Free Form Branching

I want to create a course where the learner can explorer on their own (easy). However, when they complete a section of the course, I want that section to be closed out.

For example (see image below):

 Slide ONE allows the user to choose 5 options of learning (A,B,C,D, or E). The user proceeds with selecting "A".

After they complete the learning segment about "A," I want the program to return to slide ONE and note that, "You have four options left". Option "A" would be grayed out/or closed with a marking.  The user can choose only B-E to proceed to the course.

When the user is finished with all learning segments, I want the last one to jump to the conclusion.

I have already created the slides using a “giant branching tree scenario” - with multiple slides. I think this could be accomplished with only 6 slides. (as shown in the diagram)

Where do I start? Please help.

11 Replies
Jesse Cabaniss

Steve McAneney said:

I'm a newbie too, but I'd just put a custom button at the end of each scene with variables to jump back to slide 1, and disable the appropriate button when clicked.

The only potential problem with this, and it would depend on how you are allowing people to navigate, is that if the button is immediately disabled when you click, it does not force the learner to complete the branch before it's marked as complete. What I mean, is if they click through and then use the back navigation button, they wouldn't have actually completed anything. This may be a non-issue, but I tend to allow users to navigate freely quite often. YMMV
David Sohriakoff

Hey all... sorry I didn't get back to you. I don't know how I missed all the comments. I couldn't get the formulas to work on different slides. they only seemed to work with slide layers.

I set each section to "true" when finished" and to re-route after all 5 selections were "true" I used (Jump to slide - when time line starts if all 5 sections are true). otherwise, if 4 out of 5 sections are complete, the main menu allows you to click the selection you want untill all options are chosen. Easy to to when all the slides are slide layers. But when you have multiple slides it was tricky.

David Sohriakoff

Jesse Cabaniss said:

Here's an example of what I'm talking about. It was more complicated than I thought it would be, but that's probably because I'm a newb.

Yes this works very well. I tweeked it to continue-  instead of returning to the main slide after checking all three. Thank you for your help.