Case Scenario Critical Reader - Authoring - Preview and Publishing - Previewing Local Content Problems (UW-Madison)
Please refrain from developing new CSCR modules. UW-Madison is moving to the Canvas LMS. While CSCR modules can be loaded into Canvas courses, they cannot be connected to the Canvas gradebook. A team from the Teaching and Learning Technology Advisory Group (TLTAG) created a recommendation for alternate tools that you can see here. Members of the transition team would like to meet with you to help you select the solution(s) that best meets your needs to move your content. Please let us know when we can best assist you by completing this form or contact the designated instructional technologist for your school or college.
A blank page with just the header and footer when previewing a project in Chrome (and Internet Explorer 11) is a known issue for CSCR. These browsers block local content from being loaded onto the browser as a security measure. The latest version of the tool previews well with firefox and we recommend making it your default browser while you are working locally on a project. Once the project has been published and uploaded to a server, students will be able to preview it from any browser.
Technical Explanation: At this point, as long as we have xhr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMLHttpRequest) requests in the html, and script tags, IE and Chrome won't work for local preview. It works fine if its on a server but not locally.
For further questions please email CSCR Support: firstname.lastname@example.org .