Branch aware quiz

Dec 30, 2016


I'm currently testing out and comparing Articulate to Captivate 9 to possibly switch over to Articulate. Everything has been great so far except I can't seem to figure out how to do a branch aware quiz like I do in captivate. 

Essentially what I would like to do is have our employees choose their role (e.g. medical, non-medical) and take a quiz based on that role. So if they choose medical they take a quiz on that,  once they finish it gets tracked as completed in the LMS using Scorm 1.2 even though they did not take the non-medical quiz inside the same eLearning. Is this possible at all with Articulate?

7 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hello Marcos, welcome to Heroes!

Yes, braching quizzes are possible in Storyline! You'll find some helpful information on how to design a branched quiz in this forum thread, as well as this one. Ultimately you'll need a final Results Slide to combine the results of both quizzes as shown in this tutorial.

Hopefully someone in the community will chime in and share specifics for your design!

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Marcos,

The links I shared do include a few community examples of how to set up a branched quiz, and the only official tutorial is here on what branching can look like inside of a Storyline course, but it doesn’t match your multi-quiz set up. Since Storyline only will track one quiz result, you will want to look at using one of those additional ideas if you need to track completion of one quiz separate from the other. Hopefully those ideas will get you started, and if you need further assistance, I’d recommend sharing some more details of your set up here with our community of users!

Judy Nollet

Hi, Marcos,

Do you need to track the actual scores? If not -- that is, you only need to know that the user passed the test they took -- then you could set it up so when someone passes either quiz, they go to a final question slide and results slide, used for tracking. The "question" could be set up more like a basic interaction, with only one answer (the correct one), so there's no way to "fail" it; the user wouldn't even need to know they're "answering" something.

Another option is to use a Yes/No question, such as "Do you acknowledge that you understand the content in this course?" If they answer "Yes," they can successfully complete the course. If they answer "No," they have the option to review material until they're willing to answer "Yes" when they revisit the statement.

Note that, with the options I just described, the LMS will track the "score" for the final "question." It won't be able to tell you how the user did on the actual test. But if that info isn't needed, this is a good workaround when you have separate quizzes.

Carolyn Hoekstra

So, I am chiming in on this discussion that has been going on for years it seems.  I love Storyline and am using Storyline 3.  Here's my issue.

I am developing a module that has participants from various locations with specific information pertaining to their location PLUS information that is identical to each location.  Therefore I will need to create TWO quizzes based on location that has a result slide for each specific module.  I have started with a single slide where they can pick their 'scene' (location) which takes them through the information on their scene.  I also inserted a new scene at the end where each location result slide goes to this final BLANK result slide.  I am having the same problem when it comes to LMS recording the module as "incomplete" because they did not complete both scenes.

I understand that developing Question banks for each 'scene' would be helpful.  Yet I still have the issue with LMS tracking.

Has there been any action to resolve this yet?  Any further insights that are fresher than all the other notes that I've read?

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi all, 

Great news to share with you -  we've implemented a new feature that allows for expanding tracking within your Storyline 360 courses. You can read all about it here! You'll now be able to utilize: 

Take a look by downloading and installing Storyline 360 Build 3.44.23192.0.

Enjoy, and please do let us know if you have any questions! Our Support team is always standing by! 

Note: This feature is specific to Storyline 360, and isn't available for Storyline 3. 

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