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This article walks you through Evolve's Logic tool and its main features.

An introduction to Logic


Logic allows you to apply different features to your course to create a more personalized, customized learning experience. Logic features include the following:

  • Triggers
  • Variables
  • Logic compatible components

Triggers and Variables can be found in the Logic section of a course and logic compatible components can be found when filtering by variables in the component search.

What is a trigger?


A “trigger” consists of an ‘event’, ‘condition’ and an ‘action’. They are essentially rules that can be applied to a course to trigger a certain action:

Event + Condition = Action

Event: The ‘event’ the course is listening to, for example, component completion

Condition: The ‘condition’ that must be met, for example, which component must be completed

Action: The resulting action that will be taken once the event and condition are met, for example showing hidden content.

What is a variable?


Variables allow you to save learner inputs and use them elsewhere in a course, either within a component or as part of a trigger. For example, their name or a response to a question.

First, a variable must be created in the Logic section. Then, in order to save the input from a learner into the variable you must use:

  • A logic compatible component: These are all components with the tag "variable_"_. These can be found by searching with the variable filter in the component search.
  • Certain extensions_:_ Certain extensions (course attainment and course assessment) will allow you to save their information to a variable

Variables can be stored as string (text), number, or boolean (true or false) values. Once the data is stored in the variable, it can be used as part of a trigger or used in component body text by using the Insert Variable option in the text editor.

What is a logic compatible component?


A logic compatible component is one that is able to save a learner’s response to a variable. Once the variable has been set up, you can then add a logic compatible component (by searching for the variable filter) and choose to save the response to a variable in the Behaviour tab of the component.

Once the response has been saved it can then be used elsewhere in a course, either within a trigger or in the text of a component.

 Use Logic with SCORM


Please refer to this article to understand how to ensure your Logic course is compatible with SCORM before publishing it to your LMS:

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