Summary: You can add a Quizmaker ’09 to an Engage ’09 by manually changing the published files.
One of the great things about the Articulate products is how you can bring together different types of content into one single presentation. Earlier this year we looked at how we can add a Quizmaker 2 quiz to Engage 1. The process how now become a lot cleaner with the new suite of Studio ’09 products and the method has changed. So if you are looking for a way to spice your interactions with an embedded quiz, look no further.
First, let us look at what you can do:
The example shows how you can make Quizmaker ’09 appear in a new window but you can also have it embedded within Engage. The example below Quizmaker ’09 embedded within Engage ’09 which in turn has been published in Presenter ’09.
How do you do it?
- Well we are going to look at the first example in this article which is publishing Engage as a standalone. As before, create your quiz first and publish to the Web. Your published files will look something like this.
- Now open your Engage interaction and decide where you want to place your quiz.
- Select the Add Media button.
- Point to the quiz.swf file in the Quizmaker ’09 published files we saw above and click Open.
- In the Multimedia Properties box, decide if you want the quiz to open in a new window, have it embedded or Full size (as in the picture below). Unlike with Quizmaker 2, all three options are possible with Quizmaker ’09 and Engage ’09.
- If you are going to show in Full size, you’ll probably want to choose a custom image to launch your quiz. This is what you will see in the Engage interaction and what users will click on to see the quiz.
You can also decide where you want your image to appear.
If you are embedding, you’ll probably want to choose as large an area as possible to make your quiz readable.
- When you have finished your interaction, publish it to the Web. (for a standalone Engage interaction).
Changing your published files
To finish your project you need to manually change the Engage published files.
- Locate your Engage project files.
- Open the engage_content folder in the Engage project files and notice the swf1.swf which corresponds to the quiz.swf which we imported earlier.
NOTE: The name of this file will depend on how many other Flash movies you may have inserted in your Engage interaction. Make sure you find the one which corresponds to your quiz. Opening in Swiff Player or Internet Explorer should bring up the swirling logo.
- Unusually, we need to change the name of this file back to what it was before, namely quiz.swf.
So your files will look like this:
- Now, open the data.xml file in Wordpad. (right-click -> Open with Wordpad)
- In the top menu of Word, select Edit -> Replace
- Now replace all instances of swf1.swf with quiz.swf. Depending on how you have inserted your quiz (embedded, new window, full size), you should find one or two instances.
- Save the edited data.xml.
- Finally go back to your original Quizmaker ’09 published files and copy the quiz_content folder and the state.xml file.
- Paste the folder and the file into your Engage engage_content folder. The contents of the engage_content folder should now look something like this:
Your Engage interaction is now ready to be viewed. Double-click engage.html to launch your interaction in your browser.