17 Replies
Phil Mayor

Raymond Wan said:

Hi Anne!

What did you use to edit the HTML file?  We're having the same challenge you did.  I' m hoping it's as easy as editing it in Word. 

When you made the edit in the html file and attached to your lms, did it work?

I would reccommend using a text editor, you could use Notepad but I would try and use something that will make the code a bit more meaningful, dreamweaver is probably a little overkill but you could use notepad++

Anne Goldenberger

Hi Raymond -

Yes it worked fine.  Here's what I did (I made my text red):

  1. Publish the Articulate file per the SCORM instructions.
  2. Open the launch.htnl file using WordPad or NotePad.
  3. Add the line in yellow (see below) to the code, at the position shown.
  4. Save the launch.html file.
  5. Zip the SCORMed files for upload to the LMS.

Articulate Presenter

      var g_bLMS = false;

      if (g_bLMS)

      {

            document.write("");

      }

// -->

DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW OR ANY OTHER BROWSER WINDOWS WHILE VIEWING THE TRAINING

     

... [leave the rest of the html file as it was]

Anne Goldenberger

PLEASE IGNORE ABOVE POST.  I tried to delete it, but no luck - I've probably permanently screwed up the eLearning Heroes site by pasting that code in :-(  NOTE TO SELF:  don't do that again).

Here is a screenshot of the way the code should look:

Leave the rest of the HTML file the way it was.

Hope this helps  and apologies for the confusion!

Anne

Raymond Wan

Hi there,

Before I had a chance to see your responses, I actually tried editing in Word....

It looked quite simple as I simply deleted the launch icon and added my own text..  I've tested on ScormCloud and seems to work.  I'm just hoping that it will also work once we host on our lms.

Here's what I created just by using Word to edit the html:

Raymond Wan

Hey Phil,

Thanks for the heads up.  Could you let me know what type of errors I might run into with what I did above? 

I'm not that familiar with editing html files...i simple wanted to remove the launch button and insert my message above.

Anne, 

did you remove the launch button as well or leave it there?

thanks!

Phil Mayor

Word often adds in more html than is needed, it is better to use a plain text editor, notepad++ is free and will give you a more meaningful view of the html

Word has got better as a html editor it is just something I would avoid using because when something goes wrong, you dont know if you did it or word

Anne Goldenberger

Ray, I left the launch button in there, but in our LMS, the courses are loading pretty quickly.  The code I showed you causes the text to appear at the very top of the HTML window, which works well for us because the Articulate window cascades below the launch window in such a way that the learner can still view my text even after the course launches.  If the text was hidden beneath the course window, learners might still be tempted to close it after the course launches (since it appears to be a blank window).

Anne Goldenberger

Phil, I'm hearing the same thing (and seeing shudders from our system admins/devs when we talk about pasting text from Word into a Web site) , so I try to discipline myself and just use straight text, applying any formatting with either code, or whatever rich text editing functions the app might have.

Of course, I seem to have no discipline whatsover when it comes to pasting HTML code into a web forum LOL!

Blake Griffin

Anne Goldenberger said:

OK, I just opened the launcher.html file and was able to add the text (not sure why I didn't think about that earlier) but would I need to do that every time I publish something?  Is there a way to permanently change my template file?

Did you ever get an answer, I would really like to know how to permanently change the template file. 

Phil Mayor

Anne Goldenberger said:

Phil, I'm hearing the same thing (and seeing shudders from our system admins/devs when we talk about pasting text from Word into a Web site) , so I try to discipline myself and just use straight text, applying any formatting with either code, or whatever rich text editing functions the app might have.

Of course, I seem to have no discipline whatsover when it comes to pasting HTML code into a web forum LOL!


lol, luckily most of our CMS's and LMS's have a button to clean pasting in from word, I have also pasted code directly into this forum though, it seems to just dissapear

Cindy Dorsett

Can anyone tell me how to configure our online courses to launch in the LMS player window?  I am a new Articulate user.  I have been asked to configure our courses to launch in the LMS player window, not a separate window.   Our courses, which were designed in Articulate, are configured to launch in a separate window .  When a person opens the course, the LMS player window opens first with a launch button in the center of the screen.  Many people click the launch button and get an error message and then close the window, thus, the LMS stops tracking their activity.