Any way to remeber a user entered value when bookmarking in LMS?

Nov 19, 2012

I'd like to have users enter their name when starting a course and refer back to that variable throughout the course. My challenge is, if the users exits the course and relaunches in the LMS, I'd like the course to "remember" the person's name when it returns the user to the location in the course where the user left off.

Is this possible?



6 Replies
Gerry Wasiluk

Yes, it should be but you need to enforce the resume.  Don't give learners a choice to resume or not in the player--choose to always use resume (bookmarking).

If resume is not used, or the learner declines to return where they left off, the variable info will be lost.

This is something many of us would like changed--persistent variables despite resume not being used.

Gerry Wasiluk


Sometimes, when the amount of resume (or suspend) data gets very, very large (i.e., many interactions, quizzes, etc.) , there could possibly be issues.

The AICC and SCORM 1.2 standards has a smaller limit on the amount of resume data that can be stored.  SCORM 2004 has a larger limit.

You should be fine, assuming the LMS is properly storing the resume data and then sending it back to the course properly at re-launch.  Just test it out to be sure--which I'm sure you'll be doing. 

Here's an Articulate KB article that tells a bit more:

If I remember right, AICC has the same limit as SCORM 1.2.  Again, with a course as short as yours, this should be a non-issue.

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