How to Upgrade an Interaction to Articulate Engage 360

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

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Your interaction 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. (Engage 360 projects can't be opened or edited with previous versions of Engage.)

For the most part, your upgraded interaction 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:

 

Engage '09

Engage '13

Engage 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 interaction 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.

Engage ‘09 Tech Specs

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

Engage ‘13 Tech Specs

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

Engage 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

Engage ‘09 always uses the standard player.

Engage ‘13 always uses the standard player.

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

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

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

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.

New Modern Design

Not applicable.

Upgraded interactions will have a new modern design. Your content will be the same; it’ll just have a fresh look.

If you’re upgrading from Engage ‘09, your interactions will have a new modern design in Engage 360. Your content will be the same; it’ll just have a fresh look.

YouTube Videos

Not applicable.

Originally, Engage ‘13 supported YouTube website videos.

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

Engage 360 supports YouTube website videos.

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

Flash Movies

Flash movies can either be embedded in the interaction or play in a new window.

Flash movies will always be embedded in the interaction.

Flash movies will always be embedded in the interaction.

Community Interactions

Community interactions were custom interactions built by members of the Articulate community.

Community interactions are supported in Engage ‘09.

Community interactions are no longer supported and will be converted to process interactions when upgrading to Engage ‘13. Details here.

Community interactions are no longer supported and will be converted to process interactions when upgrading to Engage 360. Details here.

Transparency Behind Interactions in Articulate Presenter

Transparency behind interactions in Presenter ‘09 is supported, allowing the PowerPoint slide master to show behind embedded interactions.

Transparency behind interactions in Presenter ‘13 isn't supported.

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

Transparency behind interactions in Presenter 360 isn't supported.

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

Reporting and Tracking Options

When you publish an Engage ‘09 interaction for LMS, you can set reporting and tracking options.

When you upgrade an interaction to Engage ‘13, you’ll need to set your reporting and tracking options again.

If you’re upgrading from Engage ‘09, you’ll need to set your reporting and tracking options again.

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