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2154055 - AICC Import Files - Learning Management


This document outlines the way to import AICC files


  • LMS Learning


In addition to developing a communication guideline, AICC also defined a method of importing content definitions into an LMS. It is important to note that the actual content is not imported, just the definition or setup of the content (the item (component) and content object definitions). Importing the same files twice will produce two sets of data, so any edits that need to be made after importing the content definitions should be made to the actual records in the LMS.

SuccessFactors supports the following AICC data files:

  • The Course file (*.crs) 
    This file contains course-level information about the course as a whole.
  • The Assignable Unit file (*.au) 
    This file contains technical information relating to all the assignable units (content objects) in the course (i.e. content object launch url).
  • The Descriptor file (*.des)
    This file contains descriptive information relating to every course element in the course (i.e. content object description). It is used as the basic cross-reference file showing the correspondence of system generated IDs with user-defined IDs for every element.
  • The Course Structure file (*.cst) 
    This file contains the basic data on the content structure of the course. It includes all of the assignable units (content objects) and blocks (folders) in the course.

These files should be in the root folder of the zip file.

AICC import files may be used with the AICC import assistant in the LMS to automatically generate the item and content object records for a given course. It should be noted that the AICC import assistant does not do anything that can not be done manually through the Admin interface.

AICC import files may be generated for existing online items in the LMS by using the "AICC Export" option on the "Online Settings" tab of an item. The exported files contain the definitions of the item and all associated content objects. These export files can then be imported to another LMS, bringing in the structure of the original item.


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