Why are my iSpring files not working?

Why are my iSpring files not working?

If your iSpring files are not working, it may be because the iSpring files were not initially packaged correctly. If the method you first used to upload your iSpring files in its original Blackboard course site was to upload your iSpring files into the site's content system and then add the 'index.html' file to your content area from there, you may have trouble with the files in a copied course. This method works for the original course site, as all of the iSpring files are uploaded into that site's content system, but if the site is copied into a future site - the 'index.html' file in the future ( copied) courses would no longer work as all the iSpring files have not been uploaded to the content system, only the 'index.html' file. To fix this, you can follow these steps:
  1. Go to one of the original PowerPoint files, click the iSpring tab
  2. Click "Publish"
  3. In the dialog box that appears, ensure that under "Output Options," both 'Desktop ( Flash) ' and 'All in one Flash file' are selected
  4. Click Publish. The progress bar that appears should note that your files, including audio, are being processed
  5. The final file will appear in Presentation Preview, so you may view the file and confirm that all is as expected
  6. Click "Open Folder" inside Presentation Preview. This will send you to the location of the files inside your computer
  7. The only file you will need for Blackboard is the .swf (Shockwave Flash Object) file. The others (index and data) can be kept for your records
  8. In Blackboard, go to your course and desired content area. Go to Build Content > File and then browse your computer for this newly created .swf file
  9. Click Submit
This will upload your iSpring presentations so that they will still be usable when copied to future Blackboard course sites. Please note that, using this method, the presentations will not be playable on iPads - they're best viewed on desktop computers and laptops.

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Article ID: 1789
Created
Tue 1/26/21 9:00 PM
Modified
Wed 4/21/21 5:09 PM