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The Tin Canny Uploader is part of the Tin Canny LearnDash Reporting Toolkit that we developed to help you add e-learning content authored in Storyline, Captivate, or iSpring to a lesson or topic. (H5P modules are added through the H5P plugin rather than uploaded.) The Uploader is integrated with the both the Classic Editor and Gutenberg so you can quickly attach an e-learning module as part of your content creation workflow.

Tin Canny Content Uploader in the Classic Editor

Tin Canny Content Uploader in Gutenberg


Upload zip files published directly from your authoring tool only. All modules must be uploaded through our upload tool, as it modifies some javascript files in the modules to ensure that statements are tracked properly.

If for any reason the zip file is too big to upload inside WordPress (this would typically include files over 100 MB), this workaround is available but should only be performed for large files:

  1. Publish the zip file as you normally would.
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file. (Don’t use a Mac for this, as it can add hidden files that break the upload process.)
  3. Move the big media files elsewhere and remember the folder they were in.
  4. Zip the files back up so the structure is the same (minus the large files; just make sure the XML file is still in the root).
  5. Upload the zip file through the Tin Canny uploader as before. if there’s an error, maybe it wasn’t zipped back up again properly.
  6. On the lesson/topic edit page, note the identifier in the shortcode. You’ll see an snc one.
  7. Connect to the site by FTP. Navigate to /wp-content/uploads/uncanny-snc/.
  8. Find the # corresponding with the shortcode in step 6 and go into it.
  9. Upload the large files to wherever they’re supposed to be.

Display Options

You have three different ways to display Storyline/Rise, Captivate, or iSpring content:

  1. Embed the module in an iFrame on the current page
  2. Use a link or button to launch the module in a Lightbox
  3. Use a link or button to launch the module in the current window, or a new window

Important: Make sure you give the module you are uploading a distinct and descriptive title. This title will be identified as the module’s name in the Tin Can Report and it can’t be changed later.


Your module will be added as a shortcode in the Classic Editor:

Or as a Gutenberg block in a Gutenberg post:

Tin Can/xAPI Data

In order to capture Tin Can data, your Storyline/Rise, Captivate, or iSpring module must have been published to xAPI or SCORM (1.2 or 2004). The module will still work if it was published to web but you won’t be able to capture Tin Can data. We recommend publishing to xAPI if the option is available, as in some situations it offers performance advantages over SCORM tracking.

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12 replies
  1. Chantal Forssman
    Chantal Forssman says:

    Hi, is there a way to set the lightbox size globally for all Articulate content to be uploaded? Or do we have to do it manually for each?

    • Ryan
      Ryan says:

      In the current version of Tin Canny you can set a default size for the lightbox globally from the Tin Canny Settings page, but I’m afraid that will take effect for newly uploaded modules only.

    • Ryan
      Ryan says:

      I’m afraid that trial versions are not available for any of our plugins, but if you have questions, we’re happy to answer them.

  2. Martin Wells
    Martin Wells says:

    Hi Ryan,
    I’m trying to upload content but it says unsupported content, created in articulate…
    What is the fix please?

    • Ryan
      Ryan says:

      What kind of module is it? There are 2 likely causes: it’s from an unsupported authoring tool from Articulate (e.g. Storyline 1, Presenter 13, etc.) or the file wasn’t zipped properly. It should be the zip file that the tool creates, not one that you create from exported files (especially on a Mac, which adds hidden files that break the upload).

  3. aaron
    aaron says:

    when I complete a SCORM 1.2 course the results don’t appear to be getting to the reporting functions of tin canny. I am using ispring and uploading using your upload tool is there a setting that I am missing.?

    • Ryan
      Ryan says:

      Hi Aaron, please note that iSpring results will only show up in the Tin Can tab of the Tin Canny reports in the back end. If that’s where you’re checking and still not seeing statements, please submit a ticket or send us an email. We can’t handle site-specific issues in Knowledge Base comments. Thanks!

    • Ryan
      Ryan says:

      I’m afraid I’m not sure what you mean. We support Storyline and Rise in 360, and both have export options that you must use to create a zip file suitable for Tin Canny. If you mean STUDIO 360 (e.g. Presenter), I’m afraid we don’t support it.

  4. John Erickson
    John Erickson says:

    Thanks, Ryan! That helps. So right now we are just working on getting all the course content (authored with Articulate, Engage, QuizMaker) into Storyline 360 so that we can export from there and then test.



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