iPad HTML5/SCORM Launch Window
Oct 31, 2012
When taking an HTML5/SCORM course on the iPad Safari, most (all?) LMS will provide a launch button to kick off the course. The student clicks this button to open a new window.
Modern LMS detect that iPad Safari blocks popups and will present a secondary message informing the student that popups are blocked and the new window could not be opened. The LMS will present the student with a second "launch" button that the student must click to get iPad/Safari to open a new window to launch the course.
Storyline has a default launch page for HTML5 which then presents the student with a THIRD launch button. I imagine this third launch page was designed into Storyline/HTML5 because testing was done stand-alone without a SCORM LMS and a user-click was required to get iPad/Safari to play the audio/video.
Unlike developers and testers, customers generally track employee course status and will run Storyline/HTML5 from an LMS. Requiring three launch buttons be considered bad UI and confusing to most people taking the course.
SCORM is 100% of all my course deployments. How about a compile-time checkbox to enable/disable the Storyline HTML5 launch window? This would improve the student experience and satisfy those that use HTML5 without a SCORM LMS (does anyone out there use HTML5 without an LMS?)