Three choice branching - view all required

I'm stymied. I'd like the user to see three choices which he may select in any order, but he must view all three before advancing to the next content. Is the only way to construct this by making 15 (more or less) different slides? ABC choice, A chosen first, C chosen second, B chosen third; B chosen second; C chosen third; B chosen first, etc. While generating the backgrounds and buttons is quick, all that linking gets confusing and tedious.

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Jeanette Brooks

Hi Fred,

Yeah, that can definitely be labor intensive. Unfortunately there really isn't a logic-based feature in PowerPoint/Presenter that allows you to prevent a learner from proceeding till they've seen all the branches. However, a different approach that might help you create your content a lot quicker is to use an Articulate Engage interaction for the branched content, instead of creating several PowerPoint slides for your branches. When you insert an interaction as a slide into a course, you can set the properties so that users may view the segments in any order, but also stipulate that they must view all segments of the interaction before they can proceed past the interaction to the next slide. A lot of developers like the Tabs Interaction for this - maybe that would work well for your situation too.

Phil Mayor

Hi Fred

We have in the past built a swf that uses flash variable based on information from JAmes Kingleys blog.

We built a swf that had invisible hyperlinks to each slide that ticked the option once viewed. Once all three were viewed the continue button became visible

Sorry I cannot share our solution (posibly in the future) but James points you in the right direction


Kathleen Harper

Fred, we've done similar things recently but had to use Captivate to do it. Articulate "plays nicely" with Captivate but you have to have the interaction set up a certain way in Captivate and insert it a particular way in Articulate. I can elaborate further if you want but since this is an Articulate forum if it's better to take it to e-mail I can do that too...

Anyway,  I've inserted a picture showing how the Captivate interaction we did looks. It's a little more complex than what you described - four tabs with two questions in each branch plus feedback and support - ... and it sounds like you could accomplish what you're talking about with your desired fifteen slides.

- Kathleen