Developing content that plays well across multiple LMS’s is one of the key challenges faced by today’s eLearning professional. LMS standards can vary from SCORM1.2 to AICC to SCORM 2004. If content created for a SCORM 1.2 LMS needs to run on an AICC complaint LMS, the author will need to make laborious code changes in his content. The new LMS Adapter in the Adobe eLearning Suite makes this LMS interoperability seamless- and enables authors to design a course once and publish it to any LMS. This functionality is achieved by a set of classes which are capable of making the appropriate API calls after automatically detecting the specific standard the target LMS is using.
LMS Adapter can be easily integrated even with existing elearning content developed using Flash Professional CS4 (eLearning Suite version). The LMS Adapter is a part of the Learning Interactions Library, which comes under Common Library in Flash CS4. It is a compiled clip consisting of multiple classes which enables a course to communicate with an LMS. A set of api’s is all one needs to call to make it work. For more information on this please refer to the section Using LMS Adapter.
One can generate a SCORM package for the courses created using the LMS Adapter by leveraging the SCORM packager that is included in the Adobe eLearning Suite. For more information on the SCORM packager please refer following link.
Using LMS Adapter
The LMS adapter is available with the new Adobe eLearning Suite. It comes as part of Flash Professional CS4 (eLearning Suite version). In Flash CS4, it is available in ‘Learning Interactions’ common Library under menu ‘Window > Common Libraries’. In order to build a LMS agnostic course using the LMS adapter please follow the steps below:
- Open your Quiz source file (quiz fla)
- Launch Window > Common Libraries > Learning Interactions
- Dragdrop LMS Adapter from Learning Interactions Library
- Give it a name “tracking_mc”
After following these steps please refer to the following actionscript code to use it in your quiz.
I just got the eLearning Suite and I’m trying to apply the Learning Interactions to my existing Flash learning games. I want to send the scores to Captivate and eventually offer the modules on Moodle. I think the post above could help me clear my problem, but the link to the ActionScript code is broken. Is there a way to access the file?
Any help or hint regarding this issue would be great.
Thanks in advance,
This might be the correct link: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/elearningsuite/els/extensions/WS4265D828-AF11-4a4a-B022-8CA939EF3988.html
Hello Auromita,Thanks for your blog on Adobe Captivate regarding importing power point audio. I am using Adobe e learing suite that contains Adobe Presenter and Captivate 4. I prefer to use Captivate 4 due to the flexibility and the robustness of the platform, but a lot of my content is in Power Point. Hence, I have been limited to Adobe Presenter in the past.Captivate 4 with its improved power point capabilities has provided me an alternative to the same. I can now record the audio in power point using Captivate and import the power point in Captivate. I recently did an experiment was successful in implementing all the desired functionality.While the import worked well, I had a couple of concerns when I reviewed the output. My first concern was that unlike Adobe Presenter that generates one .swf file for each power-point slide, Adobe Captivate seems to generate one (large) .swf file for the entire project. My concern with a single .swf file is that when a user clicks on the lesson he may have to wait for the entire .swf file to upload before he can see the first slide. This wait time may be unacceptable. Can you help address this concern.My second concern is that the size of the .swf file was much larger that the size of the file that was generated by Adobe Presenter (3-4X more). I am not sure what is causing this size inflation. It would be great of you could help me with the same as well.Thanks,Rajat Sadana
I am evaluating ELS for my company, and the LMS tracking adapter (for SCORM 1.2) does not seem to be working in the quiz template. Here are related posts:http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Flash/10.0_UsingFlash/WSd60f23110762d6b883b18f10cb1fe1af6-7c98a.htmlhttp://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=194&threadid=1431799Can anyone help with this? Is anyone having similar issues?
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