How to Change the Menu in Litmos

Hello.

We are currently using Articulate 360 for our authoring tool, and Litmos for our LMS. This was our first course we created, and we made four separate storyline files (one for each module). Each file contains five lessons. When we publish the course to Litmos, the Litmos menu only displays and tracks the progress of the four modules. The lessons do not display in the Litmos menu. Just to be clear, the menu works and displays just fine in the Articulate Player.

We reached out to Litmos, asking if Litmos supports multiple indented levels of information, and if we could customize how the Litmos menu displays and what it tracks. What we'd like, in Litmos, is something like this:

Module 1

  • Lesson 1
  • Lesson 2
  • Etc.

Module 2

  • Lesson 1
  • Lesson 2
  • Etc.

Litmos said this is not a Litmos issue, but an Articulate one. Assuming they are correct, does anyone know how we can change the display of the Litmos menu in Articulate? It doesn't make sense to us, but we're asking as we're new to this so aren't positive they are incorrect. 

We do know we could create separate storyline files for each lesson so they display in the Litmos menu, but they would not be indented, so that would, with our currently limited understanding, only solve one of our issues.

Thanks for any help you can provide. 

8 Replies
Trevor Peglowski

Linda

Just for clarity, you have one course that is intended to be taken in one sitting, with multiple modules? I know in my LMS (WBT Systems), tracking is module by module, since Articulate can only pass a Boolean passed/failed or complete/incomplete state to the LMS. Meaning, Articulate can't say 'this module is passed for lessons 1 and 2, but not three'.

Linda Cackowski-Schnell

Trevor,

If I'm understanding your question, then yes, that's correct, although there is no time limit and they can take the course over multiple days/weeks as needed. At the end of each module there is a short knowledge check (ungraded), and then they proceed to the next module. The customer must take all the modules and then must pass the course assessment (a separate module) to complete the course.  Because the modules have separate lessons, it isn't as clear where they are in the course if they were to just look at the LMS menu. Hence our desire to modify the LMS menu to better match the course structure. Hope that answers your question. Thanks

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Linda,

It sounds like in your course set up, each module equals one Storyline file, and within that file, each "lesson" is a slide or scene encompassing a bunch of slides. If that's correct, I'd agree with Trevor. Storyline won't pass completion about each individual slide/scene, but an overall course completion.

As far as showing progress, you may see in the Storyline player menu that items appear greyed out when they've been visited. Typically that menu is only within the Storyline player, and I haven't seen an example where it was also the same menu in the LMS. 

Did Litmos suggest what you could change or what you should be looking for in Storyline? If the menu that you're looking to modify is within the Litmos system, any changes to the display should be something they'd advise on. 

Linda Cackowski-Schnell

Hello,

The workaround for the issue was to have each lesson be its own Storyline file. Litmos cannot indent files within their menu, so if you look at my original question, everything marked as a module we changed to a course, and every lesson we changed to a module - all of which we made into individual Storyline files. The menu in Litmos then tracked the completion of all the modules. 

We have since tested the course internally and externally and did not have any issues with the menu.