feedback by answer in quizmaker

Hi I saw this example course of Jeanettes where this is feedback provided for the two wrong coices and a branch to a slide for feedback on the right choice - can anyone explain how this was done as I would like to give different feedback for each answer whilst still allowing mutiple tries for the question in quizmaker.

Here is the link

http://elearning-examples.s3.amazonaws.com/QM-branching/state-problem/quiz.html

Thanks!

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mike pfeifer

I'm trying to use branched feedback by answer with a multiple choice question.   The branching to the correct answer slide works, but the branching to each of the three wrong answer slides does not work.  Nothing happens when I click submit.  The quiz is set up to be Submit one at a time.  Can you help?

mike pfeifer

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HiJeanette,

I’dlove to do that.  Here are two versions.  The first tries toaccomplish the task with a single question.  The second tries to do itwith copies of the question to which the wrong answers branch. The second approach worksas long as any wrong answer is selected just once.  It doesn’t work whenany wrong answer is selected twice.

Thanksfor your help.

Jeanette Brooks

Hi Mike,

Thanks for attaching the files.

Regarding the file Phase Diagram Problem3.quiz:  it's true that this approach won't work, because once you branch away from a question slide, it's not possible to allow the learner to go back to it and submit a different answer. So this is why, when you branch the learner back to the question, the answer is still showing up and the radio button is grayed out.

Regarding the other file you attached (Phase Diagram Problem 3b.quiz)... I see what you mean about the branching behavior... it appears the branching on the blank slide only behaves as expected on the first viewing of the slide. Would you mind submitting this issue to our support team , along with your quiz file, so they can take a look and do some deeper troubleshooting?

In the meantime, if you need to provide retries on a question, the recommended way is to use the Attempts dropdown on the question editor, and just provide text feedback via feedback popups. This way, you don't need to create multiple blank slides with branching, etc. and you can continue to provide as many retries as you like.

Jeanette Brooks

Hi Christopher,

Looks like it's because you have "Attempts" set to Unlimited. When you allow multiple attempts on a question, the quiz will force the learner to stay on that question until all attempts have been used up. So the branching on the incorrect answers never actually fires, since the learner basically has to stay on the question slide and continue answering until they answer correctly. If you need to allow multiple attempts, you'd need to use the pop-up feedback instead of blank slides for feedback. (In other words, rather than create blank slides and use branching, you'd need to enter the feedback in the "Feedback" area of the question editor for the multiple-choice question.) 

Jeanette Brooks

Unfortunately not, since branching and multiple attempts don't mix well. I mean, you could branch the learner back to the question, but because the learner has already submitted their answer, they wouldn't be able to answer again. Feature requests are welcome, though, if you'd like to see this handled differently.

About the only way to use branching/blank slides AND multiple attempts would be to actually "fudge" the system by creating a duplicate of the question, and branch learners to that after an incorrect attempt. That can obviously get sticky, though, with regard to scoring... because then you are introducing a whole 'nother question to the quiz, along with its point values... meaning that some folks will end up completing more questions (and will have a different value of points earned) than others.

Scott Johnson

Is there any way to provide more than two layers of feedback on numeric questions?

I'd like to be able to ask a math sum where feedback A (correct) is given the answer is spot on, feedback B(correct-ish) if the answer is within 5% variance and feedback C(incorrect) if it's outside that variant?

I can't see the setting for this (if there is one!). I guess I can't use Fill In The Blanks because I need to calculate that variance. Do I need a survey question?

Many thanks in advance, 

Scott

Jeanette Brooks

Hi Scott,

In Quizmaker 09, although you can display correct or incorrect feedback when the learner submits their answer, it's not possible to display answer-specific feedback in the way you're describing, if you are using a free-response question such as Fill In the Blank. If you want to show answer-specific feedback, you'd need to go with a different question type, such as a Multiple-Choice or Pick One question.

Not sure if this helps, but Storyline does provide greater flexibility for building feedback (even for fill-in-the-blank questions), because it allows you to write your own triggers and display feedback under the conditions you choose. If that's an option for you, you could perhaps download the free trial and play around with it. The Storyline forum is a good source of ideas & feedback if you need some guidance.

Hanne Poulsen

Jeanette Brooks said:

Hi Christopher,

Looks like it's because you have "Attempts" set to Unlimited. When you allow multiple attempts on a question, the quiz will force the learner to stay on that question until all attempts have been used up. So the branching on the incorrect answers never actually fires, since the learner basically has to stay on the question slide and continue answering until they answer correctly. If you need to allow multiple attempts, you'd need to use the pop-up feedback instead of blank slides for feedback. (In other words, rather than create blank slides and use branching, you'd need to enter the feedback in the "Feedback" area of the question editor for the multiple-choice question.) 

I am making multiple choice questions where I give feedback to each answer, educating the user on why an answer is correct or incorrect. I would therefore like the user to be able to see the feedback for each answer before moving on. is there a way to stop the automatic progression if the user chooses the correct answer first?