Triggers for different pathways

Hi all, I'm just after some advice on how to set up a trigger..

I have two streams of study going on, up to a point where both streams need to complete the same task, so they merge to do that. one of the streams has additional tasks to complete afterwards, so I want them to automatically be sent down that path at the end of the shared task.

My thought process says that I get them to click the next button, which has a trigger saying something like 'If they completed the last screen of one stream prior to this task, send them down this path, otherwise carry on down this one...'

Does that make sense, and could anyone advise on just how that trigger could be set up?

ON a related topic, could I just ask, when scoring a test, if someone is only carrying out a stream within that test, and not completing every single slide in a project, they only get scored on what they actually do?? I'm sure they would, I'm just looking for re-assurance..

thanks in advance..


2 Replies
Judy Nollet

Re: NEXT triggers

In Storyline, if you want the NEXT button to go to different places under different conditions, you have to create separate triggers. To describe the conditions, use a variable. 

For your example, you could set up a text variable called "Stream," and set it based on which path the user takes, e.g., put "Stream1" into the variable for the first path and "Stream2" for the second. (Or just use a T/F variable called "Stream1.")

At the slide where the paths diverge, add one condition to the existing NEXT trigger so it goes to a specified slide if Stream = Stream1. Then add a second trigger for the NEXT button to go to a different slide if Stream = Stream2.

Re: Scoring

You can set Storyline to track either the user visiting a specified number of slides, OR the user passing a test, which is based on a specified Results slide. You could use Question Banks to vary the test for Stream 1 and Stream 2; that would allow them to answer different questions but still reach the same Results slide. Look at the Articulate tutorials for more about Question Banks.