When publishing from Presenter 13 for LMS is the output in Flash or HTML or Both?

I have 2 parts to my question.

1.  When I publish my presentation as an LMS publish is the output Flash, HTML or both? 

2.  When I upload the presentation to my Absorb LMS I upload the zip file I create when publishing and then I select the index_lms.html.  Does this mean I am uploading the presentation in HTML and not using any Flash output?

I am asking because we will be migrating to a new version of Absorb (Absorb 5) and it is not compatible with Flash.  I am not clear as to whether the presentations I have uploaded into my current version of Absorb are Flash or not.

3 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Mike!

You choose the settings that you would like during publishing as you can see in this tutorial.

Articulate Presenter lets you publish courses for Flash, HTML5, and the Articulate Mobile Player app. To distribute your published content, upload it to your web server or LMS, then link to the presentation.html file in the published output. Here’s how Presenter determines which version of your content to display when learners view it.
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Mike,

If you're pointing to the index_lms.html that's still the Flash version of the course, but if your browser or device doesn't allow for Flash, they'll be presented with the HTML5 output (if you've enabled that as a publishing option). Additionally you may want to review this article on how the Flash, HTML5, or AMP content will be displayed for your LMS.

If you want to direct solely to the HTML5 output, you can point to the index_lms_html5.html page. although it's not what we'd recommend based on users who may be accessing it in unsupported browsers or devices.