Power Point and Engage Interactive

I am creating a powerpoint and I have Articulate 360.  I have Engage as an option in powerpoint.  I created an interactivity in Engage through PP but when I go back to my slide deck the Engage slide has the slide information(how many slides, edit feature, etc.) but not the actual interactivity.  How do I get the interactivity in to my slide.  Thank you.

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Vincent Scoma

Hi Lawrence,

Thank you for sharing your PowerPoint file! 

It looks like something didn't quite take for that Engage interaction. I would try republishing the interaction to Presenter to see if that helps. To do this, you will want to open the Engage interaction in Engage 360 >> From the home page, click on the Publish button on the top right >> then click on the tab Articulate Presenter: 

 

For more details on this process, we have a great article on this here: Engage 360: Publishing an Interaction to Articulate Presenter 360

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Lawrence, 

Thanks for letting us know the results of your additional testing.

Would you be able to share the .intr Engage file for me to take a look at? I see that you've already shared the .pptx file above.

Or you could share your Articulate Package. That would include all the files needed.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Lawrence,

Yes. On the slide within your Presenter project, you should see two buttons on your Engage slide:

If you need to edit the interaction, you will need to 'Edit in Engage' then save and return to Presenter.

I apologize for any confusion, but hopefully, this gets you headed in the right direction. 

Lawrence Moore

Man, sorry for being such a dunce.  So I have to publish it to Articulate 360 first?  I can't keep it in PP mode and have the Engage interaction?   This is my first time using Engage.  I looked at the published file and it just ran through each slide at breakneck speed.  Why is that?  I only 1,001 questions.  Thank you so much for your help.

Leslie McKerchie

No worries, Lawrence.

You are correct. To use the additional add-ins, like Engage and Quizmaker, the course will need to be published for your learners. It's more than a PowerPoint presentation at that point and you're using the functionality of Presenter.

The slide advancement can be adjusted. I took another look and your slides are set to automatically advance:

You can adjust this to 'By user' to require the interaction with your project along with a self-paced learning environment.

Lawrence Moore

Leslie, Leslie, Leslie, thank you for being so helpful.  So one last question for now.  I noticed that some of the graphics didn't feed over.  i don't understand that.  I know if I have animation that might be a problem but the graphics?  For ex., on one slide I have 4 bars but only 3 transferred over.  Any thoughts on that?  Again, thank you.

Lawrence Moore

Well it is slide 9 the bars are there but the wording is missing from bar 3 and it looks different.  Leslie, I am going go out and do some training.  i don't want to keep bothering  and this is getting extremely frustrating.  i can't even open on my end here.  I keep getting an error message.

Ren Gomez

Hi Lawrence,

Sorry to hear that! You can try doing a quick repair to see if that helps with the erratic behavior, and you want to be sure that you're working locally as well.

And to answer your question, we do have a support team ready and able to help! They're available 24/7 and can help you troubleshoot your file should you need it.

Lawrence Moore

Leslie, I'm back and not so frustrated today.  It must have been something locally here,  I was able to publish it this morning and view it.  Thank you so much.  Ok, now, how can I get rid of those lines in the presentation that was created when I tried to publish this to Articulate?  Ren, I don't know if this is an IT problem or not.  I've published this but the only way I see to access to view in it's entirety in Presenter is in Articulate review.  Am I missing something?  Thank you very, very much.

Vincent Scoma

Hi Lawrence,

When reviewing your course, which lines are you wanting to remove? I see the bars that you mention on Slide 9, but I am not too sure which lines are being referred to here. May I ask if you could share a screenshot of what you are seeing?

Great question on publishing! Depending on the option selected to publish the course, there usually is another step that needs to be taken to view the course entirely. As an example, if you choose the publish to web option, the zipped file of the course would need to be uploaded to a web server.

Since those files have been prepared for web delivery, you might encounter unexpected behavior when viewing the course on your local hard drive. It’s best to upload your published output to a web server for proper testing. We have a great resource on the different publishing options here: Presenter 360: Previewing and Publishing a Course