Using the Likert Scale quiz in Storyline or creating one from scratch!

Hi guys,

(I do apologise in advance for the in depth explanation of my problem. I have done this to give you a bit more context as to what I need to achieve. I know this topic has been discussed before, but I can't seem to find a solution that suits me. Also, I'm sure everyone has come across or done one of those self assessment surveys before. I do explain what I am hoping to achieve with this, but it's just to add more context to my problem.)

So as the heading says, I am trying to create a self assessment survey in storyline using the Likert scale approach. I have had a look at the Likert Scale quiz in storyline and it is exactly the kind of thing I need to create, but I can't seem to have it generate the type of feedback I need. 

I have tried to do this by creating a pick one freeform slide utilizing button sets to simulate what the Likert scale quiz does automatically. The Pick one option is perfect as I can add a score to each radio button. I done this in the hope that when the learner selects an option per question, their score would be pulled from the radio buttons that would be valued from 1 through 5 and would give them feedback with regards to the score they received. In the end, if their score were 37, the associated score layer (with a range of 31 to 40) would show giving the learner feedback on their score. 

The problem I am having is that because it is a Pick one question, I can only select one correct answer in the form view, and when I try to create the same thing using a Pick many form, I cannot add a value to each of the radio buttons. I am doing this to try to pull the value assigned to each radio button to be used to calculate the final score.

I know I could probably do this on separate slides, but traditionally these kinds of surveys/questionaires are done on one "page".

Is there a way to make the auto generated Likert scale in Storyline 2 do this? Can I add values to those radio buttons or do they have values assigned to them already?

Or is there a way to create this result using a freeform slide? I have seen some of the videos that were posted with regards to this topic but I cannot find a solution that I need just yet.

Thank you for any help or guidance you can give me.




11 Replies
Crystal Horn

Hello Thabit!  I took your challenge and built out a model for you.  Well, and for me.  :)

I used button sets, a variable, and triggers with conditions to allow for 1 selection per statement, all on the same page, and a sum of the points according to their answers.  It's rough, but see if it does the job...

Here's the demo.

 The .story file is down below!

Thabit Samodien

Hi Crystal,

Apologies for the delayed reply as I only got to have a look at your file this morning. All I can say is WOW!!! That is EXACTLY what I need... I couldn't have asked for anything more! That literally is exactly what I described in my post and you created it to the T. 

Once again the amazing people of this community have come through for me, namely you Crystal. Thank you once again. I really appreciate the help. What you have done will greatly enrich the course I am building and the learners overall experience.

Kind regards,


Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Eva, 

Have you checked if these radio buttons are included in a button set or not? You can change this following the directions here, as a button set will only allow for one choice in a group of radio buttons. 

If you're still stuck, can you share your .story file, I'm happy to take a look!