Prerequisite Chapter Access Example

This month’s freebie is a sample title that demonstrates how you can use Lectora’s built-in completion status tracking to require prerequisite portions of a title to be completed before accessing other areas of the title.

In this sample title, Chapters 1, 2, and 3 must be accessed and completed in order first. Once those chapters have been completed, Chapters 4, 5, and 6 may be accessed in any order. The full menu is always active and available. However, if the learner attempts to access a chapter or page without first completing the prerequisite content, they will be sent to the Requirements Not Met page in the Extras chapter. (See the last chapter in the Title Explorer.) The prerequisite requirements can be modified to conform to any prerequisite scenario you need.

To understand how it works, inspect the OnShow and OnHide actions, and their conditions, attached to Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. When the learner first enters any page in one of those chapters, the OnShow action triggers. And if the prerequisite requirement of the action condition is not met (for instance, IF Chapter 1 Is Not Completed), the learner is sent to the Requirements Not Met page. The OnHide action then triggers upon leaving the page and resets the completion status of that page to Not Started.

Note about the various menu styles regarding RCD: Not all mobile views can easily accommodate the green menu at the top of the Desktop view and tree view table of contents on the left. So in some views the green menu has been replaced with a drop down list table of contents and the tree view table of contents has been removed (moved outside of the page area.)

To download the Lectora 16 AWT, click the Download Lectora File button to the right. To download the Lectora Online PKG, click the Prerequisite Chapter Access Example LO3 button below the screen capture.

To preview on a mobile device, capture the QR code below.

Special thanks to Daryl Fleary @dfleary who built the original version of this! 🙂


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