Varibles Questions

Oct 05, 2015

Forgive me if this is repeated, I wrote one on this topic earlier but I can see it anywhere.

I have the need to have a variable based on a Page number of a course.   we have some 40 hour course that I need to be able to return a student to the last page (Or the highest page they visited)  Students will not always be on the same computer so I need to store that page on our LCMS (it is custom created LCMS and is not compliant to scorm or anything like that)
Is there a Variable for the page that I can use?

I am also looking for  a full list of available variables.  I need to document test scores, and things like Pass/Fail  (I am sure I can write a java script for that one based on the test score variable)

Thanks for the help 

6 Replies
David Stabley

Sorry to come back to this a week later.. but I am still trying to figure this out one.   I would like to use a variable that I can pass back and forth via javascript to my LMS.   On the link you sent I didn't see anything about how to return to a certain page.   I am sure it is possible since the information is there in a cookie, but I don't know how to access that information or the correct way to use it.    It is really important that I am able to save the page information to LMS and return a student to the page they left from.



Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi David,

No apologies necessary! We're here and threads can always be reopened. In regards to setting this up, JS is not something I'm equipped to assist with, nor do we offer support for it- so I don't even know where to tell you to start looking. Hopefully someone in the community will be able to chime in and offer their thoughts and you may also want to try searching through the ELH forums using the search bar at the top of the page. You'll see the magnifying glass right next to your avatar image. 

Phil Mayor

Your LMS should be storing and passing back the bookmarking data, this would/should be standard for a scorm compliant LMS.  The bookmarking data is not human readable, passing a variable to your LMS is not really going to help (as the course to resume needs the bookmarking data) you really need to find a way to receive and store the bookmarking data and send it back in the same format when the course starts.

David Stabley

Thanks Phil
Let me try to explain alittle better.   I work for the military, or LMS is custom and is not scorm compliant.   Some of classes are 40+ hours so we need to be able to bookmark where a student is by saving the information on our LMS.   Student wont always be using the same computer so it would be hard to save it locally.
We have been using Captivate before this and it was done very easily by saving the variable for the page number to the LMS via a JavaScript.   When we had a returning student it just put them back on the highest page number they had been to.   It is critical that we find a way to solve this issue or I have to continue using Captivate which I would prefer not to do.
Any thoughts or idea you have you be great.


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