The only option for a progress bar I see is the progress of the entire presentation. I would like to show the learner the progress of the current slide. Some of my slides have animations and some of them do not. It would be easy for the learner to just click through an animation slide without realizing there is an animation on the slide to watch. Is there a way to make it clear that there is an animation on the slide by showing it on the progress bar? or is there some other way you have used?
it sounds like you're using the navigation buttons on the skin?
you could instead put the navigation as buttons on the slide, remove them from the skin, and not show the button until the correct number of seconds have elapsed.
You can show and hide the entire playbar with a system variable, but I don't know of a way to hide just the button.
If you must use the skin buttons, I would suggest breaking up the slides so they're shorter and less likely to be skipped through.
Sorry I can't help more.
Putting the button later on the timeline is indeed a way of forcing the learner, but will not show the progress of the slide. As Andy points out, with the playbar they still can proceed or even scrub the progress bar there.
Only way I know to show the progress is the Timer widget, you can format it so that it decrements time from the maximum length of the slide to 0. So the user will know when the slide is finished.
You could create a real raw progress bar by adding images to the slide, stacked on top of each other and timed: image with one block after 25% of the duration, 2blocks after 50% etc Lot of work....
Thank you Andy and Lilybiri. I definitely don't want to force the learner to do anything. I just want to communicate what is happening on the slide. I like your idea for the raw progress bar, but you're right, that will be a lot of work. I will see if I can make the timer widget do.