'Continue' block completion with embedded video


I've added a 'continue' block (under an embedded video block) and changed the completion type to 'complete block directly above'. However the 'continue' block always changes to its completed state whenever the course is viewed.

I know the state change of the 'continue' block works as expected with a video uploaded directly to Rise, but I was hoping to restrict progress until the learner has viewed an embedded video. Does anyone know if this is possible? 


7 Replies
Crystal Horn

Thanks, Phil!

Here's the relevant info from our user guide on what continue blocks monitor:

You can use continue blocks to require learners to complete carousel blocks, checkbox lists, audio blocks, video blocks, accordions, tabs, labeled graphics, processes, sorting activities, flashcards, knowledge checks, and Storyline blocks. (Although button blocks and attachment blocks are interactive, you can’t require learners to complete them.)

Gerry McAteer

Hi Scott

One way which I have utilised the conditional continue in Rise for playing an embedded video (YouTube) is by using the Storyline block.

1. Open an new Storyline 360 file (you only require one slide).
2. On YouTube copy the embed code, also take a note of how long the video plays for.
3. In storyline, use the Insert>>Video>>Video from website.
4. Paste the embed code into the popup dialog window.
5. Create a new trigger – Complete course as Completed/Passed When the timeline reaches time (enter the duration of the Youtube video in seconds i.e. if it plays for 3mins enter 180s)
6. Publish the Storyline file to Review 360.
7. Under the Tracking parameters, select Track using complete course trigger.
8. In Rise insert a Storyline block and find your published YouTube slide.
9. Insert a Divider>>Continue block under the Storyline block – set completion Type to ‘Complete Block Directly Above’

Now you will find that the continue button will become active after the YouTube video has played. (Note: the if you pause the video the Storyline timeline will continue to play in the background so the continue button will become active at the time you have set for the duration of the storyline timeline.)