Note: Once course files are downloaded, the steps to upload them will vary, since every Learning Management System has its own upload process.
For uploading steps, please reach out to your LMS contacts for best practices or refer to your LMS’s documentation.
Lists offer a handy way to download multiple course files for uploading to your Learning Management System (LMS).
First, log in to www.opensesame.com and then choose “Lists” from the account menu at top right:
Next, click the title of the List you want to download:
From your List, select any course(s) you want to download, or click the box at top left to select all of them:
As soon as any course is selected, you'll see a "Deliver Courses" button appear:
Please note that in order to successfully download a course’s package you must have at least one active seat license for it. If you do not have a license you will receive an error message, shown below, and the relevant course(s) will be removed from the download:
If you see that message, believe that the course(s) should have licenses available, and your company has multiple OpenSesame accounts, please confirm that you are logged in to the one with licenses. And if problems persist, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org—we’d be glad to assist!
Next you’ll see all of the possible delivery options for these courses. Select “Download Packages”:
You’ll then need to decide whether you would like to download SCORM or AICC packages. Not all package types work in every LMS, so if you’re not sure which work best in your LMS, please reach out to your LMS's support team directly for more information.
After you select the package type, click “Download Courses”:
You will briefly see a progress bar as your request processes:
Once that bar completes, you will see a green confirmation message, return to the List, and then a zip package will download to your computer. Here is how that displays on a Mac:
Next, locate the zip package in your computer’s downloads. Here is how our example displays on a Mac. The title of the zip will begin with the date of your download:
Before uploading files to your LMS, please unzip this “parent” package a single layer. If uploaded as-is to an LMS it will not work, as it contains the individual course zips, a file of their metadata (titles, GUIDs, descriptions, etc.), and a ReadMe.
Upon unzipping we get a folder. Note that the tiny size of the parent zip (94 KB), even though it contains dozens of course files, is thanks to OpenSesame's patented delivery technology:
Within this folder we find the individual course files (identified by GUID), a metadata report, and a text file with general instructions on adding these zips to an LMS. Please do not unzip these individual course zips—they must remain zipped in order to work.
From here, the steps to upload course files to your Learning Management System will vary based on your LMS. Most LMS platforms allow the uploading of a single course or multiple courses in bulk.
As there are hundreds of different Learning Management Systems, we recommend that you reach out to your LMS contacts for best practices as needed, or refer to your LMS’s documentation.
If you experience problems with the file-download process, our Support team is here to help via email at email@example.com or via live chat and phone. Feel free to reach us at (503) 808-1268, ext. 2, or at +44 203 744 5541 in Europe.