Question: Is there any way to "edit" the *.ZIP SCORM package to clear the expire date?
Over a number of years we created a good number of English lessons with Captivate 8 and 9 and published them as SCORM ZIP files to our LMS, Skillar. Things were good.
A few months ago, we outsourced localization of the English *.CPTX files to have them translated into a number of languages.
We got the localized *.CPTX and *.ZIP files back recently, published the *.ZIP files to our LMS, Skilljar.
So we currently do not have functional *.CPTX files for many localized lessons.
We were doing final tests today to go live over the weekend and started to see lessons in the LMS where the Captivate lesson would not play. We figured out the localization company used trial versions of Captivate and the lessons have just expired or are expiring.
Having localized the lessons into a number of languages, this is many 100s of *.CPTX and *.ZIP files, the later of which have been published and tested on our LMS.
Our company has fully licensed versions of the Captivate 8 and 9.
The official way of resolving this, as far as I can tell, follows. (Please correct me if I'm wrong)
Question: Is there any way to "edit" the *.ZIP file to clear the expire date?
Question: Is there any other way to get this done faster?
The expiry date on output from a trial version of Captivate is usually set about 30 days from publication date. But this date is not in the XML files that get published with the SCORM content. It will be buried in the content.
Are you publishing to SWF or HTML5. With SWF there's not going to be much you can do. With HTML5 the code is fairly accessible but this particular function could be buried almost anywhere.
The simplest solution IS for you to get the CPTX files and republish from a licensed version of Captivate, even if you have to purchase a temporary subscription for your translators.