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Why wont my steps be marked as complete after watching the movie?

I'm currently doing the Rails Development track and there are things I know already. But they are kind of self thought by watching tutorials from other users and learning from source codes. I am subbing to teamtreehouse to get a more structural approach to my ways of learning to programming rails applications.

Since I already know a thing or two when it comes to the way if/else, while and all those states I want to be able to fast forward the films, but it seems like when I do they wont be marked as complete :/

Got any suggestions?

3 Answers

I don't thikn there's a way around it, or at least I haven't found a way as I often find myself in the same position (albeit now with Rails!).

My hack for this is to open those videos I'm not interested in watching in new tabs and then go and make a cup of coffee (leaving the videos to play to themselves). When I'm done, they're done. Marked as watched and my OCD is happy!

Logan R
Logan R
22,989 Points

If it is basic and you already know it, you can just skip to the last 2 seconds of the video and it will mark it as complete. I would advise only doing this on things you are very confident on though. I have stuck out some videos even though I already knew something and actually learned a few tips or things.

@Anthony: Thanks, from now on that's gonna be my approach. A coder needs it's caffeine, right? :)

@Logan: I don't entirely skip anything and the last minute of every movie has been viewed on all the movies, but still it's marked as not completed. I love new languages and I love new approaches so I'm not trying to skip anything or take shortcuts, but when I come from Java coding I know how if/else, while and for works and for me, to have to sit through a basic programming movie is just a "waste" of time I could've used to view another great movie from Team Tree House :)

I have nothing but great things to say about the instructors here and the movies made - but this one thing got me really frustrated. But that's just because I'm so detail focused. I don't want it to be a step in this process that's not marked with a green V :D