Captivate 2 bug: FTP breaks SCORM packaging

If you use the current release of Captivate 2 to make elearning intended for an LMS, then do not use the built-in FTP. Likewise, do not use the current Captivate 2 release with FTP and PENS. When the FTP box is checked, Captivate 2 makes invalid SCORM 1.2 and invalid SCORM 2004 packages. Under these […]

Quick Links- Comics and PENS

Two quick and mostly unrelated links to discuss. Mark Oehlert references a great book, Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud, which I first saw back when I was working on training for the F-22 figher in the 1990s. Yes, even fighter pilot training can benefit from storyboarding, communication and visualiztion tips from comic art techniques. Anyway, […]

Another vendor adds PENS support- OutStart

Businesswire shows that OutStart Announces PENS Support. I’ll update the link to point to the OutStart site, as soon as it is available there. Great to have another vendor on-board, and I look forward to seeing their implementation working with others at the plugfest that starts tomorrow. The interoperability labs run Tuesday afternoon, with vendor […]

How-to use Captivate 2 and PENS

Here is a quick 2-3 minute demonstration of how to publish directly from Captivate 2 to an LMS or LCMS using PENS- Publish directly to LMS with Captivate 2 using PENS. I’ve been getting a few question about this from end-users and various vendors preparing for the PENS Plugfest, so I thought it would be […]

AICC PENS Plugfest in Vancouver

I’ve been busy preparing for the AICC Meetings and PENS Plugfest happening next week. For starters, I added SSL support to the hosted version of the PENS test tools that I offer online (sample HTML form here, and PHP-based PENS command validator here or SSL here). This change has not been integrated to the official […]

LMS Updates- Blackboard Lawsuit, LMS CEOs, PENS & SCORM News

It seems like there is so much going on right now. Rather than doing 3 posts I’ll do one quick post and hit 3-4 topics. Blackboard Lawsuit– Disappointing to read about Blackboard filing patent-based lawsuits against other LMS companies. Others have followed this more closely and written about it more clearly than I can, like […]