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If you view an Engage 360 interaction on your local hard drive (or send it to others to view on their local hard drives), you'll encounter security restrictions from the computer, web browser, Flash Player, and network that can cause various features of the interaction to fail. To test your published content and share it with others, upload it to the environment for which it was published. See each of the publishing options below for details.
Publish to Articulate 360
Publish your interaction to Articulate 360 to collect feedback from stakeholders and track version history with Articulate Review. It’s a great way to collaborate on a project before distributing the finalized interaction.
- First, publish your interaction to Articulate 360.
- Then, invite stakeholders to review the interaction.
Tip: If your stakeholders are new to Articulate Review, send them this brief course that explains how to use Articulate Review.
Publish for Web Distribution
If you don't need to track learners' progress or results, then web publishing is a good option.
- First, publish your interaction for web distribution.
- Then, do any of the following to get your interaction onto a web server:
- Use the FTP option on the Publish Successful dialog to upload the published files to a web server.
- Use your own FTP client to upload the published files to a web server.
- Give the published files to your server administrator to upload to a web server.
- Finally, give learners the URL for the
interaction.html file, which is the file that launches your interaction.
If you don't have access to a web server, here are some free options:
- Tempshare is a free service provided by Articulate for testing published content. The tutorial specifically mentions Storyline, but Tempshare also works for Engage interactions. Note: You must include Flash output when you publish, and uploaded files will be deleted after 10 days.
- Amazon S3 offers free hosting with generous usage limits. If you go over your limit, you'll be charged a small fee. See this video tutorial by Tom Kuhlmann to learn more about Amazon S3.
- Google Cloud also has a free hosting service. You'll be charged a small fee if you go over the free limit. See this video tutorial by Ton Kuhlmann to learn more about Google Cloud.
Publish to Articulate Online
Articulate Online is our hosted tracking and reporting system for e-learning content. We’ve made it easy to publish and upload your interaction to Articulate Online all at once.
- First, publish your interaction to Articulate Online.
- Then, invite learners to view your interaction.
Publish for LMS Distribution
If you need to track learners' progress and results, another great option is to use your own learning management system (LMS). Engage 360 supports Tin Can API (xAPI), SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, and AICC LMSs.
- First, publish your interaction for LMS distribution.
- Then, click the Zip option on the Publish Successful dialog and upload the zip file to your LMS.
- Finally, invite learners to your LMS to view the interaction.
If you're not sure how to upload content to your LMS or invite learners, check with your LMS provider for instructions.
Publish for CD or Other Local Media
Need to distribute an interaction offline? Engage 360 has an option for that. Just publish for CD, then deliver your interaction to learners via CD, DVD, USB drive, network drive, kiosk, or email.
- First, publish your interaction for CD.
- Then, depending on how you plan to distribute your interaction, click Email, FTP, or Zip on the Publish Successful dialog.
- Finally, instruct learners to double-click the
Launch_Interaction.exe file to launch the interaction.
See this table for tips on distributing your interaction via CD, DVD, USB drive, network drive, kiosk, or email.