Making non-linear courses Part 2

Welcome back! This week we’re looking at how to link to different pages in your course.

There are a couple of ways of doing this, let’s look at the easy one first!

Adding links

In Elucidat, any element that has a link button can be used to link to another page.

In different themes, different elements have link buttons on them, but they are usually on the ‘Next/Previous’ buttons and the ‘Home’ button (see below).

Making non-linear courses Part 2

‘Home’ button.

Making non-linear courses Part 2

Next/Previous buttons.

After clicking the link button, select the page you would like to link to and press save, easy!

Making non-linear courses Part 2

Linked menus

Another way of using link buttons is to select one of our ‘Menu’ page types. With these page types you can make a button, hotspot or image box into a link. In the example below I have linked the cupcake image to page 3 ‘Cupcake kerfuffle’ by clicking the link button, selecting page 3 and pressing save.

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This is the technique that I used for most of my screens in my ‘Kitchen etiquette’ course.

Branching with Rules

Links are great in most circumstances, but what if I wanted a page to only display according to my learner’s accomplishments, for instance a pass or a fail. Well in this case, we need to look at ‘Branching’ using ‘Rules’. These settings can be accessed by pressing ‘Page settings’ and then choosing the ‘Rules’ tab.

In my ‘Kitchen etiquette’ course the ‘Result’ section is controlled by rules.

Making non-linear courses Part 2

The ‘Result’ page will only show if the learner has viewed all three scenarios, otherwise the learner is redirected back to the ‘Before you enter the kitchen!…’ menu screen.

In order to do this I set the rules with ‘Pages seen’ set to the opening page of each scenario:

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Once my learner has viewed all three modules and has opened the ‘Result’ screen they need to be shown either a ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ screen.

This can be done easily with rules, I opened the ‘Pass’ screen (called ‘Impressive!’ in this course) and added this rule:

Making non-linear courses Part 2

…and for the ‘Fail’ screen (called ‘Oh dear!’ in this course) I added this rule:

Making non-linear courses Part 2

Making non-linear courses Part 2

This concludes Links and Branching, thank you for reading, next week we will take a look at the wonderful world of achievements.

For more info on the possibilities of Branching, see here.

 

 

 

Click here to see part 3 of this tutorial!

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