Update 5- Prev/Next buttons showing on Quiz Review

Apr 03, 2014

Hi guys,

The Prev/Next buttons are showing on quiz review despite being disabled on all slides. I don't have the seek bar or volume control enabled.

This wasn't an issue until I installed Update 5 & re-published the course. Is there a way to get rid of these? Or do I need to roll back on the update?

15 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Matthew, 

When learners review a quiz (or revisit question slides they've already submitted), they'll see Articulate Storyline's built-in Prev and Next buttons in the lower right corner of the player—even if you've disabled them throughout your course. These navigation buttons are necessary for learners to review quiz slides.

If you'd like to have an option to disable the Prev and Next buttons during quiz review so you can use your own custom navigation buttons, please let us know. We value your feedback.

This was occurring prior to update 5, and the only workaround is to make sure that all Player features in all slides (Previous, Next, Submit and even the Volume button) should be disabled. You'll want to check each slide as well in case there was a setting there to use custom player settings. 

Brian Swisher

Hi all,

I researched this and was sad when I found that you cannot remove the next and previous custom player buttons from the player when reviewing the quiz.  I always manually build out navigation with custom templates.

With that said, I found a work around.  If you are using custom navigation and submit buttons, you can edit the default player button colors in the player.  Go to the player, select color & effects, select Show advanced color editing, and change all of the colors under button to the same color as your player.  The buttons are technically there, but to the learner they look non-existent.

I know this is late, but hope it helps someone!




Gabrielle Parle

Hi Michael

Can you please give me the details of the slide trigger that you use to hide the next and previous buttons when the slide starts. I have switched off all Next and Prev buttons in my storyline file, but have the issue of them appearing when I revisit any of the quiz slides. I am very keen to get rid of these.



Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Gabrielle,

I'm not sure if Michael is still subscribed for notifications, as the post is a bit older - but you could always use the "contact me" button on a ELH users' profile to reach out to them directly! 

My guess is the trigger reads like this on each slide:

  • Disable the Next button, when the timeline of Slide X starts 

Best of luck with your project! 

Gabrielle Parle

Thanks Ashley

I have managed to do this now. Took me a while to work out how to set this trigger, so for anyone reading this, the two key points are:

In the slide settings, you must turn the Prev and Next buttons on (under Slide navigation controls). Initially, I didn't do this and couldn't create the triggers. 

The triggers you need to set are:

Change state of Next button to Hidden when the timeline of slide x starts

Change state of Previous button to Hidden when the timeline of slide x starts



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