LMS launch file

Aug 21, 2015

I've completed my course and am ready to upload it to an LMS.  My question is, what file do I indicate as being the "launch" file?   My HTML file options are:

  • index_lms
  • index_lms_html5
  • story
  • story_html5
  • story_unsupported

I've read on other posts that "index_lms" is the correct file, but that made me wonder what purpose the "index_lms_html5" file servers?   Just looking to make sure I'm pointing to the correct file which will also identify the type of device the learner is using and play the module appropriately.\


4 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi M!

If your LMS requires that you identify a single launch file once you've uploaded your content, the file to point to is index_lms.html. 

When learners launch your course, they'll automatically see the right type of content based on the device and browser they're using:

  • They'll see the Flash content if their browser supports it.
  • If they're using an iPad, and if you chose the Articulate Mobile Player option when you published, they'll see a launch page that allows them to view the course in the Articulate Mobile Player. (And if they don't have the player installed on their iPad yet, they'll see an option to install it.)
  • If they're using an iPad and you didn't choose the mobile player option when you published, but you did choose HTML5, they'll see the HTML5 output.
  • If they're using some other non-Flash compatible browser and you chose to publish for HTML5, they'll see the HTML5 output.

You can find more information about publishing for an LMS here. 

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