Allow seeking or not?

Apr 01, 2014

Hi All,

Does this have something to do with the seekbar? If so, does it mean the user can't scrub the seeking bar to advance on the timeline?

If it doesn't have anything to do with the seekbar, how do I prevent the user from scrubbing without hiding the seekbar in the player?


6 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Kai,

Yes, it has to do with the seekbar.  If your slide's player controls include a seekbar, you can set this selector to Yes if you want to make the seekbar active on your slide layer. This is handy if the layer contains video, animations, or audio that you want learners to be able to pause, rewind, or fast-forward. If you leave the option set to Automatically Decide, Storyline will allow seeking on the layer if you've marked any of the following options: Hide objects on base layer, Prevent the user from clicking on the base layer, or Pause timeline of base layer.

Hope that helps!

Sujan Bhattacharjee


I am creating a course in Storyline 2 with some Drag and drop non graded activities. I want the activities resume in a saved state only when the user completes it correctly so that user not bothered with doing the activity again, but activities should be initialized when the learner does it incorrectly. Is this function possible? Please help!

Crystal Horn

Hello Sujan!  You can set the resume behavior of the entire course from the Player properties, but you won't be able to specify different behavior for slides answered incorrectly through that feature.  Perhaps you can get creative, however, in the use of variables so that you can tie in the users' responses with what happens when they land on that slide again-- for example, setting a "correct" variable to true when answered correctly, and triggering "jump to next slide" automatically when the users revisit if that "correct" variable is true.

I'll defer to the community for some crafty workarounds!


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