The Playbar Lock widget allows you to prevent a learner from advancing the presentation through the next page button or the progress bar. The widget will hide the next page button and remove user interactivity from the progress bar until the learner has reached the end of the presentation. At that moment, both the next page button and the progress bar return to their normal state and can be used to navigate the presentation. If the learner returns to a previous page using the back button, the next page button will reappear until the learner returns to the furthest visited page. The widget also works with a LMS and will adapt its logic in function of the last visited page. If the lesson is completed and the user reopens the lesson, the widget will unlock the next page button and will return the progress bar functionality.
The widget works with any type of playbar.
Once you have downloaded the zip file, either use the PlaybarLockWidget.swf file directly when inserting a widget or copy the PlaybarLockWidget.wdgt folder to the Captivate installation folder under the gallery/widgets subfolder. Copying the folder to the specified location will display the widget in the Widget Panel. Note that you may have to restart Captivate to see the widget appear in the Widget Panel.
Using the widget
To use the widget, just insert it on the first page and set its timing to “rest of project”. Don’t insert the widget on the Master Slide as it may cause undesired side-effects.
Lock Progress bar
Removes all the mouse interactivity from the progress bar thus removing its capability of navigating the presentation.
Prevent forward jump
Hides the next page button until the learner reaches the end of the presentation. The buttons will temporarily reappear if the user navigates backward but will be hidden again as soon he reaches the point where he started to go backward.
Locks the TOC and prevents the user to navigate to any slides.