Engage timing

Apr 26, 2013

I have a Tabbed Engage interaction in an Articulate Presenter eLearning object (PowerPoint presentation).

The interaction has a total of 8 tabs:  Introduction + 7 content.

I have the User Navigation in the Presenter template is set to Restricted -- can only view current and prev slides.

When I publish it. The Engage interaction requires the user to click each of the 7 tabs, beginning with the first tab, finishing with the last tab, then waiting with the last tab clicked for 5 seconds while the timeline plays out before Click Next To Continue appears in the timeline.

There seems to be a conflict between Presenter and Engage when Presenter's overall Navigation setting is Restricted.

Any thoughts on this, including how to reduce the time per tab in the Engage interaction to something besides 5 seconds per tab would be appreciated

4 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi John. Welcome to the community!

For the 5 second delay, you may be able to change this in Presenter. Open the "Presentation Options" in the "Tools" menu. Select the "Publish" tab and remove the default 5 seconds for "Slides without audio or animation display for __ seconds". 

You can also change the settings for your Engage interaction, if you'd like to show the "Next" button throughout the Engage slide. To do so, select the Engage slide in your presentation and click on "Properties". Here, you'll be able to select the interaction you'd like to change. Next to the option "Show 'Next Slide' button:" you can choose to show the "Next" button at all times, only when completed or never.

If you try these steps and you still have trouble with the interaction or navigation, please let me know!



John Nixdorf

Already tried resetting the Slides without audio setting.

Have also tried every combination and permutation of the Show Next Slide button settings.

If I go into the data.xml file for the interaction and set autoplayduration="5" to autoplayduration="1" it goes to 1 second (for a total of 8 seconds for the interaction). However

  •  I am intuitively dissatisfied with having to rely on a kludge like this.
  • The playhead in the timeline indexes forward at 5 second intervals (or 1 second with the above described kludge). Problem is that the participant has to click on the bottom tab, and rest there for 5 seconds before the Next button becomes active and CLICK NEXT TO CONTINUE appears. If the particpant clicks out of order and comes to rest anywhere but the bottom button, they end up being "stuck" and unable to move forward at all

Christine Hendrickson

Good morning John! I hope you had a great weekend :)

Sorry to hear that you're still working with this. If you'd like, we'd be happy to take a look at the file and see what's going on. 

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