Summary: Use the Articulate Presenter web object to group presentations.
If popularity is to be judged by the number of comments an article has, then the article Create A Menu For Multiple Presentations has to be near the top of the most read posts on the blog. It answers a need that many of us have on how to publish and distribute groups of presentations easily. It works well but it can be a little complicated to set up.
So in this article we look at a simpler idea for a menu which fulfils the main critieria for a menu-type solution:
This simpler method has a couple of other benefits too:
Let us being by looking at a demo where I have grouped a number of French tutorials for Articulate Presenter into one main menu-driven presentation. Even if you don’t understand French, you’ll see how each box on the menu links to a separate Articulate Presenter tutorial, and that you can get back to the main menu by clicking the arrow at the extreme bottom right of the screen:
In this second demo, I have used exactly the same content but this time leveraging the inbuilt menu of the navigation menu in Articulate Presenter and not placing menu objects on the main slide. The first page is in Standard View. Clicking on a menu item on the left links to a separate Articulate presentation displayed in Slide Only view as a web object:
The process is very easy. As you have seen, the main menu is in the first Articulate Presentation, and the actual content is embedded in secondary Articulate Presenter presentations in the form of web objects. It is a simple matter to have the web object display in Slide Only view to maximize the playback area of the embedded presentation.
Just by way of a reminder, the Articulate Presenter web object is a unique and clever way of embedding any content that can be displayed in an HTML page. While many use it to include external web sites in their courses, it is a great way of adding anything that can’t be easily slipped into a regular PowerPoint page.
If you want to insert a learning object that is on your computer into your Articulate presentation, you just need to make sure that the launch HTML page is named index.html (change the name manually if it isn’t) and that all the files needed to make your object work, are also located in the same folder. Articulate Presenter will pull in the index.html plus all the other files and folders in that same folder.
You’ll want to make sure you have nothing else in there or that will get pulled in too
When you embed an Articulate Presenter presentation, you need to change the launch HTML file name from player.html to index.html. Articulate will automatically pull in the associated data and player folders. And you can do that for as many presentations as you like.
What is great is that all you can bundle all your content presentations into just one main presentation and upload it to your server or LMS.
In the above examples, there are five embedded presentations.
Notice the main title page and the five web object pages after each web object embeds one of my content presentations.
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