How to Upgrade a Quiz to Articulate Quizmaker 360

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We made it super easy to upgrade a Quizmaker ‘09 or Quizmaker ‘13 quiz to Quizmaker 360. Just double-click the project file (i.e., the *.quiz file) to open it, then click Upgrade when prompted to upgrade the project.

Your quiz will be upgraded automatically, and a backup copy of the original project file will be created in case you need to go back to it later. (Quizmaker 360 projects can't be opened or edited with previous versions of Quizmaker.)

For the most part, your upgraded quiz will look and behave as it did previously. However, there will be some differences due to software improvements. This table defines the changes you may see:

 

Quizmaker '09

Quizmaker '13

Quizmaker 360

Preview

The preview feature displays Flash content.

The preview feature displays Flash content.

The preview feature displays HTML5 content.

You can also preview how your quiz will look and behave on different devices and orientations with the new responsive preview options.

Published Output

Published output is only supported in Flash-enabled browsers.

Quizmaker ‘09 Tech Specs

Published output is supported in Flash-enabled browsers, HTML5 browsers, and the Articulate Mobile Player.

Quizmaker ‘13 Tech Specs

Published output is supported in Flash-enabled browsers, HTML5 browsers, and the Articulate Mobile Player.

Quizmaker 360 Tech Specs

Computers and Mobile Devices

Published output is supported on desktop and laptop computers.

Published output is supported on desktop and laptop computers as well as tablets and smartphones.

Published output is supported on desktop and laptop computers as well as tablets and smartphones.

Responsive Player

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

The all-new responsive player will automatically display when viewing HTML5 output on a tablet or smartphone.

The responsive player adapts to the screen size and orientation of any mobile device for the best viewing experience.

To learn more about the responsive player, see these FAQs.

Standard Player

Quizmaker ‘09 always uses the standard player.

Quizmaker ‘13 always uses the standard player.

We rebuilt and streamlined the standard player for Quizmaker ‘13. As a result, you’ll need to reconfigure your player settings after upgrading quizzes.

Quizmaker 360 uses the standard player on desktop and laptop computers.

If you’re upgrading from Quizmaker ‘09, you’ll need to reconfigure your player settings in upgraded quizzes.

Right-to-Left Player Elements

Not applicable.

Previous and next buttons switch positions to give learners a more intuitive experience, but other player elements remain the same.

All player elements switch positions for right-to-left languages to give learners the best experience.

HTML5 Gestures

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

New HTML5 gestures for touchscreen devices are enabled by default.

Learn more about gestures.

YouTube Videos

Not applicable.

Originally, Quizmaker ‘13 supported two methods for embedding YouTube videos: website videos and web objects.

In May 2015, Google made a change to the YouTube API that now prevents YouTube videos from being added to Quizmaker ‘13 as website videos. However, YouTube website videos added before May 2015 continue to work and will upgrade to Quizmaker 360—with a few changes in behavior. Details here.

YouTube web objects will upgrade to Quizmaker 360 without changes.

Quizmaker 360 supports two methods for embedding YouTube videos: website videos and web objects.

We no longer use Google’s YouTube API for website videos, so you’ll notice some changes in behavior when upgrading from Quizmaker ‘13. Details here.

YouTube web objects will upgrade from Quizmaker ‘13 without changes.

Lengthy Feedback Text

In Quizmaker ‘09, scrolling panels are automatically used for lengthy feedback text, making it easy to read.

In Quizmaker ‘13, feedback layers are fully customizable, so we don’t use scrolling panels for feedback. As a result, lengthy feedback text will adjust to fit within its container and may be small or difficult to read.

The good news is you can add anything you want to feedback layers, including scrolling panels. Details here.

In Quizmaker 360, feedback layers are fully customizable, so we don’t use scrolling panels for feedback.

Quizmaker ‘13 quizzes will upgrade without changes.

However, lengthy feedback text in upgraded Quizmaker ‘09 quizzes may be small or difficult to read, because it’ll adjust to fit within its container.

The good news is you can add anything you want to feedback layers, including scrolling panels. Details here.

Email Results

The email results feature is supported.

The email results feature is no longer supported. Here’s why.

The email results feature is no longer supported. Here’s why.

Transparency Behind Quizzes in Articulate Presenter

Transparency behind quizzes in Articulate Presenter is supported, allowing the PowerPoint slide master to show behind embedded quizzes.

Transparency behind quizzes in Articulate Presenter isn't supported.

The slide background color from the Presenter player will show behind embedded quizzes. To change the color, see this user guide.

Transparency behind quizzes in Articulate Presenter isn't supported.

The slide background color from the Presenter player will show behind embedded quizzes. To change the color, see this user guide.

Quiz Size in Articulate Presenter

Quizzes embedded in Presenter ‘09 automatically fill their placeholder slides.

We streamlined the player in Studio ‘13 so there are no longer quiz player controls nested inside presentation player controls.

As a result, quizzes in Studio ‘09 courses may not fill their placeholder slides when upgraded to Studio ‘13. Here’s how to resize them to fit.

Quizzes in Studio ‘13 courses will upgrade as expected to Studio 360.

Quizzes in Studio ‘09 courses may not fill their placeholder slides when upgraded to Studio 360 due to a new streamlined player. Here’s how to resize them to fit.

Click here to see all the new and enhanced features in Quizmaker 360 compared to previous versions.