Skip the Into Page > Immediately Start Course

Dec 06, 2017

We are working with a large corporation that hosts the rise modules on their internal LMS system. 

Here is an example of one of the assets we created.

With some hacks we have been able to add "share this" functionality to the site. We want our users to share what they have learned with the outside world. Part of this would be creating "Teasers" of the rise modules that would sit on the open web, for anybody to view. These teasers would then direct them to the portal where they can signup and pay for the course etc.

Here is an example of our "teaser"

I want to use the mapping tool option as an item someone could share. HOWEVER. I don't think in this use case we need to have them "Continue" or "Start Course" - I really just want them to come directly to the first lesson. 

So that it's the first thing they view. Is something like that possible, has anybody come across a hack that would accomplish this?


176 Replies
Annie Louden

I followed Michele Arrieta's comment from months ago on how to fix this with Tin Can. It worked on SCORM Cloud, but not in my LMS, Absorb.

So I asked Absorb about it, and they solved the issue, and it's even easier! In my LMS, when you upload a learning object (like Tin Can), there is an edit button. I just pasted the stuff after the # in Rise to the Source file in Absorb, so now it's 


And it worked! No start page! Woot!

Bill Dane

Here's my hack for a "web" export.

  1. open your exported site and click on the "Start Course" button and in the address bar, copy everything after index.htm and save it for later
  2. rename the exported index.html file to index_target.html
  3. create a new index.html file with only the bare necessities:
    <!doctype html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Untitled Document</title>
  4. edit the javascript you just created to use the url string you copied earlier (keep the hashtag after ".html")
  5. Now open the index.htm file like you did before and the start screen is bypassed.