Package Camtasia for Mac Courses for Scorm

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Is anyone using Camtasia for Mac? How are you packaging your courses for SCORM compliance?
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David M. Converse

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Hi Sarah, thanks for posting this topic! I'm curious to see what recommendations the community has as well.
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Sharon Hu

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Hi, does TechSmith has an official word on this? I read in the forums that in Camtasia Studio, you must enable SCROM output. Camtasia for Mac doesn't seem to have this functionality. Is it just not supported?
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Sharon Hu

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Response from Camtasia for Mac rep: Camtasia for Mac doesn't currently have a SCORM output.

https://twitter.com/#!/camtasiamac/st...
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denizendiaz

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OK - that was 7 months ago - any word on this? Camtasia 2 for Mac - no SCORM? Seems like the Camtasia for Mac client, though it does have some interesting interface improvements, is sadly neglected by TechSmith
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Sharon Miller

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This is not good news as I just convinced my boss to get me an iMac and purchase Camtasia for Mac. We may have to switch software.
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Shane Lovellette, Employee

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Thanks for the request for SCORM output for Camtasia for Mac. What do you want to track from a SCORM perspective? It would help us better understand what you are looking for if you could describe the workflow you want Camtasia for Mac to support, and why that will benefit you. I assume you are putting the videos into an LMS. What LMS are you using?

Thanks,
Shane
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TELLandTRAIN

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SCORM or TinCan output would be great for my application, as well as a web player that supports HTML5 playback in full screen. The application is I'm trying to use interactive hotspots to create an iPad software simulation in full screen so it looks and feels like the software itself. Screencast and other ideas like exporting as a web page and opening in GoodReader yield poor visual results and "jutty" playback when interacting with hotspots, etc.
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Hi.
I have also to requirements to produce learning modules for a LMS system. I'm working in a german company with about 1800 employees and our LMS system calls www.avendoo.de. It will be great if Camtasia for Mac could produce SCORM packages in the near future.

Regards,
Appletiser.
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I have many of my classes previously recorded on Camtasia 8 with SCORM and I just tried to save my current edit and found that Scorm is disabled. How can I enable this please?
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I would love to track JUST complete/incomplete information. If they launch the tutorial, the LMS gets passed the info from the tutorial to log it as complete. 
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David L Good

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Michelle -- what you're asking for is the default for almost every LMS out there for any "generic" object.  You don't even need SCORM to make this happen.  Also, if you have a SCORM-wrapped module... but do NOT put any requirements for level of completion/amount of video viewed/or percent of questions correct on a quiz... then simply opening the module on the LMS will trigger a "complete" status.  Many LMS systems do the same with "generic" items (which can be a video uploaded, or a PDF, or pretty much anything that you label as "generic" in the system)... just open it up and it's marked as "completed."
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Michelle

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We don't use a traditional LMS; ours is home-grown. All content is created externally, and uploaded to our platform.
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Joshua Caditz

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I would be interested in creating SCORM output with my Camtasia for Mac.

We just adopted Haiku LMS.

I would use it for embedded assessments. (See Camtasia Studio http://blogs.techsmith.com/for-educat...)
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Using SCORM would also be beneficial.  the LMS we use supports saving a position when using a SCORM package.  They have their own quiz based structure, so we wouldn't need the quiz tracking capability.
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David L Good

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It is critical that we get SCORM-compliant output from Camtasia for Mac.  I work in a large environment (over 20,000 employees) and over the last year Macintosh adoption has gone through the roof... when I record a classroom training session about half the class is filled with Macintosh laptops.  The last class I recorded was a three-day class in the UK, and all of the presenters were using Macintosh laptops.  Therefore all screen recordings were done in Camtasia for Mac.  

Sadly, we've run into an issue with our LMS (SumTotal) -- the system has a known "bug" (that they seem unwilling to fix) that requires modules to be published as a SCORM document.  If you fail to upload a .zip package that has SCORM-compliant modules, the LMS will freak out and display the module in a "tiny" window.  It looks like a postage stamp.... seriously.  This, obviously, in unacceptable.

With older versions of Camtasia Studio (Windows) version 7 and older we don't have to produce SCORM-compliant modules... as we can publishing them into the SumTotal LMS as "generic" documents and they work just fine.  But for some reason all "newer" output styles (from Camtasia for Mac and Camtasia Studio 8) suffer from this "tiny window" problem when published as a "generic" document.  The solution, it seems, is to publish the Camtasia output as a SCORM-compliant module.  This is a simple checkbox in Camtasia Studio... but the option is not there for Camtasia for Mac.

Since SCORM-compliant output is missing from Camtasia for Mac... it means we either have to find another software solution for the Mac, tell everyone they can't use a Mac, or (most likely) we'll have to run ALL footage recorded on Macs through Camtasia Studio in order to get the proper output files.

I only have four full-time Camtasia editors on my team... and they're all "full" as it is -- handling everyone's Camtasia Studio output... having to "fix" EVERYONE's Camtasia Relay output (since there are NO editing or viewing tools available with that product)... and I would hate to think that they will also have to take on all the Camtasia for Mac work as well.  

This is a lot of material that will be funneled through four people...  and Camtasia Studio, Camtasia Relay, and Camtasia for Mac are all tools that we thought might take some of the burden off our editors, by allowing people to create their own training and potentially self-publish... but the opposite seems to be true.  The more people that use these tools, the more "fix it" work we're adding to the editor's plates.  

The biggest problem for me is that "Camtasia for Mac" and "Camtasia Studio" seem to be developed by totally different companies.  They have nothing in common, except for the "Camtasia" name.  If they could at least share the same project format (so we could open a Camtasia for Mac project file in Camtasia Studio) it would help considerably... but I just don't see that ever being the case, seeing as how the .cmproj file is really a package container, which is nothing like the .camproj for Windows.

Anyway -- We NEED some fixes here.  As a company we are currently in the process of re-evaluating everything.... we're going to change our LMS, add some CMS, maybe a LCMS, and a bunch of other tools to our workflow.  If Camtasia products can't make life easier, they may be up on the chopping block -- and I would hate to see that happen.

David L Good
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It is still not done yet? I have a significant need for scorm or tin can compliant output. Can we expect anything any time soon?
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btilly

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This is a big concern for us as well.  It would be a great feature.


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Renee Pezzotta

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Here at Google, I love using Camtasia for video projects.  Problem is most of us use MACs.  I can see this has been an issue for you guys for quite sometime.  Unfortunately, I HATE lugging around 2 machines (MAC and PC) just so I can use the more robust version of Camtasia.  So, I will be recommending the phase out of Camtasia and the phase in of HapYak. 
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dolson

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Two completely different uses and applications. Hapyak is not a screen capture software so I think that this response was more a sales pitch than a part of the thread.
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Renee Pezzotta

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Not sure what you mean by "sales pitch" I'm a curriculum developer and producer at Google. I've been a Camtasia (and Snagit) user since you guys first started. What we use Camtasia for is much more that a video capture program as you so basically described it. We use it to create video eLearning modules with TOCs and we use it to create product demos that are stellar. It's sad that a representative of TechSmith would refer to it as just a screen capture program. And also, this was a thread about adding SCORM Compliance to the MAC version. Which apparently people have been asking for for YEARS according to this thread. So, why don't you take the suggestion to TechSmith rather than insulting people offering up suggestions to improve upon what I consider an excellent product. This being the first time I've interacted with a representative of TechSmith (even if you're only a board moderator) I'm very disappointed.
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Renee Pezzotta

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Now I see you're not even a representative of TechSmith you're just some guy who decided to be a jerk. So, never mind. Last time I'll try to contribute to a thread to get something changed in a software. Guess I should have just emailed TechSmith and stayed away from the thread.
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David L Good

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Renee -- don't get discouraged. The TechSmith crew is alive and well and they take our comments here seriously, even if they don't always have time to respond to every single comment on every single thread (which is a lot to keep up with). Although I am not a TechSmith employee I do work with the management team from time to time -- so I know, as a fellow customer and user -- that they are addressing this, and many other concerns. The new version of the product that is in development (beta) is going to be great. It won't be long now. :) For the benefit of the rest of us, please continue to contribute -- just understand that others can comment however they like as well -- but that doesn't make them an authority.
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Renee Pezzotta

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Thanks David. Appreciate it!
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dolson

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I had no intention of being a "jerk" or insulting. My perception was in error and I apologize. I too do development for schools outside the USA and really need the scorm compliance feature for our platforms. But Techsmith had not responded at all in acknowledgment of the idea. Sorry for the offense.
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Renee Pezzotta

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No problem. And I'm sorry if I was too sensitive :-)
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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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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Does the latest Camtasia for Mac include quizzing and SCORM-compliant output?
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Chris

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Yes. SCORM 1.2 output with quizzing is available in Camtasia for Mac. Works fine with our Moodle / Social Learning Project LMS.
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Bruce Gale

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Can someone help me figure out how to connect Camtasia for Mac 2018 SCORM to a mysql database? I've searched and am not finding what I need. Also, while I see the email capability for quizzes, I don't see SCORM and searching on the help section isn't producing results. Many thanks!
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Michelle

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I have version 2 for Mac and don't see any options for SCORM output. There isn't anything in the knowledgebase, or in the help menu. Where can you enable this?
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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Support for SCORM output was added to Camtasia Mac 3 with it's release in October of 2016.
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Can you point me to an article or tutorial on how to do this? Thanks!
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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Tap the Share button, choose local file, select mp4 as your output, toggle on Export as a Web Page, toggle on SCORM, and choose your SCORM options.