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 they successfully receive 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.

How do Learners Experience Milestones?

As an administrator, you may get questions on completing SCORM activities. This is a helpful guide to what the learner's experience within a SCORM activity looks like in case questions come up:

  • The Continue button is enabled only after the learner has satisfied the requirements of the milestone requirement (i.e. answering quiz questions at 100%)
  • This is a Continue button within a SCORM activity that learners will see:

  • After completing the SCORM activity, full-screen mode ends automatically and learners will see the Continue button to move forward.
  • At the very end of the course, the learner does not need to click Continue on the last screen in order to save course progress fully.
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