Item duration when published

I have courses that are being viewed by folks who get easily distracted. The courses are being published SCORM on an LMS. I have content on the slides set to "Always Show on Slide."

My users are noticing when they step away for a minute or two and come back some content is still there while others disappear. (All having the same settings)...

I've read and read and don't see a clean and simple answer for this. If anyone has it, let me know.

My work-around option, since slides are advanced by the user, is to make the slide duration something ridiculously long (i.e. 15 minutes) and then hope my users come back to the slide in that time frame. To do this slide by slide is a royal pain and time consuming. Is there any sort of global setting to say each slide has an "x" minute duration? 

To summarize my two questions, which if either is answered I'll be a happy camper, are:

1. How do I prevent these objects from disappearing?

2. Are there global settings for things like slide durations? 

7 Replies
Shaun Thornton

Hi Edie, i'm not too sure on what is happening or if there are global slide duration settings but a quick way to increase the length of your slides would be to create a shape (off the viewable area of the slide) and extend its length to 15 minutes.

Then copy it and then paste it to every other slide. It will then extend every slide it is on to this length.

Shaun.

Dongxue Sun

Hi Edie,

From my experience, I found out two reason of this situation:

Either the object is not set at "Show Until End",

Or there is an Exit Animation applied to that object.

I found that even though the object is set to "Show Until End", if there is an Exit Animation applied to that object, the object still disappears when timeline ends.

Hope that helps! 

Edie Egwuonwu

@ Shaun, thanks for that tip. I think I'll use it as a back up  for exactly what I wanted to do to the slide duration. 

At the same time, @ Dongxue Sun, I thank you! That was what it was!!! I had no idea it had an exit animation on it but that is precisely what it was.

Thanks to you both!!!

Dongxue Sun

Edie Egwuonwu said:

@ Shaun, thanks for that tip. I think I'll use it as a back up  for exactly what I wanted to do to the slide duration. 

At the same time, @ Dongxue Sun, I thank you! That was what it was!!! I had no idea it had an exit animation on it but that is precisely what it was.

Thanks to you both!!!


You're welcome!