Combining multiple SCOs with aggregator



You can combine multiple projects containing interactions (SCOs or scorable objects) using the Aggregator. When you publish the Aggregator file containing multiple SCOs, a ZIP file containing all the SCOs and a manifest file are generated. You can directly upload the generated ZIP file to an LMS. The TOC menu of the aggregator file is similar to that generated for SWF files. For more information, see Combining multiple SWF files with aggregator.

An SCO can be created in one of the following ways:
  • Publish an Adobe Captivate project containing at least one scorable object as a SWF file.

  • Publish a Flash movie containing a quiz created using a quiz template as a SWF file.

  • Publish a Flash movie containing learning interaction objects as a SWF file.

Note: The SCO must be created using Flash that is part of the e-learning suite.

Adobe Captivate aggregator projects can combine only such SCOs that have been created using Flash that is part of the e-learning suite.

SWF files created using Flash do not have an associated manifest file. Adobe Captivate prompts you to enter manifest details when you try to add such SWF files into the Aggregator. A manifest file is then created using this information, and later bundled into the published ZIP file.

Create an aggregator file

  1. Select File > New > Aggregator Project.

  2. In the Aggregator dialog box, click New.

  3. In the Create New Project dialog box, select Multiple-SCO project.

  4. Click OK.

  5. In the Aggregator dialog box, click Add Module .

  6. In the Open dialog box, select the SWF file that you want to add to the Aggregator.

  7. If the SCO has been created in Flash, the SCO Manifest Details dialog box appears. Enter the details. The SCO Identifier is a mandatory field. For more information, see Create an LMS-ready file in Adobe Captivate.

  8. Repeat steps 4 to 7 to add more SWF files to the Aggregator.

  9. In the Open dialog box, select the SWF file that you want to add to the Aggregator.

  10. Click Save, and save the file with the .aggr extension.

Publish the aggregator file

After you have created and saved the aggregator file, you can publish it as a SWF file or as an EXE file.
  1. Select File > New > Aggregator Project

  2. Do one of the following:
    • Create an aggregator file

    • Open an existing aggregator file

  3. In the Publish SCO Package dialog box, enter a name for the project in the Project Title field.

  4. Click Browse to publish your file to an alternative location.

  5. Click Publish.

The aggregator file is published as a ZIP file. You can directly upload the ZIP file to an LMS.