Articulate Presenter 360 lets you bake additional content into your course using the Resources tab on the player. It's a great way to give learners access to reference materials, job aids, and other helpful information.

One common use for this feature is to give learners a printable copy of the course slides or transcript.

In order for the Resources tab to show in your course, it needs to be enabled in your player. Learn more about choosing player features.

To add resources to your course, go to the Articulate tab on the PowerPoint ribbon and click Player.

When the Player Properties window appears, click Resources on the ribbon.

Entering a Description for the Resources Tab

In the Description field, type the text you want learners to see at the top of your list of resources.

Adding Resources

Here's how to add resources to your player:

  1. Click the Add button (looks like a blank piece of paper) at the bottom of the window.
  2. When the Add Resource window appears, enter a Title for the resource. This is the text learners will see when they browse your list of resources.
  3. Select either URL or File, depending on the kind of resource you're adding, then do the following:
    • If you're adding a URL, enter the web address in the field provided. Click the Test button to make sure it opens in your browser as you expect.

      When you publish the course, learners will be able to click the resource name to access the web content. (They'll need to be connected to the Internet for it to work.)
    • If you're adding a file, click Browse, select the file you want to attach, and click Save.

      When you publish, Presenter will bundle a copy of the file along with your course content. (It'll be located in the presentation_content folder of your published output.)

      Learners will need the appropriate software to view attached resources. For example, they'll need Microsoft Word to open Word documents.
  4. Click Save.

Presenter adds the item to your resource list. There will be an icon next to the title to indicate the type of resource it is.

Editing, Rearranging, and Deleting Resources

Use the buttons at the bottom of the window to edit, delete, and rearrange resources.

Reusing the Same Resources in Other Projects

When you add resources to a course, they get saved in the project, not in the player. As a result, saving your player and applying it to another Presenter project doesn't carry over your resources to the new project.

The easiest way to reuse resources is to manually add them to each course where you need them. However, if you have an extensive list of resources that you want to reuse, you can make a copy of the entire course, then edit it as necessary. Here's how:

  1. First, create an Articulate Package of your presentation. An Articulate Package is a special zip file that contains all the resources for a course, including the PowerPoint file, the Articulate file, quiz files, and interaction files.
  2. When you're ready to begin a new presentation, extract the Articulate Package (zip file) on your local hard drive.
  3. Rename the PowerPoint file and the corresponding Articulate file for your new project. Make sure they have the same file name; they must match.
  4. Open the PowerPoint presentation and edit it as needed to complete the new course.

If you later add, delete, or change any resources, those changes won't carry over to other projects that use the same resources. You'll need to make the same changes in each project separately.

Showing or Hiding the Resources Tab on a Slide-by-Slide Basis

By default, built-in player tabs, such as the Resources tab, display for all slides in a course, but you can hide them for some slides. See this user guide for details.

Changing the Name of the Resources Tab

Want to change the title of the Resources tab? Just edit the name in your player text labels. If you need help editing text labels, see this user guide.

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