Issues with collaboration using Articulate Presenter Studio 09

I'm in WA and am collaborating with my colleague in CA. We are just starting to learn about developing eLearning courses and looking at different rapid Elearning authoring tools. Our mission is to create courses based on high quality video products we have already developed. While Articulate Presenter 09 has a level of sophistication that we really like, the issues with collaboration are negatively impacting our work productivity.  We have also looked at RapidIntake Unison, a cloud-based elearning tool that has enabled us to work collaboratively. We LOVE this feature! Any thoughts?

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Brian Batt

Hi Mona,

When working on an Articulate Presenter presentation in a collaborative environment with other developers, I recommend that you use the following workflow: 

1. Use the Send to Articulate Presenter Package feature to make an exact copy of the project and the included Engage interactions and Quizmaker quizzes per the method in the article below: 

http://www.articulate.com/support/presenter09/?p=457

If the project files are already located on a network drive, proceed to Step 2.

If the project files are currently located on your local hard drive, skip to Step 6.

2. When you need to edit or publish the presentation, copy the ZIP file (the Articulate Presenter Package) from your network drive (or wherever your source files are) to your local hard drive.

3. Extract (unzip) the project files onto your local hard drive. 

4. Edit and / or publish the presentation as necessary.

5. Use the Send to Articulate Presenter Package feature (from Step 1) to make an exact copy of the updated project files.

6. Copy the resulting ZIP file to your network drive (or cloud) for storage and sharing.

7. Repeat Steps 2 through 6 whenever you need to edit or publish the presentation in the future.

By working on the main project files on your local hard drive, you prevent any corruption or erratic behavior of the files that might have occurred by working on a network drive (ie: random backups). Also, this method ensures that all of your Engage interactions and Quizmaker quizzes stay properly linked together.

Wendy Laverty

Come on Articulate all this fading about with presenter packages is nothing other than frustrating in this day and age.  We have upgraded to a13 and it is even more frustrating now due to roaming at least in a09 you could work on a network drive and 8 times out if 10 it was fine but roaming is a nightmare.  If you had fixed the tracking issues in a09 properly I doubt we would have upgraded.  

A very very very frustrated team