Quizmaker 360: Comparing HTML5, Flash, and Articulate Mobile Player Output

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The following table compares the Articulate Quizmaker 360 features supported in HTML5, Flash, and the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP). Refer to this table during the planning and development stages of your quizzes for the best results in the environments you're targeting.

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Slides

 HTML5FlashAMP
Blank (content) slides
Content Library templates
Freeform: Drag and Drop
Freeform: Hotspot
Freeform: Pick Many
Freeform: Pick One
Freeform: Shortcut Key 
Freeform: Text Entry
Graded questions
Result slides
Survey questions

Quiz Properties and Results

 HTML5FlashAMP
Print results 
Quiz timer
Randomize question groups
Retry quiz
Review quiz
When the user finishes the quiz, close browser window
When the user finishes the quiz, go to URL

Question Properties

 HTML5FlashAMP
Anchor answer choices 
Branching
Custom feedback layers
Feedback by choice or question
Score by choice or question
Set the number of attempts for each question
Shuffle answer choices

Illustrations

 HTML5FlashAMP
Captions
Characters (illustrated and photographic)
Pictures
Screenshots
Shapes

Media

 HTML5FlashAMP
Audio
Flash movies  
Simultaneous audio/video
Videos
Videos with alpha-channel transparency 
Web objects

Text

 HTML5FlashAMP
Hyperlinks
Scrolling panels
Symbols
Text

Animations

 HTML5FlashAMP
Animations (entrance, exit)
Slide transitions

Accessibility

 HTML5FlashAMP
Section 508 accessibility support 
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) support 
Adjust the player font size 
Alternate text for media 
Language identifier for screen readers 
Skip the player navigation elements in screen readers 

Player

 HTML5FlashAMP
Gestures 
Responsive player N/A
Standard playerN/A

Player: Features

 HTML5FlashAMP
Allow user to finish without answering all questions
Question list
Quiz title
Require user to scroll to bottom on longer questions
Seekbar
Submit all at once
Submit one question at a time
Volume slider 

Player: Menu

 HTML5FlashAMP
Display correct/incorrect icons
Navigation (free, restricted, locked)
Show tooltip on hover N/A
Wrap long question list item titles

Player: Colors & Effects

 HTML5FlashAMP
Background color 
Color schemes 
Player font  

Player: Text Labels

 HTML5FlashAMP
Custom text labels (localization)

Player: Other

 HTML5FlashAMP
Browser size (current, optimal, fill) N/A
Launch in new windowN/A
Launch in new window: Display window with no browser controlsN/A
Launch in new window: Allow user to resize N/A
Player size (optimal, fill)N/A
Resume (prompt, always, never)
Text: Left to right
Text: Right to left

LMS

 HTML5FlashAMP
Articulate Online (viewing, tracking, reporting)
LMS (viewing, tracking, reporting)
Switch between HTML5, Flash, and Articulate Mobile Player without losing progress in Articulate Online
Switch between HTML5, Flash, and Articulate Mobile Player without losing progress in an LMS

Web Browsers: Windows

 HTML5FlashAMP
Firefox (latest version)N/A
Google Chrome (latest version)N/A
Internet Explorer 8 and 9 N/A
Internet Explorer 10 and laterN/A
Microsoft Edge (latest version)N/A

Web Browsers: Mac

 HTML5FlashAMP
Firefox (latest version)N/A
Google Chrome (latest version)N/A
Safari (latest version)N/A

Web Browsers: Mobile Devices

 HTML5FlashAMP
Google Chrome in Android OS 4.1 and later N/A
Google Chrome in Apple iOS 8 and later N/A
Safari in Apple iOS 8 and later N/A

See also: Studio 360 Tech Specs