Variable(s) to track where learner has been and, thus, direct them correctly
Yes, I bit off more than I can chew this time and am depending heavily on my E-Learning Heroes friends to help me impress this client! I don't know where I'd be without this great community!
So here's my current conundrum:
Learners will be exploring seven different topic areas (any to all). From each of the seven, they are asked if they want to journal (free text entry) about what they are learning. This inquiry appears on ONE slide to which all seven are directed (called the "hub" on the attached sketch). On that slide there's a video and two buttons - "journal" and "no thanks." When learners select "journal," I need to send them to the appropriate journal page, then capture what they journal *for each topic area,* and finally, allow them to save and/or e-mail and/or print their journals. (I'll deal with the print, etc. challenge later... stand by!)
I know that this somehow comes down to variables, and that the variables need to track which of the seven areas the learner came to the video hub *FROM,* which also determines which journal I will direct them TO (and from there they are directed to the associated print/save screen for that journal). I sketched all this out in the attached file. (Sorry it's so messy; this came from a messy head-wrap session with myself!)
Clear as mud? :-(
I am at a loss as to how (or even where!) to set up a variable... or variables. Is it a number type? Referring to screen number they came from?
Any clarity you can provide me would be greatly appreciated! Thanks HUGE in advance.