Coding a % on results slide


I have created a set of 52 slides where learners will view a word to see if they remember its definition, then click a button that shows another layer on that slide with the correct definition.  They then self-assess if they got it right by clicking on an “I got it” button, which I have adding a value of “1” to a custom numerical variable I created.  I wanted to show the slides in random order, which I am able to do with a question bank.

BUT the idea is, on the results slide, I want to show a percentage of how many they said they got correct.  How do I take the value of that variable I created (which could be anywhere from 0 to 52) and display it as a % of 52 onscreen? 

I did briefly consider converting all 52 slides to “pick one’ s” I could use the SL default results slide, but I can’t do that easily since the correct button is not on the main layer.  And of course I am trying to avoid redesigning all 50 slides!

Thanks in advance for your help!

7 Replies
Gordon UBS Lam

Hey Steve,

Not sure what I did wrong but it did not work.  I used your variable names so I could keep track easily.  I replaced my current add 1 to my flashcards variable with the one you used on your add 1 button on all 52 of my slides.  I added the calculations to the slide master used on all my flashcards slides, as well as on the master for the layout I use on my results slide. I then added the references for total answered and % answered to the success and failure layers of my results slide.  Wile total answered displayed accurately (I answered 46 of 50 correctly so it showed 46 as it should), the percent answered (which I assume was supposed to show % correct) displayed as 0%.

I have attached the story file for your perusal, and I thank you in advance for your help!

Steve Flowers

Hey Gordon,

Didn't see any questions in the pool of the attached example. Jumps right to the results slide. The problem could be the duplicate variable. There is one named perecentAnswered and another named percentAnswered. I see that perecentAnswered is referenced in the slide master that contains triggers. There is one trigger on the results slide that references percentAnswered, another references perecentAnswered.