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Dec 8, 2011 8:49 PM

Tags: #captivate_5 #lms_reporting #5.0 #schemas #lms

We have just received a module back from the LMS test team and they have reported that the course completion status is not being communicated to the LMS. They have told me that this issue has been encountered before wth courses that contain the text string <schema>ADL SCORM</schema> .  I have been asked to repackage the module with the line <schema>IMS Content</schema>.


Can this be done through Captivate, or do I need to go and edit the XML directl?  If so, aside from the LMS issue, will this edit impact on the behaviour of the content in Captivate?


I am using Captivate 5.0


Any help much appreciated.




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    Dec 8, 2011 9:21 PM   in reply to Lance_Treloar

    If this WILL truly help your particular brand of LMS, you can just edit the manifest.xml template found at:

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 5.5\Templates\Publish  (on 32bit systems)

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 5.5\Templates\Publish (on 64bit systems)


    This is the file that Captivate alters at publish time to become the imsmanifest.xml file in the output package.


    Just out of curiosity, which particular LMS is this that you're trying to work with?  I've not encountered this particular complaint before and I'm a bit dubious that it would make a difference.


    If your Captivate SCORM module is not passing an LMSFinish command, what have you got your Project End option set to? (Stop or Close)

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    Dec 8, 2011 10:27 PM   in reply to Lance_Treloar

    OK.  Take a look at the information I've so far collected on this page in my Captivate LMS Guide: tem-lms-guide/saba


    Note particularly the suggestion that you might need to place a scored button on the second last slide of your project to kick Saba in the ribs.


    Please let me know if you DO find a resolution for this issue.  Any information LMS users can feed back about what works will be very useful for all the other poor Captivate users out there struggling with the vagaries of LMS behaviour.

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    Dec 15, 2011 5:33 PM   in reply to Lance_Treloar

    Bookmarking is a client requirement, not an LMS requirement.


    A Captivate course can set bookmarking (via the Resume Data) but sometimes this will conflict with something else in the same LMS...e.g. you have found.  Turning off the bookmarking fixes the scoring issue. 


    If you cannot find a way to resolve both issues then your client needs to work out which is more important to them: bookmarking or scoring.  My guess is that scoring is more important.  Bookmarking is a nice ot have, not an essential.


    Just because a feature (e.g. bookmarking) exists in an LMS doesn't mean you MUST use it, especially if other considerations outweigh it.


    However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep looking for a solution that gives you your cake and allows you to eat it too.

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    Dec 15, 2011 8:09 PM   in reply to Lance_Treloar

    I'm not sure there is anything else I can offer as a solution.


    There is a change to the Captivate HTM template in Captivate 5.5 that resolves some issues people were having with bookmarked courses getting stuck on the loading screen.  I know this is a different issue to yours but it might be worth your while downloding and installing a trial version of Cp 5.5 to test whether using it would resolve the scoring issue when bookmarking is turned on.  Just be sure to test this out using a COPY of your project file, not the original, as Cp 5.5 changes the file format slightly and would mean you cannot then open the same file in Cp 5.0.


    Some info here about the change in the code: course-freeze-issue-on-some-lmss.html

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