The Aviation Industry CBT Committee (AICC) E-Learning standard uses the HTTP AICC Communication Protocol (HACP) to permit the exchange between course content and the platform. The HACP method uses an HTML form to send information to the platform, while the platform sends information back to the course as a text string.
AICC content can be uploaded both into e-learning and ILT (Instructor-Led Training) and VILT (Virtual Instructor-Led Training) courses.
Uploading AICC content as training material
In order to upload AICC content as training material for your course, log in to the platform as a Super admin and access the Admin Menu from the gear icon in the top right corner of the platform. In the E-Learning section, select the Course Management item. Look for the course for which you would like to upload the AICC training material and click on its description, then move to the Training Material tab. From here, select the Add Training Material button, then select AICC from the dropdown menu.
On the next page, select the Upload File button, then select a package from your computer. You can also set and modify the view mode of the training material for desktop, tablets, and smartphones. Finally, move to the Additional Info tab to add a short description of the text, then select or upload a thumbnail.
In this tab, you can also add tags to your training material to improve its searchability in your platform’s global search. If the auto-tagging feature is enabled in your platform, some tags may be automatically generated based on the content of your training material, as understood by your platform using artificial intelligence (note that this only works for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese content). You can edit or remove tags at any time, with a limit of 15 tags per training material and of 32 characters per tag (find out more about taggable content types). Please note that, for security reasons, the platform artificial intelligence does not access private content (that is, content requiring authentication to be accessed) and can thus automatically generate tags only for public content. When uploading private content, we suggest you add tags manually.
When you're finished, press Save Changes.
You can also upload an AICC file into the Central Repository, and the training material can be versioned.
AICC content requirements
Please adhere to the following requirements and standards when uploading AICC packages into your platform:
- CMI001 - AICC/CMI Guidelines For Interoperability (Version 4.0)
- Communication Protocol: HACP (HTTP Communication Protocol)
- Level of Complexity Implemented: Level 1: Basic structure of the course, location, description, implied order.
- Must be imported as a ZIP package. The configuration files of the AICC package must be in the root of the ZIP file.
- Maximum file size: 1024 MB
- The platform does not accept packages including files with the following extensions: HTACCESS, PHPS, PHP5, PHP4, PH3, PHP, CGI, SH, SHTML, ASP, ASPX, JSP, PY, RB, PL.
Tracking the progress of AICC content
The platform identifies AICC content as completed when learners press the Close button (also named Exit or Submit). Failing to press this button may result in the learning progress not being sent from the AICC package to the platform and in the AICC content not being marked as completed. For this reason, we strongly suggest including a completion screen in your AICC packages to be displayed when the AICC package confirms that tracking data has been transferred and to show the Close button on this screen.