Storyline and Studio: How to Enable LMS Debug Mode

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Need to troubleshoot an issue with a Storyline or Studio course in your LMS? Publish your course for SCORM, AICC, or cmi5. Then enable debug mode in your published output to see all the communication between your content and the LMS. Here's how.

  1. Publish your course for LMS distribution, then click Open Folder on the Publish Successful window.
  2. Open the lms folder in your published output.
  3. You'll see either a scormdriver.js file or a Configuration.js file, depending on the authoring app you used and the publishing format you chose. Open the file in a text editor, such as Notepad.
  4. Find this line of text: SHOW_DEBUG_ON_LAUNCH = false;
  5. And change it to: SHOW_DEBUG_ON_LAUNCH = true;
  6. Save and close the file.
  7. Return to the Publish Successful window and click Zip, then upload the zip file to your LMS for testing.
  8. Launch the course from your LMS and reproduce the issue you're troubleshooting. The course will open in one window, and the debug log will open in another.
  9. When you're done testing, copy and paste the text from the debug window into a document for your LMS administrator to investigate.