Guided tutorials

2 minute readDeveloper productivity

Whether you are new to CloudBees CD/RO or just learning a new concept, the guided tutorials make it easy to quickly learn about the object model and product capabilities. These step-by-step tutorials coach you along the way with popups, which point to the next action to take and provide detailed instructions about related content.

A CloudBees CD/RO server setting determines whether to enable the tutorials. For first-time installations, the tutorials are enabled by default. However, after an upgrade, they might not be enabled depending on your prior setting. If you need to enable them after upgrading , see the following instructions.

Enabling or Disabling the Tutorials

To enable or disable the tutorials:

  1. Navigate to the Server page on via Home Menu > Server.

  2. Select Settings:

  3. Enable or disable the tutorials by using the Enable Tutorials checkbox:

  4. Click OK.

Viewing the List of Tutorials

With tutorials enabled, select the icon next to your name in the upper right corner of any CloudBees CD/RO page and select Tutorials.

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The Tutorials menu displays with a list of available tutorials appropriate for the user’s persona.

The menu shows:

  • The tutorial name.

  • For tutorials in progress, a Reset button is available, allowing you to restart from the beginning.

  • The time stamp of the last activity.

  • An expand icon Expand. Select to view the tutorial’s individual steps.

  • The estimated amount of time needed to complete each tutorial.

Starting or Continuing a Tutorial

To start a specific tutorial or continue one in progress, select the Arrow arrow adjacent to the corresponding item. The tutorial starts with a basic introduction and then continues the guided walk-through of the specific use case with coachmarks for each step. Take action on each step based on the type of UI item:

  • Text entry: Enter text into the text box followed by Tab or Enter.

  • Link or button: Click the link or button.

  • Dropdown: Select an item from the list.

  • No arrow: Perform the instructions described and then click Continue in the popup.

For example:

The coach mark popup gives a detailed description of the next action and the additional learning content. It also displays the percentage of the tutorial that you have completed to track your progress, which you can click to expand to show the full list of steps and the status of each step: