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Uploading playable SWF files into K-State Online

A number of authoring tools like SoftChalk Lesson Builder (www.softchalk.com), Adobe Flash (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash), and other technologies enable instructors to create image maps, flashcards, self-assessments, crossword puzzles, and other automated and semi-interactive elements.

When uploading to the Files & content area of the K-State Online/Axio Learning management system, generally the digital object is zipped and uploaded as a zipped file. (The zipped file contains the images, the animations, and all files that provide the functional elements of the digital learning object.)

Then the zipped folder is unzipped. The main .html file is published, and all other files in that same folder are “Published (Hidden).” This allows the main file to call on the various backup files (such as .swf or “Shockwave Flash” animation files (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWF) to ensure playability of all the elements.

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Q/A: Downloading Flash players on a Mac?

Could you address the problems associated with downloading Flash players on Macs?  I cannot get an install to complete when I try to do it on my home computer.  In the past I have had to remove all plug-ins and start over, but should this happen every time I upgrade the flash player?


This is really a two step question, depending on the error message. The first potential problem could arise with not having the latest version of Flash Player.

  1. To check your current version of Flash Player visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/ – the latest version is
  2. If you have an outdated version download the latest version: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
  3. In addition to the latest version of the Flash Player, problems can arise by not having the latest version of your browser. Check to make sure you have Safari and/or Firefox updated to the latest versions. Firefox: Help > Check for Updates, Safari: Apple > Software Update…

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