Is there an option to "Resume where they left the scene"?

Feb 14, 2019

I have a course with a main menu (the built-on player is disabled), with 5 buttons that take the user to 5 different scenes. 

I know there is an option to resume the course when they start it, and an option to resume the slide where they left it. 

But is there an option to "Resume where they left the scene"?, so that if the user goes back to the main menu, and then clicks on a particular scene again, he lands in the slide where he left it? 


Thank you all for your help!


3 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi Julia!

While there isn't a built-in feature that would allow the learner to jump to the last visited slide in the scene, there might be a way to set this up using number variables

Here's a summary of how you could set this up:

  • Create a number variable for each scene: Scene1, Scene2, Scene3, etc.
  • For each slide in the scene, set the variable equal to the slide number. For example:
    Adjust variable Scene1 to =1 when timeline starts on Slide 1.
  • On the main menu slide, add triggers to jump to a slide based on the value of the variable. For example:
    Jump to slide Slide 2 when user clicks the Scene 1 button if the Slide2 variable =2.

I know that might be a bit hard to follow, so I created a quick video to explain those steps. Check it out here.

There might be other ways to achieve the same goal, so I invite other folks in the community to chime in here, too!

Julia Soto Alvarez

Wow! Thanks a lot Alyssa. 

This solution is very impressive. I am still amazed by the good customer support provided by Articulate, and by how supportive the e-learning heroes community is. 

This project is a bit particular in that it has 5 items in the menu, with more than 20 short slides each. However, I will definitely keep this in mind for future projects that are shorter and less complex.

I will also submit this as a feature that I'd love to see in future versions of Articulate. 


Thanks again!




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