Reset to Initial Workarounds with Free Navigation
I'm working on a pretty complex gamified course and I am having a lot of trouble deciding which setting to use. I unfortunately can't attach it here due to client confidentiality.
Let me explain the situation though: learners enter rooms, listen to a bit of audio and then must click on items. Each room has a counter that counts down how many items have been clicked. Once the counter equals zero, the learner can move on to the next room. An added complexity is that this course has some free navigation - there are two slides that learners can link to at any time to get some extra information. Learners can also revisit the rooms they've already completed.
It truthfully makes the most sense to have Storyline "automatically decide", because I want the counter to stay at zero if the room is revisited and I don't want learners to have to sit through the same audio. However, in my experience, once audio is added to a course and it is not re-set to initial, the course runs into tons of weird problems.
For the client review, I have it reset to initial, but there has to be a workaround. Besides it being annoying for the learner to rewatch the intro section of each slide, the room items all reset, which means that the counter goes into negative values! Can't have that.....
Help would be much appreciated.