Someone recently asked me if it was possible to customize Captivate’s SCORM manifest to reduce the need for manual editing after publishing. In her case, the manifest needed to be edited to include SumTotal TotalLMS’s custom SCORM extensions. The answer is yes. Here’s how.
Find the Captivate files
Captivate’s publishing files are located at:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 4\Templates\Publish
Make your edits
Find the manifest files (
manifest.xml for SCORM 1.2 and
manifest2004.xml for SCORM 2004), then make your edits.
If you’re adding custom SCORM extensions such as SumTotal’s
c2l_cp extensions, don’t forget to include the supporting XSD files. If you’re using SCORM 2004 you can drop the extra XSD file(s) into the “Manifest2004” folder. If you’re publishing to SCORM 1.2, you’ll need to manually add the custom XSD file to your published files.
You’ll need to repeat the process for every computer in your office that has Captivate installed. Otherwise someone on a different computer may inadvertently publish the Captivate project using the factory publishing templates.
What about Articulate?
You can do the same thing with Articulate Presenter. Their publishing templates are located here: