How to format content into course?

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Once I have produced content how do I package it in a format similar to the Camtasia Cert course. Do I need to purchase a SCORM package or use "Teachable" or other resources or is there a way to package using the tools provided with a Screencast.com membership?
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monica.crowl

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Joe Morgan

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With a free account.
You can upload videos to Screencast.com
If you've produced videos using the Smart Player with interactive content. You can simply upload the produced video to Screencast and everything will work.

Theres a bandwidth limit.If you upload a lot of videos and/or get a lot of views.You may need to purchase an account.To cover the bandwidth used.

With a free account, if no one views a video for a period of one year.The video will be deleted, so this is important to understand.

Sign up for a free account to get started.

Regards,Joe
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In addition to what Joe offered, it's worth considering exactly what your goals are with a course. There are questions that will need answers that will help guide you.

For example,  are you creating one or more courses in order to sell the courses to others for profit? If so, that pretty much rules out ScreenCast and the "Teachable" and other options gain much higher importance.

Are you creating the courses for use at the company you work for? If so, you likely need to ask around because many companies already have a training department that may be using a Learning Management System.
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You could look at Reload Editor, a free and open source tool for creating SCORM packages from various types of content.
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btw... I suggested a long time ago that Techsmith could integrate Reload Editor into Camtasia, but it seems there is no interest in their part to improve Camtasia along this line. Sad, really.
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But if you have access to a LMS, Camtasia already is able to pack your projects to SCORM.
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It is my understanding that the SCORM package that Camtasia makes is still sub-par.... thinks like restarting a course from beginning vs last point.
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I think the problem may stem from this simple fact........... TechSmith has a vested interest in marketing and catering to  ScreenCast.com subscriptions. 

Regards,Joe   
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Hi all

It seems to me that Monica's question may be far more generic and really unrelated to SCORM.

While I have no access to really see the course she is referring to, I'm guessing her question is mostly related to the look and feel of how the Camtasia  Certification course was presented to the user. Placement of videos or main course content, layout of the screen and other things. I suppose SCORM could be a factor in it, but  I'd be willing to bet it wasn't what was being referred to in this case.

Perhaps Monica will pop back in to clarify. And if my hunch proves true, I'm hoping to see someone from TechSmith  pop in to advise on the steps they took with their courses.

Happy Sunday... Rick :)
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Hi Rick, 
I appreciate everyone's helpful answers and I believe your correct that SCORM may be unrelated to what I'm trying to do. I am a novice and am learning as I go. 
I am a trainer in a large Real Estate office (98 agents). The current training is done via live classes or manuals. I'm trying to create an eLearing environment for agents to follow at their own pace and at their convenience. I am following our training manuals and producing screencast instead of the still images in the manuals. 
Once my content has been edited I upload them to Screencast.com (I have the pro subscription). 
The last piece to the puzzle for me is how do I create it in a format that tracks the agents progress through the material. I can see how I can create "playlist" through Screencast.com but I don't know how to make cohesive course with quizzes in order to move to the next lesson. And therefore complete courses in a sequence. 
I'm flying solo in this endeavor as Screencasting has not been attempted as part of a training program.
This is an example of what I'm trying to create. The left is a table of contents with quizzes to move on to the next lesson and a link to go to the "next course". 



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I am looking to do the same things and have not come up with a cost-effective solution yet.