Publishing to LMS

Written by Gabe Anderson — Posted in Articulate Presenter

This article applies to Articulate Presenter 4. See what’s new in Articulate Presenter 5!

As our Articulate Presenter Professional Edition customers well know, the software is fully SCORM– and AICC-compliant. Publishing your content so that it is ready to be managed and tracked by Articulate Server or your own Learning Management System is as easy as a one-two punch.

First, you need to ensure that you’ve configured your options to give you the correct publish settings:

  1. Go to Articulate -> Options -> LMS.
  2. Check Display SCORM Players and/or Display AICC Players, depending on the standard supported by your LMS. If possible, we recommend using SCORM. (The settings in the LMS reporting section in the lower portion of the dialogue should be left at their defaults unless you have a specific reason for changing them.)
  3. Click OK to save your changes.


Now that you’ve set Articulate Presenter to display LMS output during publish, you’re ready to crank out that course, complete with SCORM or AICC metadata tags.

  1. Go to Articulate -> Publish -> Presentation for Web and proceed through the Publish Wizard as you would normally do.
  2. When you get to the Select a player template step of the wizard, select either Output for SCORM LMS or Output for AICC LMS.
  3. Click Next and complete the wizard, filling in the metadata for this course to be supplied to your LMS (some of the data, such as presenter name, may be pre-populated based on your Articulate options).


That’s it! Your course is now ready to be uploaded to and tracked by your LMS. Consult your LMS provider for details.

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6 responses to “Publishing to LMS”


We’ve loaded our courses from Articulate into an LMS but the reporting is wrong – it’s saying a person failed when they didn’t (they’ve taken screen shots to prove they’ve passed) but the LMS reports they failed anyway. The LMS developer says it’s a SCORM setting we have set wrong in Articulate. He says there’s a setting in Articulate that says Report no matter how the user closes out of the program and he believes it’s set incorrectly so that when the person doesn’t complete and close the course in the right way the system doesn’t read it and the scores aren’t reported accurately. We’re super frustrated and need to get this fixed… can you help???

Beth // Posted at 11:18 pm on February 10th, 2010

Hi Beth- I’ve submitted a support case on your behalf for our support team to assist you further.

gabe // Posted at 9:15 am on February 11th, 2010

what LMS would Articulate recommend to use with its software?

jeff // Posted at 6:15 pm on October 9th, 2010

@Jeff: Articulate Online is a great solution if all of your e-learning content is built with Articulate products. You can find out more & get a free trial here: You might also try posting in the Articulate Community Forums to get other Articulate users’ opinions & advice on the LMS products they use.

jeanette // Posted at 4:13 am on October 11th, 2010

Thanks Jeanette. However, Articulate online is too expensive (minimum $199 per month) for my small company. I can buy an LMS for far less than $2,400 (per year). That’s why I was wondering if there is one that Articulate recommends.

jeff // Posted at 8:34 am on October 11th, 2010

@Jeff: We don’t expressly recommend any particular LMS, but it is important that the system you choose is SCORM or AICC compliant, so that it works well with your Articulate-published content. Dave Moxon recently blogged about some open-source options (Dokeos Campus, eFront, Docebo); you can check out his posts here: Many folks also use Moodle You could also take a peek at other solutions that folks in the community have screencasted; we’ve bookmarked several here: or ask for input from folks in the community forums. Hope that helps!

jeanette // Posted at 10:12 am on October 11th, 2010

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