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Realtime Quiz Scores On Every Quiz Slide In Storyline 360

Did you know that people forget, on average, 70% of what they learned within 24 hours? Shocking, isn't it? Adding quizzes in your e-learning project can help people remember more of what they learned. And to build effective quizzes in Articulate Storyline, by the end of this video, you know exactly how to set up a quiz where a user can see his score on every slide of the quiz in Articulate Storyline. Are you ready? Then let's get started.

A Storyline Quiz With A Result Slide

Now, to create a quiz where a user sees his current score on every slide, you could build a solution with variables in Storyline. But there's a faster way with the score variables that belongs to a result slide. Now, I have a brand new Storyline project here, and let's check the variables very quickly. I'll go to variables here. Now you'll see there aren't any project variables, and with built-in, you don't see any score variables at this moment. Let's close this.

Now to show the result slide variables, I will set up a quiz with one question for now and a results slide. So let me double click this to go to the slide view.

Add Quiz And Result Slide

Now, what I could do is I could go to slides, pick a graded question and results slide question, but I want also something let's choose a quiz slide and results slide from the content library. So I'll click the content library here. And now if you select quizzing, you only see quiz templates. So I want the synergy templates to use for this project today, so I'll select the multiple choice. I hope my control key and I also select the question results slide. So I have now two slides selected, and I click on insert two slides. Now do some tidying up very quickly. So let's remove the first blank slide. Yes, I want that. And now we can continue.

Result Slide Variables

Now let's check the variables again. So I'll go to variables, and under built-in variables, you'll see now, if I scroll down, that there are four result variables, two path variables, and two score variables, and we are going to use the score variables, and that is the score points variable.

Add A Result Slide Variable To All Quiz Slides

Because this variable is not only active on the results slide, but you can also use this variable on all slides of your quiz. So what I'll do, I'll click on, okay here, and I'll go to my question slide. I'm already there. So what I'll do is I'll add a text box, so you can go to enter textbooks or press control T on your keyboard. So what I'll so is I'll type score, and now I'll go to insert, reference. I'm on the built-in variable step, I scroll down, and choose results score points, and click on okay. And now Storyline as a reference to the variable.

Set Points Per Question

But I can imagine that you ask yourself, "But how does the variable get filtered during a quiz?" That's a good question. And therefore, let's go to form view here, and here down under feedback and brunching, behind the correct answer you see that a correct answer gets 10 points, and zero answer for incorrect points. And these points are the points that that a user will see.

So what we're going to do now is let's return to slide view for that, copy this slide. So I'll have now two slides and quiz results slides, and now what we can do is check our results slides because here there are using the percent score. And let's delete this score here, and I'll go to insert, and to reference again, and here I fill in the score points, and let's remove this one, and here I can remove this one, and go to insert, reference, and here I'll add the pass points. So [inaudible 00:04:00] points.

And what we can do now is preview this quiz and see how it works. So I'm now in the preview mode for Articulate Storyline, and you'll see here that my quiz score is zero. So let's answer this quiz correctly, submit, and you'll see that I'll score 10 points. Now I'm on my second quiz slide so answered the second quiz slide correctly, and you'll see that I've now deserved 20 points, and I had a passing score of 16 points.

Set Points Per Answer Option

Now, let's close this preview and go back to our quiz question because I want to show you something else. So let's go to the first question, and I'll go back to form view here because you don't have to give each answer 10 points, you can give a correct answer points ranging from one, that you can see here if I click to 1,000, add the zeros, so to 1,000 points. And for an incorrect answer, you don't have to give zero points, it's also possible to subtract points from the users score. So you can, for instance, use minus one, or to minus 1,000.

Now, and in this example, the user only gets points for a correct or an incorrect answer, but maybe you want to give points per answer option, and this is also possible in Storyline. So to do this, at the top here by score, we set this [inaudible 00:05:28] by question by score. And you see now that Storyline changes the points from here to here, and at every choice has it's own points. So what you can do for instance here, give this option 10 points, this answer option five points, this answer option, I want to give it minus five, and let's give this answer option also minus five points.

Preview The Quiz

Now let's preview our mini quiz again. So I'll go to preview, preview the scene. Let's answer the first answer incorrectly. So I have now minus five points, and I can do it again. I don't want it, so let's do it, continue. And now I'm on the second slide, so I'll give the question the correct answer, and you continue. So I've scored now five points, first minus five, and then 10 points makes it five points, I didn't completed the quiz because I needed a passing score of 16 points. So this way, with the variables for the results slides, you can build a quiz where the user sees his current quiz score on every slide of the quiz.

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