If you are considering integrating some Kumullus content in your Teach on Mars app, here are a few key things to know and to do.
In Teach on Mars activities, one web content is the same for every language in the training course. Which means, one content must carry all translations and must either detect the learner's language or provide a way to choose a language.
Kumullus does not support multi-language content except for video subtitles that can be translated.
But don't give up yet. If you wish to have your Kumullus content translated in your Teach on Mars app, there is a way around it. You can create a package containing multiple contents (one for each language) and automatically display the right translation when the learner launches the content.
It is a bit technical, but the whole process is detailed in our Github project: Multilingual web content in Teach on Mars.
NB: Kumullus content is mainly video, so the package weight will rise quickly if you add up several translations.
In the Teach on Mars application, training courses are downloaded on the device so that learners can launch them offline. On mobile devices, the internet connection can be unstable and we don't want our users to have a hard time downloading content.
Therefore the weight of training courses (which includes any web activity inside the training course) must not exceed 200 Mo. So, be careful with media assets, especially videos!
More information in the Export setting section.
Kumullus allows you to customize a few things in the rendering of the content.
- The main color
- A secondary color
- The logo in the introduction screen
- The logo in the conclusion screen
To do so, just go to the Preferences menu. Then choose your colors and logo.
- Color: you can use the same colors as your application, but swap primary and secondary colors.
- Kumullus primary color: Teach on Mars secondary color (or gray)
- Kumullus secondary color: Teach on Mars primary color
- Logo: use a PNG image with transparency to ensure a good quality
The Android webview has some issues with the navigation from one point of the video to another. In Kumullus contents, it implies that option Go to the end of the hotspot makes the user experience complicated.
So if your audience uses Android phones, we recommend to disable this option on your hotspots. Just leave the option unchecked like this:
Don't worry, the content works just fine without this option.
Once your content is ready, reviewed and polished, you will need to export it as a SCORM package. Luckily, this is very simple with Kumullus.
First, let's open the Export menu.
Choose the export type
Select the following settings:
- Package SCORM
- SCORM Version: 2004
Select the video quality
Alright, we want the best video quality for learners, but remember that they will download this whole content and that a training course weight is limited to 200Mo.
You can choose the following settings:
- Default quality: 720p
- 720p is enough to have a fairly good quality on mobile phone
- Available qualities: only 720p
- If you select multiple qualities, they will all be downloaded in the training course data
NB: You can check the weight of the videos on the right, this is helpful before exporting your content.
And that's it! You're all settled, you can now click the Export button at the bottom of the menu.
Now you can import your Kumullus content in the Mission Center as described in the article: How to integrate a web activity?
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