How to create controlled navigation in your e-Learning course with iSpring Suite 7?

This article will help you set up controlled navigation in your course to let learners study the material within the intended learning path.

Situation 1

You would like to restrict your learners from moving back from the current slide.

  1. 1

    Click the “Publish” button on the toolbar.

  2. 2

    The “Publish Presentation” window will open. Go to the “Playback and Navigation” tab and choose “Forward only” in the drop-down list.

Your learners will be able to go forward only. Going back is prohibited.

Situation 2

You need your learners to stay at the current slide without an opportunity to have a look at the other slides.

  1. 1Click the “Presentation Explorer” button. The Presentation Explorer window will open.
  2. 2

    Choose the slide you need to apply navigation rules to and click the “Lock” button.

Lock option is intended to keep the user at the current slide.

Note: to completely restrict navigation through the course, disable Automatic and On-click navigation.

Situation 3

You need to hide slide that is skipped during presentation playback, but is available via hyperlinks from other slides.

  1. 1Click the “Presentation Explorer” button. The Presentation Explorer window will open.
  2. 2

    Choose the slide you need to apply navigation rules to and click the “Hide Slide” button.

Situation 4

Learners should be redirected to the proper slide depending on quiz result (e.g. to the slide with additional information if the test was failed or to the next quiz question, if the user succeeded).

  1. 1Click the “Presentation Explorer” button. The Presentation Explorer window will open.
  2. 2

    Click the “Branching” button.

  3. 3

    In the “Branching Options” window click the “Quiz Branching” tab to set up different outcomes for each question or answer choice. By default the user will be taken to the next slide.