Delayed state change when using triggers with variables to change states

Jan 09, 2017

Hello Articulate community!

I'm working on a menu in which the following occurs:

  1. Learner clicks on a menu item which triggers a T/F variable for that specific menu item to set to "True."
  2. When learner views other sections (which are on other separate slides, and usually on a layer on that slide), if previously-mentioned variable is set to True, the previous menu item changes to a "Visited" state in the new section.

Works just fine, but there is a lag in the state change. I tried creating my own custom visited state, and the lag shortens, but there is still an obvious lag. The only solution I've found is to use shapes for the menu items, instead of what they are currently (text boxes).

Is this a glitch in SL2? The course is pretty large and the menu is complex, so I wanted to check to make sure there isn't any other better solution before changing all the text boxes to shapes!

Many thanks!

8 Replies
Marie-Pierre Dionne

This is totally happening to me in Storyline 360.

Were you able to resolve this issue?

I have attached part of my project, the first scene.  The trigger and variabel T/F changes my contestant.  But there is a slight lag time and I always see my "normal" contestant first.

I sent you a .zip file, I hope this is ok?

Can you help?


Leslie McKerchie

Hello Nico and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

Thanks for reaching out and sharing that you ran into a similar issue and Melinda's suggestion helped you.

As you can see above, this conversation was about a year ago and I did not have a file to take a look at.

With your permission, I'd like to take a look at your project file to investigate what's happening. You can share it publicly here, or send it to me privately by uploading it here. I'll delete it when I'm done troubleshooting.

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