In part one of this series, we published a simple Captivate course and examined its file structure. In this part, we'll take an in-depth look at the HTML generated by Captivate (using the SCORM 2004 publishing template) and clean it up as much as we can.
In this multi-part series, I will walk through the files Captivate outputs when publishing to SCORM 2004, pointing out the bad parts and suggesting alternatives when needed. At the end of the series, I will provide a fully-functional SCORM 2004 publishing template you can use with Captivate 5.5.
The pipwerks CaptivateController now includes a
By popular demand, I've updated my CaptivateController to work with Adobe Captivate 5 (CP5). Since this is an open-source project, there's no upgrade fee. (What? "Adobe" and "no upgrade fee" in the same paragraph?!) I kid, I kid... I'm a kidder.
If you spend any time using Captivate to create SCORM-conformant courses, you're bound to have run into an issue or two that caused you to read some Captivate forum posts. Almost without fail, someone will mention that the solution to their problem was changing the value of the magical
So what the heck is
g_intAPIType, and why does changing it make a difference?
Someone recently asked me if it was possible to customize Captivate's SCORM template 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.
I have some simple questions I’d love to get feedback on.
I’m curious about what people are looking for in their e-learning authoring tools, specifically:
- What feature is your current tool missing that you would love to see implemented? Support for team collaboration? Support for themes or custom CSS styling? Support for language localization? A beer dispenser? Etc.
- What feature does someone else’s tool have that you’re jealous of?
Please post your opinion in the comments below, and please ask others to give their 2 cents. (You can also reply via twitter if you prefer)
I’m really looking forward to your comments. Thanks!
Kurt Melander was kind enough to clean up my Captivate 4 variable list and convert it to PDF format for those who'd like to print it out. Get it here. Thanks, Kurt!
The CaptivateController has been updated to fix the gotoSlideAndPlay and gotoSlideAndStop bugs.