New option to prevent skipping during playback

Prior to this release, users could skip portions while playing back a Cornerstone Classroom recording and there was no option to prevent users from doing this action.

In this release, event creators have the ability to prevent users from skipping portions while playing a Cornerstone Classroom recording using the new Prevent skipping in playback option for classroom events.

Note: This feature is applicable only to classroom events in a standalone Cornerstone Classroom environment. By default, this feature is disabled. To enable this feature, submit a request. For more details, contact Support.
To enable this feature, Cornerstone Classroom Administrators must configure the following new domain property under the Event category:
Table 1. New client property
Property Description Default Value

Allow playback skip prevention?

This property lets you configure the ability for event creators to allow or prevent users from skipping portions while playing a Cornerstone Classroom recording.

You can select one of the following values:
  • Disabled

    The Prevent skipping in playback option is not displayed for classroom events. That is, users can skip portions of a playback recording.

  • Enabled and on by default

    The Prevent skipping in playback option is displayed for classroom events and is selected by default. When the check box is selected, users cannot skip portions of a playback recording. If you want to enable this feature, this is the recommended property value.

  • Enabled and off by default

    The Prevent skipping in playback option is displayed for classroom events and is not selected by default. When the check box is not selected, users can skip portions of a playback recording.

Disabled

When the Prevent skipping in playback option is available, the event creator can enable or disable it at the classroom event level.

Figure 1. Prevent skipping in playback
Prevent skipping in playback
When Prevent skipping in playback is enabled, the playback client works as follows:
  • The Fast Forward button is disabled.
  • The Next Index point button is disabled.
  • Index Point drop-down displays all points, but any attempt to seek ahead, snaps it back to the current time. However, it can be used to move to content that has already been viewed. For example, if you view slides 1 to 8 and then go back to slide 4, then you can use the drop-down to go back to slide 6. But slide 9 and beyond will be grayed out until they are actually played.
  • Any attempt to seek ahead using the position slider, snaps back to the current time. However, it can be used to move to a content that has already been viewed.
Figure 2. Playback client options when skip prevention is enabled
Playback client options when skip prevention is enabled