Aside from offering hundreds of courses already in CollaborNation, we can also make any courses you've created available in your site. Courses can be created in a multitude of ways, and if you're just getting started we recommend using authoring software. Using authoring software makes it simpler to focus more on the content of the course rather than how to create it. As CollaborNation is built for SCORM courses, the authoring tools will need to be able to publish as a SCORM course. If you're unfamiliar with SCORM we recommend you to read our article on SCORM.
Here are some popular authoring tools that we recommend:
- Create-A-Course - Create courses right inside your CollaborNation site by uploading PowerPoints and PDFs.
- Adobe Captivate
HTML5 vs. Flash
If given the option, we strongly encourage you to publish your course as HTML5. In doing so, your course can be viewed in all modern browsers including mobile phones. Older authoring software publishes courses in Flash, which has poor mobile support and has an end-of-life in 2020. This isn't an issue in modern authoring software solutions as they mostly all publish in HTML5, but it's something worth noting to avoid recreating your course again later.
Once the course has been completed you'll need to publish it as a zip in one of the SCORM formats as outlined above. We recommend testing the finished course in SCORM Cloud. CollaborNation uses the same framework as SCORM Cloud to deliver courses, so if your course works in SCORM Cloud it will work in our site.
Adding your custom courses to your site
Once your course has been created please contact us to add the course to your site. We'll work with you closely to add it to your site. Courses can be sent to us any way you'd like. We also offer the option to set up a secure location to share the course files with us.
Please fill out the attached document (Client Couse Info Sheet.pdf) for each course sent to us so we have the proper course information. It asks for the following information:
- Course title
- Course length
- Is there a quiz? If so the quiz score to pass.
- Does the course award a certificate upon completion?
- Categories (optional)
- Comments (optional)