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Restrict Navigation

Ensure learners progress through the courses in a structured manner and engage with the content as intended.

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Written by Vira Hatina
Updated over a week ago

The Restrict Navigation feature allows you to control e-learning courses, guiding learners through your content in the desired sequence. This feature enhances the learning experience, promotes retention, and helps you achieve your training and educational goals.

Restricted Navigation can be beneficial in various scenarios, including:

  • Ensuring that learners complete sections and pages in a sequential order.

  • Maintaining a structured learning experience.

  • Confirming that learners engage with course content before moving on.

  • Preventing learners from skipping ahead and potentially missing important information.

NOTE: The Restrict Navigation is applied at the page level, regardless of the content types included on the page. That means that the feature doesn't mandate watching videos till the end or flipping all the cards at this stage etc.

How to enable the Restrict Navigation option

You can enable the restrict navigation option under Configure > Content and questions > Navigation settings > Restrict navigation:

By default, learners can move freely throughout a course. With the enabled feature, the restrict navigation is automatically applied for both sections and pages. This means that learners cannot progress to the next section or page until the current one is fully completed.

Here, completion is defined as

  • for content pages - opening a page and clicking the Next button

  • for question pages - providing answers to a question and clicking the Submit button when the answer settings are set to All questions at once. If this setting is set to After every question, learners can click on the Submit button without selecting an answer response and continue with the course, however, they will get this question incorrect.

How the Restrict Navigation option works for learners

When starting the course, the learner can open only the first section and the first page from the introduction page:

The learner can use only the Next button to navigate to the next page (if the current page is completed):

In the same way, the learners can use only the Next button to move to the next section (if the current section is completed):

The left navigation menu can be used for already completed content to revisit any page within the completed pages and sections:

The Restrict Navigation option ensures that the learner visits all the pages in the course despite reaching the mastery score way before the end of the course.

This means that learners won't be able to take shortcuts by clicking the Results button in the bottom left of the navigation menu to complete the course without going through all the valuable content:

NOTE: In LMS for courses published as SCORM/xAPI, the learner needs to click the Submit Results button on the final page of the course. Without this step, the course won't be marked as finalized in the LMS, and the status will remain "Incomplete".

That’s why in LMS, the learner should go through each page of the course to be able to reach the final page. Clicking the Submit Results button at the end of the course is crucial to completing the course in LMS:

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