Best Practices: Uploading PDF Files

  • 7 October 2021
  • 4 replies

Currently building out our onboarding experience and am curious about uploading training material. We want to upload PDF files that are directly viewable in our courses BUT can’t also be downloaded as we want to do our best to protect that intellectual property. Any guidance?

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Userlevel 6
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If you are uploading them into a course, I am mostly positive you can use the Slide converter it will put the PDF into a format that cannot be downloaded, but still be an object that people need to scroll through in order for it to be marked complete.

@Annarose.Peterson Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for. Definitely a bit a rookie here so hopefully that wasn’t too obvious of a question :sweat_smile:

Userlevel 7
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Hi @jhaynes  the slide converter will as @Annarose.Peterson  describes except that it marks the object as complete the moment it’s launched...we don’t use it for just that reason.

You could use a course authoring tool to add a SCORM wrapper to your PDF docs and set some parameters that would only mark the object as completed once they've viewed x% of content or reach page x, etc.

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@jhaynes We use the asset view in coach & share, as it is a much better experience.  You can then load an HTML object link to the asset within the course itself.