Progress Meter Follow Up

Hey folks,

Had some great feedback after we sent out the progress meter email the other day.  In the interest of keeping the tutorial brief, I didn't follow through with other aspects to consider (sorry!).  But some of you had it covered and emailed to touch base.  The emails that came in pointed out that the way the tutorial is structured, the meter will increase if a user finishes a particular section multiple time and clicks the button at the end.  

So to answer the primary question of "what's the next step?"....

There are multiple ways around this.  First, you could use True False variables (good idea Jim!) instead of number variables and evaluate them on the main slide to enact the progress meter advancement.  This way once the variable is flipped to say, "true" another button click won't impact it.  Another solution would be to  trigger the button (with the adjust variable trigger) at the end of each section to hide when clicked and be replaced by an identical button without the trigger.  This solution keeps everything else intact and is easy to implement.

Different solutions, but both would achieve the desired result.

Thanks to those of you who wrote in and inquired about the next step!  

Mike

6 Replies
Alexandros Anoyatis

To add to that,

If the course is linear, I usually implement a numeric variable but add an extra condition in the form of : " Adjust variable progress to 1 if variable progress is equal to 0 " at the end of a section - then change the state of my "section" buttons depending on the value of that variable.

If it isn't linear then the T/F solution works best...

Kelly  Anne

Loved the progress meter training and got it to work based on the excellent tutorial; however, I realized the same issue...that the user could click the same section multiple times to achieve the 100%. I'll try the solutions above but would really appreciate the part 2 of the tutorial when you can do it. Great functionality that's useful in so many ways. Thanks! 

Maya Speights

Greetings,

I am using the progress meter currently for a large presentation but since the training is linear I was wondering if the progress meter could be integrated into a layer on certain pages rather than a standalone page to navigate to/from. 

I would normally work through trial and error but I really only have today left to assemble this thing and so far the progress meter navigation is a little cumbersome...unless I automatically route users to the progress meter after they complete 1 of 10 scenes. 

My meter is from 10 to 100% but isn't very intuitive. 

After all of that rambling the important information is still in the first paragraph.  Has anyone had success putting a progress meter in a slide layer?

Thank you in advance for your feedback.

Best regards,

Maya Speights

Mike Enders

Maya,

The same concepts hold.  If you take the elements from the navigation screen (graphics, triggers, etc.) and drop them on a slide layer, you should get the same outcome.  Another option is to build a progress meter slide and then add a tab to the player (call it "progress") and have that tab light box the progress meter slide.  This provides the learner with a quickly accessible progress indicator.

Maya Speights

Mike Enders said:

Maya,

The same concepts hold.  If you take the elements from the navigation screen (graphics, triggers, etc.) and drop them on a slide layer, you should get the same outcome.  Another option is to build a progress meter slide and then add a tab to the player (call it "progress") and have that tab light box the progress meter slide.  This provides the learner with a quickly accessible progress indicator.


THIS is PERFECT!  I've never used the TAB for a thing but it's way better than the progress button I have on random pages.