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Lead-in Page

Exploring Lead-in Pages and how to configure within the UI.

What is a Lead-in Page?

Before the launch process, a customer-created and hosted web page is presented to the learner. This page serves as a starting point for their upcoming training and can be utilized in various ways, a few examples include:
  • Resources: Offering valuable links to supporting documentation.
  • Branding: Enabling brand recognition, building awareness, and lending credibility to the forthcoming content.
  • Data Collection: Providing a means to collect information from the learner.
  • Learner Verification: Validating who is about to access a lead-in page to ensure they have proper authority to do so.
  • Disclaimer: Sharing an acknowledgment before the training begins.
While these are merely a few ideas, you have the flexibility to utilize the lead-in page according to your preferences, provided that you can create and host your desired web page.
Looking for more technical documentation? Check out this article here.

Requirements

Before you can configure a Lead-In Page you must first build and host a basic HTML webpage. This new page must return to us once whatever action on the page has been completed. Here is an example of a basic page that supports this configuration:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Hello Friend - Sample Lead-in Page</title>
<style>
hr {
margin: 15px 0px;
}
</style>
<script>
concedeToLaunch = function () {
window.parent.postMessage({
'message': ""
}, "*");
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<p>
This is a sample landing page for a Lead-in Page.
</p>
<br>
<input type="button" value="Return to Launch" onclick="concedeToLaunch();">
<br>
</body>
</html>
Once created you then must decide whether this will be applied globally or to an individual account.

Administration vs Account

You may use a Lead-in Page either at the Administrative (global) or the Account (individual) level. If set in the Administrative settings this will copy down to all accounts. However, you may choose to only apply to individual Accounts as well.
Both Administration and Account may be active at the same time. Meaning, while you may set a Lead-in Page for all accounts - this may be overridden at the account level.

How to configure a Lead-in Page

To set a Lead-in Page at the Administration or Account level please follow the appropriate steps below.

Administration Configuration

  1. 1.
    Click Gear Icon in the upper right corner and select Administration
  2. 2.
    Navigate to "Settings"
  3. 3.
    Select "Launch" on the left side
  4. 4.
    Expand the "Lead-in Page" accordion to see the options

Configuring the Administration Lead-in Page

  1. 1.
    First select the type of Endpoint used during the redirect
    1. 1.
      GET | Simply displays the Lead-in Page
    2. 2.
      POST | Attempts to send learner information ahead of displaying the Lead-in Page
  2. 2.
    Set your fully qualified Endpoint URL
  3. 3.
    Check "Display Lead-in Page" to enable and begin showing this page
  4. 4.
    Click "Save" button inside the accordion
If you chose POST as your Endpoint type you will also have the option for "Don’t launch course if POST fails". If Content Controller fails to post learner information to the Endpoint, this option will allow the course launch to fail. With this option checked, the course will not launch.

Account Configuration

  1. 1.
    Go to Accounts in the top navigation bar
  2. 2.
    Click on the desired Account you wish to set
  3. 3.
    Navigate to Advanced tab
  4. 4.
    Click on the Lead-in Page in the left side navigation
If you have set the Lead-in Page at the Administration level the option “Overwrite with Admin settings” will be checked by default. If you wish to override at the Account level, uncheck that box to apply settings to an individual account.

Configuring the Account Lead-in Page

  1. 1.
    First select the type of Endpoint used during the redirect
    1. 1.
      GET | Simply displays the Lead-in Page
    2. 2.
      POST | Attempts to send learner information ahead of displaying the Lead-in Page
  2. 2.
    Set your fully qualified Endpoint URL
  3. 3.
    Check "Display Lead-in Page" to enable and begin showing this page
  4. 4.
    Click "Save" button inside the accordion
If you chose POST as your Endpoint type you will also have the option for ‘Don’t launch course if POST fails’. If Content Controller fails to post learner information to the Endpoint, this option will allow the course launch to fail. With this option checked, the course will not launch.
If you wish to overwrite the currently configured Account settings with what is set at the Administration level. Then simply check the “Overwrite with Admin Settings” checkbox. This will copy down those settings to the Account.

What happens if I have both Admin and Account set?

When configuring a Lead-in Page in both Administration and Account settings, the Account configuration will take precedence over the Administration settings only if the 'Overwrite with Admin Settings' option is unchecked within the Account's advanced settings. Unchecking this box enables you to apply settings specifically for that individual account, regardless of any configurations made at the Administration level. Otherwise if the Overwrite with Admin settings is checked then it will inherit whatever is set in the Administration settings.