Storing and retrieving user data without LMS

Aug 18, 2012

Hello Everyone,

I know I can write data to an external file, but would like to know if it is possible to retrieve the data for use in a later session before I spend the time attempting to do so. Perhaps there is a very simpler way that I am overlooking. 

Summary: Course includes 8 modules that will be used without an LMS. Each module will return to a module selection menu that will indicate each module the user has completed. This works great now provided the user selects resume when retuning to the course or uses the same computer or device. 

Goal: Retain the status of the module completed even when used on another computer or device. Ideally, I would disable the Resume button and replace with a custom login slide with resume/reset buttons informing the user about the reset and resume options.

Any advice would be appreciated.



3 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Isabel and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

If you need to track your learners' progress and results, we recommend publishing to an LMS. You can read more about publishing and sharing your content here.

Others in the community have worked on tracking without an LMS though, so feel free to browse around and maybe one of these conversations here, here, or here will help you get started.