Disable Video Seeking

If you’re using Video Lessons in your Online Courses, having the ability to disable seeking for this type of Learning Object helps to ensure your Users have watched videos entirely. However, once a Learner has watched a video in full, they should also be able to scan through the video to review the parts of the content they find interesting.

This article demonstrates how to configure the desired behavior on the Course Settings page.


Lesson Player Behavior

The Disable Seeking toggle controls when and to what extent the Learners can seek through the Video Lesson timeline. Seeking is the process of clicking a point in the video timeline and moving forwards or backwards through the video accordingly.


By default, it is set to OFF. In this case, the Learner can move along the video timeline at will. Should they move forward all the way to the end of the lesson, it will be marked as completed, no matter whether they watched it in full or not.

If set to ON, moving along the video timeline will be limited. The Learner will be able to seek through the content only up to the point in time they have already watched.

Disable Seeking set to ON reveals an additional setting: 'Allow seeking after lesson is complete'. This enables alternate behavior where after the Learner has completed the video, they can seek through it freely.


Configuring Disable Video Seeking

  1. Go to the Courses Report.

  2. Select the Course.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Scroll down to the Syllabus section.
  5. Add a new, or select an existing Video Learning Object.
  6. Scroll down to the Options section. The Disable Seeking toggle is located here.
  7. Turn the Disable Seeking toggle on.
  8. Optionally select Allow seeking after lesson is complete.
  9. Select Apply.


Roles & Permissions  

Below are the required Role Permissions an Admin requires to access Disable Seeking settings and the Suggested Role Permissions an Admin may want to have in combination with what is required.

Please note that your environment may use customized Role(s), Permissions, or a combination to perform these activities. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your local System Administrator to review your current permissions.

Role: Section Access Permission(s) Needed
Courses > Online Courses View or Modify permission

Courses > Lessons View or Modify permission





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