Engage 360: Previewing and Publishing an Interaction

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Preview how your interaction will look and behave on any device and orientation without leaving Engage 360 or interrupting your workflow. Then publish your interaction to HTML5, Flash, and the Articulate Mobile Player for a variety of platforms, including web servers and learning management systems.

Watch this video introduction to learn how, then follow the activities below to practice.


Practice Activities:

  1. Preview Your Interaction
  2. Choose a Publish Option
  3. Adjust the Publish Settings
  4. Publish and Distribute Your Interaction

Practice Activity: Preview Your Interaction

Engage 360 uses responsive preview to show you how your interaction will look and behave on any device and orientation. And it’s so easy! Just click a button.

  1. Open Comstar Real Estate.intr from your practice files.
  2. Click Preview on the Engage ribbon.
  3. Then click each device icon in the upper right corner of the preview window to see how your interaction looks and behaves on each device and orientation.
  4. Click Close Preview when you’re done.
Responsive Preview in Articulate Engage 360

To learn more about responsive preview, see this user guide. To learn more about restricting which device orientations learners can use when viewing your interaction, see this user guide.

Practice Activity: Choose a Publish Option

Engage 360 supports several publish options, described below. For this tutorial, let’s publish to Articulate 360 where you can collaborate with stakeholders and subject matter experts in Articulate Review.

  1. Open Comstar Real Estate.intr from your practice files.
  2. Click Publish on the Engage ribbon to launch to publishing wizard.
  3. Click the Articulate 360 tab on the left side of the window.
Publish Wizard in Articulate Engage 360

Before we continue, here’s some quick info on each publishing option:

Articulate Presenter

Articulate Presenter 360 is the fastest, easiest way to create multi-device, presentation-based courses using PowerPoint’s familiar interface.

You can create media-rich interactions in Engage 360, then publish them directly into your Presenter 360 courses.

To learn more about publishing interactions to Presenter 360, see this user guide.

Articulate 360

Publish interactions to Articulate 360 to test how they look on various devices and to collect feedback from stakeholders with an easy-to-use web interface in Articulate Review.

To learn more about publishing interactions for Articulate 360, see this user guide.

Web

If you want learners to access interactions over the internet or a private intranet, and if you don’t need to track their progress, then publish for web distribution.

To learn more about publishing interactions for web servers, see this user guide.

Articulate Online

Articulate Online is our hosted tracking and reporting system for e-learning content.

Publish interactions to Articulate Online when you need an efficient, cost-effective way to track learners’ progress and results.

To learn more about publishing interactions to Articulate Online, see this user guide.

LMS

Choose the LMS publishing format if you're using a learning management system (LMS) to track learners' progress and results.

To learn more about publishing interactions for AICC, SCORM, and Tin Can API LMSs, see this user guide.

CD

Choose the CD publishing format when you need to distribute interactions via CD, DVD, USB drive, network drive, kiosk, or email.

To learn more about publishing interactions for CD or other local media, see this user guide.

Word

Publish for Microsoft Word when you need a printable version of your interaction. It’s a convenient way to distribute handouts or provide a transcript for accessibility purposes.

To learn more about publishing interactions to Microsoft Word, see this user guide.

Practice Activity: Adjust the Publish Settings

After choosing a publish option, adjust the settings, such as title, description, publish location, mobile options, quality, tracking options, and LMS specification. For details, see the user guide for each publishing option listed above.

Since we’re publishing to Articulate 360 in this tutorial, configure these settings:

  1. Select Create a new item and enter a title for your interaction in the corresponding text field.
  2. Click the Formats property, use the slider to choose one of the following formats, then click OK:
    • HTML5: This publishes your interaction as HTML5 output only.
    • HTML5/Flash: This publishes your interaction as HTML5 first with Flash fallback. Learners will see HTML5 output if they’re using a supported HTML5 browser. If not, they’ll see Flash output.
    • Flash/HTML5: This publishes your interaction as Flash first with HTML5 fallback. Learners will see Flash output if they’re using a Flash-enabled browser. If not, they’ll see HTML5 output.
    • Flash: This publishes your interaction as Flash output only.
  3. If you’d like to make any last-minute changes to the player, quality, theme colors, or playback mode before publishing, click these properties and make your adjustments.
Publish Formats in Articulate Engage 360

Practice Activity: Publish and Distribute Your Interaction

Now you’re ready to complete the publishing process. Click the Publish button at the bottom of the publishing wizard.

When the process is complete, you’ll see a Publish Successful window with one or more follow-up options, depending on the publish option you selected. Since we published to Articulate 360 in this tutorial, you’ll see an option to view the published interaction in your Articulate 360 account in your default web browser.

Publish Successful Dialog in Articulate Engage 360

To learn more about the follow-up options and distribution instructions for each publish option, see these user guides:

Summary

In this tutorial, you learned how to use Engage 360’s stunning responsive preview features to see how your mobile-ready interaction looks and behaves on computers, tablets, and smartphones. And you published an interaction to Articulate 360 where you can collect feedback from stakeholders with Articulate Review.

For answers to common questions about publishing interactions for mobile devices, see this user guide.