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:

  1. Download and install Github Desktop at https://desktop.github.com which will show a purple icon on your desktop
  2. Set-up a free account on Github.com (different than the icon)
  3. 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

Github Desktop icon:

  1. Click on the Github Desktop icon and click Create New Repository.
  2. 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.
  3. On the top of the screen where you see Publish Repository, click that button.
  4. Give a Name and Description again (can be the same as before), UNCHECK the ‘keep this code private’ button and click Publish Repository again.

Github.com:

  1. Now go to GitHub.com into your account and view your repository. You should see your named LO under ‘Popular Repositories“.
  2. Click on your LO name (hyperlink) that is in blue, and you’ll be taken to another screen showing your files.
  3. Click on dropdown for Branch: master, and in the text field, type gh-pages. That’s it, hit enter.
  4. You’ll now see a gear icon towards the top of the page with the word ‘Settings’. Click Settings.
  5. 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.

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