Publishing a big elearning course
I am currently evaluating Articulate and have liked it very much. Before making the purchase decision I would like to clarify a few points:
1) I will be using Articulate to publish modules of around 300-400 slides containing text, graphics, flash, and audio. In the trial version, I have noticed that publishing around 50 slides takes quite some time. I have read about optimizing slides in various articles and certainly hope to do that. However, i was wondering if Articulate can handle that many slides and multimedia objects? Has anyone tried something similar before? Our content is not yet ready so we can't test it out but it may jeopardize our plans if we discover an issue later in the day.
2) How can I perform load testing on my Articulate courses? I will be hosting the course on my own infrastructure and was wondering what server configuration I should keep in mind (this is for around 800 users who will take the course multiple times from their respective computers). I have checked out AO but its too expensive for us. We are working on a limited budget and would like to make the most of it.
Look forward to hear from you guys!