Workflow for Creating Two Versions of SL Courses
For one of my current projects, I need to create two versions of each course, an interactive version and a video version. The video version needs to have the interactivity removed, layers set to show on timers, etc. There will be updates to the content over time, so I'm trying to figure out the best way to manage the content.
Here's what I think my workflow will be:
- Create an "everything" version of the course with both the interactive and passive versions of slides. Many of the slides will be the same, but I'll need to duplicate and adjust certain slides.
- Create an "interactive" version of the course (probably just a Save As) and delete the passive slides.
- Create a video version of the course. I'll either do this via Save As and deleting the files, or possibly publish the whole thing to video and cut out the portions I don't need.
- For all future updates, changes will be made in the Everything version and then exported.
If you have done multiple versions of a course, is this basically what your workflow looks like? Is there a better way to do this?
I might be able to do the interactive version by putting the interactive slides in a separate scene and changing the triggers for the next buttons to jump appropriately. Then, I could export the video following the slide order instead of the next button. That would mean I wouldn't need to Save As for the interactive version.
I was also wondering if I could control this with a variable at the beginning of the course. If IsInteractive = True, then the navigation could go one way to show the interactive versions. If IsInteractive = False, then the navigation could skip the interaction or use the alternate versions of slides. Then I'd just need to set the variable before exporting.
Any tips to make this easier?