TIP: Let the user choose their path

Feb 24, 2021

The attached file demos how to let users choose a unique path through a course based on their role or other circumstance.

Here's a quick explanation of how it works:

  • The path is controlled via a number variable called Path. The default value is 0. (Alternately, one could use a text variable and have the value change to a name, phrase, or other text string.)
  • When the user selects one of the radio buttons on the first slide, the corresponding number is assigned to the Path variable.
  • If a slide is used by more than one path, there are multiple Next triggers that use conditions based on the value of the Path variable.
  • If a slide is only used by one path, there is only one Next trigger, and it doesn’t need a condition.
  • The demo file only uses two simple paths. However, more paths could be created by adding the needed radio buttons and triggers.

UPDATE: See my comment below for a sample that adds a custom menu.

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Judy Nollet

The original question I saw about custom paths also asked about changing the built-in Menu based on the chosen path. That's not doable. However, the attached file (based on the one provided above) demos how to create a custom menu on the Slide Master. 

I included instructions on the Slide Master of the .story file.