Need Presenter to communicate progress/percent completed of a Storyline 2 course to LMS?

May 10, 2016

I've been researching to figure out how our LMS can show a learner that they've reached a minimum completion requirement (i.e. 75% of the Storyline 2 course has been viewed), or, barring that, at least have the LMS register percent completion so a user who closes out before the very end of the last slide can still have the course marked as complete.  As it stands now, learners who close out even a few seconds before the bitter end are showing as having not completed the course.

Am I correct in my understanding that Presenter is required to get this kind of progress communication functionality in my Storyline 2 courses?

5 Replies
Christie Pollick

Hi, Gabrielle -- Thanks for reaching out! My apologies if I am misunderstood, but perhaps you might want to take a look at the following resources on Progress Meters in your course that will help students know how far they are within the course:

Or you would also be welcome to share the name of the LMS provider you are utilizing, and maybe others in the community who use the same service would be able to share additional info from the LMS side of things. Please let us know if that helps or if you had something else in mind and we'll see what more we can do! 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Gabrielle,

You mentioned Storyline 2 and Presenter - so I'm not sure which program you're using. Both will pass completion to an LMS when the user either reaches a results slide set to pass completion/scoring or when they've viewed the set number of slides. 

As far as the LMS registering the percent of the course that has been completed, as in they've seen X out of Y slides (but not the official completion point of total Y slides) you'll want to reach out to the LMS team to see if they have a specific set up for that as it's not something you can set up within Storyline or Presenter.

The information Christie shared above in regards to the progress meters will assist you in tracking the progress of the user while their on the slide  or within the course, but it is not reported to your LMS. 

Gabrielle McEntee

An example of what I'm trying to avoid is this: A learner closes out of a course before the final slide has reached the end of its timeline, and as a result, the LMS (we're using Docebo) reads the course as incomplete, forcing the learner to re-open the course and play through completion before getting credit. Not a happy experience.

I suppose a visual indicator could help prevent learners from closing out too soon, but it would be even better if courses could be set to communicate to the LMS that they are complete once the learner hits, for instance, 95% of the content.

I'll click through your slinks (thanks for those!), and would also appreciate the community's ideas.

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