Tutorial: Jumping to a Specific Slide in a Course via the URL

Are you sick of saying "open the course and go to slide 48..."? Wouldn't it be easier to just send someone a hyperlink that'll take them to a specific slide?

Or maybe you're using your course as a FAQ or help file and need a way to share links to the relevant questions or articles with others?

Or do you want your learners to be able to link directly to something they learnt in an online course for future reference?

In this tutorial, we will look at how to pass a number to Storyline via the URL so that we can use it to determine which slide the course should jump to when it opens.

Click here to see the tutorial, click here to see the demo and here to download the source file

Let me know if you have any questions, comments or are stuck with implementing any of this. I'm happy to help where I can.

10 Replies
Mu Li

Hello Matt, Thanks for sharing such a great idea! It works perfectly on Firefox, but unfortunately, I tried both IE and Chrome and none of them were functional. I found both IE and Chrome navigate to a html5 page. chrome

On firefox the URL was this:

Firefox

Any way to solve this issue please? Thanks a lot.

 

craig morris

Hi Matthew, great work and thanks for your help.

Apologies for the question on an old topic, but I am trying to implement this solution but it does not seem applicable to the HTML file of a Storyline 3 course. I cannot find where to put the parameters in the story.html file. Have you looked at this for storyline 3?

Cheers

Craig

Matthew Bibby
craig morris

Apologies for the question on an old topic, but I am trying to implement this solution but it does not seem applicable to the HTML file of a Storyline 3 course. I cannot find where to put the parameters in the story.html file. Have you looked at this for storyline 3?

 

Hey Craig,

No worries about asking a question on an old topic. I like old stuff. Actually, one of my favourite people in the whole world is my Grandma and she's almost as old as the hills!

When SL3 came out, Articulate changed a lot of things behind the scenes. It doesn't surprise me that the code you need to edit has changed here. I'll dig into this when I have a chance and see if I can update this, but I won't have time for a little while as I've got a bunch of other stuff I need to focus on at the moment (including visiting my Grandma!), but I'll let you know once I've figured it out.

If you don't here back from me in a week or so, feel free to message me a reminder.