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We need to have Camtasia videos to have bookmark capabilities. Our LMS has employees that get interrupted in the middle of the video, so they need to be able to resume where they left off at a later time. I would recommend that this be incorporated into the next update, please.
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Karen Weaver

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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hello,
I am not sure what LMS you are using or what kind of videos can be used with it, but I thought I would mention Camtasia Studio's Marker feature.

While markers are not bookmarks, they might be a good workaround that provides your viewers with a Table of Contents. This way, if they do have to leave the video and come back to it, they can click the TOC entry that is closest to their "leave-off" location.

You can learn more about Markers here:

Video:
http://www.techsmith.com/learn/camtas...

Help Tooic:
http://download.techsmith.com/camtasi...

I hope this helps. Perhaps others who use LMS can also chime in here and provide some tips.

Kelly
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Karen Weaver

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Thanks, Kelly. I had thought of that, but we didn't want to add a TOC because of the size limit for the LMS videos. (120 MB). We are checking with the LMS to see if they can do something on their end. Thank you for your help.
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If you use the new Overlay controller, the TOC doesn't make the video larger, nor does the player controls. Instead, they appear temporarily on top of the video area (an the video resizes smaller) while the cursor hovers over the video area.

There are limitations, however... only MP4, a single MP4 at that, and no quiz support.

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Bruce Rothwell
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Karen Weaver

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Thanks, Bruce, but we have to use SCORM, and sometimes with quizzes.
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brucerothwell

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Hmmm... are you saying that SCORM output is not possible with the Overlay controller?

If that is so, hey Techsmith: Please see my other post regarding quizzes and the Overlay controller -- add the SCORM support back.

Again, why take away features just for the sake of a new Flash controller?
Please explain.

Here's an analogy: Just because I ask for a cherry on top of my banana split doesn't mean I want you to take away the babana.

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Bruce Rothwell
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Karen Weaver

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I'm not sure if Overlay works with SCORM? I was referencing what you stated above about MP4 and quizzing. We use .flv files and SCORM with quizzing. Would the overlay work in that situation?
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David M. Converse

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You might ask your LMS vendor to add support for mp4 format as well as FLV since FLV is an older codec with inferior technical specs, and it doesn't work on mobile devices that don't have Flash available. Quizzing does require Flash with Camtasia Studio but it is something that HTML5 or a standard HTML 3.2 form could handle, but again authoring and LMS support are needed.
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Karen Weaver

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Exactly - LMS support is needed. The LMS will be rolling out a new version shortly, so hopefully all this will be updated. Thanks for your help and advice
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brucerothwell

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Karen,

I realized that perhaps the ExpressShow controller still has the option of have the TOC "float" -- I've used it before, and the menu pops upon top of the video when the user presses the TOC button. Therefore, your video size stays as small as possible. (the ExpressShow player controls add very little to the bottom of the video.

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Bruce Rothwell
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Julie Kenney

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I agree. Bookmarking within an LMS is a basic function. Any progress on this?

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