NEXT/PREVIOUS in labelled graphic interaction

I'm updating a series of courses to HTML5 for a client and having trouble with labelled graphic interactions. I want the learner to click all choices before being allowed to move forward with NEXT. I'd even be ok if they didn't have to click all. But I'm not getting the NEXT/PREVIOUS buttons to show in the player, either way. I'm attaching screen caps of the settings. I see a string of posts about this from 4 years ago and tried what was suggested luck. 

This worked before but isn't now that the course has been updated to the current version of Articulate....and I can't go back to see what the settings were originally...because the course must be updated to the new version.

How can I get this to work please?  Any help will be appreciated!

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Carrie Eaton

I've tried every combination that I can think of, and I can't get the NEXT/PREVIOUS buttons to display on the screen. Settings are Single item, At any time, and Step in the interaction, but no nav buttons display on the player.

And because there are four interactions that have this issue, I'm thinking the problem may be in the slide settings. Advance is By User and Navigation is Free.


Carrie Eaton

I FOUND IT! No matter what the settings are in the Engage properties or the slide settings, there's a playback choice in Interaction Properties in the Engage file where you turn NEXT/PREVIOUS on and off. 

But I still don't see a way to make the learner choose all options and have the NEXT button move between screens. I've worked too long in SL to get my head back into Articulate. Am I missing some way to have the learner get a feedback when they click NEXT that they have to complete all the options before they can move to the next screen?

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Carrie,

Thanks for the update and glad you were able to find the culprit.

It sounds like you are looking for navigation restriction, similar to what Storyline offers, but variables and triggers are exclusive to Storyline.

You can limit the navigation to a linear format. This article outlines your options:

Setting Playback Mode