Articulate Quizmaker lets you add interactive SWF files, also known as Flash files, to your quizzes. This is great news if you've developed Flash objects to extend the functionality of your e-learning content.
There are two ways to insert SWF files into a quiz, and each has its own benefits. How do you know which method to use? It depends on whether you want the SWF file to be synchronized with the slide or to play independently of the slide. Here's how to decide:
- If your SWF file is a movie that requires no interaction from learners, insert it as a video. This synchronizes the video with the slide's timeline.
- If your SWF file contains interactive elements, use the method described below. This plays your SWF file independently of the slide.
Adding Flash Files
Here’s how to add interactive SWF files as Flash objects in Quizmaker:
- In Slide View, go to the Insert tab and click Flash.
- Navigate to your SWF file and click Open.
Tip: If your SWF placeholder is hard to see (it could appear as a white, black, or transparent rectangle in Quizmaker), you can right-click the placeholder and select Set Poster Frame. Then browse for an image file to use as your placeholder.
Adjusting Flash File Properties
To adjust the properties of an embedded SWF file, click once on the SWF placeholder to select it. Then click the Options tab on the Quizmaker ribbon.
The options available for interactive SWF files are the same as those for videos. For a detailed explanation of each of these options, see Adjusting Video Properties.