Adding Navigation when Reviewing slides

May 13, 2021

I am fairly new, so I'm hoping someone can help me. I have disabled navigation on the Storyline player so that learners cannot rapidly advance through the scene. This seems to pose a problem only when reviewing the quiz slides. There is no way to proceed. 

Is there a way to add navigation buttons only during review of the quiz slides with the navigation still disabled? I've attached the .story

Thanks in advance!

6 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Jared, and welcome to E-Learning Heroes! ✨

Thank you for sharing your .story file!

You can create a layer called Review on your question slides and add custom navigation buttons (previous/next) to that layer. They will only appear during the review.

I am attaching your file with my suggestions.

Let me know if this works!

Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Jared!

You can take a look at this article for additional information on the review layer. However, if you create a new layer called Review, Storyline will, by default, only show it when the user is reviewing the quiz, so there's no additional step you need to take.

I created a short Peek 360 video showing you the steps I took when creating the navigation arrows on that layer.

Let me know if you have additional questions!

Steve Hazelton

Hi Jared -

Another way is to not disable the controls, but instead just remove the Next and Previous buttons from your content slides (the little gear in the bottom right). I also cleaned up the Player and got rid of the title, etc. so it has a similar look to what you had without the controls. You'll notice that when you answer the questions there are no next/previous buttons (but there is a Submit button) but that the Previous/Next buttons are there when reviewing the slides.

A little bonus trick - instead of just selecting the quiz slides to preview, I put a hot spot in the upper right corner of each of the content slides with a trigger to jump to the next slide when clicked. That lets you skip through the slides quickly and get to the quiz. I like to do this on slides that have videos when I am building a course (and especially for branched courses) - I can review the whole course for flow without waiting for the video to finish. When viewing the course, just hover in the upper right corner and the cursor turns to a hand - that's where to click. I then remove it before publishing the course.

Last, this forum is probably your best resource for any questions or problems. Just do a search and see what has already been asked, or ask away like you did. There are some brilliant people who jump in very quickly to help!