Interactions disconnecting and quizzes appearing
Feb 13, 2015
I have created two courses in the same curriculum, both of which have been through many versions in the development process. Today, one of them turned up with two disturbing problems.
- Two quizzes from the other course showed up uninvited in the problem course.
- Several of the interactions somehow become disconnected from the main file, and when previewed/published displayed only the screens that you see in PPT.
For #1, I simply deleted the two quizzes. For #2, I was able to reconnect the problem screens by using Articulate/Insert Engage Interaction/ and select the problem slide in the list, clicking Use Existing..., selecting the corresponding file, then click update to replace already existing file in the presentation.
These actions solved the problem, but why did this happen? I'm working off my local drive as recommended and have not moved any files. I noticed that the .ppta file had yesterday's revision date on it, not today's, so I immediately suspected corruption. I renamed that file, reopened my PPT file, and, as should happen, a new .ppta file appeared that does have the correct revision date/time. So all seems well, but again, why do these things happen?