SCORM Output - Remember Playback Position - Camtasia 9 (WIN) Camtasia 3 (MAC)

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When producing a SCORM-compliant file (video with table of contents overlay, quiz or no quiz, etc.) we often times will have videos that are greater than 10 minutes in length.  Many being an entire class all in one whack (1 hour, or more).  In other eLearning creation software I've seen where the learner can stop a class mid-way, then re-launch the class and will be asked if they want to resume where they previously left off.  How can we do this with the latest versions of Camtasia?
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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That's dependent on where you have it hosted; do you host it with us on Screencast.com? On your own LMS? YouTube? Each of these vary in whether they remember where you left off.
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David L Good

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The content is hosted on a SABA LMS. 
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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I'm going to guess (guess!) that in that LMS the files (html, mp4, the player files, etc) are kind of sitting in a directory that the LMS points at, otherwise the Camtasia quizzes wouldn't work. I don't think that right now the player will try to figure out it is the same user and pick up where it left off. I like that feature suggestion very much though...
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David L Good

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Do I need to run this past Troy Stein, or can you handle the official feature request from here?  We have other products (such as Storyline) that have the option/ability to ask the user if they want to resume from where they left off... which is nice, but it would be MUCH nicer when the learners are watching a long-form video format module (like what Camtasia produces).  Thanks for your super-fast reply on this!!
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I've shared this with the appropriate people. That doesn't mean it'll definitely get done, as we get a lot of feature requests, but it's on their radar.
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Does this mean Camtasia 9 does not output to SCORM?
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David L Good

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Lynn -- Camtasia 9, and many other versions, output SCORM-compliant files just fine.  This conversation is about outputting a package that can "talk" to the LMS in such a way as to remember the playback position, should a learner decide to quit halfway through a module (when they return, it would be nice if they could automatically come back to the same position).  Currently, this specific feature isn't part of Camtasia's SCORM wrapper... but it really should be.  But, to clarify -- SCORM output has been an option for some time now.  I'm just looking at smaller features.
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Hi- I'm having the same issue- I output to a SCORM, put it in my LMS and would love to have the ability for the user to resume where they left off.  We have quite a few videos that are over an hour.  Has there been any update on this one?