Activate The ‘Mark Complete’ Process Using Content Launched In A New Browser Tab
The eLearning Magic Toolkit provides an additional feature which course developers can use to trigger the Mark Complete process on either a LearnDash lesson or topic page using eLearning content launched in a new browser tab.
This feature is completely optional and will not impact on your ability to utilise any of the other methods available to activate the Mark Complete process in LearnDash using this plugin.
Step 1 – Choosing a Lesson or Topic page where you wish to hide the ‘Mark Complete’ Button
Using this feature requires the use of the standard metabox in your Edit Page area for lessons or topics. Simply use the checkbox in order to choose this page as a Lesson where you wish for the Mark Complete button to be hidden from the learner.
Step 2 – Create a button on the page to launch the eLearning content in a new tab
In order to have your eLearning content be launched in a new browser tab, you must create either a button or hyperlinked image/text on page which will open the activity (e.g. with an anchor tag target of “_blank”)
When you have created your button and have linked this to the launch HTML file of your activity (in Step 3), you then need to apply the following ID name to the button (which is case sensitive): launchActivity
If your site theme uses a visual composer toolkit for designing page content, such as WP Bakery or Elementor, then these tools provide the ability to include element IDs very easily during the creation process. Just look out for the correct box as illustrated above, and enter launchActivity as the ID name.
Step 3 – Creating your Articulate Storyline content with the NEW Mark Complete trigger
Step 4 – Upload your course content to your web server and link to your button / anchor text
The final step in this process is to publish your content from Storyline/Captivate and upload to your web server (e.g. in a dedicated ‘elearning’ folder contained in your site’s wp-upload directory.
Once the content is in place, you will then be able to link the button or anchor text/image that you created in Step 2 to the main launch HTML file of your eLearning activity (i.e. the story.html file for an activity produced in Articulate Storyline).
If you need further information on best practice for embedding Storyline content onto a web page, use this Articulate Storyline help guide.
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