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 “My Lists” from the drop-down at top right:
Next, click on the title of the List you would like to download:
From your List, select any course(s) you would like to download, or click the box at top left to select all of them:
Note: Please keep in mind that in order to download a course’s package you must have at least one active seat license for it.
As soon as any course is selected, you'll see a "Deliver Courses" button appear:
Click it to reveal delivery options. From here, choose “Download SCORM or AICC packages for your LMS”:
Note: The file type you'll receive is determined by your account settings. The default is a SCORM 1.2 package. If you need AICC files instead, please check out this article.
Once you select this delivery option you will briefly see a progress bar as your request processes:
Once that bar fills in, you will see a green confirmation message, return to the List, and then a .zip file will download to your computer. Here is how that displays on a Mac:
Note: If you see a red error message stating that you do not have an active license to a course, please double-check whether your organization has purchased seats for it.
If you believe a course 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 email@example.com—we’d be glad to assist!
Next, locate the .zip file 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” file 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 our 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 packages to your LMS will vary based on your LMS. Most LMSes typically allow the uploading of a single course or multiple courses in bulk. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via live chat and phone. Feel free to reach us at (503) 808-1268, ext. 2.