Recently, I completed the designing and development of a mobile learning course for the iPad using Articulate Storyline. On final checking, I found out that the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP) was enabled and an option “allow downloading for offline viewing” was displayed. But, according to the requirement, the course should not be downloadable as it was not a free course.
However, if the user does not select the option “allow downloading for offline viewing,” the course is downloaded into his iPad and it is also visible in the library offline.
Another issue is that the navigation icons at the top of the screen such as resource, glossary, and so on and new tabs are not displayed when the course is viewed on an iPad using the AMP.
However, there is an advantage when developing a course for the iPad. The course will open detected device, and you can freely open the course using any device using LMS.
Let us see how we can disable the AMP when the course is launched on an iPad.
This can be done by changing a small code after publishing the course.
Below are the step-by-step processes:
Step 1: Before publishing the course, check the player settings as per requirement. Find below the player settings for the course developed by me (screenshot in highlight below).
Step 2: Publish the course using SCORM 1.2. Find below the course Publish settings (screenshot in highlight below).
Step 3: Go to the Publish folder and open the file named “index_lms_html5.html” and find the text in editor.
Step 4: Change the code highlight code from true to false.
Step 5: Now save and close the file.
Step 6: Then launch the course on the iPad.
Step 7: You will see the course launch directly without redirecting to the AMP app.
By doing this, you can disable the AMP app after publishing the course on iOS/iPad and view the navigation icons on the iPad. Hope it’s add one new learning in storyline. Do share your views.