SCORM publishing in Camtasia 2019

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We have Cornerstone LMS and previously just published our mp4s to SCORM 2004 so that they could be tracked in Cornerstone as Online Courses rather than simple videos. With Camtasia 2018, we were no longer able to do that because Cornerstone uses the 3rd Edition of SCORM 2004, and apparently Camtasia 2018 moved on to use a different (more recent?) edition. So our workaround has been to pull the mp4s that we edit in Camtasia into Storyline and then publish to SCORM 2004 3rd Edition using Storyline. Storyline has a setting in the publish dialog that lets you choose. See that dialog below:


Now that we upgraded to Camtasia 2019, I have tested this again because we don't want to add the extra step to our workflow unless it's necessary. (Also, we like the % completion threshold option in the Camtasia SCORM publishing dialog, as opposed to setting a trigger for the timeline to reach a certain second count that Storyline has.)

But alas, the test failed today. Same behavior as before in Cornerstone: the course loads and displays the initial state of the video, but it just hangs and spins as long as you let it sit there saying, "The video is loading". (Yes, it works fine in SCORM Cloud)


Before I spent all the time testing this, I searched the TechSmith website for the "SCORM 2004 edition supported for Camtasia 19" but there was no info. Then I chatted with a TechSmith support person who did not know where to find the info, so she submitted a ticket on my behalf.

So being generally a big fan of Camtasia, I'd really like to see the following:
A tech specs section where this kind of info is spelled out for each major release.
Support for publishing to the different SCORM 2004 editions 

Thanks for considering,
Bobbie
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Bobbie

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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Hi Bobbie,

I'm sorry Camtasia is forcing you to add additional work to get your videos into Cornerstone.  I did write up some instructions how to quickly update a SCORM 2004 2nd edition production to move it to the SCORM 2004 4th edition.  I believe the same can be done for the 3rd edition.

It is just a simple text change in the manifest xml file.

Try following the instruction here: https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/scorm-compatibility

But instead of using 2004 4th Edition use 2004 3rd Edition

Let me know if that works.
Ben
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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Hi Bobbie,

We just published an update to Camtasia 2019 for Windows that adds SCORM 2004 3rd Edition and 2004 4th Edition as export options.

The mac version will have those same options in the near future.

Ben