Picture this: you’re going through a compliance e-learning module with 30 quiz questions and a required passing score of 100 percent. In other words, you must answer all 30 questions correctly to successfully complete the module. By mistake, you answer the last question incorrectly.

Now, do you need to retake the whole quiz and re-answer all 30 questions until you get them all right? No! With the power of Storyline 360, you can easily include a Retry Quiz button on your results slide that only makes learners retake the questions they answered incorrectly. Using this simple feature can create a much more pleasant learning experience and minimize wasted time your learners spend re-answering the same questions.

How do you accomplish this feat, you ask? It’s quite simple.

Build a Quiz

Start by building out your quiz in Storyline 360 using question slides. There are over a dozen types of question slides, from True/False to Hot Spot questions—and everything in between. Don’t hesitate to use a variety of question types to keep things more interesting for your learners.

Need a hand identifying which type of questions to use? Have a look at this helpful article: How to Match Question Types with the Skills You’re Testing.

Add a Results Slide

Your next step is to add a results slide that will come after your quiz. In your Result Slide Properties window, you can decide which questions to include in your results and what the passing score will be. Here’s a tutorial with info on how to add and edit a results slide in Storyline 360.

Insert a Retry Quiz Button

You’ll need to insert a Retry Quiz button onto your results slide, which learners will click to retake the quiz if they did not pass when they reached the results slide. To insert this button, pop into the Result Tools > Design tab on the ribbon and click the Retry Button option.

You can then click anywhere on the slide to insert the Retry Quiz button where you want it to appear. Style the button as you wish, with any formatting, colors, and fonts you want to use that will match your course design.

Edit the Trigger

Your final step is going to be to pop into the Reset Results trigger that appears in the trigger panel to check off the “Reset only incorrect questions” option.

That’s all there is to it! After following these easy steps, when your learners visit the results slide they will be presented with a Retry Quiz button that will let them retry only the questions they answered incorrectly. This simple step can really give your learners a smoother and more efficient learning experience. Do you use this feature to customize your results slides? Let me know why and how you use this feature in the comments below.

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Peter Brown
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Ross Dewstow

Something that I find with using the "Review" button for quizzes, not all types of quiz questions will show the incorrect option. I do not like the "Compliance" type of learning as it is not learning but just passing a set of questions because that is what we have to do. In a piece of learning, using Storyline 3, we give the users a couple of tries when the question is a little more difficult than a true/false or multi choice question. If they get it incorrect the second time we either give them a hint or show them the answer as we are wanting them to learn rather than just get the correct answer. Getting 100% is not the answer as we can teach people how to answer quiz questions without even knowing the content. Or, they can have the answers from someone else so they can get through th... Expand

Rob Skeet