The following FAQs will help you determine when to publish Articulate Storyline courses for Tin Can API, how to publish, and where to host your published content.
If Tin Can API support is available for your LMS and you need to track results for learners who'll be using the Articulate Mobile Player app for iPad, then you should publish for Tin Can API.
You'll need to check with your LMS provider to see if Tin Can API support is available for your LMS. If your LMS provider doesn't yet support it, we recommend that you urge them to do so. Our white paper on Tin Can API implementation provides helpful information for your LMS provider.
Tin Can API support was introduced in Update 1 for Storyline. To take advantage of the new features and fixes, download and install the latest version of Storyline from the link in your product confirmation email, or get it here.
For instructions on how to publish Storyline content to an LMS, including Tin Can API, check out this tutorial.
If your LMS supports the Tin Can API but hasn't yet enabled private content authorization for mobile apps, you'll need to host your published content on a server that is separate from your LMS. And, if you're hosting content on a separate server, you'll need to modify the Launch URL when publishing. Here's how:
If your LMS provider hasn't yet enabled private content authorization for mobile apps and you'd like to encourage them to do so, our white paper on Tin Can API implementation provides helpful information.
If, however, your LMS provider has already fully implemented the Tin Can API, including private content authorization for mobile apps, simply publish for LMS, zip the published output, and upload it directly to your LMS.
If you're hosting Tin Can API content in your LMS (rather than an external server) but your LMS doesn't yet support private content authorization for mobile apps, you'll encounter a "Cannot Access Content" error message when attempting to launch the content in the Articulate Mobile Player app for iPad. Use either of the following options to correct it:
Click here for more information on this error message.
Storyline publishes to Tin Can API version 0.9.