Storyline 360 - Using JavaScript to set course completion status not working?

I've been using this bit of JS code at the end of all my courses to mark it complete without a score by attaching it to a button:

//get LMS API

var lmsAPI = parent;

//set score; the first number is the score

lmsAPI.SetScore("", "", "");

//set status; possible values: "completed","incomplete", "failed", "passed"

SetStatus("completed")

 

It's been working fine up until recently. After the button with JS code is clicked, it now says "in progress" instead of "completed". Nothing has changed except for the fact that I recently upgraded to Storyline 360. Anyone else experience issues with this code in SL360?

12 Replies
Megan Creegan

I really appreciate that!

Curious to get your opinion. Since my JS code is rather simple (I just want the course marked as complete without returning a score), is there any particular reason I would continue to use JavaScript versus attaching a trigger to the button that submits the results. On my results slide I do not have any of the questions selected and the score is set to 0.

It appears to work when I test in our LMS (Saba), but I'm just one user. Wondering if there's a value in continuing to use JavaScript (I don't remember why we didn't use the submit results in the first place).

Matthew Bibby

No, there is no reason to use JavaScript in cases where the inbuilt options would suffice. 

It is more for situations where the inbuilt options don't do what you need to (e.g. complex branching scenario with no quiz, can't use quiz results to track completion or number of slides viewed).

Curtis Wiens

So am I right in saying that when publishing for HTML5 only using JS to mark a course complete with SetStatus("completed") will not work? It appears to only work when publishing for HTML5 and Flash. I do not have this option as the course needs to be mobile friendly. I have courses with no quizes that need to be marked complete in the LMS when you get to a specific slide. 

Megan Creegan

Glad it's working Curtis. I don't have quizzes in most of my courses, but I like to set a button to trigger to mark complete on submit quiz. It seems to be more reliable than using JavaScript. All I do is add a new scene and a "review quiz" slide to that scene. No one ever sees it, but it allows you to use a button to mark the course complete using the quiz option.