Sequence of triggers

Hi there, I'm working on a course with a lot of text and slides. Each slide should be read by the learner before they can continue. So I added the slide trigger "Jump to next slide when timeline ends". Still, if some users are not reading as quickly as the timeline is set, they cannot finish the reading. Of course they can go back, but then the timeline starts again in full...

I don't want to use the player or slide trigger "jump to next slide when user clicks", as then most of the users then  simply click through all slides and complete the course without really reading the content.

Is there a way to combine both triggers, so first let the timeline end, and only then the user can to click to continue?

This would ensure that users spend at least X seconds on the slide, before they can continue by clicking.

8 Replies
David Schwartz

Hi Julia,

You can do this through use of the Restricted function of the menu, even if you are not using the menu. From the Player button, go to Menu, and then choose the gear icon at the bottom, then choose Restricted for the menu. The effect is that the Next button will be disabled until the end of the timeline for all slides.

Agata Bednarz
David Schwartz

Hi Julia,

You can do this through use of the Restricted function of the menu, even if you are not using the menu. From the Player button, go to Menu, and then choose the gear icon at the bottom, then choose Restricted for the menu. The effect is that the Next button will be disabled until the end of the timeline for all slides.

Hi David, I have the same problem, but I do not have the option you mentioned. When I click the gear button then have an option to select 'slide advances: by user'. But even with this set up slide jumps to the next one automatically.

Steve Hazelton

I do this on a slide by slide basis by setting the state of the Next button to Disabled at the start of the timeline and then setting it back to Normal at the end of the timeline. I then adjust the timeline to be roughly what a fast reader would want. For slower readers, the button is there when they finish. I create the two triggers once then just copy/paste to the slides I really want them to spend time on.

David Schwartz

Agata,

The gear icon I mentioned is actually under the Player Properties/Menu. If your slides are advancing automatically, I would guess either that they are not set to advance by user (and you can select them all from the Story view and change that under Slide Properties); or you've got a slide trigger to go to the next slide at the end of the slide timeline.