20 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Leanna,

The built in seekbar doesn't have any new functionality since Leslie's last post, but I just shared with you in another thread a link to the Storyline SDK  in case you were looking to modify the player and customize it. Also, as Leslie shared, there are a number of custom progress bars in that thread. 

Jesse Love

Is there a plan to enhnace the functionality to display and disable the seekbar to not allow skipping ahead?  I would like learners to see the progress of the slide and videos and not have remove the seekbar as the only means.  This is a pretty important feature and I hope "fix" is in the works.  Thanks.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Jesse,

I don't have information to share in regards to if such a feature might be included in the future, but the best thing to do is submit a feature request as those go to our product development team. I'd provide as much detail as possible about how this feature would assist, such as what you wrote here to help our team see the value in this feature for different users. 

Christopher C

Hi Ashley,

I am familiar with this read-only seek bar.  To enhance this feature it would be nice if it can be controlled on an individual slide basis or scene basis.  You provide the option to hide or show the seek bar, but what I like to do is require our students to go completely through the course once and then provide a review scene that allows them free navigation where we turn the menu on and advancing through the seek bar.  We would like to provide them some sort of idea of time when in the required section and the seek bar provides that.  However, we only have one setting for the player for the entire story.


Martin Iwinski

I agree with Christopher. The seekbar has a way of destroying a slide especially with multiple layers and narration. People that seek backwards break the entire slide from my experience. Would be nice to have the seekbar locked based on individual slides and not an 'all-or-nothing' setting as it is now.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Martin,

The seekbar issue and how it could behave with audio/video elements added is something our team has been working on per the response in this thread.  You could look at removing the seekbar from particular slides - and then allow the slides that you want to have the seekbar use the default player setting for read only or not. 

Nikki Gattone

Hi All,

I want to have the seek bar as read only for when the learner goes through the course the first time and cant skip ahead, however I was wondering if there was a way to have the seek bar become available to drag so they can go back and just look through the content freely without restrictions?  Almost like the restricted menu where the learners are not able to click on menu to skip ahead until after the learner has done all the requirements to move on to other slides allowing the learner to go back to those slides if needed?