Controlling viewer progress through slides

Is there a way to set up a story so that viewers can use the menu to go back and look at a previous slide if they want, but not be able to skip ahead? If so, how do I set that up?

This is my first Storyline project and I'm coming down to the wire on needing to get down. This requirement was just thrown at me and I can't see how/where to set it up.


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Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Susan and Lori, 

You can restrict navigation within your player menu, as described here and using the following options:

  1. Click the gear icon (the Additional Options button) at the lower-right of the Menu pane.
  2. When the Additional Options window appears, use the Navigation Restriction selector to choose one of the following:
    • Free: This allows learners to click on the titles in the course's menu to navigate to any part of the course at any time. They can view whatever slides they wish, in any order.
    • Restricted: This means learners can view the current slide and any slide they've previously viewed, but they can't use the menu to jump ahead or skip over slides.
    • Locked: This means learners can only view the slides in the order you've designed. They can't use the menu to jump ahead or skip over slides, nor can they use it to skip back to any previously viewed slides.
  3. Click OK when you're done.

In regards to slides automatically advancing, you'll also want to check the individual slide properties and ensure that they're set to advance by user instead of automatically:

 Oh, and Lori - welcome to Heroes!