Need to distribute an interaction offline? Engage 360 has an option for that. Just publish for CD, then deliver your interaction via CD, DVD, USB drive, network drive, kiosk, or email.

  1. Enter Title, Description, and Folder Location
  2. Adjust the Player Settings and Interaction Properties
  3. Publish
  4. Distribute Your Published Interaction

Step 1: Enter Title, Description, and Folder Location

  1. Click Publish on the Engage ribbon.
  2. When the Publish window appears, select the CD tab on the left.

    Publishing Articulate Engage 360 Interactions for CD or Other Local Media
  3. Enter the Title the way you want it to appear in your published output. It defaults to the name of your project file. (Changing the title won't affect the name of your project file.)
  4. Click the ellipsis button (...) beside the title field to define additional project information, such as the author, duration, and version number. Currently, this information is only used in the Articulate Mobile Player, so it won’t be visible when you publish for CD.
  5. Use the Description field to give learners a synopsis of your interaction. Currently, the description is only used in the Articulate Mobile Player and Articulate Online.
  6. Use the Folder field to indicate where you want to publish your interaction—for example, your computer desktop. Click the ellipsis button (...) to browse to a location. Engage will create a new folder in that spot with all the files needed to operate your interaction.

    Important: Always publish to your local hard drive. Publishing to a network drive or a USB drive can cause problems with your published output due to latency. After publishing to your local hard drive, copy the output to a CD, DVD, USB drive, network drive, or kiosk.

Step 2: Adjust the Player Settings and Interaction Properties

Use the Properties section of the Publish window to make last-minute changes to your player, quality settings, theme colors, and playback mode.

Player

This property shows the name of the player currently assigned to your project. (The player is the interface learners see around the perimeter of your interaction.)

To make adjustments to your player, click the player name to open the player editor.

Quality

This property controls the compression settings for audio clips, videos, and JPG images in your interaction.

The quality settings default to whatever you used the last time you published an interaction. To change them, click the quality property and make your adjustments.

Theme Colors

This property shows the name of the theme currently applied to your project.

To switch to a different theme, click the current theme and choose another one.

Playback Mode

This property controls how learners navigate through your interaction.

To change the playback mode, click the current mode and choose a different option.

Step 3: Publish

When you're finished making selections, click the Publish button. When the publishing process is complete, you’ll see the Publish Successful window with several follow-up options.

View Interaction

This launches the published interaction via an executable file.

Email

This opens a new email message with a zip file of your published interaction attached.

If you email it to learners or reviewers, instruct them to extract the zip file on their local computers then double-click the Launch_Interaction.exe file to view the interaction.

FTP

This opens a window where you can enter your FTP credentials and transfer your output to a server.

Zip

This creates a zipped version of your interaction files in the same location where your interaction was published.

Open

This opens a file viewer where you can see the files Engage just created. There will be multiple files and folders for a published interaction. The file that launches your interaction is Launch_Interaction.exe.

Step 4: Distribute Your Published Interaction

After publishing, copy the output to a CD, DVD, USB drive, network drive, or kiosk. You can even email it to learners. See the following tips for each distribution method.

CD

Your interaction should automatically launch when it’s burned to a CD and viewed on a Windows PC. If it doesn’t, instruct learners to double-click the Launch_Interaction.exe file to launch it.

DVD

When your interaction is burned to a DVD, it must be played in a computer DVD drive. It won’t function in a DVD player connected to a TV. Instruct learners to double-click the Launch_Interaction.exe file to launch the interaction.

USB Drive

Instruct learners to double-click the Launch_Interaction.exe file to launch the interaction.

Network Drive

Zip your published output and copy the zip file to your shared network drive. Instruct learners to download and extract the zip file on their local computers, then double-click the Launch_Interaction.exe file to launch the interaction.

Kiosk

Place a shortcut on the kiosk desktop that opens the Launch_Interaction.exe file, or instruct learners to double-click the Launch_Interaction.exe file in the published output.

Email

Zip your published output and email it to your learners. Instruct them to extract the zip file on their local computers then double-click the Launch_Interaction.exe file to launch the interaction.