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Does Captivate work with Tin Can API? Yes it does!

Apr 19, 2012 12:15 PM

Tags: #adobe #javascript #captivate #api #scorm #captivate5 #tin_can #tincan #tin-can-can

Hi guys,


I don't know if you've been following the progress of Project Tin Can and the Tin Can API, but if not you can find out more here:


You may be thinking - that's great but Captivate doesn't publish for Tin Can.


Well, I'm here to tell you about a litle project that aims to allow you to take Captivate swfs and drop them into a Tin Can package that will communicate with the LRS. I've so far developed a proof of concept - a Captivate swf that reports to a TIn Can LRS and also successfully bookmarks. Its far from being a finished product and there's a lot of stuff like hard coded variables and missing functionality, but the basics are there.


You can download the proof of concept here:


The project is called Tin-can-Can and is hosted at


I need your help to get it finished and make it awesome - whatever your skillset.


It would be great ot have help with developing the javascript, but if you can't do Javascript I'd love you to get invovled too.


I also need people who can test the wrapper, help to build the documentation wiki, design a logo, manage the code responsitory, publicise the project, give and collect feedback from users, make/organise/implement suggestions etc. etc.


If you'd like to be involved, visit the project site for my email address and send me a mail explaining what you can and would like to do.


Feel free to shoot me any questions about the project. Send any questions about Tin Can API generically to the guys at



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    Apr 19, 2012 12:26 PM   in reply to garemoko

    That's great news.  So I'm assuming that Adobe didn't get in touch with Rustici regarding implementing the Tin Can API?  Are you with Rustici?

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    Feb 14, 2013 4:32 PM   in reply to garemoko

    Hey - tried to follow the wiki link and it didn't work. Is the tin can can project still active?

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    May 8, 2013 6:30 AM   in reply to garemoko

    Will this work with Captivate 6 also.  I was using 5.x and reporting to an internal server with some customized code that I had gotten elsewhere and modified.  Apparently, HTML output is disabled if I am reporting to an internal server, but it supports SCORM.  I am either going to have to implement SCORM reporting and see if I can use something like Tin Can.  I want to generate HTML5 output.

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    Aug 14, 2013 9:36 AM   in reply to garemoko



    Great Project. I guess it could still be used.


    For those who are looking for new ways to host these Tin Can packages, including the Tin Can packages created using Captivate 7. You can now host Tin Can on Wordpress with a simple plugin here: GrassBlade xAPI Companion


    - Pankaj

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