How does the consumer exit a video after viewing?

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I'm publishing using custom production settings (flash outputs) (overlay controls) (MP4) and I need a way tor the consumer to exit the video so that onunload="dispose(); is executed and I can process the AICC close. Currently the only way for the consumer to exit the video is to X out of the browser window. Who's bright idea was that to remove the exit button form the navigation bar?
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David M. Converse

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What would the viewer exit to? Right now, when you are done with any webpage you either click a link, manually type in a new URL, or close that window/tab. I'm not sure what other option there would be.
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Well, when you launch the video/course via an LMS it is played in a new window. I'm just using the SCORM package that Camtasia produces, so the only option for the user is to close the window by clicking X (exit browser). Unfortunately closing the window in this manner does not allow the onunload= javascript fuction to execute. I'm looking for a controlled exit that closes the window, but does so in such a manner that the onunload function can run first, or I can trigger a javascript function that allows me to send an AICC AUExit notification before the browser ubruptly closes.

Oh and the browser would close to the parent window, or could perform a back function to return to the previous launch page. Your option does make sence if the video is not the only thing on the web page. But if it is .... there is no link to click, and since there is no chrome (because the LMS launches the window without it) there is no option to manually type a URL (and this wouldn't be an option for an LMS user anyway as they would not know the proper URL to return with anyway) which leaves closing the window (which as stated above does not allow the onunload script to run)
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I understand Scott's frustration.

I've been trying to test SCORM output from Camtasia with the Scorm Cloud test track, and the course never communicates anything to the test track.

But I ran across a tool from JSA Solutions called Simple Scorm Packager, where they even have a demo video showing how to use it with Camtasia.

http://www.jcasolutions.com/ssp

I downloaded the demo, followed the same procedure as indicated in the demo video, and I had much better success with the SCORM output from SSP.

Even though it is $99, I am tempted to buy it, even though Techsmith claims their SCORM output "works". Heh.

I wish Techsmith would get a clue -- they have people telling them it no worky -- yet they don't seem interested. I like Camtasia for a lot of reasons -- I want to like it even more.

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ScottW,

See my new post titled "Bugs in ExpressShow Controller Output (SCORM, Quiz)".

One thing I noticed with the Classic controller output was that when the Answers summary came up and presented the Send button, THAT is what closed the player and then the status in the LMS is updated.

My guess is the Overlay controller has some of the same issues as the ExpressShow controller.

Techsmith -- you should really get this stuff working consistently with all the controllers. There is no logical reason for the functions to be different, or non-functional between the controller -- just the appearance.

This stuff is really IMPORTANT to those who are trying to use Camtasia for elearning, as opposed to just YouTube or ScreenCast videos.

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Bruce, we do feel your pain. Yes, our SCORM output is very minimal at the moment and not all that robust. We do know there is more we could do here, it is just that there have been other priorities in front of this. With more posts and comments like this, however, it would probably get bumped up some in our priority list.

Thanks for the report!

Kari
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ScottW,

I now believe that the only way to get the SCORM output from Camtasia to work like you'd expect is to include a quiz - not a "survey" - but a quiz where there is at least one right answer.

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