Tips for working with feedback layers in Quizmaker

Quizmaker '13 has arrived and with it, an enhanced ability to provide customized feedback for your learners via feedback layers!   Feedback layers allow you to build feedback in Slide View, which means that you have access to all of Quizmaker's great creation tools!  Here are three important tips for getting started:

1. How to Activate the Feedback Layers in Quizmaker '13

When you’re in Quizmaker's Slide View, you’ll notice a panel on the right hand side of the interface.  Simply select Feedback by Question and you’ll notice the feedback layers appear at the bottom of the panel:

Once the feedback layers appear, simply select one of the layers and begin making changes to the layer on the slide. 

Note: If you want to provide feedback “By Choice”, go to Form View and select “By Choice” and add text for each choice.  As you do, the layers will appear in Slide View.  Also, If you give the learner more than one attempt at a question, a “Try Again” layer will also appear.

2. Text Feedback is Coordinated Between Form View and Slide View

If you make a change to the text feedback in Form View, you’ll see that the text is also updated in Slide View.  The opposite also holds true.  Quizmaker '13 does a great job of coordinating the activity between the two views. This makes for a seamless experience as you update your text feedback. So feel free to work from whichever view you feel more comfortable in.

3. Each Quizmaker Feedback Layer Can Contain Unique Content

Having access to the feedback layers in Slide View means that you also have access to all of the great slide design tools!  You can add images, characters, text, audio and video, web objects, etc.  You can build out the feedback layer like any other slide in your course.  So get creative and imagine the possibilities!  Perhaps a YouTube video plays if your learner answers a particular question incorrectly?  Or maybe you use a character from the built-in character pack to provide a visual response?

If you’d like to see me walk through the 3 Tips that I described above, watch this Screenr:

Otherwise, let your creative juices flow with feedback layers and check back-in next week as I’ll be showing you how to create multiple feedback layer designs by using the Feedback Master.  It’s really awesome, and a huge time saver!

How do you foresee using feedback layers to provide your learners with a customized experience?

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Allison Cottrell
Mike Enders
Mike Enders

Hi Jessie, And welcome to the E-Learning Heroes community! Changes you make to the feedback Master layouts should be applied to the question feedback layer layouts as well. For example, the feedback master has a layout for correct, incorrect, try again, etc. These will correspond to the feedback layers on a question. It's also possible you have the wrong layout selected for a layer. If so, try this. Select a feedback layer for your question. Go to the slide and right click your mouse. Select layout and make sure the layout is the one you desire for that layer. I hope this helps. If you're still feeling stuck, please feel free to post over in the Quizmaker forum ( and post your file. We'll be sure to hel... Expand

Mike Enders