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Tin Can API – What you need to know

With mobile becoming an increasingly larger part of the online learning experience, it’s no surprise that we need to adapt our methodology to provide a consistent experience across all devices. This is where the Tin Can API comes into play, giving us the ability to track and evaluate different types of learning experiences through one cohesive “language.” You can read more about the Tin Can API in some of the articles below:

Tin Can API version 1.0 Released
The Tin Can API (also called the Experience API) is still in its early stages, but the newest release has taken some important steps in defining the new era of mobile learning. Some of the new features supported in 1.0 include:

1. Attachments – a way to add digital artifacts to statements as evidence of an experience
2. Statement signing – a way to assert a statement is true by a known entity

Tagoras has provided us with some useful commentary on Tin Can API version 1.0 and how faithful they have remained to the tenets of good product development. If this release is any indication of what is to come, we are definitely excited.

Benefits of the Tin Can API

Everyone is talking about the Tin Can API, but for those who aren’t in the know, we wanted to breakdown the benefits of the new API and how it will affect the learning experience going forward. The key improvements include:

  • Track multiple experience types including: social interactions, simulations, and mobile learning
  • Making all types of data accessible and assign each user a personal data locker in the Learning Record Store (LRS)
  • Leverage activity streams to consistently evaluate and improve training program effectiveness

Read more at the e-Learning Industry blog for a quick rundown of what is possible with the Tin Can API.

Adobe Captivate 7 and the Tin Can API
Adobe Captivate 7 is one of the most popular authoring tools out on the market, which now offers support for the Tin Can API. As long as your LMS supports Tin Can, you can start publishing new types of learning experiences. Iconlogic has a great blog post with step by step directions for publishing courseware that is Tin Can compliant. For more information on Adobe Captivate and LMS Integration visit the InquisiqR3 LMS Whitepapers section.

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