Dec 23, 2011

I'm very new to flash, and the checkboxes I'd created following a demo online apparently refer to the root or 0 which is a no-no.

Wondering if there's anyone with any Flash expertise who wouldn't mind helping me out.

11 Replies
Sean Speake

I had a friend create simple check boxes that I'm using in presenter to simulate interactive questions.

The learner can click on the check box to make a check appear, then clicks submit to see the correct answer.

The issue is my friend used references to _root and/or _level0 which is apparently not good when having flash movies interact with Presenter and creates some weird issues.

What I know about Flash could fit in a thimble with room left over, and my friend is away... so I'm kind of boggled.

Randy Rowley

Sean, here's a different way of looking at it. Maybe it'll help, maybe you'll symbolically crush it and throw in the trash...

The whole idea of Articulate is to make lesson creation simple. My first question is, why can't you accomplish the same thing using one of the simple tools in Articulate? Is there an educational purpose in having to hand code this little quiz/ interaction in Flash? For example, could you just create one question quizzes in Quizmaker where the answer can be easily submitted and the student can be given a response? Or, could you create a branching scenario that takes the learner to a different slide depending on the answer?

I'm not clear on what you're trying to accomplish, but I'm guessing you could accomplish the same purpose with the readily available tools within Articulate. I'm all for the easy way!

Sean Speake

Hey Randy,

Thanks for the input. Unfortunately, the degree of customization for the background is not something I can accomplish in Quizmaker. Even with making the background and frame for Quizmaker transparent.

I'm all for the easy route as well, but unfortunately for this course that ship has sailed. =)

I realize that we're pushing the bounds of Articulate and the tools available, but that's what my client has called for. 


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