Publish to Your LMS

Article Last Updated Dec 1, 2015

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

To Publish for LMS:

  1. Select Articulate --> Publish to launch the Publish dialog.
  2. Select the LMS publish tab.
  3. Specify a Publish location for your elearning course. 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 Published title, type a new title.
    • If you wish to modify the Player template, select from the drop-down menu the template you’d like to use, or click the ellipsis button (...) to manage player templates. See the section Customizing the Player Template: Overview for more details.
    • If you wish to modify the Logo, select from the drop-down menu the logo you’d like to use, or click the ellipsis button (...) to manage logos. See the section Managing Presentation Options: Logos for more details.
    • If you wish to modify the Presenter, select from the drop-down menu the presenter you’d like to use, or click the ellipsis button (...) to manage presenters. See the section Managing Presentation Options: Presenters for more details.
    • Select from the LMS drop-down the elearning 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.
      • In the Reporting tab, provide LMS Course Information that will be passed to your LMS:
        • Title: The title of your elearning course.
        • Description: A description of your elearning course.
        • Identifier: A brief identifier for your elearning course.
        • AICC only Creator: The author’s name.
        • SCORM only Version: The version of your elearning course, if applicable.
        • SCORM only Duration: How long it will take the average user to complete the elearning course.
        • SCORM only Keywords: Keywords for your elearning course.
        • AICC only Filename (URL): The location where the elearning course 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):
        • Title: The title of your elearning course.
        • Identifier: A brief identifier for your elearning course.
      • In the Reporting tab, select LMS Reporting options that will be passed to your LMS (leave at default settings if you’re not sure):
        • Passed/Incomplete
        • Passed/Failed
        • Completed/Incomplete
        • Completed/Failed
      • In the Tracking tab, choose how you want to track progress and completion:
        • Track using number of slides viewed: With this option selected, your user must view a set number of the total slides in the presentation before the user is considered to have completed the course. Simply pick a number from the drop-down box to set the Minimum number of slides viewed to complete.
        • Track Using Quiz Results: With this option selected, your user must successfully complete a Quizmaker quiz or choices Learning Game before the user is considered to have completed the course. For more information on quizzes, see Adding Quizmaker Quizzes or Adding a Learning Game. If you have inserted more than one quiz in your e-learning course or presentation, only one can be chosen for tracking purposes by your LMS. The Passing score shown here is that which you defined in your quiz or Learning Game.
      • Click OK to save your LMS Metadata.
  5. Click Publish to publish your elearning course.
  6. When the Publish process is complete, you will receive the following Publish Success dialog box to choose the next step:
    • View Presentation: 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.