Branching back and forth using Variables
Jun 07, 2021
I'm trying to see if it's possible to use variables to setup branching for a course I'm working on.
The idea is to avoid making duplicate copies of slides for 4-5 different roles. So...what it would look like is this:
- Choose your role (Sales | IT | Customer Service | Legal)
- Each group has a slide or two of their own (which I can setup and is working)
- Then they all come back to a single slide with info applicable to each group. THEN, based on the role they selected previously they could use the Next button to branch to a slide applicable to their role. And repeat that process throughout the entire course.
I tried this using T/F variables that I setup, with a default to false that changes to true if they select a role on that second slide. So the other roles would, in theory, stay false since they didn't select them on that slide.
When I got to a point where I want to branch from a common slide out to individual slides based on role - the branching isn't working. I even adjusted the triggers to say that each variable would only work if a variable = true and the others = false (SO the trigger that says if they were a sales person they would go to the next sales slide if the sales variable = True and the others were false). And it didn't work.
I tried this a number variable too and set the default to 0 and changed the variable to 1 for a specific variable when they selected it on that second slide - but that still didn't work.
Not sure if you're only allowed one variable to jump slides (using the next button or any single button) or if there's something else I'm missing in the settings. I don't think it's an issue with previewing the entire project because I published it to review 360 and it didn't work.