Publish a Course

You can export instructional content to various formats. Common outputs include SCORM packages and PDF files.

For more information about instructional content publishing, see Publishing Instructional Content.

  • Create a course by using the DITA learning and training specializations. See Create a Course.
  • Ensure that your publishing scenario supports the suggested DITA 1.3 Learning maps structure. See Learning Maps Overview.
  • If you want to use your course in a Learning Management System (LMS), ensure that your LMS is compatible with your SCORM publishing scenario.
  1. In the Content Library, click on a map, and in the right pane select Output and click Publish.
  2. From the list on the left, select a publishing scenario.
  3. Optional: In the Enter Description field, enter a meaningful description.
    Once you publish the document, this description appears in the list of finished publishing jobs.
  4. Set the publishing parameters.
    The publishing scenarios are configured by your CCMS administrator.The publishing scenario can include the following parameters.
    Enables you to select output style.
    Transformation Type (or Output Type)
    Enables you to select the output format.
    Ditaval (or args.filter)
    Enables you to select a DITAVAL file for conditional publishing.
    Enables you to select a locale when publishing localized content.
    Enables you to send webhooks on successful publish or any publish.
    Debug publish
    Generates additional files in the debug folder that you can use to troubleshoot your publication.
    Track changes
    Include or exclude tracked changes (suggestions) from the Content Editor in the output.
    Note: By default, this feature may not be available. For more information, contact your Customer Success Manager.
    Skip Build
    Gives you an option to skip build during the compilation of the Docusaurus package. This reduces the time needed for the package to be successfully compiled, which might help when publishing larger projects. You can compile the build later yourself using the command prompt or the terminal.

    For more information about the DITA Open Toolkit (DITA-OT) parameters, see

  5. Click Publish.
    The resource publishes. It may take a moment to complete.
  6. Download the published files by hovering over the publishing job and clicking the Download icon.