Mobile Player - how does it connect/disconnect to LMS?
Hi, my client asked me details on how the connection to his LMS occurs from the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP) for iPad. I thought that information would be easy to come across, but it wasn't. Existing information is mostly about publish settings for iPad, iPad vs HTML5, etc. and also this forum post which seems to suggest that once someone has a SL course running in AMP, it stays available in there forever as long as there is an internet connection, whether or not learner is logged on or even has active credentials on the LMS...
I ran a quick test on my sandbox instance of Absorb LMS. I did setup a new learner with access to a given course, with the "Publish for Articulate Mobile Player" option selected. I logged in on the iPad as the new learner, ran the course and as expected it loaded on the AMP. I viewed a couple of slides. Then exited the course, logged off the LMS from the iPad's browser. I went back to the LMS admin and deleted the user. Impossible to login to the LMS now, as expected. But when I open back my AMP on the iPad, I am still able to see the course and navigate through it, implying that I am still connected. When I open and exit the course again, I can even come back and it loads to the last slide I visited.
Does this mean that once a learner has an e-learning course up and running on the iPad player, he will have access to it forever no whether or not his LMS account is still active? And as a side question, does bookmarking occur on the AMP instead of going through the LMS?
I would love to see some documentation on how exactly the AMP behaves and interacts with my LMS.
Any input and help appreciated, thanks! :)