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In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can use variables to manually store a learner’s name and reuse it elsewhere in your Evolve course. We'll cover:

  • Creating the variable
  • Using a component to save the response
  • Using variable responses in components

Things to note

This article currently shows the manual process of pulling a learner's name using Logic. This process differs from the automated process of pulling a learner's name into your Evolve course via an LMS (learning management system).

Create a variable

First, you will need to create the variable that the learner's name will be stored in. Follow the steps below to create the variable:

  1. In your Evolve course, click Logic
  2. Click Variables
  3. Click Add Variable
  4. Give your variable a title, for example, "learner name."
  5. Select your variable type. In this case, it will be string.
  6. Set a default value, for example, "learner." To note, the default value is the text that will be shown until the learner inputs their response.

You’ve now created your variable and it’s ready to be used in a component.

Save the learner response

To store a learner’s response to a variable, you will need to use a component that allows you to save inputs to a variable.

Head over to the page builder and click Add Component.

Select a component that allows you to save responses to variables, such as Text Area and add to the course.

Set the Save User Answer Variable toggle to on and select a variable from the dropdown list.

The component has now been set up to store the learner’s response in the variable.

Use variable reponses in compontents

In this section, we'll take a look at how we reuse the learner’s name elsewhere in the course text using the insert variable function in the text editor. Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the component you wish to use the learner’s name in.
  2. In the text editor, you will see an insert variable icon. Click Insert Variable.
  3. A pop-up will appear, find the variable you wish to use select it and press done.
  4. The variable has now been inserted into the text and will display the learner’s response.
  5. Repeat this wherever you wish to show the learner’s name.

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