Disable text entry box

Sep 04, 2019

How can I disable text entry boxes when learners submit their responses?

I have a slide (see attached) with multiple TEBs and two feedback layers: correct and incorrect. The problem is that the TEBs remain active when the feedback layers display, and the learners can change their responses to make it look like they received the wrong feedback.



Thank you!

7 Replies
Katie Riggio

Hello Jhuny!

You're right. The Tab Order you set for a base layer will appear on all of its layers.

Could having separate slides for the Incorrect and Correct feedback work for you? That way, if you like the design above, you can omit the transparent shape from the Tab Order.

If that's not quite right, upload your current slide to the community and we'll see if there's a more tailored approach!

Jhuny Boy Borja

Hi Katie,

Thanks for your reply.

Definitely for this case (not mine) there would need to be separate slides. However I also posted in a different post (https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/text-number-inputs-can-be-tabbed-to-even-if-they-are-on-hidden-layers-or-are-not-active-on-the-timeline) That I think there is a related bug (if something isn't visible, it shouldn't be tab accessible, and this also includes instances where objects only appear on specific time ranges in a timeline)

In a current project, I have two slides that have been affected by this. The first slide can be split up in two as you suggest, but the second one isn't as simple as that because there's an audio file that plays over the top. The solution here will just have to be a complete change of the learning activity on that slide.

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