Difficulty with unlimited attempts

Sep 29, 2011

I have a quiz where for each wrong answer there is a blank slide that gives individual feedback.  I'd like to set it up so if you answer incorrectly you go to the blank slide to receive the feedback and then go back to the question to answer it and only after you answer it correctly will you move onto the next question. 

All the branching seems to work, but I'm having problems with the unlimited attempts.  If it only has one attempt I can't try a second time after I get my feedback.  When I give the question multiple attempts or even unlimited attempts it gives me all the attempts before ever moving onto the feedback slide.  Is there any way where I can set it up the way I want it?

3 Replies
Jeanette Brooks

Hi there Kristi,

Unfortunately, giving the learner unlimited attempts doesn't work well with using blank slides for feedback. If you want to give the learner unlimited attempts, you'd really need to use the feedback popup rather than a blank slide for your feedback. This is because once the learner moves on from the question to a different slide, they won't be able to go back and do the question over again.

If you use the feedback pop-up instead, however, they'll technically still be "on" that slide when they view their feedback - and that way they can keep returning to the question as many times as needed till they get the answer right.

What kind of content are you wanting to put on the blank feedback slides? Is there any way you could condense that same content into the feedback pop-up? This might or might not help, but the feedback popups are capable of handling quite a bit of text, as well as hyperlinks... maybe you could provide your more robust feedback content that way?

Kristi Nokken

I can certainly give the feedback in the pop-ups, however, it loses some of its impact because we lose the visual and we find our audience is very visual and tend not to read as much as we'd like (and our audio options are limited).  I suppose I could look into a work around with the hyperlink or I just choose not to let them answer the question correctly before they move on.

While it's not the answer I was looking for, I appreciate your quick response.


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