Multiple layers to trigger another layer

Apr 09, 2015

I have a slide with four layers including the base layer.

From the base layer I want the learner to click on a shape divided into two segments, segment one displays layer two with some additional text and segment two displays layer three also showing some additional text.

To return to the base layer from layer two and three I have added a back button to both of these layers and this all works fine.

Once both layers two and three have been viewed and the back button selected on both layers two and three (I do not wish to force the selection order but only want this next step to occur when both layers two and three have been viewed). I want to then automatically display my fourth layer which is a summary of layers two and three to show a comparison.

I’ve looked through previous postings, added variables and triggers and just can’t seem to make this happen. Any ideas?


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Trina Rimmer

Hi Carolyn. If I'm following you correctly, it sounds like one way you can accomplish what you're looking for is with states & triggers. 

First, you would need to use a transparent shape over your segmented shape and assign it a trigger to link to the appropriate layer. You'll want to give this transparent shape a visited state (click on the Edit States tab & add new, selected "Visited" from the dropdown) so you can use that state to control access to Layer 4 (see below).

On the base layer, you'll want to configure your Next button to allow a reveal of Layer 4 only when the states of both transparent shapes are equal to visited. 

I know this may come across as a little confusing, so to make it a little clearer, I've thrown together a quick example project (in Storyline 2).

If I've misunderstood what you're trying to do or you have any other questions, please give us a shout. We're happy to help!

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