When a course is re-released, the bookmarked position and progress of any learners that are mid-way through the course will be reset.
If you do not want your learner's bookmarking to be cleared, you can choose to retain it before re-releasing the course. This will mean that your learners can pick up where they left off even after the course has been re-released.
|Note: Retaining bookmarking in a re-release may not be available in your account. If you can’t see this option, please reach out to the Support team and we’ll be happy to provide more information.|
Choosing to retain bookmarking
1. Open the Project which has a live course you'd like to re-release
2. Go to Release
3. Find the course you'd like to re-release and select the re-release icon (). See Updating a Release for more information about re-releasing a course.
4. Select Re-release and retain bookmarking (recommended) from the re-release pop-up which appears after clicking the re-release icon:
5. Select Re-Release
This will re-release the course whilst still preserving your learner's bookmarking.
|Note: Retaining bookmarking is only possible if the changes made since the last release are in the non-clearing category. See the Understanding clearing and non-clearing edits section below.|
Understanding clearing and non-clearing edits
Preserving bookmarking following a re-release can only be done if the changes made since the last release are non-clearing edits. These are non-structural changes which can be made in Author. As long as the only changes made since the last release are non-clearing edits, bookmarking can be preserved on a re-release.
Bookmarking cannot be retained in a re-release when one or more clearing edits have been made. These include structural changes to the Project that can be made in Layout as well as the Project's configuration settings. A re-release of a course following one or more clearing edits will clear the bookmarking for any learners currently in progress.
|Non-clearing edits||Clearing edits|
|Adding, moving, duplicating or deleting pages|
|Adding, moving, duplicating or deleting chapters|
|Formatting text (enabling/disabling bold, italic etc)||Adding, moving, duplicating or deleting parts on one or more pages|
Adding, resizing and removing images or other media from their containers in Author
|Changing the page type|
|Adding, changing or removing links to pages, external websites and uploaded Resources||Changing a page's completion requirement, Rules, Achievements or creating a Question Pool and adding it to a Question Pool in the Page Settings|
|Changing answers to correct or incorrect||Applying a page lock to a page|
|Changing the style of buttons||Modifying a page's score weighting|
|Removing image elements or text boxes in Author||Changing whether a page appears in the Menu|
|Changing the appearance of a Project from its Style||Deleting Variations of a Parent Course|
|Changing the learner tracking options in Configure|
|Changing settings in Time Limits in the Page Settings|
|Uploading Resources to your Project|