How can I save a video as a SCORM file using Camtasia for mac?

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I'm new to Camtasia and having trouble figuring out how to save files as SCORM compliant files to post to my LMS. Our LMS doesn't support MP4 files (which is the default) - only SCORM for videos. Any ideas on how I can make this work? Thanks!
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Conan Heiselt, Employee

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Hi Patsy,

Camtasia for Mac doesn't export a SCORM package because it doesn't currently have quizzing.

However, you should still be able to upload (or link to) videos in your LMS. What formats does it support (e.g. MOV, FLV, SWF, AVI, WMV, etc.)? Or is it expecting the video to be hosted elsewhere and want a link or embed code?

Conan.
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Conan Heiselt, Employee

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Hi,

Thanks for letting us know of your needs. The best thing I can suggest to make sure your vote for this type of feature is heard is to comment on the thread you mentioned--which you've already done--and make sure you "Me Too" it as well. Those give us a good indication of how many people would use SCORM or Tin Can and what they need from it.


Conan.
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Hi,
thanks for your fast response. I just follow your hints as mentioned.

But independent from the request to add the SCORM feature to the Mac version and their requirements. Why it was build for the PC version once – I think it was/is the same requirements as for the Mac?

Of course, Camtasia was first developed for the PC because of the bigger user base, but what was the decision to kill this and some other feature for the Mac (http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-pc-...) ?
For example, I think also quizzing and surveys are also very interesting to create inactive learning modules even on the Mac.
And based on this questions, how often an PC user ask for the SCORM feature?
By the way this year a new SCORM standard will release: SCORM 2014, do you will update Camtasia to support this new feature for PC and naturally for Mac also?

Regards,
Appletiser.
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Conan Heiselt, Employee

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Dave O'Rourke (in that other thread) is the Product Owner, so would be the authoritative person to ask, but having been on the Camtasia for Mac team from almost the beginning--and since this type of question has come up a lot over the years--I can give you my perspective.

Possibly the most important thing to understand when looking at Camtasia Studio vs. Camtasia for Mac is that they were developed completely separate from each other (i.e. Camtasia:mac was not a port of Camtasia Studio), so nothing has been "cut" from Mac version. Instead, since everything that gets put in means that many other features/abilities don't get put in or get delayed, every option to include gets prioritized according to current possibilities and what we gather customers want and need. That doesn't mean that what's not there isn't important, just that there are so many directions to go and only so much time in the day.

Unfortunately, that's also a slight simplification since there is also a lot of development work that gets done that no one sees, such as work that will allow us to make the two Camtasias more inline in the future. And there are the other products and initiatives that TechSmith has. 

In reality, none of that knowledge probably helps you with the problems you're having right now that we're not helping you solve. So, I just want to let you know that we listen, we debate, we consider, and we make the best decisions we can to create software that then helps others, in turn, make great things.


Conan.
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Hi Conan.

Thanks a lot for your answer. I understand that the development is much more comprehensive under the hood then it seems at the surface and of course your description gave me a good impression of this/your work. 

Well, I hope that my request about SCORM export and also from all the others who's been interested in, will give you and your your colleagues some motivation to add this feature in Camtasia for Mac next in the future ;-)

I will excitedly looking forward and hope to hear about the good news then :-)

Kind regards,
Appletiser. 
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So dissappointed! I bought Camtasia and payed a lot for it just to find out that with Mac we're soooo limited! Not fair, when buying the product you never mentioned that. The main reason I had for spending so much money was for creating elearning material, including scorm obviously as Moodle needs that. For my surprise, the payment was not worth it at all and I feel cheated. Don't know about development and all the work you mention from developers, maybe it's a lot too but, as a customer, we just care for what we pay and expect to get what we bought and not a little of something useless. Not from a professional and serious company!
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I have the same issue.  I want to have a video that includes a table of contents in my LMS - but without the SCORM option, how can I bring in a packaged file that my LMS will recognize? 
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Until Camtasia:Mac supports SCORM output, you could try working with RELOAD Editor, an open source and free tool that is design for building SCORM output from various source content.

I have used it in the past to create a SCORM output that was compatible with our corporate LMS, where even the SCORM output from the Windows version of Camtasia is note proper enough.

The RELOAD Editor itself can be found here:
   http://www.reload.ac.uk/editor.html

There are other tools involved in the RELOAD project that might be worth investigation:
   http://www.reload.ac.uk/tools.html

I have suggested in the past (perhaps it went unnoticed) that Techsmith could integrate the RELOAD Editor, and possibly other tools, into Camtasia.
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dolson

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Thank you I have been waiting for a tool like this.
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Hello,

We want to thank you for your patience.   We are pleased to announce that we have just released our newest, most powerful version of Camtasia yet.  This Camtasia release includes quizzing and SCORM support, plus a large number of other features. You can buy Camtasia here http://shop.techsmith.com/ or download the trial here https://www.techsmith.com/download/camtasia/

Please feel free to post your feedback and feature requests here in our Community forums https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith and remember, all technical support-related inquiries should be directed to our dedicated Technical Support team at https://support.techsmith.com/ 
Thanks again!
 
-Team TechSmith
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Camtasia 3.0 has the ability to create SCORM files.  Just select Local File under the Share menu.  There is an option in the dialog to include SCORM.



-Stephen
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thank you
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agata.rosinska

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Hi

I tried to upload video SCORM file into LMS multiple times. At first it was in wmv. format - unsuccessful, because our LMS doesn't support this format. But it fails to upload even when I changed to mp4 format (supported one).  Do you know what I can do?

I receive following message:

 

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Hi there

While I do not in any way purport to be a SCORM expert, I do understand that in order to upload a SCORM package, you need a zip file along with a file known as a "manifest" file.

From what you have posted, it would seem you are simply trying to produce your video as a regular ole MP4 and upload that. 

You likely need to add a quiz to your video, then in the production options you need to enable the SCORM compatibility.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick,

thanks. In fact I produced SCORM file along with Camtasia's instructions, even selected certain SCORM version (1.2) but still it doesn't work. Do you think that it is possible that LMS doesn't recognize the SCORM as there is no quiz embedded in the video?

Thanks,
Agata