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#Articulate Quizmaker & Javascript calls

Submitted by Kingsley ๐Ÿ‘‘ on Tue, 11/03/2009 - 13:01

Pat posted a comment to another blog post:

In Quizmaker 2.1 there was a javascript call StoreQuizResults when the user completed the last question on the quiz. Now in 09 that javascript is not being called. Do you have any insight into what javascript is being called(only get Close window) for so that we can capture the quiz results?

Is there a resource that we can access, do we need to hire a programmer with more Articulate experience, or javascript?



Free Community Articulate Skin (Update)

Submitted by Kingsley ๐Ÿ‘‘ on Tue, 10/20/2009 - 10:17

Thanks to all great feedback I received from community I have made a few changes and posted a new .artpkg
This update addresses two issues:

  • Engage content was not scaled/positioned properly.
  • Mysterious green "shadow" under the outline.

Keep the feedback coming!

I am excited to post my first Articulate custom skin for the Community.

I developed most of this skin a few months ago but held of finishing and releasing it until Articulate rolled out their new .artpkg format.

This video proves that WRC is Awesome (far better then NASCAR)

Submitted by Kingsley ๐Ÿ‘‘ on Tue, 10/20/2009 - 09:26

I've been a big fan of WRC for years... One of the best things about living in Sicily for three years was the excellent coverage of WRC events.
This is one of my favorite WRC moments. Marcus Grรถnholm flips his car a few times, asks fans to put back on its wheels, has trouble figuring out which way to go (after all... he just rolled his car down a hill) finally he resumes the race!

Remove #Articulate publishing from your Flash debug cycle

Submitted by Kingsley ๐Ÿ‘‘ on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 11:53

I recently saw @elearning's screenr on how to reduce time by avoiding re-importing Flash into your Articulate project each time you make a change to the Flash file.

It prompted me to share a time saver I use to avoid having to republish/preview Articulate each time a make a change Flash file. It particularly comes in handy when working with the Articulate API because many of the APIs functions donโ€™t really work until you have published your Articulate course.

Lock/unlock game slides with Articulate API

Submitted by Kingsley ๐Ÿ‘‘ on Tue, 10/13/2009 - 12:25

After viewing my previous post"Making Forklift eLearning Interesting w/Examples"
A few folks wanted a peek at the code I use to lock the Articulate course until the user completed the game.
It's actually only a few lines
This section is near the top of my code:

var ArtAPI = _level0.ArtAPI;
slidenum = ArtAPI.GetCurrentSlide();
_level44.Presentation.Slides[0].Slide[slidenum - 1].waitforuser[0]._value = "true"; 

Making Forklift eLearning Interesting w/Examples

Submitted by Kingsley ๐Ÿ‘‘ on Tue, 10/13/2009 - 09:36

About a year ago I was presented the opportunity to create some online training for folks getting certified to drive a forklift. The objectives were to familiarize them with the parts and pieces of the forklift, point out differences between forklifts/cars, and stress safety.
Right away I thought... "This could get boring for the student within a few slides!" So I set out to build some useful interactions and look for ways to display data in a non-traditional format.

My G1 had to be put down Saturday.

Submitted by Kingsley ๐Ÿ‘‘ on Mon, 10/12/2009 - 11:52

My G1 has survived a lot of abuse at my hands. Many wipes, hacks, failed mod attemptsโ€ฆ

However, what ultimately led to its demise was a simple hardware failure; also possibly my fault.

It seems as if the Red Power button was stuck down. So no matter what I was doing the Power Off menu kept popping to the foreground. As soon as I would dismiss it, pop! It would be back again. Which made it impossible to anything with the phone.

Google uses cool eLearning to introduce Wave

Submitted by Kingsley ๐Ÿ‘‘ on Wed, 10/07/2009 - 09:25

Got my wave invite this morning ( thx @jeffl8n ).
As soon a I logged in I checked out the first 'wave'.
Google embedded a youtube video of a guy explaining how to use wave.
It's nothing fancy (just 2 mins) but I think it is a good example of how eLearning doesn't have to by long and complex to make its point and keep users interested.
I made a screenr of it for you: