Publishing issues - LMS/iPad

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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Even though I am using the publish settings for the LMS that also allow the Viewer app, when that gets launched on the iPad it has a Play button rather than a Launch button and the viewer app does not get called as it should. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4   It does work with our LMS to download on the Viewer app, but ONLY if I go in and change the code in the manifest to start with story.html instead of the lms one, which means that even from a laptop our LMS will not track it because it is calling a different file rather than the LMS one.  I can’t seem to figure out where the code is to change the play button to a launch button, nor should I have to if the publish settings has a check box for it already. 

I ran some more tests and here’s what I have concluded.

1.      If I set publish settings to LMSInclude HTML5 outputUse Articulate Mobile Player on iPadAllow downloading for offline viewing (see screenshot below) (This is the one that I need this one to work – but it doesn’t)

o   On the laptop in the browser it will launch the module in the browser immediately when clicked on and start to play it.

o   The LMS does track the project.

o   On the iPad I get a page with a button that says Play – which then opens in the browser and not the Viewer app (this is incorrect as it should say Launch so the Viewer app gets launched)

o   The LMS does track the project

2.      If I set publish settings as above but go into the imsmanifest.xml file and change the starting page from index_lms.html to story.html

o   On laptop in the browser it will launch the module in the browser immediately when clicked on and start to play it.

o   The LMS does NOT track the project.

o   On the iPad I get a page with a button that says Launch – which then opens in the Viewer app

o   The LMS does NOT track the project

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I sincerely appreciate any assistance you can give me regarding this issue.  I am in the process of evaluating this product and will not get the approval from my manager to make the purchase if I cannot get it to work on both the laptop and iPad without having to make multiple versions or go into change code.

Lisa

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Mark Kizilos

I recently contacted tech support for scorm cloud regarding private content authorization (required to host content for mobile devices within an LMS). They told me they would be adding that capability in the next week or so...that was a few weeks ago...I received an email today regarding a webinar on using tin can on scorm cloud...I expect that means they now have that functionality. For now, I am using articulate-online to host my iPad course and it is working so far (still in development phase).

Jeanette Denham

Thanks Phil and Peter for your help.  I have ended up providing a link to the iPad version in Moodle, but hosting the files in our normal website so that gets around the authentication issue. It makes is slightly more vulnerable for others to access, but it is a risk I will have to take at the moment.  Love all your support and advice - it really makes this e-learning journey (maybe pilgrimmage) so much easier!!

Gerry Wasiluk

We are also using a multi-server solution for some training that we'll be launching this week.

People with Flash go to the LMS for the course.

People with iPads go to Articulate Online.  Completions from there will be manually entered into the LMS.  A "ugh situation" the course sponsor will accept.

No HTML5 for now--too immature and limiting IMVHO.  Content has to be very rich and very interactive.