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Output Options in Captivate – Part 1: An Overview of Tracking Options

Macromedia Captivate has several output options. These options might look very familiar, since most of the same options were available in previous versions of Macromedia RoboDemo. However, the Captivate team changed a lot of the architecture of these output options in the new version. Some of these changes include better support for the AICC and SCORM standards in general, along with support for the SCORM 2004 standard and e-mail integration.

The goal of this document is to give an overview and help you understand the tracking mechanisms that are available in Captivate. It will not address specific benefits of using a Learning Management System (LMS), or integration efforts with any of the tracking options.


To complete this tutorial you will need to install the following software and files:

Macromedia Captivate (or Captivate-published files)

Flash Player (version 6 or higher)

You may use additional software, if you are publishing for AICC, SCORM, Authorware, QuestionMark, or E-mail.

This document is written for all user levels. It provides an overview for new users as well as an entry point for users looking for specific LMS integration. This document does not describe the LMS standards or information on how to use any of the products with which Captivate communicates.


Captivate can send data to a number of tracking mechanisms, including industry standards, such as AICC, SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004, as well as other common mechanisms or integration tools. Captivate’s built-in tracking can send tracking data to:

  • AICC (LMS)
    • SCORM 1.2
    • SCORM 2004
  • Questionmark Perception (assessment tool)
  • Authorware (development tool)
  • E-Mail (simple communication mechanism)