Problem with the player "back" button

Hi, I am in the process of creating an e-learning module with lots of screen capture demonstrations. The module has 120 slides! There are 8 scenes and the player's back/ forward buttons are hard wired between scenes but not within them. When I publish it in our LMS and press some back buttons it randomly throws me a few steps back. There must be an easy solution! I appreciate any advice.

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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Dmitri,

Did you set up the "jump to previous/next" triggers after Cheryl's suggestion, as you originally mentioned that the triggers were not hard wired between slides? Scene numbering and slide number could be playing a roll based on how you've set up the triggers, and you may want to begin by reviewing this screenr from David Anderson:

If you're still having some difficulty, could you share the .story file or even a section here with us so that we could take a look? 

stanton mackellar

Something else to consider Dmitri is how the "Prev" button works in Storyline. If you are meaning the "Prev" button when you indicate "the player back" button, this will take you to the screen you looked at immediately before, which may jump a learner to an unintended slide.

E.g.

  • Imaging you have a linear course of 5 slides: 1-2-3-4-5
  • You are on slide 5
  • You use the menu to take you to slide 4
  • If you click "prev" button you will go to slide 5 as you were there previously
  • Not slide 3 as you might expect 
  • Personally I find this confusing so I don't use the player buttons in my courses, but to each their own.

Stanton

Ek  Mon

Hi, Leslie.

It's the same situation Stanton mentioned:

"If you are meaning the "Prev" button when you indicate "the player back" button, this will take you to the screen you looked at immediately before, which may jump a learner to an unintended slide."

I'm a creating a project that is very important to use the menu navigation. It's strange how usabiity menu works in SL2...

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Teresa, 

Glad that Stanton's explanation assisted you here. 

Also, the default trigger for the Prev button, which jumps to the last visited slide, is hidden in Articulate Storyline. If you customize the Prev button with an additional trigger—for example, to adjust a variable—it replaces the default trigger. As a result, you'll need to add another trigger to restore the default Jump to previous slide functionality.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Gabriela, 

Although this forum  discussion is a bit older, the same behavior holds true for the set up of the previous button. 

As far as returning to a layer on a particular slide, if you haven't set it to hide that layer and are using the revisiting properties of "resume saved state" you should be able to return to where you left off and see that last layer.