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Do you use Flash's Built-in Learning Interactions

Flash comes with some built-in learning interactions, such as interactive quiz questions. I've never used them myself, and I'm wondering how other Flash developers integrate them into projects.


Nope -- we use Captivate which you can export to FLA -- much easier for my subject matter experts (non-technical medical folks) to get their heads around the IDE -- I just call it Power Point on steroids and they relax :)

Seriously though -- the interactions are just as, if not more robust than, the flash learning ones -- with the added advantage that people who aren't flashers can design material with them.

Also, you might be interested in taking a look at Question Writer (http://www.questionwriter.com). It's all about creating interactive quiz questions in Flash.

I have used Flash Learning Interactions components in the past, and began to dislike them very quickly. They appear at first to make things easier, but ended up making for more work in the end. Not a lot of fun to change look and feel, controlling layout of questions and answers was tedious. If you used more than one drag-and-drop question in a single quiz, for example, there was MUCH library management that had to be done to prevent the questions from interfering with each other.

In the end, as is the case with most components I try to use, I ended up building my own because working with the prefab components was not the most productive solution.

This was just my personal experience, your mileage may vary.

I have investigated them. Like Andy, I found them to be more work than they were worth. It takes about the same amount of time to "enhance" them to fit one's needs then it does to build something from scratch. We use home grown templates and XML for lesson content, demonstrations, practices, and evalutations.