Laboratory Training eLearning Syndication

Laboratory Training eLearning Syndication

Do you want to add CDC’s eLearning courses for laboratory professionals and students to your own Learning Management System (LMS)?

Participate in CDC’s Laboratory eLearning Course Syndication Pilot Program

CDC is piloting a program that will allow you to add our laboratory eLearning courses to your LMS. When you add CDC laboratory courses to your LMS, you can increase your training resources. Your administrators can track learners’ progress and generate certificates of completion just like they do for your existing courses. Learn more about syndication below and contact us at labtraining@cdc.gov for more information about the pilot program.

How Syndication Works

When you request syndication, you will receive instructions for your LMS developer that include small digital files or a link to load onto your LMS, as well as a course listing document. The course you select will be uploaded onto your LMS, just like any other eLearning course. You will add the name and description provided in the course listing document, and any other details you typically include. Once uploaded, this small file will pull and display the latest version of the respective CDC laboratory eLearning course whenever a user on your LMS launches it. Any updates that CDC makes to the laboratory eLearning course will automatically be reflected in the version syndicated on your LMS. Your learners will always have access to the most current versions of CDC laboratory eLearning courses on your LMS.

Compatible Browsers

Your learners should use these Web browsers when they access CDC’s laboratory eLearning courses through your LMS:

  • Versions of Safari currently supported by the developer
  • Versions of Google Chrome currently supported by the developer
  • Versions of Firefox currently supported by the developer
  • Internet Explorer 11 and Edge, currently supported by the developer
System Requirements
  1. Your LMS must support adding, launching, and tracking standardized content using one of the following:
  • SCORM 1.2
  • SCORM 2004 3rd Edition
  • SCORM 2004 4th Edition
  • AICC
  • LTI 1.1
  • LTI 1.3
  • What the acronyms mean:
    • SCORM: Shareable Content Object Reference Model
    • AICC: Aviation Industry CBT Committee
    • LTI: Learning Tool Interoperability
  1. LMS must support Cross-Domain communication, specifically the ability to access etrack.cdc.gov, which may require whitelisting that domain.
  2. LMS must support the security protocol TLS 1.2.
End User Requirements
  1. Internet connection.
  2. Additional configuration settings may be required to ensure that learners can launch the content including:
    1. The ability to allow pop-up windows.
    2. Adding the etrack.cdc.gov as a trusted site in the browser.
    3. The ability to accept third party cookies from etrack.cdc.gov is required by default to authenticate users. However, an alternate mode of authentication called ‘Content Vault’ can be used. Content Vault uses a configurable set of details from the learner for authentication.
  3. 800 x 600 minimum screen resolution; however, 1024 x 600 or 1024 x 768 is ideal.
Data and Syndication Disclaimers
  1. Syndicated versions of CDC laboratory eLearning courses are NOT eligible for P.A.C.E.® credit. Visit CDC’s Laboratory Training site for a list of courses on CDC TRAIN that are eligible for free P.A.C.E.® credits.
  2. CDC collects aggregate, deidentified data from host LMS to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of CDC laboratory training courses. No personally identifiable information will be captured or stored by CDC.
  3. Use of trade names and commercial sources in any CDC training activity is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Service (PHS), or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Product names, logos, brands, and other trademarks featured or referred to within this CDC training are the property of their respective trademark holders. These trademark holders are not affiliated with CDC. CDC does not sponsor nor endorse these materials but references them as examples of materials to use for learning activities and demonstrations.
eLearning Syndication Information Request

Interested in sharing our training courses with your learners? Email us at labtraining@cdc.gov for more information.

Page last reviewed: January 6, 2021