Understand text, PDF, and embedded page lesson completion

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by Macz Norton
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Understanding what student actions trigger the completion of text, PDF, and embedded page lesson types helps you review analytics with more clarity. 

 

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Default lesson completion behavior

For most content types (Text Lesson, Embedded content, etc.), a lesson will be marked as complete as soon as the first time the lesson page loads. We will review the specifics for each lesson type in the related articles. 

For all lesson types, there are settings and variables that can override the default behavior.

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  • At an individual lesson level in Courses > Individual Course > Course Curriculum > Individual Lesson > Settings, you can choose to Disable Automatic Completion.  

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  • If you choose to disable automatic completion, there are a few options for completing these lessons on behalf of your students:

 

Lesson completion by lesson type

Text Lessons

  • By default, a text lesson will be marked as complete as soon as the first time the lesson page loads. 
  • If you have selected Disable Automatic Completion in the lesson’s settings, to complete the lesson you must either:

 

Upload File: PDF

  • By default, a PDF lesson will be marked as complete as soon as the first time the lesson page loads. 
  • If you have selected Disable Automatic Completion in the lesson’s settings, you must either:

 

Embed Link: Any Website (via iFrame), Box, Brightcove Video, Google Doc, Google Form, Google Groups, Haiku Deck, Kaltura Video, Nintex Form, Ooyala Video, Qualtrics Survey, Qzzr Quiz, Slideshare, SurveyMonkey, Vidyard Video

  • By default, an embedded lesson will be marked as complete as soon as the first time the lesson page loads. 
  • If you have selected Disable Automatic Completion in the lesson’s settings, to complete the lesson you must either:
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