Blackboard LMS

LMS Vendor Details:



Blackboard is one of the oldest and most respected LMSs on the market and has a large share of the education/academic, government, corporate, and military markets.  In terms of implementation and other costs, it's also one of the most expensive.

Blackboard supports both SCORM 1.2 and 2004.

Known Issues with Adobe Captivate:

Blackboard users report no significant issues in getting Captivate SCORM packages to work with the LMS as long as the settings shown below are used.

Recommended Adobe Captivate Quiz Settings:

Our thanks to Lieve Weymeis, a long-time Blackboard user and well-known contributor to the Adobe Forums, for the following information.  Lieve reports that these settings have worked well for Captivate content in all BlackBoard versions from 7.0 to the current version 9.0.

Use SCORM 1.2 and be sure to set the Mastery Score in the SCO to exactly the same percentage value as shown in Captivate's Quiz: Pass/Fail settings.

Use the following Quiz: Preferences settings:

Additional Notes

Lieve also reports that for occasions when she does not want reporting scores, she just uploads a zipped package instead of a SCORM-object. You can have the course module zipped by Captivate and instruct BB to unzip it and start the HTML-page. This seems to works fine and BB provides functionalities to see if the user has visited that course and he can mark it as completed.


This page provides details about how to configure Adobe Captivate elearning content for compatibility with the Learning Management System named above. However, this information needs to be sourced from actual users of the LMS and should ideally be updated with each new version of Captivate released. I add any relevant information to this page for the benefit of other Captivate users like yourself.

If you personally use Captivate with this LMS, can you share the Quiz settings you successfully use, or at least state the issues you have encountered so far? If so, please leave a comment below, or contact me personally using the button provided.  THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING!


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