This lesson will explain how and where to find the files created during the Publish to Web process. It will also describe various methods of distributing your DHTML lesson to the end user.
Where do I find the files created during the Publish to Web process?
During the Publish to Web process a WebExport folder is created if one did not already exist.
- All the files created during the Publish to Web process are placed in an appropriate sub folder (by default, having the same name as your lesson) within the WebExport folder
- Below is an image of the last screen that you are shown during the Publish to Web process
- In the Published File Locations section, you may only see one link. Whether you see one link or two is determined by whether or not you selected the option to Compress the exported files into a Package file.
- You can either manually navigate to the location of the created files, or use the links provided at the completion of the Publish to Web process
- The file structure of the created files should look very similar to the screen-shot below:
Which files do I open to view my content?
The index.html file, as shown above, is the one which should be opened to view the lesson.
Although you will find that some of the subfolders also contain an index.html file (such as within the ie7 folder), these are not meant to be opened by you directly.
How do I distribute my content to users?
There are a few options that can be used to distribute your lesson to users.
DISTRIBUTE USING A WEB SERVER
- Copy all of the files/folders found within the "fire safety" folder to a web server
- Be sure to maintain the same file structure when they are copied
DISTRIBUTE ON CD-ROM
- To Autorun from a CD-ROM, you must have enabled the Create CD-ROM Autoplay files option during the Publish to Web process
- If you did choose this option you should see the following files in the WebExport folder:
- Those three files, in addition to the "fire safety" folder, need to be copied/burned to the root of the CD
- Your lesson will NOT autorun if these are not copied to the root level of the CD
DISTRIBUTE TO A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
- If you chose the option to Compress the exported files into a Package file you will find the Package file (the ZIP file) within the WebExport folder, as seen below
- Consult your LMS documentation on how to upload the package file into the LMS
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