We have previously evaluated two popular content authoring tools: Adobe Captivate versions 2 and 3, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio 4. Since that time, TechSmith has released a new version: Camtasia Studio 6. We recently investigated what this new version offers.
With Camtasia Studio 4, the completion status of an SCO was only recorded if the content contained a quiz or survey. If the content did not contain a quiz or survey, the student’s status was reported to the LMS as incomplete or unknown. As a workaround, we suggested content providers include a survey question at the end of their Camtasia videos asking, for example, whether the lesson was relevant or effective.
With Camtasia Studio 6, that problem has been resolved. Flash videos with or without an embedded quiz or survey correctly report their completion status back to the LMS. This means that content providers can use a variety of other formats to deliver their training, while still being able to track completion. These new formats include WMV, MOV, AVI, RM, CAMV, and animated GIF.
I am trying to set up a Virtual Online Christian school. I would like to use SCORM compliant software to generate interactive learning presentations. I am very disappointed that most software such as Captivate, Adobe Presenter, Articulate Presenter all seem to fail to keep the interactive flash elements when importing Boardworks PowerPoint presentations. Any suggestions?
We haven’t worked with Boardworks before, but we do know that you cannot migrate flash objects from your PowerPoint presentations into tools like Articulate because they don’t support macros or embedded objects.
After looking at the Boardworks Web site, I found that they do support SCORM. Did you not have any success with this?
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