Future Proofing Multiple Course Links
This is an update to my last post Future Proofing Course Links and like that solution this will work with any tool (captivate, articulate, lectora, etc)
David liked my solution but didn't want to maintain dozens of html files.
I will record a screenr to demostrate this also but here are the basic steps.
First we will create a blank HTML page
Create a basic HTML file
<html> <body> </html> </body>
You would want to replace terms "widgets" and "services" with terms that make sense for your courses. Also change the links. You can add more terms if you need to. The last bit within the switch statement provides a default URL just in case no term was passed to our page for some reason. Save your file as redirect.html and place it on your server.
In your course create a link to yourserver.com/redirect.html?widgets or yourserver.com/redirect.html?services etc.
Now when the student clicks the link they will go to your HTML page that will look for the term at the end of the URL and automatically forward them to the matching site. It happens very fast so they wont know it.
Now if later you want to change any of the links you can just edit that one file!
View the screenr to see it in action: