Tin Can State API Shortcodes
What does State API do?
This is a scratch area for Activity Providers on the LRS. It can be used to store user specific data related or specific activities. A perfect example would be bookmark. State API can be used to track which lesson of a course user was last on. It could be in turn used to resume the users session from where he left.
What are the example usage?
1. [set_state activityid="http://www.nextsoftwaresolutions.com/activity/course-01" stateid="bookmark" data="http://www.nextsoftwaresolutions.com/activity/lesson-01" ]: When a user visits the page with this shortcode, it will store the lesson url as the current state of bookmark for the activity.
2. [get_state activityid="http://www.nextsoftwaresolutions.com/activity/course-01" stateid="bookmark"]: This will fetch and display the bookmark url of the course anywhere this shortcode is used.
Example use: Pause and Resume
One can easily add these shortcodes on each training/lesson page of a course. And create a resume button on the Course Page.
Now everytime a user comes back to the course page, he can click on the Resume button and start back where he left.