Branching to a randomized group

Hello,

I would like to combine branching and randomized groups.  I will have a randomized group that picks 1 question from a group of 3.  If the user answers the question correctly then I would like to send them to the next randomized group.  However, the when I go to the "more" button, the options are to go to a specific slide number.

My question is if I send the user to a slide number within a randomized group, will that question on the slide number still be randomized or will it always show the question that is shown when you pull it up with the "more" button.

Thank you!

Cheers,

16 Replies
Erica L

I have been playing around with this and the branching to a slide within a randomized group does not seem to work.  However, I thought if I could insert a blank slide and shorten the timeline right BEFORE the randomized group I would like to branch to it would play correctly.  The problem is I don't want the user to have to press the "next" button to advance into the next question group (randomized).  Is there anyway to insert a swf in the blank slide that tells the player to advance?  I saw another post about this but the link to the file is no longer valid and I believe they said it was written for Presenter.  I would like to try to do something like this in Quizmaker so that I can branch through successive question groups that are randomized.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers,

David Anderson

Hi Erica L  -

How important is scoring to you? You could create the quizzes in Presenter that combine user required clicking (Question slides) and auto-advance (feedback). So it's a Question slide, Feedback slide model just like we use in the RSI model: http://community.articulate.com/tutorials/courses/rapid-situational-interactive-presenter.aspx

Randomization isn't possible this way but it handles the auto-advancing.

You probably could insert a Flash widget that tells the player to auto advance.

Which thread did you see that had the broken link?

Erica L

I need to keep track of the scores and will store them in a database, which I have already tested.

I would like to have a user start quiz with first question group (randomized to pull 1 question).  Based on whether or not they answer it correctly I would like to advance to one of two question groups that are also randomized.  The problem is I have to select a slide number for the branching which doesn't work if the group is randomized.  Or, I could branch to a blank slide, but the user has to hit "next" button again, which is not good.

I need randomization because each quiz should be unique and different.

The post was by "built-by-burton" I believe and the link was a tiny url link that was no longer valid.  It was for an swf that would advance in Presenter, I believe.  But, I was wondering if one could put an swf on a blank Quizmaker slide and somehow tell the movie to move forward and into the next randomized question group.....???

Thanks,

David Anderson

I believe it will based on what I remember from last summer when David shared the widget--I'm not sure it will let you randomize and score the way you're asking about.

It won't auto-advance through your Quizmaker question slides within a single quiz, but rather advance from Quizmaker Slide to a new Quizmaker Slide.

So, while it will work in that it auto-advanced your Quizmaker slide to a new slide, it (probably) won't auto-advance to each new, randomized Quizmaker question in your single Quiz slide.

Let's see what David comes back with...

Erica L

Ok, thanks.  I will wait to hear what David says.  I thought of putting a blank slide as a "placeholder" before each of the randomized question groups.  Then, if I could have the blank slide just move forward or continue playing the quiz swf, it would go into the question group it is meant to.  Then I would set up the randomized question to branch again to another blank slide placeholder after the user answers that question and use the swf again to step into the question group and hopefully pull the next randomized question.

I should think (?) the scores would be tracked as with a regular quiz.....I have an aspx file and load the quiz there and then send data to a SQL database.

Thanks for your help!

Erica L

I am not going to provide any feedback after the questions.  The test is to assess knowledge and the user will receive a comprehensive review of their test results after the whole test is completed (4 quizzes).  Since the slide would be blank, I feel it would be distracting and disrupting to have to press "next" twice after basically each question (once on the question itself and once on the blank slide).  If the slide advances automatically, and if I can reduce the timeline, I thought it might be almost imperceptible that the quiz is passing through the blank slide.  So, yes, it is pace related.  

David Burton

Erica,

I apologize for my delayed response. I do remember working with another user who was attempting to have QM slides advance without user interaction, but couldn't find my documentation or files used to implement this. Because you have so patiently waited for my reply, I thought it would only be fair to document this for. For full details, please visit my blog at the following link. The  QM-AutoAdvance_v1.0.swf file needed to make Quizmaker slides automatically advance can be downloaded from there.

http://www.builtbyburton.com/?p=690

I hope this helps!

sharon jones

David Burton said:

Erica,

I apologize for my delayed response. I do remember working with another user who was attempting to have QM slides advance without user interaction, but couldn't find my documentation or files used to implement this. Because you have so patiently waited for my reply, I thought it would only be fair to document this for. For full details, please visit my blog at the following link. The  QM-AutoAdvance_v1.0.swf file needed to make Quizmaker slides automatically advance can be downloaded from there.

http://www.builtbyburton.com/?p=690

I hope this helps!



David,

Is there anyway you could post the code?

David Burton

Sharon,

"Is there anyway you could post the code?" .... and give away all of my best tricks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNiiBrEHBWA) ?

... seriously though, I would have to check our support policy on sharing code that is not documented by Articulate. I can assure you the code is simple, one line in fact, and simply calls a procedure already built into Quizmaker to advance the slide.