About actions

Three components make up an action:

On

Specifies which event should trigger an action, such as a keystroke or a mouse click.

Action

Specifies what should happen when the On trigger occurs, such as display a message, launch a program, or cancel a test.

Target

Specifies a target used by the action. Targets can be chapters, sections, pages, tests, surveys, questions, objects, or variables. The Action defines which targets can be used.

These three parts work together to create the end result. Depending on where you are adding an action, the options available to you will vary.

Actions added to organizational levels including the title, chapters, sections, pages, tests, test sections and surveys adhere to the same inheritance principles as other objects within your title. That is, if an action is added to the title level, the action will execute on every page of the title if the action is triggered. Similarly, if an action is added to a chapter, section, test, survey or test section, it will execute on every page within the chapter, section, test, survey, or test section, respectively, if the action is triggered. Finally, if an action is added to a page, it will only execute on that page if the action is triggered.

See also: Understanding inheritance

The following table lists all events, actions, and targets available in your title:

On

Action

Target

Any Key
Hide
Keystroke
Mouse Click
Mouse Double-Click
Mouse Enter
Mouse Exit
Show
Show Page
Done Playing
Any Key
Right Mouse Click
Timer

Cancel Test/Survey
Change Contents
Display Message
Display Page in Popup
Exit Title/Close Window
Flash Command
Go To
Go To Web Address
Hide
Launch a program/document
Modify Variable
Move
Mute Media
None/No Action
Open Attachment
Pause
Play
Print Current Page
Process Question
Process Test/Survey
Reset All Variables
Reset Form
Reset Question
Reset Test/Survey
Resize
Run Action Group
Run JavaScript
Send Email
Set Character Pose
Set Completion Status
Set Progress Bar Position
Set State
Show
Step Progress Bar Position
Stop
Submit Form
Submit Variable Values
Toggle Play Mode
Toggle Show/Hide
Unmute Media
xAPI Statement

Chapter, Section, or Page
(Character/New Pose)
Current Page
First Page in Title
Last Visited Page
(Location in Title)
Modify this Object to This Object
Next Chapter
Next Page
Next Section
(Object)
Previous Chapter
Previous Page
Previous Section
This Object/This Chapter/This Section/This Page/This Test
(xAPI Verb/Object)
Title
Web Address
Variables

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