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Publish Your Adobe Captivate eLearning to an LMS

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In this Adobe Captivate video tutorial, I show you how you can publish your Adobe Captivate 8 project for use on an LMS. Download sample project files from many of my videos for FREE! 🔗 https://captivateteacher.com/freedownloads Purchase an hour or more of my instruction 🔗 http://bit.ly/CpInstruction Learn about advanced actions, multi-state objects, and fluid box responsive design. Get my 1.5 hr Premium Adobe Captivate course for FREE! 1) Follow me on https://twitter.com/captivateteachr 2) Subscribe to my YouTube channel 3) Tweet me a pic showing you subscribe. Support my channel and get free project files and themes 🔗 https://www.patreon.com/paulwilsonlearning My Gear: Blue Yeti Microphone: https://amzn.to/2TiBw4A NEEWER Microphone Scissor Arm Stand: https://amzn.to/2CsnkjZ Logitech C930e 1080P HD Video Webcam: https://amzn.to/2HLudQK Webcam Light Stand for Live Stream: https://amzn.to/2TgvXDZ Knox Gear Blue Yeti Shock Mount: https://amzn.to/2UOavYF Do you require technical support? 🔗 http://bit.ly/AdobeCare Want to report a bug to Adobe. 🔗 http://bit.ly/AskAdobe #AdobeCaptivate #elearning
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Stacy Gordon (3 years ago)
Super thumbs up! I hardly ever comment on anything on YouTube, but this was a very good, thorough, and useful video.
Thanks for watching.
Sonam Tshering (9 months ago)
Hello Paul. I am from Bhutan. The question is wont it be possible to upload the contents to my own website where my clients log into my website and browse the e learning contents?
You're welcome.
Sonam Tshering (9 months ago)
Paul Wilson Adobe Captivate Tutorials thank you so much
Sonam Tshering check out this video about uploading your eLearning project to an Amazon S3 server (what I use to share my eLearning)
wołczek (9 months ago)
That`s great job that you do! It is good to watch all of your movies. A lot`s of about detail thing`s that I wouldn`t know they exist :)
wołczek thanks, I'm glad you find value in them.
powapics (1 year ago)
Hey Paul, Is the process the same in Captivate 9? I followed all of the steps as you did them and still I cannot upload to the LMS. In fact, I cannot even see my project in the HTML5 browser. What am I doing wrong?
powapics (1 year ago)
Ok...ta. I will try that.
powapics it’s impossible for me to know what’s wrong with your course but first thing I would check is to make sure you’re running the most up to date version of Cp9. If that doesn’t help try using a process of elimination. Say your course is 50 slides long. Delete the first 25 slides and see if it runs. If it does than you may have a corrupt slide between 26 and 50. Keep narrowing it down until you find it. Also, once you update to the final version of 9, you will need to add the JSON mime type to you LMS as Captivate changed how it published multimedia files.
powapics (1 year ago)
Sorry...I don't think I was very clear in my original question....I am trying to publish as HTML5. I cannot view the project in the HTML5 browser or the scorm cloud. And when I upload to the LMS (which is LEO), I see the loading wheel but nothing happens.
powapics So the process really hasn't changed, I would say the circumstances have changed. Today I wouldn't use SWF but would publish for HTML5. Adobe has announced end of support for SWF and most modern web browsers are not including SWF by default. Also mobile devices don't use SWF either so HTML 5 is really the way you should go.
Carl Lewis (1 year ago)
Great Video Paul, very informative
Carl Lewis (1 year ago)
Keep up the good work Paul
Thanks, Carl. Glad you enjoyed it.
martin lopez saiz (1 year ago)
Hi Paul, thank you very much for all your great work! I would like to ask you about an issue we are experiencing with our LMS. We have a number of Captivate projects in our own LMS. The LMS logs you out after 20 min. without activity. The problem is that, apparently, any actions you do using the Captivate course are not "aknowledged" by the LMS and still logs you out after 20 min. when it shouldn't. Is this an issue you have ever experienced? Any clues about how to prevent it? Thanks a lot!
Try this. When you publish your next Adobe Captivate project, Open up your *Preferences* window *SHIFT+F8* and navigate to *Quiz / Reporting*. Click the Advanced button on the reporting page. Check *Send Data On Every Slide* and see if that helps.
Hobbit jj (1 year ago)
Thank you for a very informative session! Your videos have helped me as a new Captivate user.
You're welcome Jana Du Toit!
Hi Paul, this question is more professional than technical, but anyways, here you go: what files do you give to the client? I have a customer who is asking for the Captivate file, but I normally just give the SCORM file and the HTML5. What do you think?
Exactly. I used to work creating content for higher education (basically activities in a LMS like Moodle). Now I am having my first experiences as a freelance with private companies and I am learning as I go. Many thanks for your advices! You can't imagine how useful are for me. Really appreciated :)
In most cases, professionals like me and you figure this out naturally over time. My expertise is eLearning design and development. When I worked within a corporation in the Learning and Development department I didn't know any of this stuff, but once you start trying to do this on your own you learn the true value of what you do.
Great, I understand. To be honest, I am quite brand new in this world and I am missing so many things. I will try to find information with regard to this topic, but most of the elearning info related to the content production of course. It is not easy to find the professional-issues aspects :s
This really comes down to ownership, and this should be negotiated up front and written into the contract. It comes down to what the client has purchased from you. Have they hired you to produce an elearning module that they will own, or have you been engaged to create an eLearning module they intend to license from you? For example, I have situations where I'm hired to produce eLearning in which the end client owns the material. In other circumstances, I have negotiated, perhaps a lower rate, where they get just the published course, in essence, they have licensed that project from me, and I retain ownership. The advantage of the latter is that you can sell rebranded versions of the project to other clients and also be re-engaged if they require updates.
savontham (1 year ago)
Has anyone had issues of saving big files as a mp4 format? Every time I save I get 0kb.
savontham that's good news that they were able to help.
savontham (1 year ago)
Paul Wilson Adobe Captivate Tutorials thank you. I got in touch with Adobe and there were corrupted slides. I did not know it did that.
savontham my expertise is design, for technical support you should really reach out to Adobe.
savontham (1 year ago)
Paul Wilson Adobe Captivate Tutorials thanks. I'm not sure what the issue is. I'm stuck...
no problems here
Andrea Dahlkamp (1 year ago)
This helped immensely, thank you.
Andrea Dahlkamp you're welcome. Thanks for watching.
School Of ESL (1 year ago)
Hi Paul, do you have a video of how to embed that zip file into a wordpress page? Cheers buddy!
Yeah, the internet is pretty fractured with various methods to do just about everything. It's amazing any of this stuff speaks to the other.
School Of ESL (1 year ago)
Roger! Tricky little that is...grrr
School Of ESL sorry I don't.
Kris Samson (1 year ago)
Thank you so much. Some guides are still applicable with the latest version. I want to be like you, Paul! You're amazing! :D
Rhee (2 years ago)
Thank you Paul for your Tutorials. They are very helpful. This is my first project and i am wondering if my file size is huge when i publish it. Even when i publish EXE file of one slide image, its about 6MB big file. My client wants it in Exe Scorm package and am afraid of the file size. The presentation have videos, quiz and also User Navigation using Unity Web player. So, I am wondering if 170 to 200MB is an acceptable Package file size. Your inputs will be highly appreciated. Thanks
Thank you very much Rhee. I hope you continue to get benefit from my videos as new ones come out. There are several new ones in the queue that you should see in the next two weeks or so that are really awesome.
Rhee (2 years ago)
Thank you so much Paul for your kind inputs. Your tutorials have made my life easier... :) Thank you very much!
Most of my courses end up being between 25 - 50 MB. You need to remember that eLearning is essentially a web page or a series of web pages. The goal might partially be to make your eLearning projects look amazing and be rich with multimedia, but it should never be at the expense of the user experience. As I build my eLearning projects, part of my time is figuring out how to reduce the bit rate of all my multimedia, especially video. I feel it is essential that you have software like the Creative Suite from Adobe to make sure you optimize everything that goes into an eLearning course.
Jill Walker (2 years ago)
Thanks for watching. Please share my videos with your colleagues.
Lora Pezzell (2 years ago)
Thanks for the tips Paul!
You're welcome. Tune in on Monday at 3 PM EST for my Live Stream if you have any Captivate questions that haven't already been answered.
J Jackson (2 years ago)
Thank you very much!
J Jackson you're welcome
Samantha Lowe (2 years ago)
Struggling to publish a captivate file with a linked swf (another published project). I can get it to play finally after many, many attempts, but I can only get it to open up in firefox and that's after I reload the course twice and then let the linked .swf finish loading. This is going to an LMS. What am I doing wrong?
Best of luck.
Samantha Lowe (2 years ago)
Thanks. I was just trying to copy the established work protocols but I'll try those other things.
There are so many unknowns here that I would find it difficult to know where you are going wrong. The first thing is the linked SWF. Is it just a SWF movie without any interactive elements? I would strongly discourage anyone from doing anything in SWF. All the major browser companies have vowed to drop support for SWF in the very near future. I would publish this content as HTML5 if it requires interaction or if it’s just a movie publish it as MP4 and bundle it together with your main course using the Multi-SCO editor, or simply have them as separate modules within your LMS course shell. Take a look at this video and see if these steps might accomplish what you want. https://youtu.be/4xg_8dz6GD0
Marco Armienta (2 years ago)
Would be great to see how to publish to a web page
Hey Marco. Check out my latest video tutorial. I hope you find it useful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLla3t2rmo4
Santiago Umaña (2 years ago)
Greetings Paul, than you so much for every video you have shared, they have been of great help. At the moment I'm having some trouble publishing form captivate 9, I've done everything like you explain here but there seems to be a bug somewhere, for example if I leave the "Never Send Resume Data" option unchecked and load the SCORM to Moodle, everything works just fine, but the thing is the course I'm created is not supposed to resume where it left if the student quits early, it is supposed to start all over again, so I do just as you show and check the "Never Send Resume Data" option and publish the SCORM (this is the only different thing I do) and I load it to Moodle, but the problem is that when I try the course all the question slides stop working, it just show a blank slide and it shows nothing else then it continues to play the project on the next slide, it does this in different SCORMS, I've tried everything and the only thing that allows question slides to work in Moodle is to uncheck this option. Do you have any insights on this issue? PD: I've tried this uploading in two different Moodle sites.
You could try reaching out to Adobe directly. Drop them a line at [email protected]
Candra Wibowo (2 years ago)
Thanks for share
You're welcome.
Fire Sail Studios (2 years ago)
Greetings!  I just heard that Adobe Connect will be adding more advanced HTML5 capabilities.   I was wondering if an organization uses external locations to store content for playback, should the end product file stay in the Zip format or should it be unpacked?  , Which file should it be hyperlinked to from navigation within the LMS (the link the zip file?). Does that answer change depending on if you are hosting the content in Adobe Connect vs. some other electronic repository?  Thanks so much for your excellent videos and any insight you have to share on this!
Fire Sail Studios (2 years ago)
Thanks for the quick response!
+Fire Sail Studios I'm far from an expert when it comes to using Adobe Connect. My instinct is that you would only create a package file (zip) if you are uploading directly to Connect but that's just a guess. I would suggest reaching out to Adobe on this one. You can email them at [email protected] for support.
Nitin Bathla (2 years ago)
Thanks so much
and thanks for subscribing.
You're welcome. Thanks for watching.
fiqrie ke (2 years ago)
hye..I have 5 slide interactive video and how to publish on youtube?
fiqrie ke (2 years ago)
ohh..okay.. ty again
as I said...clicking on the File drop down menu and selecting Publish to YouTube. Follow the prompts for your YouTube account information and video title and description and so on.
fiqrie ke (2 years ago)
ty for the reply..how to publish project in adobe captivate into video?
You can publish just about any Adobe Captivate project to YouTube. When you publish to YouTube you will lose any interactive elements as what you will be left with is a simple video. Buttons, hyperlinks, quiz questions will cease to function and simply be displayed for the duration of each slide length. If that's okay you can publish by clicking on the File drop down menu and selecting Publish to YouTube. Follow the prompts for your YouTube account information and video title and description and so on.
arif khan (2 years ago)
Great effort. very clear and concise
Thanks for watching.
Tracy Wood (3 years ago)
I haven't got access to a Learning Platform and I was wondering if you could advise what the best way of giving access to my videos to users not on our network. My videos are responsive projects but can only currently be used by users on our network. I've noticed Adobe Connect -Is this something I should be looking at or would you say a Learning platform is a must?
+Tracy Wood You're welcome. Thanks for watching and please share my videos with anyone you think could benefit by them.
Tracy Wood (3 years ago)
+Paul Wilson eLearning Development - Excellent; this is really useful - I'll have a chat with our IT guys.  Also, thank you for  your you tube videos they have been and will continue to be an enormous help.
+Tracy Wood When I worked for the Toronto airport we had about 1,200 employees that I designed and developed eLearning for. Of course our LMS was more than capable but it was an internal LMS only. No one from outside could enroll or view our courses. Since the Toronto airport is home to about 40,000 employees, there were a few occasions where courses needed to be made available to many of these folks as well. My solution was to have the webmaster put aside some space on the web server where I could upload our courses. You can see an example here: https://www.gtaa.org/pearsonawareness/Evacuation/index.html At the end of the course, the captivate project navigates a user to a special html page where they can enter their name and print it out for their manager to see. It’s not very sophisticated a solution but it gives users an ability to create a record of their training without an LMS. I’ve also used solutions like setting up my own Dropbox Pro account, which includes a mini web server that you can use in a similar way. Here is a video about that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSgpi8LKtGk
Sarah Holmes (3 years ago)
Is the publishing process the same in Captivate 9?
+Sarah Holmes Pretty much. Cp9 added the ability to directly publish to Captivate Prime but I don't think there are major differences in 9
iryna fedorova (3 years ago)
A very informative video. Thanks Paul!
+iryna fedorova You're welcome. Thanks for watching.
Genevieve Pluviose (3 years ago)
I wanted to thank you for the answer to my previous comment. I will troubleshoot with my trainers about C settings.
Best of luck
Alison Evans (3 years ago)
For the love of God, can somebody PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me how I can convert a PPT presentation with all the animations set up into Abode Captivate and play it to time with my imported Audio file? I have been searching for the answer for the past 6 hours. I watched a YouTube video about a month ago which showed me how to do it. It was very simple - but I can't remember how to do it now. Something about viewing the slides as a full screen and then clicking when you wanted the animations to show up to time in with the audio? Please help. I'm losing my mind...
masevang (3 years ago)
+Alison Evans I'm not sure if you ever got an answer, but this video may help: http://vivaelearning.com/adobe-captivate-8-tutorial-bringing-your-ppt-into-adobe-captivate-8/And here's the link to the website that has a host of videos for starting out with Captivate 8: http://elearningindustry.com/26-free-adobe-captivate-8-video-tutorials
Malky Shibby (3 years ago)
Hi Paul thanks for the video really interesting. I see your point about uploading the Square Space. What would you do if you were selling modules for people to complete on the site? So it would be like an embedded file which people paid to view?
Brent Pearson (3 years ago)
Great tutorial - thanks. Is there a video that helps you understand how you can share a captivate project with anyone else? For e.g. you could have various elements to the project; like (1) Intro, (2) Module 1, (3) Module 2 -and so on! Let's say you want to share just the intro element (which is a separate Captivate file called Intro.cptx) - how do i get that into a format that i can share easily?
Brent Pearson (3 years ago)
I mean a way to share for colleagues prior to using in a corporate environment (so not sure whether that is for review purposes or collaboration)... I guess i want people to write comments somewhere to tell me whether certain elements need to be removed/amended, etc...  
Drum Chart Builder (3 years ago)
Thanks Paul I see what your saying so I don't want to manage users, I just want to sell the course. How do you up load the captivate lesson to Squarespace?
Drum Chart Builder (3 years ago)
Hi Paul Thanks for the great video.  I want to create an online course using Captivate to sell from a Wordpress Website. Do I need to use a LMS course program like WP Courseware to display all the lessons?
Drum Chart Builder (3 years ago)
+Paul Wilson Thanks Paul Now I have a better understanding of how to do it. Thanks for your time
Bex Ferriday (4 years ago)
...but how do I publish to my internal server?  Used to be so easy in Captivate 6 and 7...impossible in 8?
2020vizion (4 years ago)
have you figured it out?
Walter Murphy (4 years ago)
Thanks Paul. Picked up a few great tips.
Mallika Karthik (4 years ago)
you make it a point to be very clear . Thanks Paul
Naved Ahmed (4 years ago)
Great video, thanks.
Patrick Harrington (4 years ago)
Thanks for being so thorough

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