DISCREPANCY FUNCTION BUTTON

khombach6003
khombach6003 Community Member Posts: 7
Hi all Lectora-Users out there :-)

I am an Lectora beginner so please forgive me if my question might sound very simple.

We are currently developing an Lectora e-learning course by using several, different tests during the module. We currently have a discrepancy between the function of the start button on every test page (2 pages because we have two tests). The start-button works absolutely fine when we look at the course by using the "green preview mode". If we look at the course via the IE-export, this button does not work at all. Even inserting new buttons, transparent shapes or something like that did not help at all. Do you know why this discrepancy exists? Why does it not work when it is exported?

Besides that it is interesting, that the button works with IE wenn questions are set "not randomly" (but we need them to be shown randomly).

Did someone of you already experienced this and might help?

That would be just great.

Thank you very much

Karla

Comments

  • timk
    timk Community Member Posts: 1,219 ♦ Idol ♦
    Where does the Start button lead to? It should go to the test chapter or the next page, not page 1 of the test. I'm only guessing here, but this might explain why the button works in non-randomized mode.
  • khombach6003
    khombach6003 Community Member Posts: 7
    Thank you Tim. The button leads to the test chapter and not to the first page. How does it come, that functions are different between green preview and IE preview? Do have any idea?

    Kind regards

    Kathrin
  • timk
    timk Community Member Posts: 1,219 ♦ Idol ♦
    Of course, there shouldn't be differences like this ... what's "green" preview?
  • mnotermans5114
    mnotermans5114 Community Member Posts: 916 ☆ Roadie ☆
    If you mean 'a preview in the Lectora editor' with 'Green preview' then its crystal clear. Lectora uses some internal server to preview...so anything you notice inthere, may be totally different when publishing to a LMS or website and viewing it there. There are some really obvious differences between preview in Lectora itself and when seen on the final LMS or site. Apart from the most basic behaviour of Lectora you only can trust a Page Preview (F9) or a published preview. Next to that each browser and device has its own quirks. IE and Edge being the most hated amongst webdevelopers. In fact that is what you should be aware of. You are making HTML5...and that looks different on different browsers and devices. To ensure all is 100% as you want it...you need to  test and debug on all the devices you want it to be on... Functionality however should behave the same...
  • mnotermans5114
    mnotermans5114 Community Member Posts: 916 ☆ Roadie ☆
    @Tim... i do suspect green preview is a preview in Tablet Landscape or Portrait mode...since they have green icons ;-)
  • mnotermans5114
    mnotermans5114 Community Member Posts: 916 ☆ Roadie ☆
    If thats correct Karla, you might want to first test in your Desktop View. If all works there its probably fine...
  • timk
    timk Community Member Posts: 1,219 ♦ Idol ♦
    Thanks Math, that's probably it. I've never used Lectoras Preview or Run mode, I almost forgot they exist.
  • carlfink
    carlfink Community Member Posts: 1,102 ✭ Legend ✭
    The "Preview" button in the View pane is green. I suspect that's what "green preview" comes from.

     

    @Karla, can you tell us exactly what Action you have on the buttons that only sometimes work?Stuff like the Lectora version would also be helpful.
  • cainam
    cainam Community Member Posts: 361 ♦ Idol ♦
    Since you are new, I'll start with the easiest option in case it was overlooked - couldn't tell for sure by the post - the green/yellow preview buttons will allow you to test the full module inside the program.  If you are using the 'preview in browser' button option to see what it will look like in an IE web page, then you will only be previewing one page at a time - none of the navigation buttons will work because only the one page you are on is loaded into the preview.
    - Adam Cain
  • khombach6003
    khombach6003 Community Member Posts: 7
    Math, thank you very very much for your answer! You were just right!
  • khombach6003
    khombach6003 Community Member Posts: 7
    Do you always just export to see how things work and look like?
  • khombach6003
    khombach6003 Community Member Posts: 7
    Thank you all for your support and helpful tips! Sorry for causing circumstances when I wrote about the "green preview" - I meant the specific preview mode :)

    Great I could solve this issue... up to the next one :)
  • carlfink
    carlfink Community Member Posts: 1,102 ✭ Legend ✭
    "Do you always just export to see how things work and look like?" The short answer is "Yes." The long answer is "But depending on the course I might use Preview or Run first."
  • khombach6003
    khombach6003 Community Member Posts: 7
    Thank you Carl for your answer!