Custom Invalid Answer Layer for Graded Sequence Drop Down

I've successfully created custom invalid answer layers for graded questions in the true/false, multiple choice, and multiple response formats using the approach outlined in this tutorial: https://articulate.com/support/article/how-to-create-a-custom-invalid-answer-message. 

However, I'd like to create a custom invalid answer layer for a graded sequence drop down question. My struggle is that I can't attach a conditional trigger to the drop down box options because they don't appear as individual objects on the slide. Has anyone successfully created a custom layer for this type of question?

I should mention that I do know how to customize the invalid answer message, but that's not what I'm looking to do. I want a customized invalid answer layer that matches the look and feel of the rest of my course, as well as the rest of the graded questions that I was able to figure this out for. Appreciate any ideas the community may have for me. Thanks!

7 Replies
Christin Lundberg

Hi, Wendy - I realized I mis-titled this post. I'm looking at the Sequence Drop Down question (not the Sequence Drag and Drop). I edited the post to be correct now.

You are right about the Sequence Drag and Drop, though. There isn't a default invalid answer message. It goes straight to "incorrect."

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Christin,

You're right - the sequence drop down doesn't have a state associated with those items to indicate that the user has or hasn't selected something for all the answers yet. 

Editing the "invalid" answer as a layer has been a feature request in the past, and if you'd like to see something similar please share your voice as a Feature requests here too! 

Wendy Khan

Hi from a new user.

I'm looking for an easy to create a drop down question type where only one of the answers from the list is correct.

I have used other authoring tools where the drop down question is a standard feature.  Does artiuclate offer this as standard feature?

I'm new to artiuculate and I am learning the product as I go.

Thank you for any help and advice you can offer.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Wendy,  and welcome to the E-Learning Heroes community! We're glad you're here. 😀

Within Storyline 360 there are two question types that may meet your needs: a Sequence Drop-down or a Matching Drop-down. These are both built into the form based questions described here.

There's also an older example on how to set up a custom drop down here that you may find helpful!