True/False Variables and Layers

Jun 23, 2017

I am working on a project where I have 3 challenges. Challenge 1, they pick a gift, challenge 2, they pick a hat, and challenge 3, they pick an outfit.

In each challenge when the learner selects a hotspot for an item, it changes the T/F variable from False to True.

Once they complete all three challenges, I have a slide with layers for each of the objects and a trigger Shows Layer if the variable is true. However, I can't get all three layers to display at one time. It appears to only remember the last selection. Any thoughts on how to do this? I want them to pick an object from each challenge and then show them their selections. Thoughts? BTW...happy to share my project via email, but can't post it as it is for a client. 

6 Replies
Walt Hamilton

You need a variable for each item they can pick, and you need each layer set NOT to hide other layers. You have to set this individually, because layers default to hiding other layers.

Set of triggers:

Show layer Hat1 if variable Hat1 is true

Show layer Hat2 if Hat2 is true

Show layer Hat3 if Hat3 is true

Show layer Gift... etc.

To hide those layers, I create a layer with nothing on it, set hide other layers, and set to close after .1 sec. I show it when I want to hide the others all at once.

Walt Hamilton

My impression is that you want to have the gift, hat, and outfit layers all showing at the same time. When the time comes to close those layers, you will need to write 9 triggers to close all of them. Using the blank slide lets you close all of them with one trigger. Because it is set to hide other layers, when it shows the others are hidden. Because it is completely blank, the user isn't disturbed by it appearing. because it is set to hide itself after a very short period of time, it doesn't disrupt the flow.

User clicks, blank slide shows, the other layers are hidden and after about .01 of a second it hides.

You only need it if you want the user to stay on that slide and not see the layers. If not, you don't need it.

Danielle Watkins

Okay...I think I got it but I still can't figure out why it is only displaying the last item choosen. Would you be willing to take a peek at my file? My email is I am of course under a quick deadline and I believe I have everything properly programmed, so hoping it is a quick fix. 


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