Crucial Articulate Storyline Tip: Lock the Seek Bar
Did you know there is no player setting to lock down the seek bar in Articulate Storyline? This creates somewhat of a problem for those of us who must create eLearning in which “training time” requirements are mandatory to offer certain certificates. Unfortunately, Storyline leaves us with one option for restricting the users ability to quickly skip though sections—just hide it!
Although, this sounds like a perfectly acceptable solution at first. Here’s the catch, additional and important features are grouped within the seek bar: (1) the pause/play button (2) the replay button.
Here’s how to implement this crucial Articulate Storyline tip:
- Step Two - After publishing the course you must put two files from the ‘ReplaceAfterPublish.zip’ (above) into your published folder’s story_content folder (shown below).
- Step Three - You will get a message asking you what you would like to do with ‘story.js’. Choose “Replace” and Voila.
Note: This solution only works correctly for the flash output in storyline.
If you really want to impress your eLearning friends read Disabling Navigation in Articulate Storyline. Combining together the ideas in this post and the disabling navigation tip are extremely valuable. When both these tip are used they are all you need to meet the majority of training time requirements in Storyline.
Update: For now in the player settings under the other category you must select “Lock player at optimal size” in order for this to work. Another work around is coming soon. Here is a screen shot!