Articulate Community Forums



Articulate Community Forums » Articulate Product Forums » Articulate Engage SDK » packaging custom interactions

 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-06-2009, 01:02 PM   # 1
Member
 
BrianHoule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 392
Default packaging custom interactions


It could be that I'm being dense, but I can't seem to determine how to package a custom interaction into an artpkg file. In the help file, under "Packaging for Distribution," I read:

Once the Community Interactions tab in the Engage Authoring tool has been enabled through a future dot release, you will be able to package up your custom interactions and distribute them through the Articulate web community. Interactions that are packaged and uploaded to our website will be available for other community members to download and install. Once youe install a community interaction, you will be able to create your own content for the custom interaction similar to how you already create content for our existing interactions.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks!
BrianHoule is offline  
Old 02-07-2009, 04:03 AM   # 2
Member
 
ClimbOn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 29
Default Re: packaging custom interactions


Hi Brian,
The newest version of the Articulate Engage SDK contains updated steps for packaging and distributing your custom interaction. Below I've included the text from the updated documentation. I'd also suggest updating to the current SDK as it contains a bunch of bug fixes and updated documentation.

Packaging for Distribution

Once you have finished creating your custom interation, you must package it for distribution. To package a custom interaction, you will need the following:
  1. A template engage project file. This template project will be used as a starting point when creating a new interaction within Engage.
  2. The interaction swf file. This is the main interaction swf that you built using the Engage SDK.
  3. A 32x32 pixel icon representing your new interaction type.
  4. A 24x24 pixel icon representing your new interaction type.
  5. A 335x250 pixel image of your new interaction.
  6. The package.xml file (See XML Package description)
After you have created all of these files, you will need to zip them into a single file and rename the zip file with the extension ".artpkg".
ClimbOn is offline  
Old 02-09-2009, 10:02 AM   # 3
Member
 
BrianHoule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 392
Default Re: packaging custom interactions


Ah! I think I downloaded my version of the SDK in November. Didn't realize there was an update.

Many thanks!
BrianHoule is offline  
Old 06-04-2009, 05:12 PM   # 4
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 12
Default Re: packaging custom interactions


I just wanted to point out that I downloaded the SDK yesterday and my packing for distribution page has the same "Once the Community Interactions tab in the Engage Authoring tool has been enabled through a future dot release, you will be able to package up your custom interactions and distribute th..." text.

How can I be sure I have the most recent version of the SDK?
chrisg is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 09:45 AM   # 5
Moderator
 
Justin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,995
Default Re: packaging custom interactions


Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisg View Post
I just wanted to point out that I downloaded the SDK yesterday and my packing for distribution page has the same "Once the Community Interactions tab in the Engage Authoring tool has been enabled through a future dot release, you will be able to package up your custom interactions and distribute th..." text.

How can I be sure I have the most recent version of the SDK?
You can make sure you have the latest version of Engage by gong to Help -> Check for Updates in the application.
__________________
Justin Wilcox
Customer Support Manager
Articulate - Empowering Rapid E-Learning
Tweet me here.
__________________
E-Learning Heroes, the new Articulate community site, is now available! Come join and check out the new forums, tutorials, downloads, and more!
Justin is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 09:52 AM   # 6
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 12
Default Re: packaging custom interactions


Yeah, I've got the most recent version of Engage, I was wondering how to be sure I have the latest SDK, I downloaded it this week, but don't have the correct "Packaging for Distribution" help documentation.
chrisg is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 02:28 PM   # 7
Moderator
 
Justin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,995
Default Re: packaging custom interactions


This should help:
http://www.articulate.com/forums/48338-post3.html
__________________
Justin Wilcox
Customer Support Manager
Articulate - Empowering Rapid E-Learning
Tweet me here.
__________________
E-Learning Heroes, the new Articulate community site, is now available! Come join and check out the new forums, tutorials, downloads, and more!
Justin is offline  
 


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Articulate E-Learning Blogs


LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0