Tools

Quick reference: VET Tools for Developing, Packaging and Describing Content

  Develop Package Describe
Tool   IMS SCORM 1.2 Vetadata for LORN Vetadata for SCORM 1.2/Toolboxes
Vetadata Tool v3.0.0 No No No Yes Yes
VET Reload Tool v2.61 No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Download/Link System Requirements Description
VET Reload Tool v2.61 (ZIP 14.6 MB)
December 2009
Java 1.6.x is required.
Windows XP only.

The VET Reload Tool can be used to create IMS and SCORM 1.2 content packages and corresponding VET metadata (Vetadata). It is based on the Reload tool developed by CETIS in the UK, and has been customised for the Australian VET sector.

Existing VET Reload users may want to view information on the changes to the VET Reload tool made in December 2009.

In 2014 research was undertaken to identify if there are suitable alternatives to VET Reload. While various rapid authoring tools exist that export to either SCORM or IMS, none was identified that:

  • can export both of these content packaging standards
  • is no- or low-cost
  • is Australian VET specific.

Vetadata Tool v3.0 for Windows (ZIP 6.4 MB)
Vetadata Tool v3.0 for Mac (ZIP 10.6 MB)
June 2011
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Mac OSX 10.5, 10.6
The Vetadata Tool is a standalone tool for creating metadata that conforms to Vetadata for IMS 1.1.4 or Vetadata for SCORM 1.2/Toolbox objects.

Other Useful Tools and Links

Testing

Tool Notes
Web Accessibility Toolbar Vision Australia's Web Accessibility Toolbar has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility. It consists of a range of functions that identify components of a web page, facilitate the use of 3rd party online applications, simulate user experiences and provide links to references and additional resources
W3C markup validation service The W3C markup validation service checks HTML and XHTML documents for conformance to W3C recommendations and other standards. The Extended Interface option can be used to check compliance to a specific standard such as HTML 4.01.
The W3C CSS validation service The W3C CSS Validation Service is a free service that checks CSS style sheets. It is possible to specify whether to check against Level 1 or Level 2 CSS as well as other options. http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
ADL Test Suite When creating SCORM 1.2 content, SCORM packages should be tested with this tool to ensure compliance with the SCORM 1.2 specification. Java 1.5 is required for accurate results. Advanced users may also wish to replace the generic ADL Test Suite schemas with the Vetadata for SCORM schema.

Playing Content

Tool Notes
Content Package Player v2.0 - Strategy branding (38KB .zip) February 2012 The Content Package Player enables content packaged e-learning to be played in a web browser without requiring any additional software. This version has National VET E-learning Strategy branding.