Publish to Your LMS

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Quizmaker ’09 provides simple, 1-click publishing for generating your Flash-based quiz or survey. If you’re creating a quiz to host in your SCORM- or AICC-compliant Learning Management System (LMS), use the Publish for LMS option.

To Publish for LMS:

  1. Click the Publish button on the toolbar (or from the Articulate menu).
  2. Select the LMS publish tab.
  3. Specify a Publish location for your quiz. The default location is in this directory: My Documents\My Articulate Projects. Click the ellipsis button (...) or type a directory path if you want to pick a different location on your computer.
  4. Modify the Properties as necessary.
    • If you wish to modify the Quiz Title, click the corresponding link.
    • Questions: This field displays the number of questions (and any randomization and pooling you’ve enabled) in your quiz or survey.
    • If you wish to modify the Passing Score, click the corresponding link. To learn more, see Managing Quiz Properties.
    • If you wish to modify Player Templates, click the corresponding link. To learn more, see Managing Quizmaker ’09 Player Templates.
    • If you wish to modify the Quality, click the corresponding link.
      • Set your desired Compression settings:
        • Optimize for Web Delivery: If this quiz will be delivered on a Web server -- on either the Internet or an intranet -- then choose this as your compression setting.
        • Optimize for CD-ROM Delivery: If this quiz will be delivered via CD-ROM, then choose this as your compression setting.
        • Custom (Advanced): This option is recommended only for users with advanced knowledge of compression settings. Set the JPEG factor for Compression using the sliding percentage scale. A quality factor of 75 is the default image setting when using Optimize for Web Delivery. You can also specify an Audio bitrate using the drop-down menu. The range is between 16 kbps and 160 kbps; the default is 24 kbps (Web).
        • Click OK to accept your settings or Cancel to exit without saving.
  5. Define the Output Options.
    • Select from the LMS drop-down the industry standard you wish to use:
      • SCORM 1.2
      • SCORM 2004
      • AICC
    • Click the Reporting and Tracking button to specify your metadata.
      • Provide LMS Course Information that will be passed to your LMS:
        1. Title: The title of your quiz.
        2. Description: A description of your quiz.
        3. Identifier: A brief identifier for your quiz.
        4. AICC only Creator: The author’s name.
        5. SCORM only Version: The version of your quiz, if applicable.
        6. SCORM only Duration: How long it will take the average user to complete the quiz.
        7. SCORM only Keywords: Keywords for your quiz.
        8. AICC only Filename (URL): The location where the quiz will be hosted with your LMS.
      • SCORM only LMS Lesson SCORM Information that will be passed to your LMS (can be the same as above):
        1. Title: The title of your quiz.
        2. Identifier: A brief identifier for your quiz.
      • Select LMS Reporting options that will be passed to your LMS (leave at default settings if you’re not sure):
        1. Passed/Incomplete
        2. Passed/Failed
        3. Completed/Incomplete
        4. Completed/Failed
      • Click OK to save your LMS Metadata.
  6. Click Publish to publish your quiz or survey.
  7. When the Publish process is complete, you will receive the following Publish Success dialog box to choose the next step:
    • View Quiz: Allows you to see the published output in your Web browser.
    • Email: Automatically generates a message with the zipped output attached to send content via e-mail.
    • FTP: To publish directly to your server via FTP.
      • Provide the following information for FTP Upload (example credentials shown in italics):
        • Server: yourserver.com
        • Port: default is 21
        • Username: your login
        • Password: secure password
        • Directory: /users/jsmith/public_html/quizzes/newhire***
        • ***Path is relative to starting point when logging in via FTP

        • Click Test Connection to confirm FTP access.
        • Select Save username and password as necessary.
    • Zip: To create and save a zipped version of the output.
    • Open Folder: Opens the published output folder.
    • Choose Close when you are done or to exit without selecting one of the above options.