When you want learners to access a Quizmaker 360 quiz over the internet or a private intranet, and if you don’t need to track their progress, then web publishing is for you. (If you do need to track learners' results, publish for LMS.)
- Enter Title, Description, and Folder Location
- Enter Additional Project Info (Optional)
- Adjust the Player Properties and Quality Settings
- Distribute Your Published Quiz
- Go to the Home tab on the Quizmaker ribbon and click Publish.
- When the Publish window appears, select the Web tab on the left.
- Enter the Title the way you want it to appear in your published output. It defaults to the name of your project file. (Changing the title won't affect the name of your project file.)
- Use the Description field to give learners a synopsis of your quiz.
- Use the Folder field to indicate where you want to publish your quiz—for example, your computer desktop. Click the ellipsis button (...) to browse to a location. Quizmaker will create a new folder in that spot with all the files needed to operate your quiz.
Important: Always publish to your local hard drive. Publishing to a network drive or a USB drive can cause problems with your published output due to latency. After publishing to your local hard drive, upload the output to a web server for testing and deployment.
Click the ellipsis button (...) next to the Title field to define additional project information. Currently, this information is for your reference only. It won’t be visible in your published output.
- The Title and Description fields are the same as those on the Publish window (see the previous step).
- The image below the Title field is the course thumbnail. By default, Quizmaker uses an image of the first slide in your quiz, but you can choose a different image. Just click the hyperlinked text below the image, then select a different slide or click Picture from File to choose an image on your hard drive.
- Enter values for Author, Email, Website, Duration, Date, Version, and Keywords if you'd like.
- The Identifier applies only to content published for LMS.
When you're finished customizing the project information, click OK to return to the Publish window.
Use the Properties section of the Publish window to make last-minute changes to your quiz player and quality settings.
- The Player property shows the name of the player currently assigned to your project. (The player is the interface learners see around the perimeter of your quiz.) To make adjustments to your player, click the player name to open the player editor.
- The Quality property lets you control the compression settings for audio clips, videos, and pictures. The quality settings default to whatever you used the last time you published a quiz. To change them, click Quality, make your adjustments, and click OK.
- Choose Standard if you want to use the default settings: optimal video quality of 5, audio bitrate of 56 kbps, and image quality of 80%.
- Choose Custom if you want to define your own quality settings. Drag the slider for any of the three values to change the compression. Higher values give you higher-quality output but also larger file sizes (which means longer download times). Lower values give you smaller file sizes and faster download times, but the visual and audio quality will be lower as well.
Tip: Image compression only applies to JPG files.
- Mark the Optimize Audio Volume box to normalize audio throughout your quiz for consistent volume.
Tip: If your quiz audio already has consistent volume, you can speed up the publishing process by unchecking this option.
When you're finished making selections, click the Publish button. When the publishing process is complete, you’ll see the Publish Successful window with several follow-up options.
This launches the published quiz in your default web browser.
Important: Since your files have been prepared for web delivery, you might encounter unexpected behavior when viewing the quiz on your local hard drive. It’s best to upload your published output to a web server for proper testing.
This opens a new email message with a zipped file of your published quiz attached.
This option is helpful if you need to send your quiz to a web server administrator for deployment.
We don’t recommend emailing a published quiz to learners. Security restrictions on their computers will prevent some features in your quiz from working properly. Upload the quiz to a server instead, then give learners a link to the quiz.html file.
This opens a window where you can enter your FTP credentials and transfer your output to a web server.
This creates a zipped version of your quiz files in the same location where your quiz was published.
This opens a file viewer where you can see the files Quizmaker just created.
After you move the files to a web server, send learners a link to the quiz.html file, which is the file that launches your quiz.
Now that you've published your quiz, it's time to upload it to a server and give it a test run. Then send learners a link to the quiz.html file.