Renaming the web exported files

Hello, I'm new with e-learning and specially with Articulate.

At the moment I'm working with Lectora and so far, the Engage exported files have worked great, as long as I rename the SWF file and the content folder. Now I'm interested in adding several quizzes generated with Quizmaker, but when I try to do as I usually do with Engage (just renaming the files, so there is no conflict with duplicates), the renamed files don't work.

Does anyonw know a way of renaming the exported files and keep them running as usual? I've tried renaming the JavaScript file, search and replace and pretty much I could think of. I really need to find a way of adding multiple quizzes generated by Articulate into Lectora.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give.

12 Replies
Erika Rocha

Hello and thank you both for answering so fast.

Brian Batt said:

Hi Erika & welcome to Heroes,

Unlike the Engage files, the Quizmaker files cannot be renamed.  I apologize for the inconvenience.

Ouch... is there another way I could incorporate more than 1 Quizmaker exported file into Lectora? If not, it's a real shame, I'm so excited by the great image and experience Quizmaker's files bring, that it would be great for my students to experiment. Do you know some kind of trick? I'm incorporating everything into a SCORM file and uploading to Moodle.

Karyn Lemberg said:

You could  open them in Quizmaker, (stand-alone- NOT from powerpoint) , and click the A on top left to get the "save as" button.

Then save as a new name/file.

I think you're reffering to the main file in which I can make further changes. What I need to rename is the exported file for web (the one that is formed by an SWF file, an HTML file and a content folder.

Brian Batt

Hi Erika,

Unfortunately, I don't know how Lectora handles multiple objects.  Is it possible to put each quiz into a separate "folder" and then bring the resources from each of those folders into Lectora?  That's basically how Articulate handles web objects.  So, I'm not sure if there's something similar that can be done on the Lectora side. 

Also, you might want to see if it's possible to embed an HTML page into Lectora.  If that's possible, then you could upload each quiz online (Dropbox maybe?) and then link directly to each quiz (similar to how we handle embedded web objects).

I hope this information helps.

Erika Rocha

Hi Brian,

Thanks! I will try to embed the quizzes from external html's and see how that works with the LMS. If if find the way to solve this, I'll leave a post.

Brian Batt said:

Hi Erika,

Unfortunately, I don't know how Lectora handles multiple objects.  Is it possible to put each quiz into a separate "folder" and then bring the resources from each of those folders into Lectora?  That's basically how Articulate handles web objects.  So, I'm not sure if there's something similar that can be done on the Lectora side. 

Also, you might want to see if it's possible to embed an HTML page into Lectora.  If that's possible, then you could upload each quiz online (Dropbox maybe?) and then link directly to each quiz (similar to how we handle embedded web objects).

I hope this information helps.

June Dunlap

Did anyone get this to work yet? I created content reviews using Quizmaker and due to many crashed in PowerPoint 2010 and Articulate Presenter, I may be forced rebuild using Lectora Inspire. I can get Engage files to work within Lectora but am having difficulty with my Quizmaker files. I am not looking for it to pass any test results other than a simple complete or incomplete.

Erika Rocha

Hi June,

I'm working with a course created in Lectora and uses several Articulate and Quizmaker files. As you know, everything you add to Lectora MUST be inside the images folder, otherwise it won't work once it's exported. The problem I encountered with the Quizmaker exported files was that I could only add 1 quiz in the whole lesson, since there is no way of renaming Quizmaker's files. What I did (thanks to Brian, who suggested I do it) was uploading every quiz into a different folder in the same server the course is meant to be and then opening each quiz in a new window from the URL. Once the student completes the quiz, he/she just needs to close the current window and then keep on with the lesson.

I don't know if this works with you, but I found it gives a new experience to the students, since they feel they have the control of the lesson they're working on.

Let me know how it goes.

June Dunlap

Hi Erika,

Thanks for the response. I wonder if I break my course into different lessons, if this would allow me to use one in each lesson. I would have to set my LMS to move from one lesson to another seamlessly.

You are saying I have to do this at the server level? So you used a hyperlink to each quiz?

June

Erika Rocha

Hi June,

If you want to use different lessons, that would mean you create a different Lectora file for each. In which format are you using it? HTML, EXE or SCORM? If you use HTML, what you need to do is link one lesson to the other with a button or maybe an action. If you use SCORM, depending on the platform you're uploading it, you may link one SCORM to the other.

What I did with my quizzes was that I uploaded each quiz in a separate folder inside the same root folder (ie: www.yoursite.com/quiz/quiz1/quiz.swf) when you ask Lectora to open that link in a new window (I preffer web 2.0) the quiz appears on a new window, at the location (X,Y) you want and on the correct size, with any given name. Of course the results won't be recorded on the LMS, but if you only want the students to practice what they just learned, it's a practical option.

To upload the quizzes you only need an FTP software like Dreamweaver or Filezilla.

vakhid khamidov

Brian Batt said:

Hi Erika & welcome to Heroes,

Unlike the Engage files, the Quizmaker files cannot be renamed. I apologize for the inconvenience.

need to solve the problem
How can I keep asking random file name that they were identical.
File 1. Lab - Engage output
interaction.html
interaction.svf
(folder) interaction_kontent
meta.hml
Lab - Engage output
File 2. Lab - Engage output
interaction.html
interaction.svf
(folder) interaction_kontent
meta.hml
Lab - Engage output

two files, but the names of the same