Assessment Navigation && Submission

Sep 07, 2023

Hello! Hoping someone can help me with, what I would think is a simple thing but is shaping up to be very confusing...

  • I'm using Storyline 360 to build a graded assessment.
  • Within my project, I have two test banks.
  • Each test bank has its own Draw configured to randomly choose some (not all) of that bank's questions.
  • My test questions are True/False, Multiple Choice, and Multiple Selection.

My requirements for the taking of the assessment are:

  • Student should be able to freely navigate forward and backward through the questions and be allowed to skip over questions without answering them.
  • If a student does provide an answer, that answer should be able to be changed if the student were to navigate back to the question before finishing the assessment.
  • When students reach the results slide, only then should they have the ability to submit all their answers at once.

I have tried setting each question to have:

  • both Prev/Next and Submit with "Enable player navigation" enabled
  • both Prev/Next and Submit with "Enable player navigation" disabled
  • just Prev/Next with "Enable player navigation" enabled
  • just Prev/Next with "Enable player navigation" disabled
  • just Submit with "Enable player navigation" enabled
  • just Submit with "Enable player navigation" disabled

When I publish (have tried to LMS as well as to Web) the Previous button is disabled (yes, I have checked all the triggers to make sure they are configured to "Jump to previous slide") and occasionally a random slide will come up with a submit button as well as navigation buttons even when all slides have the "Submit" option turned off.

How can I implement my (seemingly simple) requirements?



7 Replies
Jose Tansengco

Hi Scott,

Happy to help!

Based on your description, it sounds like you'll need to set the revisit behavior of some of your slides to "Reset to initial state". Doing this will allow your learners to change their answers by going back to a question slide. 

It will be much easier for the community to see if this is the change that needs to be implemented to your course, or something else if we could take a look at your project file. Would you be willing to share a copy of your project file here or in private by opening a support case for testing? We'll delete it when we're done!

Scott Marcus

Hi Joe. Thanks for your reply. The issue I have with using "Reset to initial state" is that when the student returns to a question, this setting seems like it will erase the student's previous answer, which I do not want to happen.  I need for the student to see their current response to the question, but also have the ability to change their mind.

Additionally, some questions are showing up with the Submit checkmark and some are not even though none of the question have the submit option turned on.

Jose Tansengco

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the additional information. In that case, you'll want to follow the instructions here to change the submit behavior of your questions slides so that all questions get submitted at the end of the quiz when the Results Slide is triggered. 

I've attached a sample project file so you can see how making the changes in the article will allow learners to go back to any question slide to change their answers before moving on to the Results Slide. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Scott Marcus

Thanks Joe, but as I've indicated, I've tried this and even with the submit choice NOT selected on any slides, it still randomly shows up on various questions. Then, after going through all the slides/questions, the slides repeat, but this time they all have submit buttons on them. It's really driving me a little crazy as this doesn't seem like it should be this difficult. What am I missing?

Lauren Connelly

Hello Scott!

I do see your .story file in your post above! I've opened it up on my end, and I'm stuck because the submit button is appearing either way. I've shared your .story file with our Support Engineers so that we can have another set of eyes on your project. They'll take a look at your project and follow up via email shortly!

Sorry for the trouble!