Sections in Articulate
As it's my first post, I thought I'd introduce myself first! I'm Akram and I'm a learning technologist specialising in e-learning product development for medical students. I've worked on Articulate products for around 1 and half years now and am really looking to advancing myself. I have a varied background in IT, HR and Sales and am just settling down now. Thanks for having me on board!
I think Articulate is fantastic - it's ease of use is outstanding, especially given that I've seen people with almost zero experience in e-learning development create half decent modules, although it is noted that e-learning development isn't just about putting a few interactions together. I'm a big fan and am definitely looking forward to Storyboard and Articulate Studio 2011.
I have a specific question related to Sections in Articulate. I know this is possible in modules created in Flash as your limitations are generally due to the developers skill set, but I did find this to be a limitation in Articulate (or rather, I haven't found a way round it ... yet!).
Say my module has five sections in there. I would like there to be a menu page that shows these sections as separate to each other. Each section would be clickable. I guess this shouldn't be difficult - just set up links to the relevant slides (?). However, what I really want is for the module to save completion progress and show this to the user. For example, if they've completed module 4, there would be a box beside the section title that would either have some sort of tick or colour fill.
I also need this progress to be saved so that when the user closes the module and reopens it, there progress would show.
So, I need:
- A menu system where it shows completed sections. Either the user visits the menu page after every section, or continues on to the next section automatically. Clicking on menu at any time would show their overall progress.
- The module to save progress appropriately. So, when the user closes the module and reopens it, the module would read the relevant info from the suspend data and show the appropriate progress on the menu page for each section.
Any help on this would be really appreciated. I'm happy with answers that aren't so straight forward and more than willing to take on a challenge - I just need direction on this one.