What is a Milestone?


Think of milestones as specific metric learners must meet in order to proceed within the course. You can choose to leverage milestones to encourage users to voluntarily engage with the content in a specified manner, or to require users to complete the criteria before they can move forward in a course.



Why would I want to use Milestones?

Many Northpass clients create milestones that require users to complete a quiz with a particular score, for example, 70%. The users will not be able to view content or complete the course until the successfully receive a 70% or greater on the quiz and successfully meet the milestone. This ensures your learners are absorbing material presented and that you're able to measure success.

How do I set up Milestones?

Step 1

Start in the Content tab of the navigation bar and select Courses. Now select the particular course you'd like to add a milestone into.


Note: You must have a video, quiz, assignment, or SCORM activity already in the course in order to add a Milestone. For video activities, the video must be uploaded to Northpass (not embedded).

Step 2

Click Add Activity and add a name. Next, select Milestone as the activity type.

Step 3

Click on the dropdown menu next to Add a requirement, select a requirement, and add the criteria.

Pro-Tip: if you creating a quiz requirement milestone, revisit the quiz activity and determine whether you want to allow users to retake the quiz. For example, if you do not allow users to retake the quiz and have a milestone that requires users to complete the quiz at 70% of more before progressing in the course, the user will be prevented from moving forward in the course if they do not score 70% or more on their first try.

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