products or service information, manuals and more.

However, this corporate content can be given a new lease of life by using it to create attractive and enjoyable e-learning courses. In this post, we’ll explain how you can recycle your organization’s existing knowledge into interactive SCORM courses.

Why convert PowerPoint to SCORM?

PowerPoint presentations are a widespread and popular format throughout the world. However, when it comes to applying them within the e-learning field, they do have certain limitations:

  • They have compatibility problems with some LMS’s.
  • They are difficult to convert into an accessible format with any agility.
  • They offer a low degree of interactivity, lacking exercises or games.
  • Without a trainer to explain the content, the learning experience can quickly become monotonous.
  • There are often problems when it comes to updating them.
  • When combined, these issues can cause low levels of engagement and completion.

SCORM, on the other hand, is compatible with most learning platforms. In addition, this format allows student progress to be comprehensively monitored, and content to be reused in other courses and modules.

Moreover, contrary to what many may think, the process of converting PowerPoint courses to SCORM can be remarkably quick and simple – if you have the right tool. With isEazy Author, you can achieve this in just a few seconds. Keep reading, and discover how to do it step-by-step.

How to convert your PowerPoint to SCORM: step-by-step

1. Preparation: Review your content in PowerPoint

The first thing you need to know is that your PowerPoint slides will be exported to isEazy Author as image elements. You can then complement these by adding voiceovers, videos, games, exercises, and the rest of the features our authoring tool offers to enrich the learning experience.

Carefully review all the slides in your existing PowerPoint project, to ensure that you take advantage of the maximum number of slides possible.

2. Import into isEazy Author

With isEazy Author, importing your PowerPoint training courses into SCORM is a quick and easy process. Simply click a button, and then select the file you want to export to SCORM – no more than a few seconds’ work.

Let’s take a closer look at the steps you need to follow to convert your PowerPoint to a SCORM course in isEazy Author:

  • In your project list, click on the ‘upload PPT’ icon and select the file you wish to import.

  • Choose the type of course you want to create: classic or express.
  • Choose a template and color scheme. This is the template you’ll use when adding new slides to your project.

And you’re ready to go! You already have your new course. As you can see, creating an e-learning course from a PowerPoint presentation couldn’t be simpler.

3. Customization and improvement

Once you’ve imported your course, you can take advantage of all the design possibilities that come with isEazy Author. Add new slides and increase the value of your courses by adding elements which are not viable in a traditional PowerPoint presentation.

However, do keep in mind that, just as a PowerPoint can become tedious if the slides are flat and lack interactivity, it is easy to fall into a trap at the other end of the spectrum: wanting to make all the elements interactive. This can quickly bore and tire out your students. We recommend using interaction in the following specific cases:

  • To pose your students a question.
  • For ‘cause and effect’ content.
  • To count processes.
  • To offer complementary information.
  • To break the rhythm after a dense and detailed explanation.

4. Export to SCORM

Once your course is ready, it’s time to distribute it. This is also a very simple process that takes just a few seconds. In this post, we tell you everything you need to know about how to download your SCORM content in isEazy Author.

Optimizing the user experience: The added value of isEazy Author

As we’ve mentioned, one of the main advantages of transforming your PowerPoint content into a SCORM course is the option to enhance it with interactivity. Although the process of creating games and interactives has always been simple with isEazy Author, it’s now even easier thanks to our new Artificial Intelligence features.

Thanks to AI, you’ll not only be able to create interactives effortlessly, but also: generate a final evaluation in seconds with questions drawn from your course content; translate your whole project in just a few clicks; add voiceovers and automatic subtitles, and much more. Discover all the AI options isEazy Author puts at your fingertips here.

Frequently Asked Questions on creating an interactive SCORM course from PowerPoint

Although, as we’ve seen, creating an interactive course from powerpoint with isEazy Author is simple and intuitive, we know that you may have some doubts when it comes to creating and distributing the course:

  • What is the recommended extension?

No specific extension is recommended when creating your course. The most important thing is that the key concepts you wish to transmit are logically distributed throughout it. Above all, your course should be interesting from the first slide to the last.

  • How often should reinforcement activities be included?

If the key concepts of your course are distributed evenly throughout its duration, then try building activities around each concept and placing them immediately afterwards. This technique will help your students reinforce their learning by testing their knowledge immediately after studying the fundamental points of the course.

  • Which elements should I prioritize?

A course with a lot of text or static images can result in a less than dynamic learning experience. Opt for interactive elements that are easy to navigate. This will ensure that the course feels light and enjoyable to students.

  • Can I combine the course with other tools to make it more interactive?

Of course! isEazy Author allows you to include a host of external elements, like videos from platforms such as YouTube, Slideshare or Ivoox, among others.

  • Can my new course content be reused again?

Yes. One of the great advantages of exporting courses into SCORM is that they can be reused to complement other training courses. You can either recycle the entire course or just parts of it.

  • What other distribution options are there?

sEazy Author offers you a range of different distribution options in addition to SCORM, so you can share your interactive course at your convenience:

  1. Direct link
  2. LMS (TinCan/xAPI, plus SCORM)
  3. Intranet/web
  4. PDF

Still have doubts? Visit our help center, or request a demo of isEazy Author to learn more!

Sara De la Torre


Sara De la Torre

Content Marketing Manager at isEazy

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