Due date for SCORM package in LMS not working

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I use Camtasia to create videos with quiz questions and add to Blackboard as a SCORM package. After submitting the zipped file to Blackboard, I set up the due date and the attempt limitation. But only the attempt limitation is working. If students did not take the quiz before the due date, they have no problem doing so. And Blackboard will not even label the submission as late.

Why is the due date important?
It is important to make sure student do their work for individual accountability. This is especially important for flipped classroom and team-based learning.
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Hi Katie,

Can you tell me what version of Camtasia you are currently using and what OS (mac | windows)?

We have not done much testing with specific LMS and SCORM like Blackboard.  The TechSmith Smart Player interacts with the SCORM api when submitting a score.  The player currently does not access anything about due-dates.

I'll try to do a little more digging to see if I can find out how due-dates interact with SCORM lessons.

Ben
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Thanks Ben for your reply. I was using Camtasia 9 and I tested both Mac and PC. I just updated to Camtasia 2018.

In Camtasia there is no place to set up due dates, which makes sense since due dates can change every semester. I am not a technology person, so please bear with me with my naive question. To me, it seem that there is no interaction between the player that controls the questions to the due dates in LMS. So I hope this issue can be fixed. 

Why this is important? If it is fixed, we can convince teachers how the videos can be useful to monitor students' understanding and still make videos available after the due date. As an instructional consultant, I can see more teachers will be interested in the tool if it is fixed. Thanks.
Thanks again Ben.
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Hi Katie
I'm not sure that anything is actually "broken". Here's why I say that. I have worked with another product named Adobe Captivate. As much as I love Camtasia, if I were working with an LMS, I'd want to use Captivate. I'd certainly use Camtasia if I needed full motion recordings, but I'd stick them into Captivate slides.  I'm not saying this to try and dissuade you from using Camtasia. It's just that when you look at the configuration options for working with LMS, Camtasia is pretty simplistic as compared to Captivate. I just opened the settings for Captivate in order to see if there is ANYTHING that relates to "due date". Here are some screen captures so you can see for yourself.







Now, I am aware that a separate area of a Captivate project configuration allows configuring an "expiration date", but that's something completely separate. If it had any effect on LMS settings, it would surely be listed among these screens.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks for sharing Rick. If I remember correctly, Camtasia also has the option to set if students have to take the quiz or if they can skip them. At least it was available to me for the PC version. I haven't done much research with the Mac version. I will keep digging, and possibly reading out to Blackboard to see what the solution could be.
Thanks again.
Katie :)
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Based on what has been posted, it seems that you are configuring the Due Date AFTER you upload things to Blackboard?

If that's correct as written, it would seem to suggest the issue is with Blackboard and not Camtasia.

I'm not sure I've ever seen anywhere in Camtasia where one might configure a due date.

Cheers... Rick :)