In Articulate Presenter '13 - make video finish

In Articulate Presenter '13 how do I get a web object video to finish first, before allowing the learner to advance to the next slide?

I found these great instructions:

Which would be great, if I knew what a trigger variable was and how to make one in Articulate Presenter '13, as far as I can tell that doesn't exist in Articulate Presenter '13, am I wrong?

Or is there another way to force a learner to watch an entire video before being able to advance to the next slide?

The video must be embedded in a web object as video will not appear/play across platforms & devices if inserted into Articulate Presenter '13 in any other method.



6 Replies
Christie Pollick

Hi, Brandon - 

You are correct; triggers and variables are not features available in Presenter, but there is a way to restrict the course navigation via the Player options outlined in this tutorial, and below: 

Changing the Navigation Method

The navigation method for Presenter courses defaults to Free—meaning learners can view slides in any order. If you're building a linear course and want learners to move through it in order, switch to Restricted or Locked navigation. This prevents learners from using the menu to jump to other slides. Here's how to switch and how to decide which navigation method to choose:

  1. Click the gear icon (the Additional Options button) below the menu.
  2. When the Menu Options window appears, use the Navigation Restriction drop-down to choose one of the following:
    • Free: This lets learners click slide titles in the menu to navigate to any part of the course at any time. They can view slides in any order.
    • Restricted: This means learners can view the current slide and any slide they previously viewed, but they can't use the menu to jump ahead or skip over slides.
    • Locked: This means learners can only view slides in the order you've designed. They can't use the menu to jump ahead or skip over slides, nor can they use it to go back to any previously viewed slides.
  3. Click OK when you're done.

Tip: If you just want to lock specific slides in your course so learners are required to view those slides in their entirety—regardless of the navigation method you chose for your overall course—you can do that in the Slide Properties manager.

Brandon Rizzo

Hi Christie, thanks for the help.

Where is the additional options? I only have "options"; please see the screenshot.

I've done what you're describing in the '09 version, but haven't seen it in the '13 version.

Also, what you're describing seems to be for inserted video, not the way I have it. I have a web object where this video is playing from - an html page, using the html5 <video> tag. Inserting the video using the other methods available does not play on all devices & browsers. I've tried changing the slide properties; then a learner can never advance no matter how many times they click on the next button, whenever they click next.




Carlos Mascote

I know this is an older post, but thought I would share my epiphany while searching for a similar solution.  Using the slide navigation restrictions above and also disabling or removing the seekbar, you can simply add annotations around certain words or images in your video and have the user write them down assuring that they watch the entire video.  Alternatively, you could also insert animated text or shapes to appear randomly during the video playback, depending on the video content.