MaxAuthor Tutorial #5:
Export your MAX lesson to the Web


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 MaxAuthor lets you export many aspects of your lessons for web delivery so they can be used on PCs using Microsoft's Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater. This works for all the 47 languages MaxAuthor supports. See cali.arizona.edu for examples.

Click on File…Export HTML and you will see this dialog box.  The options are explained in detail in the MaxAuthor Manual.

Now, click on the OK button to convert your MAX lesson to HTML format.  Note that several HTML files are created in the same directory that your MAX lesson is in.  These files control the web delivery of the lesson and generally should not be modified.

After MaxAuthor creates the HTML files for your lesson, you have the option of viewing the files in your default browser.  If you say Yes, MaxAuthor instructs your browser to load the top level HTML file created for the lesson which in this case is the local file: c:\tempd\maxnet\eng\myfirst\myfirst.max. 


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 You can try out all the lesson activities the student will see (except for Flashcards which must be accessed using an http: URL).

The left hand frame is used for navigation and the right hand frame for the various views and activities of the lesson.

Since the lesson's name was myfirst.max, the file to point your students to is myfirst.htm. 

If you want to put the lesson files on your web server, copy (or FTP) the entire lesson directory to your server.  In this case you would copy the directory C:\tempd\maxnet\eng\myfirst to your web server.  Let's say your web server's name is http://myschool.edu/, and your subdirectory is me, and you copied your myfirst lesson directory and all files to me, then the URL of your lesson would be: http://myschool.edu/me/myfirst/myfirst.htm

Note: Each lesson must remain in a separate directory (you can't copy more than one lesson's HTML files into one directory because of file name conflicts).


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 If your web server has case-sensitive filenames, you may need to set your FTP program so the filenames are forced to be lower case when transferred.  Shown at right is the Options screen from WS FTP as an example.


We hope you've enjoyed this tutorial!