Download 3 New Engage ’09 Community Interactions

Written by Gabe Anderson — Posted in Articulate Engage, Community

Update: We are no longer offering the Engage software development kit, and we do not provide support for it. However, if you already have the Engage SDK and need assistance, please post your questions in the dedicated SDK community forum. You can also search the archives of our old Engage SDK forum.

There’s been a lot of buzz in recent months about the desire to see more Engage ’09 Community Interactions.

Community Interactions

These 3 Community Interactions are already available via our website:

A handful of Articulate staff and customers have heard the demand for more interaction types and responded with Community Interactions of their own, including these 3 new interactions:

Carousel Community Interaction

Carousel Interaction

View this demo

Articulate Customer Support Engineer Dave Burton created the Carousel Community Interaction. You can download this interaction here (or as a zip file here.

Bar Chart Community Interaction

Traffic Crashes Bar Chart Interaction

View this demo

Articulate MVP James Kingsley has created a Bar Chart Community Interaction that’s available for download here. And you can download the source .INTR file for the above demo, too.

I asked James why he decided to create a Community Interaction:

“I wanted to create an Engage Interaction to help spark more innovation in the community. There are so many possibilities for Engage interactions that it is hard to decide where to begin. I thought if I got one out there, the community might think ‘Good start… but what if it…???’

“I built a bar chart interaction because we often have figures we need present like ‘80% of accidents occur in the home’ or ‘Sales totals by district.'”

Tic-Tac-Toe Community Interaction

Tic-Tac-Toe Community Interaction

View this demo

David “Mac” McClelland, eLearning Designer Developer with Novatek Communications, Inc. has created this Tic-Tac-Toe Community Interaction. You can see a demo and register for a free download on the company’s site.

Mac had this to say about his experience creating the interaction:

“I started working on the game as a way to see what I could do with the Engage SDK. For the effort, I thought it should be something more than an alternative Process Engage Interaction. I think learners respond to simple games with gratitude — like sprinkle of salt, it shows we care about their experience.

“I prefer working on projects where I can create and mesh the graphics, animations, sounds, design and code. This was a perfect sized project to be able to do that. Developing the game was a learning experience: I followed the Stairstep tutorial first, which exposed the SDK and connections to the Flash content. Still, that is no substitute for creating something new. Coding in ActionScript 2 again after over a year in 3 was an adjustment.”

Installing Community Interactions

To install any of the above Community Interactions, do the following:

  1. Ensure that you have Engage ’09 Update 3 or later installed (as of this writing, Update 5 is the latest release).
  2. Download the desired .artpkg file via the corresponding link above (unzip, if necessary).
  3. Double-click the .artpkg file.
  4. Click “Yes” when prompted to install the interaction.
  5. Open Engage ’09 and create a new Community Interaction.

72 responses to “Download 3 New Engage ’09 Community Interactions”


Where are the instructions on how to set the true/false values for the Tic Tac Toe?

Janet Risovi // Posted at 5:36 pm on April 9th, 2010

Carousel Community Interaction would be nice, but how to install this in Engage when there is no .artpkg file?

cubeweb // Posted at 2:18 am on April 10th, 2010

Same as CUBEWEB and the Tic-Tac-Toe doesn’t appear to work either.

3MVeach // Posted at 8:39 am on April 12th, 2010

Cubeweb- did you download the Carousel .artpkg file here? I just confirmed that the download works fine.

3MVeach- could you please provide more details? I just confirmed again that the Tic-Tac-Toe interaction works fine. You need to request download of the zip file here, unzip the file, then double-click the .artpkg file.

You’ll both need to make sure you’re using the latest version of Engage ’09, too.

gabe // Posted at 8:52 am on April 12th, 2010

I found my mistake. I failed to read the readme.txt, which tells how to set the True/False values. Got it now.

Janet Risovi // Posted at 9:05 am on April 12th, 2010

Glad to hear it, Janet! Thanks for confirming.

gabe // Posted at 9:12 am on April 12th, 2010

I have latest Version of Engage. Verified.

Downloaded ZIP file from TTT site. Placed file in temporary folder of external HD.

Unzipped file.

DC on .artpkg file.
New folder appears with six files. None are executable.

DL Carousel zip to temp folder on external HD.

Unzipped file. New folder created with six files. No .artpkg and no executables.

Updates on all other interactions and new interactions went without a hitch. Didn’t even have to DL them. Just clicked OPEN and all went well.

Also, now Engage takes about 3 minutes to start up in order to verify other packages installed. They are there and work fine. Have rebooted machine with same extremely slow startup..

3MVeach // Posted at 9:40 am on April 12th, 2010

Hi Gabe

When I download the Zip-file for Carousel, after unzipping I have the following files: Carousel.swf, icon.png, package.xml, smallicon.png, template.intr, and thumb.png
There is nothing more and nothing like an .artpkg – file.

kind regards

cubeweb // Posted at 10:19 am on April 12th, 2010


Installing an Engage Interaction is done by double-clicking the .artpkg file. A zipped version of the Carousel was provided for users having difficulty downloading the .artpkg file. The zip file contains the Carousel.artpkg file only. Gabe updated this link above.

Dave // Posted at 10:59 am on April 12th, 2010

Hi Dave
Absolutely no problem with BAR CHART because there is an artpkg. file. But I can try aand try and there ist not such a file in the Carousel folder. Also not in Gabe’s updated link above.

cubeweb // Posted at 11:39 am on April 12th, 2010


Try this

3MVeach // Posted at 11:42 am on April 12th, 2010

Thanks a lot. This is perfect.

cubeweb // Posted at 11:54 am on April 12th, 2010

thanks 3mveach,
Carousel works!

wpmeyer // Posted at 3:38 pm on April 12th, 2010

I too ran into the “no artpkg” issue… I found a very simple solution. Right-click the link you wish to save, save the target, in the “save-as” box save the file as “Carousel.artpkg” (or whichever one you are downloading), then you can just double click the file when it is saved and it will automatically install to AE! This worked flawlessly with IE on XP.

Dan Rollins // Posted at 1:46 pm on April 24th, 2010

I am desparate for a venn diagram interaction. Anyone have one to share?

Fran // Posted at 10:39 am on April 29th, 2010

You can always create one with the “Labeled Graphic” option.

Efrat // Posted at 2:41 am on May 13th, 2010

I would love to see a marketplace for these interactions. I know that we would be willing to pay for additional interactive options.

Amy Heber // Posted at 1:25 pm on May 17th, 2010

Thanks for the feedback, Amy!

gabe // Posted at 3:26 pm on May 17th, 2010

I too ran into the “no artpkg” issue…

I tried 3MVEACH solution but the link does not work


vero // Posted at 4:16 pm on June 8th, 2010

Sorry, Looks like the builybyburton site is down for the moment – in the meantime you can download the file from here:

Dave // Posted at 4:36 pm on June 8th, 2010

Website is back up – Thank you for your patience.

Dave // Posted at 5:48 pm on June 8th, 2010

Thanks Dave, it worked.

Celine Maher // Posted at 9:59 am on June 9th, 2010


Dave // Posted at 10:00 am on June 9th, 2010

Hey just wanted to let everyone know that I created another Interaction:

It’s designed to look like an iPad.

James Kingsley // Posted at 11:13 am on June 16th, 2010

Nice one.

BTW – I would love to have an interaction which allows sorting to groups: (at least) 2 groups, which items belongs where. Ages ago I had something like that in Flash (Flash 5 maybe..).

Efrat // Posted at 3:41 am on June 17th, 2010

Hmm I like the idea Efrat.
how do you envision the media and text elements on the screen?
You might be able to use this in the meantime:

James Kingsley // Posted at 12:25 pm on June 17th, 2010

I too ran into the problem with installing carousel. I used 3MVeach link and everything went through fine.

Kelly // Posted at 3:44 pm on June 17th, 2010

I was thinking about areas (right/left, or a shape that can define a hotspot area) to which you can drag-and-drop the objects (images or words).
I like clear-whitish designs in general.

Efrat // Posted at 4:41 am on June 20th, 2010


Can anyone help me please. I’ve installed Carousel and Tic Tac Toe. They both work fine when I preview them from within the interaction and in PPT when I ‘preview this slide’, but if I preview ‘all slides’ (3 in this presentation), or publish the presentation they show no text or images.

Carousel shows none of the text (except the titles) and no images and Tic Tac Toe has no text at all.

Does anyone know what the problem might be, thank you


Lesley Letts // Posted at 11:46 am on June 29th, 2010

If there is a Flipbook interaction or Tic Tac Toe interaction inserted into and before a Carousel interaction in Articulate Presenter, this can occur. I am in the process of tracking down the creators for Tic Tac Toe and the Flipbook. I believe there is something in thier code that is interfering with the Carousel code. For example, if you place 2 or more Tic Tac Toe interactions in the same Articulate Presenter presentation, and go back and forth between the two, this will break both of them. This happens for the Flipbook as well. If you insert 2 or more Carousel interactions, in the same Articulate Presenter presentation, they all work as expected. The workaround here, is to not use the other interactions or place the Carousel before the others in the presentation.

Dave // Posted at 12:50 pm on June 29th, 2010


Thanks for the reply Dave, the presentation is a tester for Carousel, Tic Tac Toe and Bar Chart, so only 3 interactions and the Tic Tac Toe is at the end. So sounds like a different problem, but thanks for trying to help me.

Anyone else got any ideas?

Lesley // Posted at 9:47 am on June 30th, 2010

Are the interactions in the order you stated above (Carousel, Bar Chart then the Tic Tac Toe?) If this is the case, try inserting in the following order:

Tic Tac Toe
Bar Chart

I haven’t fully tested the Bar Chart interaction in conjunction with other interactions, however, placing this last, we help isolate the issue.

Dave // Posted at 10:20 am on June 30th, 2010

Let me know if you have any trouble with the Bar chart interaction.

James Kingsley // Posted at 1:13 pm on June 30th, 2010

James – I believe the Bar Chart is fine. I contacted David McClelland about the Tic-Tac-Toe interaction to bring some issues to his attention. I’ve also identified and corrected an issue in the Carousel interaction that would prevent the images from loading when inserted into Presenter. I will post a link here to this new updated Carousel Interaction by the end of today. Thank you all for your patience.

There are some issues related to the Tic-Tac-Toe Interaction when inserted with other interactions inside Presenter. David McClelland is working to correct this.

Dave // Posted at 4:48 pm on June 30th, 2010

Sorry guys and gals – I didn’t make the 4th of July weekend deadline because there were other features I wanted to add to the Carousel Interaction. Instead of releasing this version and then another a week later, I was holding off. I Should have this wrapped up by this week.

Please stay tuned. Thank you all for your patience.

Dave // Posted at 12:55 pm on July 6th, 2010

I have just released v1.5 of the Carousel interaction. Please use the link below to download and read any special instructions.

Thank you all for your support.

Dave // Posted at 5:11 pm on July 8th, 2010

First of all thanks to all who contributed the new interactions.I only have the Stairstep and Tic-Tac-Toe in my presentation in that order and when I preview sometimes the Blackout happens only after 7 blocks have been turned and when I publish the text is all missing. Has anything else happened since the last comments. The Stairsteps work fine. It is just the Tic-Tac-Toe. I really like it and would hate to have to replace it with something else after all that work involved.


Dave Sullian

dave sullivan // Posted at 9:02 am on July 22nd, 2010

This is a known issue with the Tic-Tac-Toe interaction. Currently, this interaction does not work with some of the other interactions. David “Mac” McClelland, the creator of this interaction has been notified. I would recommend you contact him directly.

The workaround, is to use the Tic-Tac-Toe as a standalone Engage interaction outside of Presenter or the only interaction in a Presenter presentation.

Dave // Posted at 10:47 am on July 22nd, 2010

hey how do I get two tab to show up at the same time in engage. This is for the Guided Interactions. I would like to see two arrows show up at the same time.

Joe // Posted at 1:45 pm on September 17th, 2010

[…] version was create with the files that are provided with the Articulate Engage SDK. Any custom interaction built with the SDK is not supported by Articulate and is provided as is. I […]

Articulate Engage Flipbook Interaction Alternate « Built-By-Burton // Posted at 10:58 am on September 18th, 2010

Are there any alternative websites where I can download the Carousel interaction as is off-line.

John Cutlack // Posted at 4:25 am on September 19th, 2010


The Guided Image Interaction was designed to allow only a single arrow at a time.

Dave // Posted at 2:11 pm on September 20th, 2010


I could not download the Caroussel ARTPKG using the Internet Explorer web browser. I was successful using Firefox. Has the download been configured for Explorer users?

Steven Bleau // Posted at 1:03 pm on September 28th, 2010


I’m not sure why the .artpkg file wouldn’t work in IE and is why the zip version is offered. A zip file is most reliable when compatibility is an issue.

Dave // Posted at 2:02 pm on September 28th, 2010

Hi, hoping someone can provide some help! I successfully installed the Carousel (v1.6), Flipbook and Stairstep interactions but now when I try to create ANY new Engage interaction, it freezes up. Any thoughts?

Cheri // Posted at 4:19 pm on September 30th, 2010

Hi Cheri,

Have you tried reinstalling the Articulate software? I believe that may resolve your issue.

If you continue to have problems, please submit a support case to us:

Brian Batt // Posted at 4:28 pm on September 30th, 2010


This just might be a coincidence. Installing new interactions shouldn’t interfere with the Engage functionality. If you can’t create with the default Tabs Interaction, please reinstall the Articulate Studio and try again. If you continue to have issues with this, please submit a case using the link below and an Articulate CSE will get back to you ASAP.

Dave // Posted at 8:53 pm on September 30th, 2010

Hi all,
I would need some help with Tic-Tac-Toe interaction. What should I do if belor error occurs in the preview of tictactoe:
“incorrect value used for true or false:”

Where these values should be put in Engage? Is is also possible to use other language than English for “True” and “False” and “Submit” ?

Is there a possibility to ask also questions other than True-False format? For example Multiple answers?

Innar // Posted at 8:46 am on October 14th, 2010

Hi Innar,

I would recommend contacting the creator of the Tic-Tac-Toe interaction for support by using the links below:!/novatekEngage

Brian Batt // Posted at 12:49 pm on October 14th, 2010

When I try and download I get a folder none of which have the .art file. Any idea what I might be doing wrong?


Colin Parker // Posted at 6:58 pm on October 15th, 2010

Hi Colin- which interaction are you trying to download and what’s the link you’re using?

gabe // Posted at 9:08 am on October 18th, 2010


Based on my testing, if you are attempting to download the Tic-Tac-Toe interaction, the folders you are seeing might be your own system files and folders. After clicking the link, Windows Explorer will open, prompting you to choose a location on your system to save the .zip file; I would recommend you select your Desktop. Please let us know if you need further assistance.

Dave // Posted at 9:13 am on October 18th, 2010

@Gabe @Dave,
Thank you both for responding. The interaction I was trying to download was the carousel. I used the multiple links that had been posted and I downloaded it six or seven times. Only once did I get the .artpkg the previous times I got the files that other users mentioned. I got it installed and it is working and I would like to thank you both for responding. This is something I have noticed before that I always don’t get the .artpkg files to download correctly.

Love the software and the fact that users can upload interactions they have created. Keep up the good work.


Colin Parker // Posted at 11:04 am on October 18th, 2010

Hi Colin- great! Thanks for confirming that you were able to download the desired interaction.

gabe // Posted at 11:50 am on October 18th, 2010

I tired downloading the carousel interaction into Engage, it says it has been “installed” but when I went under Community Interactions I don’t see it there?

MikeH // Posted at 2:11 pm on November 17th, 2010

This should appear under the Community Interactions Tab when choosing to Create a New Interaction. Let us know if its not listed there. You might need to download the file again and re-install.

Dave // Posted at 4:28 pm on November 17th, 2010

So I reinstalled Articulate and downloaded the trial and applied my serials to the updated versions and then downloaded the carousel interaction. It said that it installed but it still does not appear in that list.

MikeH // Posted at 1:39 pm on November 18th, 2010

Hi, I tried Tic Tac Toe, and it’s awesome. However, I got one problem. Some times, it doesn’t show notification to let users know that they have to play blackout in order to go to next slide. After users click “NO” for not playing blackout, they can’t go anywhere. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Alex // Posted at 10:59 am on January 25th, 2011

I edit the instructions to indicate that they must play blackout to continue to the next slide….

It’s taken care of that issue for me.

Kris // Posted at 4:30 pm on March 28th, 2011

Hi, Can we create fresh new engage interaction and also can we customize the default engage interactions? i.e. add multiple levels of steps in Process interaction just like Branching scenarios.

xinod // Posted at 6:53 am on March 29th, 2011

Because the source code for the Stairstep, Flashcards and Flipbook interactions are included with the Engage SDK, these are the only interactions that can be modified. The level of change or modifications are only limited by your coding experience or imagination.

As showcased at the top of this page, the Carousel, Bar Chart and Tic-Tac-Toe interactions are all new interactions built with the Engage SDK.

I hope this helps!

David Burton // Posted at 10:25 am on March 29th, 2011

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Articulate Engage Community | eTeaching & Technology Group // Posted at 3:42 pm on April 27th, 2011


I am working on an Articulate project and I used the SDK for customizing the interactions, and I really liked it.

I wanted to know if it is possible for me to get some previous SDK which have some default/built-in articulate interactions.

Purva // Posted at 7:11 am on May 6th, 2011


Thanks for the reply.

I wanted to know if it is possible for me to get SDK for customizing tabs and process interactions.

Purva // Posted at 3:36 am on May 13th, 2011


The Engage SDK comes with the source code for the following interactions:

Flipbook, StairStep and FlashCards only.

David Burton // Posted at 10:08 am on May 13th, 2011

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Was anyone able to come up with a solution to the problem with the tic-tac-toe interaction where it doesn’t work when being used with other interactions? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Melissa // Posted at 11:34 am on June 8th, 2011

[…] a nice mention on Articulate‘s Word Of Mouth blog, and the downloads have […]

Free Engage Learning Game Interaction // Posted at 2:51 pm on June 9th, 2011

I really like the tic tac toe. Is there a way to change the answers rather than just always True or False? I basically just need to change the actual words to something else and they will stay the same for each question. Keep in mind that I know zero, zip, nada about Flash development or html code. Thanks for any help or guidance you can provide.

Tracey // Posted at 12:18 pm on August 17th, 2011

About flashcard with engage09, i would like to buid question-anwer but also answer/question in a random generation. Is it possible? do i have to upload any adons?
thanks very much !

vincent jegourel // Posted at 9:28 am on April 5th, 2013

Hi, is there a way to download the Engage SDK? I haven’t found a working link.
This does not work anymore.


Peter Cagá? // Posted at 11:17 am on November 7th, 2013

@Peter: Sorry for the confusion here.

Articulate is no longer offering the Engage software development kit, and does not provide support for it. However, if you already have the Engage SDK and need assistance, please post your questions in the dedicated community forum here:

You can also search the archives of our old Engage SDK forum here:

Gabe Anderson // Posted at 11:12 am on November 12th, 2013

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