Storyline 360: How to Use a Trigger to Send a Completion Status to Your LMS

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Control precisely when a course is marked complete. Use the new course completion trigger in Storyline 360 to send a status update to your LMS when learners perform a specific action or reach a certain point on the timeline.

Create a trigger on the appropriate slide or layer and select the Complete course action. Then choose the status you want to send to your LMS and when you want the trigger to occur.

Here’s an example of a trigger that sends a positive status to the LMS when the learner clicks a button. The trigger will send either Completed or Passed, depending on the reporting status you select when you publish the course.

And here’s an example of a trigger that sends a negative status to the LMS when the learner responds to an interaction incorrectly. The trigger will send either Incomplete or Failed, depending on the reporting status you select when you publish the course.

Tip: Add at Least One Positive Completion Trigger

You can add as many positive and negative completion triggers as you’d like to a course. Be sure to add at least one positive completion trigger so learners have the option to complete the course.

FAQs

Can I add more than one completion trigger to a course?

Yes. You can add multiple completion triggers to a Storyline course.

For example, let’s say you have a branching scenario where learners must make a series of decisions. You might add a trigger at the end of each incorrect path that sends a failed status to the LMS and another trigger at the end of the correct path that sends a passed status.

If your LMS accepts more than one status update per course, each completion trigger that the learner encounters will update the LMS with the learner’s latest status.

However, if your LMS only allows one status update per course, the first completion trigger that the learner encounters will be recorded in your LMS, and the other completion triggers will be ignored.

Ask your LMS administrator for help if you aren’t sure how many status updates your LMS allows for each course.

If I use completion triggers to track my course, can I also track a quiz score?

No. A Storyline 360 course can be tracked by only one of these three options:

  • The number of slides viewed
  • A quiz result
  • Completion triggers

Select your tracking option when you publish.