Gate keeping question

I've got a course where I give learners the opportunity to complete a set of optional activities. If they only look at the information but don't complete the activity they get a yellow check mark. If they complete the associated activity they get a green check mark. There is a next button that does not appear unless users at a minimum view each of the sections. They have the option of completing related activities to information presented in a given section. My problem is that if users complete the Key office locations activity and change the checkmark to green then only view all the other sections. The hidden next button does not appear. I've just spent most of the day trying to fix this and I can't figure it out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

I've attached a copy of my storyline for anyone to review. 

Jesse Kramer

10 Replies
Douglas Spencer

It can be really hard to keep track of all those triggers on the same timeline. I quickly put this file together for you that separates the interaction into layers. By doing this, it is visually much easier to see what is going on. I also created a new variable that counts up when each additional layer is revealed. You can then make the next button visible when that variable reaches a certain number. You will have to adjust my attached file but hopefully you will see what my intent was.

Jesse Kramer

I've tried changing the triggers for the exit button based on your suggestion but I'm still not having any luck. I'm wondering if I'm tweaking the right trigger. Can you send me a screen shot showing exactly which trigger you're referring to? I edited the trigger that changes the exit button from hidden to visible on slide 1.6. I've also re-uploaded my edited storyline file in case you wanted to review that again. 

Joanne Chen

Hi Jesse, there are some logic problems in your file. According to you triggers, it shows the Exit button will change to normal state only in two conditions(1,2). But actually it might have other conditions like what I draw in gray cells. In those conditions users won't be able to see Exit button. Is that your problem? you want users to see Exit button in those conditions?

Jesse Kramer

I just wanted to provide an update to my little problem which I was able to solve. It was sort of a hodge podge of everyone's advice here. I created a true/false variable for each of my sections (History, Folder) and created a trigger that when met changed it's state to true. Then I created another trigger to change the state of the exit to change to visible when each of the variables was true. I also changed all of this to happen when the timeline starts as was pointed out in an earlier response to my question. I also realized that I had a some extra triggers that might have been muddying the water so I deleted everything and started from scratch on this slide and worked perfectly. I've tested with a number of people in my organization and I'm ready to deploy my course. Thank you everyone for your help and suggestions.

Jesse Kramer
Joanne Chen

Hi Jesse, there are some logic problems in your file. According to you triggers, it shows the Exit button will change to normal state only in two conditions(1,2). But actually it might have other conditions like what I draw in gray cells. In those conditions users won't be able to see Exit button. Is that your problem? you want users to see Exit button in those conditions?

Joanne,

I wanted to ask how you created this chart? Did you manually do this excel or is there a tool you use that analyzes a course and provides a list of triggers? I really like and would like to replicated it if I can. I imagine it makes development work a bit easier and more organized.

Jesse