Can an e-module be set to play for a max no of times?

Jan 31, 2013

Hi All

Im a long time viewer but rarely a contributer......I realy have to contribute more

Im curious to find out if there is a way to allow the "playing" of an e-module for a specific number of times (ie say a client wants to buy a production for 15 viewings) and after that the module goes into "lockdown" - they cant play it, copy it etc.....this module will self destruct in 15 viewings lol

I guess that is it akin to buying 15 licences

Unfortunately I dont have an exact example but I kinda have the beginnings of an idea in my head


3 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi there Eamonn!

You know, I did see a similar question very recently. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how you'd be able to do this. Are you using an LMS for your courses, or are you just providing them on your own web server? I know that Articulate Online lets you see how many times a course has been viewed, but I'm not sure if you can get this type of information from your current host. If so, though, you could just pull the course "off the shelves" after a specific amount of time.

The more questions I see about this, the more I understand the "cool" level of it. This would be a fantastic feature request, The only issue I see with this is that it's really on the host-level of service. You would need to be able to set an expiration date on a web server or LMS - I don't really see this as something you could do within the software itself. Then again, I'm not a developer -- so I may be wrong!

I'd love to see what you use for this. If you find any tricks to accomplish this, please share!



Christine Hendrickson

Good morning Eamonn,

That's a good point. If it could work like Storyline's variables, when the "Play" button, or even a "Submit" button reach a certain count, the course could become locked down, or at least display a splash screen that the course is no longer available, etc.

I hope you had a great weekend.



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