Join Daniel Brigham for an in-depth discussion in this video Building an Engage interaction, part of Up and Running with Articulate Studio '13.
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There's no better way to get familiar with a program than to build something in it. So let's open up a new Engage file and build the tabs interaction that explains why Connect-Eco customers go Solar. So we have our collection of tab interactions. I'll scroll all the way down to the bottom here. I'll select Tabs, and then select OK. I always like to preview my interactions from the beginning even before I've added content, just get a feel for how it's going to behave and whether it's appropriate. bbb And here, we have your classic tab interaction.
I'll close this preview. Okay, so let's get started building this tab's interaction. I'll start on the left, I'll give the interaction a title. That's why customers choose to go Solar. And I see I have the three tabs here. I actually need two more tabs for my five reasons why customers go Solar. I can add tabs in two places, up here and then down below, with create new step. I'll select Add tab twice. Now, I'll give my tabs a name.
Okay, so I have my five tabs appropriately named. Now what I'm going to do. Is I'm going to paste all of the copy into the space for this first tab. This is going to save me a little bit of time so I don't have to move between a text document and Engage four or five times. I've got that in my clipboard, so I'll paste that in. And again, a copy for the five tabs, one, two, three, four, five. Now it's a matter of cutting and pasting, so here is the copy for that fifth tab.
So I'll select it, you Ctrl+X to cut it. Head to the fifth tab, and then paste it in, Ctrl + V. And here's my copy for the fifth tab trend setter. While I'm here, I might as well set the image. So I'll select the image icon. Select trendsetter, open. Can format my image as far as the position I actually want this one to go at the bottom, so I'll select the bottom. And now, we repeat the process for the other tabs. And I'll get that in best in their home image. Select it, open. Set the position to bottom bbb and the last tab.
I'll click down on the slide and select backspace to get rid of these empty spaces. If you don't do that, you may have a. Scroll bar show up what you don't need. Grab that last image. bbb Okay, let's preview this from beginning. All right, I don't need the introduction. We can deal with that in one second, let's see how the rest of it looks. sss Okay, it's behaving as it should.
Let's close this preview. And regarding this introduction, I don't really need it. If you had a complex. Interaction, you might want it but I'm going to deselect it. Now, let's preview to see if we got rid of it, and yes we did. A lot of the work you're goign to do in Engage is plugging in content. And the cool thing is that the Engage template allows you to do that pretty efficiently. I noticed a few settings I need to deal with, in particular the sound effects which I want to turn off and the font used. In the next movie, I'll deal with those issues.
- Adding content to slides
- Recording narration
- Adding resource documents
- Building and inserting Engage interactions
- Adding media to quizzes
- Creating free-form questions
- Recording and editing a screencast
- Publishing an Articulate Studio project