ARCHIVED: Republishing Adobe Presenter files to the Canvas SCORM tool

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At Indiana University, the Adobe Connect web collaboration and conferencing system became read-only on September 1, 2017. During the read-only phase, you can access and download previously created recordings and content, but cannot conduct live meetings or create new recordings. If you used Adobe Connect at IU, you should take steps to preserve any archived recordings you want to keep by December 28, 2017, after which the system will be fully decommissioned. For more, see ARCHIVED: About the Adobe Connect retirement.

UITS is offering a content migration service for faculty who need assistance moving their Presenter content to other platforms. To take advantage of this service, complete the Adobe Presenter Migration Support form.

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Installing Adobe Presenter 10

If you haven't already done so, download Adobe Presenter 10 from IUware and install it. Make sure you uninstall any previous versions first. Be sure to back up your files.

Exporting your Adobe Presenter recordings

Downloading your Presenter recordings from Connect

To download Adobe Presenter recordings from Adobe Connect:

  1. Navigate to and log in with your IU credentials.
  2. From the top menu bar, choose Content.
  3. Select the Presenter recording you want to download, and then, from the "Content Information" menu bar at the top of the page, select Download Content.
  4. You'll see several options for files to download. The .zip file under the "Source Files" heading contains the audio files for each slide. The .pptx file under the "Source Files" heading is your original PowerPoint file. Click to download each source file.
  5. Unzip the .zip file, and add the .pptx file to the folder with the unzipped files.

    If your presentation is saved in .ppt format, use PowerPoint to convert it to .pptx format:

    1. Double-click the file to open it in PowerPoint.
    2. From the File menu, select Save as, and then select the folder where your unzipped audio files are saved.
    3. Next to "Save as type", make sure PowerPoint Presentation is selected.
    4. Click Save.

Publishing your recordings to your computer

After you've downloaded your Presenter recordings from Adobe Connect, to publish those recordings to your computer:

  1. Double-click the .pptx file you want to publish to open it in PowerPoint.
  2. In PowerPoint, click the Adobe Presenter tab.
  3. At the top left of your screen, click Edit.
  4. In the "Edit Audio" window, click Play to confirm that your audio is working. If you are prompted to locate your audio file, navigate to the folder where you saved the unzipped audio files, and then select the Media.ppcx file.
  5. If the audio is connected and working, you can publish the presentation:
    1. In the Adobe Presenter tab, click Manage in the "Quiz" section.
    2. Click the Reporting tab.
    3. Check Enable reporting for this presentation.
    4. Under the "Learning Management System (LMS)" section, select SCORM.
    5. Click OK.
    6. In the Presentation section, select Publish.
    7. On the left, make sure the My Computer tab is selected, and that "Publish Format" is set to HTML5.
      • If you do not see this option, you may be using an earlier version of Adobe Presenter; make sure you have Adobe Presenter 10 (available from IUware) installed.
      • If this option is visible but grayed out, your PowerPoint presentation may be saved .ppt format (instead of .pptx); for help saving your file in .pptx, see the note above.
    8. Under "Output Options", select Zip Package.
    9. Click Publish.

      A zipped folder will be published to your computer. Unless you changed the location, the file will be published in c:\Users\username\Documents\My Adobe Presentations\presentation_name.

    Adobe Presenter - Publish Presentation screen

Uploading your Adobe Presenter files as a SCORM package in Canvas

To upload your Adobe Presenter Files to Canvas, log into Canvas and navigate to the course where you would like to upload the Adobe Presenter recording. Then complete the following steps:

  1. If you haven't done so, enable the SCORM tool in the left navigation of your course:
    1. Click Settings.
    2. Choose the Navigation tab.
    3. Locate the SCORM tool toward the bottom of the list of disabled tools.
    4. To the right of the SCORM tool, click the gear icon, and then click Enable.
    5. At the bottom of the screen, click Save.
  2. On the left side of the course navigation, click SCORM.
  3. In the top right corner, choose Upload.
  4. Navigate to the zip folder created in the publishing step above. Unless you changed the location, the file will be published in c:\Users\username\Documents\My Adobe Presentations\presentation_name.
  5. Click Open.
  6. After the file has uploaded, in the "Choose Upload Type" drop-down list, choose Import as ungraded assignment.
  7. Click Go.
  8. In the left navigation, click Assignments. Click the new assignment.
  9. Click Edit.
  10. In the first text box, rename the assignment as desired.
  11. In the "Display Grade as" drop-down, select Not Graded if you do not wish for the assignment to appear in the Grades tool.
  12. Click Save.
If you need to publish more than one Adobe Presenter recording, close and reopen PowerPoint before publishing a new recording. Otherwise, you may see the following error:

Adobe Presenter is unable to publish this presentation. Please check that you have enough disk space and you have appropriate permissions for the destination folder.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 17:40:47.