Auto Correct/Incorrect Markers for Custom Feedback Layers

Jan 16, 2013

Hi there -

I have created a test question inside Storyline, and instead of using the on-board correct/incorrect feedback layers, I have created a custom feedback layer for correct/incorrect answers. The question is programmed to show the appropriate slide layer based on the selection the user makes (correct/incorrect).

Here's where I get stuck:

When a user answers a question, I want the correct/incorrect slide layer to also show the user's selection and the correct selection from the multiple-choice answers.  Ideally an X next to the incorrectly chosen answer, and a checkmark next to the correct answer. If the user chooses the correct answer, only the green checkmark should appear.

For example if the correct answer is A, and the user chooses B, I would like a red X to appear next to the incorrect choice (B), and a green check to appear near the correct choice (A). If the user chose A and A is correct, only a green checkmark should appear next to the correct answer.

Because this is dynamic based on what the user chooses and what the correct answer is (A, B, C, or D) for each question, I feel that this is probably something that needs to be programmed, rather than showing another slide layer.

Can someone help me out?

Thank you,


2 Replies
Donna Morvan

Hello Taylor,

There are a number of ways that you can do to address this but it all depends on the what type of Questions you are asking (Multiple choice, Drag and Drop, Hotspots)

1. You can work with states where you can put a "selected" state for each choice and put the x or check mark on it.

2. Still with states, you can set your symbols to hidden and then put a trigger to show them depending on the selection made.

3. You can also work with layers

4. You can work with variables too

Again, it really depends on the question type you'll be using.

Hope this helps and let me know if you need more details into the "How to".

Good Luck!

Taylor Kenney

Thanks very much - I appreciate the feedback. All of the questions are multiple choice, with 4 possible answers per question, and only 1 correct answer.

I will try out a few things you mentioned above, I am just starting to learn about the states/variables, I knew it probably could be achieved, but I haven't had formal Storyline training yet - I can always seek additional help during training in early Feb.

Thank you again!

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