Not being a big fan of swf files in Moodle, or of the often over-bloated proprietal software that Adobe produces, I am probably the wrong person to be responding here, but...
Using swf files successfully can be better achieved in SCORM packages that are more secure than just using the swf file. Moodle 2.x is, for me, a better shell for swf than v1.9.x, but in either case, Moodle is fully compliant with current SCORM standards. In your case, I would suggest that Moodle's inherent flexibility would be of great importance here. The only issue then would be to create the SCORM shell for the content you require.
In adopting this practice, you can take advantage of the best aspects of Moodle, Captivate and SCORM systems. Getting people to make the SCORM packages, now that is a different issue - but once they learn how it actually becomes a simple process, if they follow the steps required they are usually OK with it.
So Colin let me ask, in you opinion, would you use Captivate quiz functionality and embed that in the swf, or create the quiz from within Moodle? What are the pros and cons of going either way?
I see an advantage to having the content and quiz all self-contained in one captivate or equivalent, as long as the completion results can be reliably captured in the LMS. By being self-contained the content and quiz are portable. With the frequency with which institutions are switching LMS, portablility is certainly a consideration.
Hi Roger, sorry but i cannot be that specific. I am not that familiar with Captivate.. yet. As a general rule of thumb, if someone is HotPot friendly, use that, if Captivate, then use that. I have used the Moodle quiz tool and found it somewhat clumsy, or rather, being thumb-fingered I botched it might be more accurate, so tend to use my text editor and create quizzes in the somewhat limited Aitken format. I really have to do better and Captivate may be a better option. Gail's comment above is, sadly in some ways, a lot more perceptive than a lot of people will be comfortable with, and we do have to adapt to the newer technologies anyway. I prefer SCORM for that reason, the portability, the generally accepted standard makes it easier to move. Some specific technologies are not always easily adaptable.
What tools have you found to be the easiest to learn for creating content that includes quiz(zes).