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Flash 9 Player May Cause LMS Havoc January 10, 2007

Posted by Ben Craigo in e-Learning Tools, Lessons Learned.

Adobe Flash logoIf your e-Learning courses are Flash based, rolled in a SCORM wrapper and loaded into a Learning Mangement System (LMS) then you may be experiencing problems with your users who have been grabbing the latest version – Flash 9.  The reason is because of new security that restricts certain calls from Flash to the web page that called it. 

This could be bad news for you now.  Considering that Flash has an adoption rate of 80% within the first year of any release, this will definitely be bad news for many over the coming months.

For a lot of Flash-based e-Learning courses this is how information is passed to and from the LMS.  This can eliminate tracking completely.  Functionality in your course can be buggy at best if you depend on data from your LMS.

There is good news.  There is a way to fix it.  Basically it’s a parameter that can be set in the web page that called it.  For the nitty gritty details, take a look at the Flash technote on the subject.



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