Storyline - Bookmark Location After Major Course Change (Existing Bookmarks)

We will be making some dramatic changes to some of our Articulate Storyline courses (hosted on SCORM Cloud) and we already have users that have gone through the current version and therefore have bookmarks pointing to certain locations in the course.  How is that data stored (slide nav number, title, etc)?  We are just trying to figure out how it will impact those existing bookmarked users because the slide layout and flow of the course will be dramatic changed when those users load the course up again after these changes have been made.

 

Thank you very much!


SP

5 Replies
Jacinta Penn

Usually the way it works is that if they are halfway through a course, it will continue on the old course. If they have not started yet, they will be on the new course. Some LMS systems just kick them back to the start on the new course. So you need to check out the FAQs in Scorm Cloud or send them a support question.

Sean Phelan

We have the LMS configured so that all exiting users launch the new version of the course upon resuming their session, so the new version of the course will be used in all cases. Bookmarked location data is not being stored on the LMS (confirmed that SCORM location data is empty in the LMS), I think that it is using the Storyline Flash cookie-based bookmark data.  Does anyone know what information that stores and how it determines the correct place to send the user back into the course upon resumption?

Thanks!


Sean

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Sean,

When you update (overwrite) existing course files in your LMS or web server, learners who previously started the course won't be able to resume where they left off. They'll start over at the first slide in the updated course. Take this into consideration when updating courses that have already been delivered to learners.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Luke,

Unfortunately not. From our documentation on this topic:

When you update (overwrite) existing course files in your LMS or web server, learners who previously started the course won't be able to resume where they left off. They'll start over at the first slide in the updated course. Take this into consideration when updating courses that have already been delivered to learners.