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Adapt User's Guide version 4.5

SCORM and Next Steps

The course is complete (well, as complete as we’ll make it in this guide) and you’re ready to view your course in an LMS. Return to the Menu editor and once there, click the Publish Course button in the sidebar.

Course structure screen with the Publish Course button highlighted.

Adapt generated a production version of the course, removing all development scripts and compressed it into a single zip file. The zip file generated will be the the name of course, all lower case with spaces replaced by dashes and any special characters removed. The file will normally be in your Downloads folder unless you selected to have it placed somewhere else.


Adapt generates a Package Interchange File (PIF) that is compatible with a SCORM 1.2 LMS, which is the most common format among LMS vendors. The PIF is also partially compatible with SCORM 2004, though support is not guaranteed. This file can be uploaded to an LMS and will create a SCORM activity within your container (usually a course).

How LMSes handle uploading and instatiating SCORM content is different from vendor to vendor and is not a part of this guide. See your LMS documentationt for more details.

Next Steps

In this introductory course you’ve learned the basics of how Adapt Authoring works, setting up a basic course, adding a few components and menus, and finally downloading your SCORM package. For all the simplicity of an Adapt course, there is a lot of burried complexity that is beyond a little step-by-step guide like this.

The remainder of the user’s guide is dedicated to breaking down the settings pages for Adapt and outlining the individual theme, component, and extension settings. Take some time to familiarize yourself with these elements and how they can alter the base course.

The Adapt Blog is also a good place to check out for articles on features and techniques that may not be initially obvious as well as product updates and new functionality.