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Adobe Captivate - How to Upload a presentation to D2L (UW-Madison)
You can upload an Adobe Captivate presentation to D2L for presenting an online lecture to your students.
This document outlines the method to upload a Captivate presentation for viewing inside D2L with no connection to the gradebook. This document was authored using screenshots from Captivate 9.
1. With Captivate 9 launched and your project loaded click Publish → Publish for Devices. Alternately you can click File → Publish.
2. Enter a Project
Title. Select a location to publish your Captivate presentation to. Check
the Zip Files checkbox:
output should say Disabled. If it does not, click Enabled. A
Preferences window will open. Uncheck Enable reporting for this project:
Click OK when you are done checking this setting.
4. Click Publish. You should see a window that says Publish completed successfully. Click OK.
5. Launch a browser and login to your D2L course.
6. Click Course Admin → Edit Course.
7. Click Manage Files.
8. Generally we
recommend creating a folder to put your Captivate lectures in and then
subfolders for each lecture. In this example you can see that we’ve created a
folder at the root level called Captivate Lectures and subfolders for Lecture
1 and Lecture 2. In this example we are going to upload the
Captivate zip file into the Lecture 2 folder so we click on Lecture 2
and then click Upload:
9. Click Upload in the Upload window that opens. Navigate to your published Captivate zip file and select it and click Open.
10. In the upload window click Save:
11. In Manage Files move
your mouse over your zip file. Click the down arrow next to your zip file and
D2L will display a message that says “The file is unzipping in the background. This may take a few minutes. You will receive a notification when this is complete.” You can click OK.
12. Once the file is done
unzipping you will see a list of files including an index.html file.
Move your mouse over the index.html file and click the down arrow that appears.
Select Add Content Topic:
13. Select the parent module you
want your Captivate lecture to appear in. In this example I have selected
“Captivate Lecture Examples”. Make sure your index.html file has the checkbox
selected and give it an appropriate Topic Title and Topic Short Title.
In this case it is simply Lecture 2. Click Add:
14. Your Captivate lecture is
now available in your course. To view your Captivate lecture click on Materials → Content and
navigate to your lecture. You can click the View Content in a New Window
button () if it helps to view the
presentation in its own window. Your Captivate presentation should look
something like this inside D2L: