Quizmaker 360 lets you control several attributes of the player and web browser for your published quiz.

First, go to the Home tab on the Quizmaker ribbon and click Player. When the player properties appear, click Other on the ribbon. Then, follow the steps below to change the browser and player settings.

Choosing the Player Size

You can control the size of your quiz on desktop computers. (On mobile devices, the player appears as a bar along the side or bottom of the screen.) Select one of these options from the Player size drop-down list.

  • Scale player to fill browser window: This scales your published quiz to fill the learner's browser window.
  • Lock player at optimal size: This is the default option. It locks the published quiz at its optimal size, which is the slide size plus additional width and height for the player frame. Even if learners resize their browsers, the quiz itself stays at its optimal size.

    The player frame adds 20 pixels to the width of your quiz and up to 118 pixels to the height, depending on the player features you selected (see below).

Launching the Quiz in a New Window

You can launch your quiz in a new browser window (or a new browser tab on mobile devices). Just mark the box to Launch player in new window. This adds a launcher.html file to your published output. Give learners a link to the launcher.html file rather than the default quiz.html file.

When you launch a quiz in a new browser window, you also get to decide how the new window behaves on desktop computers. Choose from the following options. (These options don’t apply to tablets and smartphones.)

  • Display window with no browser controls: Mark this box to display the new window without any browser controls. It'll have an address bar, but it won’t be editable. Uncheck this box to give the new browser window the same controls as the parent window.
  • Allow user to resize browser: Mark this box to let learners resize the browser window as they choose. Uncheck it to lock the browser at the optimal size to fit your quiz.

    The optimal size is your slide size plus additional width and height for the player frame. The player frame adds 20 pixels to the width of your quiz and up to 118 pixels to the height, depending on the features you selected. See below for details.
  • Browser Size: Choose to open the new browser window at optimal size or let it fill the screen on desktop computers. (On mobile devices, the browser always fills the screen.)

    The optimal size is your slide size plus additional width and height for the player frame. The player frame adds 20 pixels to the width of your quiz and up to 118 pixels to the height, depending on the features you selected. See below for details.

Calculating the Dimensions of Your Published Quiz

The overall size of your published quiz will be slightly larger than your slide dimensions. The player adds 20 pixels to the width and up to 118 pixels to the height, depending on the player features you selected. See the following table for details. 

Player Feature

Width

Height

Player frame (with or without player features)

+20 pixels

+20 pixels

Title

 

+23 pixels

Question list

 

+24 pixels

Volume controller, seekbar, or navigation buttons

 

+51 pixels

 

Here’s an example: Let's say your slide size is 720 x 405 and you enable the navigation buttons and question list. The overall dimensions of your published quiz are 740 x 500. (This is also known as the optimal size of your quiz.) Here’s the breakdown:

 

Width

Height

Slide size

720 pixels

405 pixels

Player frame

+20 pixels

+20 pixels

Navigation buttons

 

+51 pixels

Question list

 

+24 pixels

Published Dimensions

740 pixels

500 pixels

Saving Player Changes

When you click OK to close the Player Properties window, Quizmaker saves your changes in the current project file.

If you'd like to use the same customizations in other projects, click Current Player on the ribbon and choose Save. Enter a name for your custom player if you're prompted and click OK.

To learn more about the Current Player options, see this user guide.

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