Below are instructions on how to publish a Captivate learning object using Github.
Scrolling to the bottom of this page will reveal seven slides with screenshots to most actions. In order to view the slides in a larger format, simply click the first slide then scroll through each one. The first slide will be to create a repository and following slides will be in sequential order.
Before you begin:
- Download and install Github Desktop at https://desktop.github.com
which will show a purple icon on your desktop
- Set-up a free account on Github.com (different than the icon)
- When you publish your Learning Object (LO) from Captivate, be sure to have already created and publish to a folder titled Github within Documents
Note: If you use a Mac, you should have the publishing navigation set-up as in this example: /users/*yourname*/documents/
Github Desktop icon:
- Click on the Github Desktop icon and click Create New Repository.
- When the window opens, type a Name and Description then click Create Repository. You’ll now see all your LO files and assets under History.
- On the top of the screen where you see Publish Repository, click that button.
- Give a Name and Description again (can be the same as before), UNCHECK the ‘keep this code private’ button and click Publish Repository again.
- Now go to GitHub.com into your account and view your repository. You should see your named LO under ‘Popular Repositories“.
- Click on your LO name (hyperlink) that is in blue, and you’ll be taken to another screen showing your files.
- Click on dropdown for Branch: master, and in the text field, type gh-pages. That’s it, hit enter.
- You’ll now see a gear icon towards the top of the page with the word ‘Settings’. Click Settings.
- Scroll down to the section titled GitHub Pages. If everything was done correctly, you will see a box highlighted in light blue with a message that reads, ‘Your site is ready to be published at’ and the URL to your LO web page.