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Peter Anderson

Welcome to Heroes, Rachel!

Here's a great place to get started:

http://www.articulate.com/blog/getting-creative-with-articulate-engage-add-2-interactions-to-1-slide/

And here's our 2007 Guru Award Gold Winner:

http://www.articulate.com/blog/articulate-guru-awards-2007-gold-winner/

Ask around the community and I'm sure you'll get some great ideas in return. Have fun, and good luck!

Jeanette Brooks

Hey Rachel! Are you just looking for examples and inspiration? Or did you have something specific in mind?

In addition to the ones that Pete posted, here are a few more links that I think you'll like, but let us know if there's something else you're looking for:

Using an Engage Tabs interaction for a knowledge-check

Using an Engage FAQ interaction to add attachments to your Presenter course

3 Ways to Use Engage as a Video Player

3 Creative Ways to Use Engage Labeled Graphics

Jeanette Brooks

Hey I thought of a few more! Open this Ergonomics course by Prometheus and click on Self-Assessment Tools in the sidebar. That section contains a series of nice Engage interactions - in particular you might be interested in these:

  • Monitor Distance - this is a very innovative use of a Timeline interaction.
  • How Are Your Wrists Positioned - this is a fun and interesting way to use a Labeled Graphic instead of a multiple choice question.

Prometheus won Gold in the 2007 Articulate Guru Awards with that course - isn't it a cool example?

Also, this post that David did on Engage Labeled Graphic ideas was inspired by Prometheus' use of the Labeled Graphics in their Ergonomics course.

Hope that helps, Rachel!

Rachel Leigh

Jeanette Brooks said:

Hey Rachel! Are you just looking for examples and inspiration? Or did you have something specific in mind?

In addition to the ones that Pete posted, here are a few more links that I think you'll like, but let us know if there's something else you're looking for:

Using an Engage Tabs interaction for a knowledge-check

Using an Engage FAQ interaction to add attachments to your Presenter course

3 Ways to Use Engage as a Video Player

3 Creative Ways to Use Engage Labeled Graphics

Yes, I'm looking for inspiration and examples.  I got a PP file with content in it from a SME and it is all text and images, so I'm trying to find ways to not use the Media Tour interaction over and over.  I'll take a look at these too.
Rachel Leigh

Jeanette Brooks said:

Hey I thought of a few more! Open this Ergonomics course by Prometheus and click on Self-Assessment Tools in the sidebar. That section contains a series of nice Engage interactions - in particular you might be interested in these:

  • Monitor Distance - this is a very innovative use of a Timeline interaction.
  • How Are Your Wrists Positioned - this is a fun and interesting way to use a Labeled Graphic instead of a multiple choice question.

Prometheus won Gold in the 2007 Articulate Guru Awards with that course - isn't it a cool example?

Also, this post that David did on Engage Labeled Graphic ideas was inspired by Prometheus' use of the Labeled Graphics in their Ergonomics course.

Hope that helps, Rachel!


Yeah, I just reviewed some of the 2007 winner.  I have a question about that.  I am new to the Articulate software so I apologize if this is basic, but in the Who's Touching Your Chair slide in that course, how did they edit the slide to where the background is silver and the buttons are just orange.  It seems like in the Color Scheme you just have one way to change the color and it's an all or nothing thing.  I guess what I am asking is if there's a way to customize the color scheme of the background, buttons, and the current button that is selected?   

Jeanette Brooks
Heidi Payne

This gives me an idea for one of our problems. We've had many complaints about the time and resources used to create and update the FAQ sites we have for all our different tax types. Is it possible to use the FAQs as a standalone on a website? 

I'm on the verge of selling my directors on Articulate products and that might help clinch the deal!

Rachel Leigh

Heidi Payne said:

This gives me an idea for one of our problems. We've had many complaints about the time and resources used to create and update the FAQ sites we have for all our different tax types. Is it possible to use the FAQs as a standalone on a website? 

I'm on the verge of selling my directors on Articulate products and that might help clinch the deal!

Are you putting it in a LMS or site, sounds like the ladder, but thought I'd clarify.
Rachel Leigh

Jeanette,

In the Tabs interaction, how do you center the image?  There are four options in the Edit properties I ask b/c it looks like on Slide 13 (Who's Touching Your Chair question) in the Prometheus course), that the image is centered, but in the options under the Edit Properties, center is not an option, just Top, Right, Left, and Bottom.

Thanks,

Rachel

Jeanette Brooks

Hey Heidi! Yes absolutely. You can publish Engage interactions as standalone content if you'd rather not embed them in a course. You can check out the Engage publishing tutorials here. (They're listed in the right-hand sidebar.)

@Rachel: Regarding centering the image... "Top" and "Bottom" will both center the image. Top will place the image above your text, and Bottom will place it below the text, but either way it'll be centered within the detail area of the tab. And unfortunately in a tabs interaction there isn't an option to change the color of the text on the tab buttons -- it'll always be white.

Rachel Leigh

Rachel Leigh said:

Phil Mayor said:

The Macdonalds course from last years guru awards is great use of the FAQ as well


I just looked at this one and see what you mean.  They used the FAQ to present the objectives of the module.


I have a question about the McDonald's FAQ slide.  Does anyone know how they got the FAQ interaction to display on a PP slide with a backdrop (in the McDonald's one the backdrop is the brown and yellow with the logo and menus at the bottom, etc. (that's how I am thinking of it).  I attached a snapshot of it for quick reference.

Thanks.

Jeanette Brooks

Hey Rachel! You can definitely create a transparent background for your Engage interaction to allow the PowerPoint slide master to show through behind it ... here's how. The McDonalds course is also kinda unique because they created a custom skin for the player, which is why it has some different-looking controls than many other courses. It's a neat design.

Phil Mayor

Thanks Jeanette, although I built the skin, I have to give a lot of credit to KIneo, thats where the idea came from, Ithis is an early build module and we have removed a lot of the kineo navigation references now, but they gave us a great starting point

The progress bar came about when we showed our early stuff at a conference and noticed people wondered how long was left, because we only have a small menu they cannot work it out from there, this progress meter is nice because it even works in the lms with resume