With ‘Rules’, Elucidat courses change dynamically according to your learners actions.
‘Rules’ allows your user to explore projects and receive immediate feedback.
Note: Before you start using ‘Rules’, we recommend that you turn off the ‘Allow users to see pages AFTER the next completed page?’ option to allow the most flexibility.
To start using ‘Rules’
Open any page in Elucidat.
Press the ‘Page settings’ tab.
In the pop-up window press the ‘Rules’ tab.
Now select a Rule from the ‘Only show this page if…’
In this example I will choose ‘Score’.
A new set of values will appear (This will vary depending on which Rule you choose).
In this case I will choose ‘Greater than’ and set the score slider to 50%.
With this rule set up, my Learner will only be able to view this page if they have scored 50% up to this point in the project.
You can combine as many rules as you like by pressing ‘Add rule’.
This would be useful if you wanted to create a page that was only viewable if your Learner had attained a ‘Score’ over 50% ‘AND’ had seen 50% of the course (set using the ‘Percentage completed’ dropdown).
If you wanted to create a page that was only viewable if your Learner had attained a ‘Score’ over 50% ‘OR’ if they had seen 50% of the course, you should press the blue ‘OR’ button.
Adding rule groups allows you to organise your rules and use both ‘AND’ and ‘OR’ statements simultaneously.
Chapters and rules
Please note that if you add a Rule to a page which is the first page of a chapter, the Rule will be applied to the entire chapter.
Examples of Rules
There are many useful ways to use ‘Rules’ here are a couple of examples of uses for ‘Rules’.
Set a page to only display if the Learner has passed/failed the module
A great use for rules is to have conclusion pages that vary according to whether the user has passed or failed the assessment.
Firstly create two new pages, one for if the Learner passes and one for if they fail.
If you’re not familiar with adding pages see here.
Next on the ‘Pass’ page, press ‘Page settings’ and then ‘Rules’. This will open the ‘Rules’ window, from the dropdown select ‘Result’ and then choose ‘Passed’, like this:
This setup will mean this page only shows if the course has been ‘Passed’.
Then do the same on the ‘Fail’ page, but choose ‘Fail’ in the rules menu.
Set a page to only display if the Learner has viewed all of the course content
You can set up your rules, so your Learner can only view the final page of your course after the other pages in the course have been viewed.
Firstly create the page which you would like to be hidden, If you’re not familiar with adding pages see here.
Next press ‘Page settings’ and then ‘Rules’, this will open the rules window. From the dropdown select ‘Pages seen’ then select the pages that are required for the Learner to view, like this:
In the above example this page will only show if my Learner has already viewed page6To see how to build a non-linear course from scratch take a look at this step by step tutorial:
Set a page to only display if the Learner has submitted a certain answer on another page
You can set up your rules, so your Learner can only view a page in your course if they have answered a question in a certain way.
To do this use the ‘Question answered’ rule:
…on the page which you wish to hide.
Choose the Questionnaire page which you would like to take answers from this dropdown:
…in this case I’m going to use a page called ‘Question page 1’.
Next choose the answer from your Questionnaire page which you wish to use for your rule:
…in this case I’m going to use the answer called ‘Answer 1’.
Once you’ve completed setting up your ‘Rule’, press ‘Save changes’.
In my example, if I was to ‘Preview’ the course, the page which I have set up my Rule on will only show if I have answered ‘Question page 1’, with ‘Answer 1’.