Engage 360: Customizing the Interaction Player
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In Engage 360, the player refers to the interface around the perimeter of your interaction. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to customize the player.
You can choose which features appear on the player, modify the colors and font, change the text labels, adjust the size, and control how the interaction behaves when learners launch it more than once. You can even make the player invisible.
Watch this video introduction, then follow the activities below to practice.
- Open the Player Properties
- Choose Your Player Features
- Change the Colors, Font, and Font Size
- Customize the Text Labels
- Change the Player Size and Resume Behavior
- Save Your Customized Player
Practice Activity: Open the Player Properties
First, we need to open the player properties.
- Open Comstar Real Estate.intr from your practice files.
- Click Player on the Engage ribbon.
- Notice the three main sections of the player properties window:
- Player categories appear on the ribbon across the top of the window.
- The selection pane on the left side of the window is where you make modifications.
- The interactive preview pane on the right side of the window updates automatically as you makes changes.
Practice Activity: Choose Your Player Features
The player properties window always opens directly to the Features category where you can choose which features to include on your player: title, volume controller, and/or seekbar.
Let’s turn off all the player features. Uncheck the Title, Volume, and Seekbar boxes. Notice that the interactive preview on the right side of the window updates to reflect your changes.
To learn more about the player features, see this user guide.
Practice Activity: Change the Colors, Font, and Font Size
In this activity, we’ll change the color scheme for our interaction player, choose a different font, and increase the player font size.
- Click Colors & Effects on the player properties ribbon.
- Select a different color scheme.
- Change the player font to Articulate Light.
- Increase the player font size to 120%
To learn more about changing the player colors, font, and font size, see this user guide.
Note: Currently, the color and font options only apply to the standard player, not the responsive player. See this interactive demo to know which player properties are supported in the responsive player.
Practice Activity: Customize the Text Labels
In this activity, we’ll make a change to one of the player text labels.
- Click Text Labels on the player properties ribbon.
- Scroll down to the Previous Button label.
- Click the custom text field for the Previous Button label and change it to BACK.
- Click Update Preview below the text labels list and watch the PREV button change in the preview pane.
To learn more about customizing the player text labels, see this user guide.
Practice Activity: Change the Player Size and Resume Behavior
In this activity, we’ll change how the player scales in learners’ browsers and how the interaction behaves when learners launch it more than once.
- Click Other on the player properties ribbon.
- Set the Player size property to Scale player to fill browser window.
- Change the resume behavior by setting the On restart property to Always resume.
- To learn more about controlling the browser size and player size, see this user guide.
- To learn more about the resume behavior, see this user guide.
- To learn more about right-to-left language support, see this user guide.
Practice Activity: Save Your Customized Player
Finally, let’s save our custom player, so we can use it with other Engage interactions.
- Click Current Player on the ribbon and choose Save as.
- Give your custom player a name and click OK.
- If you don’t want to keep the custom player we created in this tutorial, click Current Player on the ribbon and choose Delete.
To learn more about saving custom players, switching to a different player, and sharing custom players, see this user guide.
In this tutorial, you learned how to customize the interaction player in Engage 360, including features, colors, font, text labels, size, and resume behavior.
To dive even deeper into player customization, see this user guide.
In the next tutorial, we’ll publish an interaction.