Most LMSs have very specific requirements around how you should terminate a session and just exiting or closing down the browser window might not be good because the LMS may not get the data it requires that way. If you do not tell the LMS that the session has been terminated and supply the right data, your users might find their final score was not recorded, which will cause you lots of grief.
I know this is the case with many SCORM LMSs. I don't work with AICC because it's an older technology, but I suspect similar rules apply.
Thank you for your reply.
Definately, I understand this and at this time I am not entirely certain what the end lesson string is (it is a custom built AICC based LMS) but my question is, when I find out what the required string is, how do I send this string to the LMS.
In other eLearning tools, such as Lectora, this is easy and obvious. In Captivate, I do not see any feature or advanced action that I can attach to a button, in order to send the appropriate string to the LMS.
Actually, even just getting an exit button to work is a bit of a pain.
Why doesn't Adobe Captivate add some canned exits that work with most browsers and exits that close out a learning session on most LMSs. Of course, these canned controls should be developer editable.
I have two exits in my template.
1. Always available quick exit (simply ends the browser session)
2. End lesson button at the end of the course. Clicking this button should send any applicable end session or "complete" string to the AICC based LMS and then close the browser session.
Anyone know how to how to accomplish these two requirements in Adobe Captivate 6?
I hope we all find an appropriate and workable solution, since this is a pretty important one, one I am amazed that Adobe hasn't answered in a simpler more productive way.