Quizmaker 360: Publishing and Sharing Content

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If you view a Quizmaker 360 quiz 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 quiz 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 quiz 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 quiz.

  1. First, publish your quiz to Articulate 360.
  2. Then, invite stakeholders to review the quiz.

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.

  1. First, publish your quiz for web distribution.
  2. Then, do any of the following to get your quiz 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.
  3. Finally, give learners the URL for the quiz.html file, which is the file that launches your quiz.

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 Quizmaker quizzes. 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 Tom 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 quiz to Articulate Online all at once.

  1. First, publish your quiz to Articulate Online.
  2. Then, invite learners to take your quiz.

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). Quizmaker 360 supports Tin Can API (xAPI), SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, and AICC LMSs.

  1. First, publish your quiz for LMS distribution.
  2. Then, click the Zip option on the Publish Successful dialog and upload the zip file to your LMS.
  3. Finally, invite learners to your LMS to take the quiz.

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 a quiz offline? Quizmaker 360 has an option for that. Just publish for CD, then deliver your quiz to learners via CD, DVD, USB drive, network drive, kiosk, or email.

  1. First, publish your quiz for CD.
  2. Then, depending on how you plan to distribute your quiz, click Email, FTP, or Zip on the Publish Successful dialog.
  3. Finally, instruct learners to double-click the Launch_Quiz.exe file to launch the quiz.

See this table for tips on distributing your quiz via CD, DVD, USB drive, network drive, kiosk, or email.