With Articulate Engage, you can enhance your interactions with videos from any of three sources: video files, websites, and webcams. We'll take a look at each method below.

Adding a Video from a File

Note: Videos will be synchronized with the interaction. To add an interactive SWF file that plays independently, insert it as a Flash movie instead.

Here’s how to insert a video from a file:

  1. Select the step where you want to insert a video.
  2. Click the Video icon in the Media panel on the right side of the screen. (Note: For Media Tour interactions, the Media panel is in the middle of the screen.) Select Video from File.
  3. Browse to the video you want to use, and click Open.

The following file formats are natively supported in Engage:

  • FLV
  • MP4
  • SWF

And the following file formats will be converted to MP4 when they're imported into Engage:

  • 3G2
  • 3GP
  • ASF
  • AVI
  • DV
  • M1V
  • M2V
  • M4V
  • MOV
  • MPE
  • MPEG
  • MPG
  • QT
  • WMV

After inserting a video, you can preview it using the Play/Pause and Stop buttons below the video thumbnail.

Adding a Video from a Website

Engage makes it easy to embed videos that are hosted on popular websites such as Screenr and Vimeo.

Note: As of May 2015, Google no longer allows YouTube videos to be embedded in this manner; however, YouTube videos in existing interactions will continue to work. For new interactions, we recommend using a different video hosting service or importing the source video files directly into your interaction.
  1. Select the step where you want to insert a video.
  2. Click the Video icon in the Media panel on the right side of the screen. (Note: For Media Tour interactions, the Media panel is in the middle of the screen.) Select Video from Website.
  3. Copy the video embed code from the hosting website, and paste it into the Insert Video From Website box.
  4. Click Insert.

After inserting a website video, you can preview it using the Play/Pause and Stop buttons below the video thumbnail.

Adding a Video from a Webcam

Engage also lets you record video directly from your webcam. Here’s how:

  1. Select the step where you want to insert a video.
  2. Click the Video icon in the Media panel on the right side of the screen. (Note: For Media Tour interactions, the Media panel is in the middle of the screen.) Select Record Webcam.
  3. Before you begin recording, click More device settings to choose the webcam and microphone you want to use (if you have more than one) and to assign the video size. And then specify the following: 
    • Use the Video Device drop-down to select the webcam you want to use.
    • Click the Advanced hyperlink to fine-tune your webcam properties.
    • Use the Video Size drop-down to select the dimensions for your video.
    • Use the Audio Device drop-down to select the microphone you want to use.
  4. Then click the red Record button to begin recording.
  5. When you've finished recording, click the Stop button.
  6. If you'd like to preview your recording before inserting it into your interaction, click the Play button.
  7. If you'd like to redo your recording, click the red X to delete the current recording. Then click the Record button to start over.
  8. When you're ready to insert the recording into your interaction, click OK.

After inserting a video, you can preview it using the Play/Pause and Stop buttons below the video thumbnail in the Media panel.

You Might Also Want to Explore:

Adjusting Video Properties
Editing Videos
Adding Flash Files