You can add an action (OnShow|Go To|Next Page) with an X second delay. So after a designated amount of time, the user is taken to the next page. That can be done at the title level for all pages. Or, if your pages have transitions on the various elements, simply add this action the the last object to appear; repeat on every page.
If you published using the full HTML name, it would be whatever the first page of the course is (e.g., Home.html). Otherwise, you can open pretty much any of them and use the course navigation to go to the home page.
What do you mean by blink? A quick an easy solution would be to put a timed action on the page. On: Timed Interval, Action: Toggle Show/Hide, Target: (Object). The action will repeatedly fire, showing and hiding the object, giving the illusion of blinking or flashing.
You can go into the file structure – either locally or on the server, if hosted – locate the page that needs to change, and edit the HTML using Notepad (or another application).
As to your second question, the best way I’ve found to locate a page with short ID-based names is to open the course and use the menu/table of contents to navigate to the page you are looking for and reference the page title in the address bar.
In my experience, there is. And, as pages are titled by their location within a course (CourseName>ChapterName>SectionName>PageName), the longer the name of any chapter or section, the longer the name of the page. Unless necessary, you can publish short to short ID-based names which create a unique number for each page.
I like Jason’s menu very much and can see its applicability in several courses we’re working on. It’s nice to only be able to access the pages a user has already completed, but it would be awesome if they could see the other pages, just not be able to access them. I can achieve this today by allowing users to go to a given page and displaying a redirect message if they have not completed it, but it would be nice if this were built in to the menu. Perhaps visible, but grayed out?
Yes! This is very convenient – one of those simple changes which saves loads of time. We too use a naming convention to group similar elements. Having the items grouped by type makes things that much easier now.
You should be able to have a multiple choice question like “Are you viewing this course on a mobile device” with Yes and No as your selections. Add an action to the question text – On: Show, Action: Modify Variable, Target: (Question #), Type: Set Equal To, Value: Yes.
I’m not sure about passing a variable, but you could use a text field as a ‘passcode’ on a course. After completing the requirement (in-person training, form, etc.) users would be provided a code which they would have to enter into a text field in the course in order to progress.