Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Finishing the "Finish" Button

Although most of us may have advanced from using Articulate Studio '09 (Engage, QuizMaker, and Presenter) to the program that replaced it, Articulate Storyline, Studio '09 can still be useful for instructional designers and educational content developers  who may not have mastered all of the features of Storyline. Sometimes I find myself making interactions in Articulate '09 in an effort to save time by using a pre-made file I want to closely emulate or use as a template, without having to recreate elements or transfer objects to Storyline.

Although Studio '09 appears to have been primarily intended for use in PowerPoint presentations, we at iDesign often insert them into our HTML course content files. When using Articulate QuizMaker '09, I always found it troublesome that there was no option to remove the "Finish" button on the Results page at the end of a quiz. This button is essentially useless when the interaction is contained within an HTML page. It does nothing and could confuse the student as to what he or she should do next.

So, of course, I was very happy to find the following resource to remove the "Finish" button from QuizMaker '09 interactions. It consists of a user-developed .swf Flash output file that can be inserted into the "Results" page of any QuizMaker quiz.

The directions are user-friendly and can be found by following the link below:

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