In this tutorial, we'll walk through adding an Articulate Engage interaction to a slide in Articulate Presenter.

Important: 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.

Creating a New Interaction

To create a new interaction as a slide in your course, do the following:

  1. Select the slide in your presentation that'll come just before your interaction. (Note: You can rearrange slides at any time, but the interaction will initially be inserted after the slide that's currently selected.)
  2. Go to the Articulate tab on the PowerPoint ribbon, and click Engage Interaction.
  3. Select the Engage Interactions tab on the left side of the window that appears.
  4. Click Create New.
  5. When prompted, select the type of interaction you want to create, enter a title for your interaction, and click OK. (Note: The title will be shown in the player menu and used for the interaction file name.)
  6. When Engage launches, build your interaction the way you want. (To learn more about Engage, see these tutorials.)
  7. When your interaction is ready, click Save and Return to Presenter on the Engage ribbon.

To adjust the properties for your interaction, see Customizing Interaction Properties.

Tip: Another option for adding a new interaction to Presenter is to launch Engage, create the interaction, and publish it directly to Presenter.

Inserting an Existing Interaction

If you already created an interaction file that you want to add to your Presenter course, do the following:

  1. Select the slide in your presentation that'll come just before your interaction. (Note: You can rearrange slides at any time, but the interaction will initially be inserted after the slide that's currently selected.)
  2. Go to the Articulate tab on the PowerPoint ribbon, and click Engage Interaction.
  3. Select the Engage Interactions tab on the left side of the window that appears.
  4. Click Add Existing.
  5. Browse to the interaction file you want to insert, and click Open.
  6. Use the following properties to customize how the interaction behaves with the rest of your course:
    • Remove: Click this button if you decide to remove the interaction from your presentation. (If you've inserted more than one quiz or 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, 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).)
  7. When you're finished, click Close.

Tip: Another option for adding an existing interaction to Presenter is to open the interaction in Engage and publish it directly to Presenter.

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Adding an Interaction to a Player Tab
Customizing Interaction Properties