You can include Articulate Engage interactions in your Articulate Presenter courses. In this tutorial, we'll look at how to publish from Engage to Presenter. (You can also pull an interaction into a Presenter course from within PowerPoint. See this tutorial for details.)

Regarding Interaction Size and Player Colors

The dimensions for Engage interactions are fixed at 720 pixels wide by 540 pixels high. If your PowerPoint dimensions are anything other than 10 inches wide by 7.5 inches high, embedded interactions will be centered on the slide and, if necessary, scaled down to fit within the slide.

If PowerPoint is using a different size, the slide background color from the Presenter player will show around the interaction. To change this color, do the following:

  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 Top color, Bottom color, and Transparency to set your color options.
  7. Click OK.

Also, when embedding an interaction in Presenter, the player colors in Presenter take precedence over the player colors in Engage. Be sure to set your player colors in Presenter.

Publishing

Here's how to publish an interaction from Engage to Presenter:

  1. First, do any of the following to launch the publishing wizard:
    • Press F10.
    • Go to the Home tab, and click Publish.
    • From any tab, click the Preview drop-down, and choose Publish.
    • Click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, and choose Publish.
  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. 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. Next, 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 presentation, the interaction will display where indicated by the placeholder slide. (Tip: You can move the placeholder slide anywhere within your presentation just as any other slide.)  
    • 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 your interaction. (Tip: You can change the location and order of tabs on the top bar of your course player. Click here to learn how.)
  5. If you want to change your Theme Colors, click the blue text to open the Interaction Properties window where you can select a different theme. Click OK to return to the Publish dialog. To learn more about theme colors, see this tutorial.
  6. If you want to change the Playback Mode, click the blue text to open the Interaction Properties window. Select a different mode, and click OK to return the Publish dialog. To learn more about playback modes, see this tutorial.
  7. Click the Publish button in the lower right corner to complete the process.
  8. When the Publish Successful dialog 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, waiting for you to customize the properties for your newly published interaction. If you chose to insert your interaction as a slide, it'll open to the Engage interactions tab. If you chose to insert it as a tab on your course player, it'll open to the Player Tabs tab.

Use the following options to customize the properties for your interaction, depending on how you chose to insert it.

Slide in the presentation:

  • Remove: Click this button if you decide to remove the interaction from your presentation. (If you've inserted more than one interaction, make sure you've selected the right one in the list before you remove it.)
  • Edit interaction in Articulate Engage: Click this button if you need to make changes to the interaction itself. It'll open in Engage. When you finish editing the interaction, click the Save and Return to Presenter button on the Engage ribbon.
  • Show in menu as: Choose whether your interaction will display as a Single item in the player 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 Step in the interaction or Slide in the presentation. (For this option to be available, the interaction's playback mode must be Interactive, including the option to Show previous/next buttons, and learners must be allowed to leave the interaction At any time (see previous bullet point).)

Tab on the course player:

  • Remove: Click this button if you decide to remove the interaction from your presentation. (If you've inserted more than one player tab, make sure you've selected the right one in the list before you remove it.)
  • Edit Label: Click this button if you want to change the text that's used for the tab that appears on the top bar of your course player. Type the new name, and click OK.
  • Edit interaction in Articulate Engage: Click this button if you need to make changes to the interaction itself. It'll open in Engage. When you finish editing the interaction, click the Save and Return to Presenter button on the Engage ribbon.
  • Allow user to leave interaction: Choose whether learners will be able to close the player tab and return to your course At any time or only After viewing all the steps in the interaction.

If you change your mind about these settings later, don't worry. You can edit them at any time. See this tutorial.

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