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Progress Bar - prevent user from advancing

Community Beginner ,
Apr 05, 2016 Apr 05, 2016

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Adobe Captivate 9

Is there a way to prevent a user from advancing the Progress Bar?  I like including the progress bar so users know their progression but don't want them to be to advance in anyway.

Any ideas???

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Community Expert , Apr 05, 2016 Apr 05, 2016

The easiest way (only for HTML output) is using the new CpExtra widget from InfoSemantics. It has much more features that can be very useful, but it is not free:

Introduction to CpExtra | Infosemantics Pty Ltd

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The easiest way (only for HTML output) is using the new CpExtra widget from InfoSemantics. It has much more features that can be very useful, but it is not free:

Introduction to CpExtra | Infosemantics Pty Ltd

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Apr 05, 2016 Apr 05, 2016

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A common question! Have a look at CPExtra from Infosemantics which allows you to do this. It is not a built-in feature of Captivate. The only thing is that it still looks like a progress bar so users will probably try to drag it. That might not be important to you.

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Apr 29, 2016 Apr 29, 2016

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I have a client who is requesting the removal of the progress bar because they do not want learner to be able to skip past a bunch of content. I like having the progress bar because it indicates and aids in navigation.

The only thing that stops the progress bar from being used to skip past slides are quiz slides where the learner is required to answer the question correctly before they can proceed. Is it possible simulate this for non-quiz slides so the learner can not drag the progress bar across multiple slides? So clicking an object like a NEXT button would "submit the correct answer" for that slide?

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Explorer ,
Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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Updating because this forum seems to only contain answers for products 8 years out of date.

Despite numerour requests for adobe to add this as a feature you still need to add custom javascript to your published files to make the progress bar read-only. you need to wrap the following code in a javascript block that waits for the 2 elements to be loaded, but this should get you a head start

document.getElementById('playbarSlider').style.pointerEvents = 'none';
document.getElementById('playbarSliderThumb').style.pointerEvents = 'none';

 

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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This thread is indeed from 2016, but it your last sentence is insulting. That scrubbable progress par is only relevant in a pure linear project.  It is very rare that good eLearning has no branching at all. Here is an alternative for that progress bar which is less confusing for non-linear projects:

https://blog.lilybiri.com/percentage-progress-indicator-non-linear-course-solution-2

 

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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What exactly is insulting?

 

I added a code snippet to help others who want to use the built-in progressbar with an indication that they will also need do some work on their own.  I find this helps people learn rather than posting "here just follow this thing I did". 

 

There is nothing in the OP about having a branching or non linear course.

 

The vast majority of my courses do NOT have branching so its kind of insulting for YOU to say that only "good" elearning has branching.  Sometimes a linear approach is dictated by the content or the client requirements.

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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That you tell that all threads here are outdated. Since 2008 I have posted answers daily.... 

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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We actually do allow you to do that with our Captivate Playback Controls widget, which is free. It can be downloaded here: https://envolvemedia.com/custom-applications/#captivate, along with other free Captivate Widgets.

 

Please reach out if you need any assistance to use.

 

-Andrew

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