can an LMS track user responses in free form questions?

Jul 06, 2019


I have some free form questions that are multiple choice and pick multiple, but I don't want to cluster them together - I want them scattered throughout the course. Is it possible to make the users' responses report to the LMS? 

I also have a few text-input boxes, and I would love to get a report on what the user inputted for their reflection, but I don't know how to get that to show up. 

Thank you!! 

8 Replies
Saurabh Chauhan

Hii Sarah,

Could you please let me know which LMS you're using? Tracking depends upon features available in your LMS. You can ask your LMS provider. They can you with this.

If they don't support it, then you have to combine your LMS + Learning Record Store (LRS) to get these results. LRS gives you a more clear understanding of what a user is doing on your course.

You can see:

  • Slides visited
  • Answers of the questions
  • Time
  • Which device is used
  • and much more detailed information.

Hope you got this useful, have a nice day.



Saurabh Chauhan

I guess you want to know, how to see free form question response? Something like the image attached below, a screenshot of LRS (Learning Record Store).

It is showing free form quiz question response captured from a course developed with Articulate Storyline 360.

Is this what you're looking?

Ren Gomez

Hi Sarah,

Are you using Storyline's Essay question? Results from survey questions are reported to the LMS, including Essay questions, however, they are not graded. 

Essay questions allow text responses of up to 5000 characters, and you can view the results of these questions through a report that is generated in your LMS. Hope this helps!

Matthew Bibby
Sarah Eisenstein

Hi - Yes, I am using the essay question, but it shows up in the LMS as
"completed" or "attempted" rather than showing the actual user response.

Sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge to find the responses in the LMS. Maybe reach out to your LMS provider and ask them what reports you need to run to get that information.