Wanting a storyline module to indicate completed scenes to the learner by use of variables

Hi Storyline team,

I am working on two modules at the moment where the clients want their learners to have visual displays on the slides at the start of a scene indicating to the learner which areas of the module have already been completed.

I plan to do this by use of a visual carousel which lists all of the scenes in the module and is coded to display completed scenes.

Trouble is I'm not sure exactly how to go about doing this. Do I use variables to turn on an image on the carousel to indicate completion or is there another way to achieve this goal?

To give you the general idea; what I'm calling a carousel is below, with 4 circles to indicate the 4 scenes in my module. As the learner completes scene 1, I want the next slide they progress to-  to display this carousel with the first circle in red to indicate their completion progress.

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Would really appreciate your expertise on this one.

 

Thanks

Fiona

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Fiona Klassen

Thanks Wendy,

Will do

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Fiona Klassen

Thanks Ashley,

I will take on board the reminder about my signature, overlooked on my part :(.

Unfortunately I'm not sure that Wendys' solution is the right one for me for this project as the client wants a visual reminder regularly on the slides.

Can you point me in the direction of some tutorials that might assist?

At the moment I'm thinking that I could programme for a state change in the carousel when the last slide of the previous scene is reached.

So let's say they had made their way through scene 2, the first slide in scene 3 would have a trigger attached to it to display scene 2's prt of the carousel as completed?

I'm only planning to display the carousel at the beginning of a scene to update the learner on where they're at.

Thanks in advance for your advice

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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Fiona,

You may want to look at this thread where there are a few other custom progress bars or ideas similar to what you're describing.  They were created in SL1, but when you open in SL2 it'll upgrade the files. 

There isn't a main tutorial about setting this up - but you'll want to look into the information about how states behaves and utilizing variables. 

Fiona Klassen

Thanks Ashley
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Fiona Klassen

Perfect! Thank you Jeff and to all the Articulate Heroes team :)

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Fiona Klassen

Hi Jeff et al.

I have successfully set up a variable to change the appearance of a menu 'carousel' to indicate to the learner which bits of a module they have finished. Yee ha! However I'm finding that the change of state of the buttons that I have coded for doesn't occur until I hover over the 'carousel' with my mouse. Is this a feature of storyline buttons or is there another step I have missed?
[Carousel before hover.PNG]
Carousel before I hover
[Carousel after hover.PNG]
Carousel after I hover

Thank you in anticipation

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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Fiona,

Replying via email won't upload your attachments here - you'd need to pop back into the forums to add them. Also, we'd be happy to take a look at the actual .story file here - as a common issue is trigger order - as they'll execute as described here and that's easier to see with the file in hand.