Add media-rich interactions to your e-learning courses by publishing your Articulate Engage interactions to Articulate Presenter.

Preparing Your Interaction Size and Player Colors

When your interaction is part of a Presenter course, we recommend using the same slide size in Engage and PowerPoint. If they're different, the interaction will be centered on the PowerPoint slide and, if necessary, scaled down to fit within the slide.

If an interaction has different dimensions than PowerPoint, the slide background color from the Presenter player will show around the interaction. To change this color, do this:

  1. Open your presentation in PowerPoint.
  2. Go to the Articulate tab on the ribbon and click Player.
  3. Click Colors & Effects on the ribbon.
  4. Click Show advanced color editing.
  5. From the Edit item drop-down, choose Base >> Slide Background.
  6. Use the color selectors to choose your background colors.
  7. Click OK.

Tips:

Publishing an Interaction to Presenter

  1. Click the Publish button on the Engage ribbon.
  2. When the Publish window appears, click the Articulate Presenter tab on the left edge.
  3. Select the PowerPoint presentation into which you want to publish your interaction. Only presentations that are currently open will display in the list. If the presentation you want isn't listed, click the ellipsis (…) button to browse for it.
  4. Decide how you want your interaction to appear in the course. Select either of the following:
    • Insert as a slide in the presentation: This option creates a placeholder slide in your presentation. When you publish your course, the interaction will display where indicated by the placeholder slide. (You can move the placeholder slide anywhere in your presentation by dragging it to a new location.)
    • Insert as a tab in the player: This option adds a clickable tab to the top bar of your course player. Learners can click it at any time to view the interaction. (You can change the location and order of tabs on the top bar of your Presenter course player. Click here to learn how.)
  5. If you need to adjust your theme colors, click the hyperlinked text to open the Interaction Properties window where you can select a different theme. Click OK to return to the Publish dialog.
  6. If you need to change the playback mode, click the hyperlinked text to open the Interaction Properties window. Select a different mode and click OK to return the Publish dialog.
  7. Click the Publish button in the lower right corner to complete the process.
  8. When the Publish Successful window appears, click Close.

Setting Interaction Properties in the Presenter Course

After publishing an interaction to Presenter, switch over to PowerPoint. The Quizzes and Interactions window will be displayed, where you can customize the properties for your newly published interaction.

If you inserted the interaction as a slide, it'll open to the Engage Interactions tab. If you inserted it as a tab on your course player, it'll open to the Player Tabs tab.

Use these options to customize the properties for your interaction:

Slide in the presentation

Tab on the course player

Remove: Click this button if you need to remove the interaction from your course. (If there’s more than one interaction in your course, be sure to select the right one in the list before you remove it.)

Edit Interaction: Click this button to make changes to the interaction content. It'll open in Engage. When you finish editing the interaction, click Save and Return to Presenter on the Engage ribbon.

Show in menu as: Choose whether your interaction will display as a single item in the course menu or as multiple items (one for each step in your interaction).

Allow user to leave interaction: Choose whether learners will be able to jump to another slide in your course at any time or only after viewing all the steps in the interaction.

Prev/Next player buttons go to: Choose whether the player buttons jump to the adjacent steps in the interaction or slides in the overall course.

This option is only available when the following conditions are true:

  • The interaction’s playback mode is interactive with the previous/next buttons enabled.
  • Learners must be allowed to leave the interaction at any time (see above).

Remove: Click this button if you need to remove the interaction from your course. (If there’s more than one player tab in your course, be sure to select the right one in the list before you remove it.)

Edit Label: Click this button to change the text that Presenter uses for the tab on the top bar of your course player.

Edit Interaction: Click this button to make changes to the interaction content. It'll open in Engage. When you finish editing the interaction, click Save and Return to Presenter on the Engage ribbon.

Allow user to leave interaction: Choose whether learners will be able to close the player tab (lightbox) and return to your course at any time or only after viewing all the steps in the interaction.

 

If you change your mind about the interaction properties later, don't worry. You can edit them at any time. See this user guide.

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