Articulate Engage lets you control several aspects of the browser and player for your published interaction, including:

  • The size of the browser window in which the interaction displays.
  • Whether the interaction stays locked at its original size or whether learners can scale the interaction up or down by adjusting the size of their browser window.
  • Whether the interaction launches in a new window and, if so, the properties of that window.

To set these options, you'll need to open the Player Properties window. Click the first tab on the Engage ribbon (its name corresponds to the type of interaction you're using), and then click Player

When the Player Properties window appears, click Other.

Now set your preferences using the guidelines below.

Choosing the Browser Size

Use the Browser size selector to choose one of the options available:

  • Display at user's current browser size: With this option, the interaction will display at the size of the learner's browser.
  • Resize browser to optimal size: If you choose this option, the learner's browser will automatically resize to match the interaction's optimal size. The optimal size is 720 pixels wide by 540 pixels high plus any additional width and height to accommodate the interaction player. Depending on the features and controls you've included on your player, the player adds 20 pixels to the width of your interaction and between 20 and 118 pixels to the height. If you need help understanding the features and controls available on your player, see this tutorial
  • Resize browser to fill screen: If you choose this option, the learner's browser will automatically resize to fill the whole screen.

Choosing the Player Size

Use the Player size selector to choose one of the options available:

  • Scale player to fill browser window: This will make your published interaction fill the learner's browser window.
  • Lock player at optimal size: This locks the published interaction at its optimal size—and even if learners resize their browser window, the interaction itself will stay at the optimal size. The optimal size is 720 pixels wide by 540 pixels high plus any additional width and height to accommodate the interaction player. Depending on the features and controls you've included on your player, the player adds 20 pixels to the width of your interaction and between 20 and 118 pixels to the height. If you need help understanding the features and controls available on your player, see this tutorial.

Launching the Interaction in a New Window

If you want your interaction to launch in a new browser window via a launch page, mark Launch player in a new window.

Then choose from these launch options:

  • Display window with no browser controls: If you mark this, the new window in which your interaction displays will have no browser controls—it'll only display the address bar, which won't be editable. If you leave this box unmarked, the new browser window will have the usual controls that the learner uses on his or her browser.
  • Allow user to resize browser: Mark this if you want your learners to be able to resize the browser window in which your interaction launches.

Saving Your Changes to the Player

If you click OK on the Player Properties window and then save your interaction, Engage saves your player customizations within your interaction file. It's a good practice, though, to save your player separately, because this allows you to apply the same player customizations to other interactions.

To save your player, click the Current Player button on the Player Properties window and choose Save. Enter a name for the player if you're prompted, and click OK.

For more details about using the Current Player options, see Saving Your Player or Switching to a Different One