Tips for managing quiz files

The following tips will help you avoid unexpected behavior when creating, sharing, and publishing Articulate Quizmaker projects.

Creating, Editing, and Publishing Quizzes

Always save and publish to your local hard drive (typically your C: drive). Working on a network drive or an external (USB) drive can cause erratic behavior due to latency, such as file corruption, an inability to save changes, and loss of resources.

If you need to place a copy of your project on a network drive or an external drive for backup or versioning purposes, it's fine to do that after you've closed Quizmaker. Avoid re-opening the file until you've moved or copied it back to your local hard drive.

Sharing Project Files with Other Developers

If you need to share a standalone quiz file with another developer, we recommend zipping it first. Then send the zip file to them through your preferred method (email, external drive, network drive, etc.). The developer who receives it should save it to their local hard drive and fully extract it before opening it in Quizmaker.

If you need to share a quiz that's part of an Articulate Presenter course, create an Articulate Package first. Then send the package to the other developer. To learn more about managing and sharing Presenter projects, see this tutorial.

Hosting Published Content

Viewing published content on your local hard drive or a network drive isn't supported. Security restrictions in these environments can cause various features in your content to fail.

To avoid unexpected behavior during playback, host your content in the location for which it was published. For example, if you published for the web, upload your content to a web server; if you published for a learning management system (LMS), upload it to an LMS.

The published output for a quiz includes multiple files and folders. For your quiz to work properly, these files and folders must remain in the same organizational structure when you upload them to your server.

File Paths and Naming Conventions

Be sure that the file paths to your projects and published output are well under the 260-character limit imposed by Microsoft Windows. (Publishing adds characters to the file path you selected. If it exceeds 260 characters, your published output will be incomplete.)

Avoid using special characters, accents, or symbols in your file paths and file names. Learn more about naming conventions in this Microsoft article.