Publish to Your LMS

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Engage ’09 provides simple, 1-click publishing for generating your Flash-based interaction. If you’re creating an interaction 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 interaction. 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.
    • Items displays the number of items in your interaction (e.g., the number of tabs, including introduction, if you have one).
    • If you wish to modify the Quality, click the corresponding link to set your desired compression. Learn more in Managing Interaction Properties.
    • If you wish to modify Color Scheme, click the corresponding link to set your desired Colors and Effects. Learn more in Managing Interaction Properties.
    • If you wish to modify Playback Mode, click the corresponding link to set your setting. Learn more in Managing Interaction Properties.
    • LMS: Select from the drop-down menu the industry standard you wish to use:
      • SCORM 1.2
      • SCORM 2004 (specify 2nd Edition or 3rd Edition in Reporting and Tracking)
      • 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 interaction.
        2. Description: A description of your interaction.
        3. Identifier: A brief identifier for your interaction.
        4. AICC only Creator: The author’s name.
        5. SCORM only Version: The version of your interaction, if applicable.
        6. SCORM only Duration: How long it will take the average user to complete the interaction.
        7. SCORM only Keywords: Keywords for your interaction.
        8. AICC only Filename (URL): The location where the interaction 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 interaction.
        2. Identifier: A brief identifier for your interaction.
      • 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.
  5. Click Publish to publish your interaction.
  6. When the Publish process is complete, you will receive the following Publish Success dialog box to choose the next step:
    • View Interaction: 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/interactionzes/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.