Seekbar across multiple slides

Jun 11, 2012

Hi Everybody,

By default the seekbar only relates to each individual slide, but for some modules it would seem more relevant to have the seekbar relate to the whole scene, not just a slide.

Does anyone know how to do this?

2 Replies
Peter Anderson

Hi James,

That's something that can't be done out of the box, mostly due to the difficulty of tracking a scene's duration across variables and triggers and various interactions. There's a really cool discussion going on about a related topic over here, including an option to approximate the duration of your course in the publish window, if that's helpful. 

James Brandwood

Hi Peter,

I understand what you are saying about the difficulties, but since tthere is already a seekbar for one slide wouldn't it just be a matter of creating an algorithm that calculates the time over the selected slides. Then the time for each slide would be placed into a ration to determine how much of the seekbar each slide would represent. 

You couldn't do this as a user and it would have be a feature inbuilt into the program, which isn't presently there but I would really love for it to be added. I imagine there is a fair amount of programming to do it but if you can make a seekbar for one slide (which can have multiple layers) with interactions and triggers then I don't see why you wouldn't be able to do it as a whole scene.

When using studio I used to wish we had a Captivate -type timeline for interactions and am so happy we have one in Storyline so fingers crossed a scene level seekbar will be in a future release which allows us more control of the player buttons.

In the meatime I am going to read the link you mentioned about approximating the time a course goes for - I currently have some people I use a guinea pigs to find out how long a course goes for but eventually they may tire of doing so much training.

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