Customizable Custom Articulate Skin!

I thought it would be cool if everyone could make their own Articulate skin!
This skin allows you to use any graphics you want for the navigation. And you can place them left, right or center.
This skin is fairly simple... no menu, tabs, etc. But it does handle branching and locked slides appropriately.
Actually... Branching/locking is one of the features you should make sure any skin you use has...

Play with it here
Watch the two screenrs below to see more about it.

eLearning DevCon 2010

I'm really excited about attending and presenting at eLearning DevCon 2010 next week!

I will be presenting 2 BYOL sessions:

  • Port Flash Interactions to Articulate Engage; become rich & famous
  • Incorporating custom-Built Flash into Articulate via the API

I will also be participating in a few round table discussions... one on Flash vs HTML5 and another on Scaling eLearning for large corporations.

Articulate Engage Interaction (iPad theme)

This is my second custom Engage interaction and boy have I learned a lot! My next project just might be to rewrite the documentation for the Engage SDK...
This interaction was inspired by the new iPad. You can use the standard Engage options to turn the navigation on and off... and you can lock it to linear playback.
Click the screen shot to play with a live sample.
Watch the screenr to see more features.
Purchase it for a mere ten bucks at

Low bandwidth HTML #Articulate player w/Audio (reports to LMS too!)

I am thrilled to post this. My partner and I have been working hard this last week or so to build an Articulate player that does not use Flash! And is still AICC / SCORM compliant!
This solution will offer folks a way to view your content in low bandwidth situations or in browsers that do not support Flash. Like iPad, iPod, iPhone, Droid, etc, 3GS or better; soon we will a solution for older iPhones. Well.. It works now on older iPhones but the audio pops a new window...
Some highlights:

  • Automatically adds HTML feature when/if you add PNGs of slides

Articulate art_plugins.xml ?

I got an email from someone asking for some clarification regarding the art_plugins.xml file:

Hide Articulate Engage Controls

This widget will let you hide the Title bar and/or navigation controls in Articulate Engage Interactions.
Simply edit an XML file to select which interactions are effected.
Watch the screenr for more details.
Two Notes:
1. It may not work on all "Community" Interactions.
2. You will want to set some interactions to automatically advance.
Purchase the Widget from

Articulate Color Swapping Idea (suggestions pls)

Sometimes I get ideas but dont really have a good use for them...
I would love to hear your suggestions on what this might be useful for (or if it is).
Play around with demo here:
There are only three slides... try going to slide 2 then go to any other slide and come back to 2.

Just a little something I'm working on #Articulate #Engage

Im working on an Engage interaction that will build a bar chart.
Take a look and leave me some feedback/suggestions (the first few seconds of the screenr is Flash compiling..)

Add Custom Tools to Articulate Toolbar with SDK

One of the coolest features of the Articulate SDK is the ability to add your own tools to the Toolbar along the top of your course.  Some of the tools I have seen are voltage calculators, feedback forms, live charts, etc. This is also where I often put tools such as custom navigation.

Chromeless Articulate Skin

This skin is dead simple. Just your content. No navigation.
It was inspired by @slhice's use of one of my other skins to create a website.
Play with a demo here:
Get it here