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I'm trying to create a sample training to present to my supervisor in hopes that they will purchase the software to use with our LMS.  I need to be able to email it to them and have them view it, but they won't have the player.  I tried publishing and saving as the HTML.  I was able to pull it up on my computer in a browser window, but couldn't figure out how to send it to them via email.  I placed it in a .zip folder and emailed it to myself as a trial, but I couldn't get it to open.  

Is there a way for someone that doesn't have the player to view the material?  It doesn't look like it can be saved as a PPT file.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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Ali Goulet

Hi John- Thanks for reaching out here! If you haven't already, I would suggest first checking out this article on Publishing and Sharing Content

If you want your supervisor to be able to view the content locally on their end, you'll want to make sure to Publish For CD. Check out Step 4 in that article for ways of distributing courses published for local viewing. Emailing can be tricky, as many email providers have security restrictions and files size limitations. If you're able to successfully email the .zip, your supervisor will want to make sure to save it to their desktop or local drive before fully extracting it. Then they can double click on the Launch_Story.exe to view the course content. 

You may also want to check out this article on a few easy ways to share your courses. Tempshare (the first option listed) is a quick and easy option for testing and sharing your course content. It creates an internet link that is active for ten days which you can send to anyone you wish to review it. If you go this route, you'll want to make sure to Publish for Web

You also mentioned that in the end you'll be using an LMS. If you're interested in testing your course in an LMS environment, you'll want to Publish for LMS. You can create a free account with SCORM Cloud, as it's the recommended testing environment for LMS modules, and upload your published course there to view and share it.