But what if you want the slide printed without navigation buttons or you want the certificate to have a layout without showing anything else? Using a lightbox and a few simple steps can do just that!
Step 1: Store Learner Information in Variables
Set up the base slide in your module. Use text entry variables to gather learner information that you want to populate on your certificate.
Step 2: Trigger the Lightbox
Create 2 triggers for your print button on your first slide.
First, set a trigger to set the state of your next button to unlock to its normal state after the print button is selected. That way, when the learner goes back to this slide, they will be able to move on in the course.
Second, set a trigger to lightbox your certificate slide. This will pull up their certificate in a new slide as soon as they select the button.
Step 3: Design an Attractive Certificate
Because you’re showing this in a lightbox, you can design the certificate any way you want. Design the layout the way you want, without navigation buttons, and including information gathered from the learner. The slide will only pop up in a lightbox, so the learner will be able to exit the slide easily from the built-in lightbox close button, which is not part of the print screen.
Step 4: Use Storyline’s Print Trigger
Set the print trigger to “print this slide” when the timeline starts on this slide.
This way, a print function will pop up for the learner as soon as they land on this certificate slide.
After they have printed, all they need to do is close the lightbox to return to the regular module navigation and move on.