A menu in an eLearning course gives a brief idea about the topics that will be covered in it. There are different types of menu styles that can be created using eLearning course authoring tools. Recently, I worked to customize the menu in such a way that the course completion status will be enabled only after the learner views the all items on the menu. I have done this, using Articulate Storyline, one of the most preferred rapid authoring tools.This requirement cannot be satisfied with the default features of Articulate Storyline.
Here are the steps to create a customized menu with completed status:
First, we have to take a new slide and create a customized menu as shown in the screen-shot below.
Give two states for each rectangle i.e., Normal and completed.
Create three slides, so that each menu item (rectangles in this case) will navigate to its corresponding slide.
Create 3 variables with names identical to the slide names, as it is very easy to identify the appropriate ones.
Now, adjust each variable to the value True on corresponding slides, when the Timeline starts.
Now, go to the “Menu” slide and assign two triggers as described below.
- Trigger 1: Assign a trigger to all menu items such that when a rectangle is clicked, the corresponding slide opens.
- Trigger 2: Change the state of each rectangle to completed state, when the timeline starts if the value of the variable on this slide is true.
Insert a button in each slide and give an action, so that learner will jump to the menu slide by clicking it.
The last step is to publish your course and check the output.
In this way, we can create a customized menu with completed status in Articulate Storyline. Please do share your valuable thoughts.