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Creating Navigation Restriction in Articulate Storyline: Method IV

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Creating Navigation Restriction in Articulate Storyline: Method IV

In my previous blog, we have seen how to create a navigation restriction in an elearning course for an interactivity by using a variable. As I’ve already explained, a variable which changes its value once does not come to its original value unless we use a trigger. If a learner completes the interactivity, then he cannot be restricted the next time he visits the slide. So, we use a different method when we are asked to restrict the navigation of the interactivity each time the learner visits the slide.

Let us now look at the steps to be followed in this method.

Step 01

Insert 2 slides with some interactivity in the first slide.

Slides

Step 02

Outside the first slide, insert small rectangles. The number of rectangles should be equal to the number of tabs used in the interactivity. There are 4 tabs. So, I’ve inserted 4 rectangles and named them Patch 1, Patch 2, Patch 3, and Patch 4 respectively.

Patches

Step 03

Change the initial state of all the 4 rectangles to Hidden.

Initial state of the rectangle

Step 04

Create triggers as shown in the screenshots below. These triggers will change the state of the rectangles on the main layer from hidden to normal, when the timeline of the layer starts. In case you want the learner to completely listen to the audio in the tabs as well, you need to create triggers to change the state of the rectangles from hidden to normal, when the timeline of the layer ends.

So, in Layer 1

Trigger for patch1

In Layer 2

Trigger for patch2

In Layer 3

Trigger for patch3

In Layer 4

Trigger for patch4

Step 05

Now, double click the trigger that has been assigned to the next button.

Edit Trigger

Step 06

Click show conditions.

Show conditions

Step 07

Click Add new condition.

Add conditions button

Step 08

In this method, we have not used a variable. So, click Shapes.

condition using shapes

Step 09

Now, we have to add 4 conditions as shown in the screenshots below.

Condition1

Condition2

Condition3

Condition4

Trigger with conditions

Click OK after adding all the 4 conditions.

Now, preview the slides and check the functionality.

You can meet this requirement with different methods, but may land up complicating the functionality. For more such simple but useful methods, stay tuned to my blogs.

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