Entering hints into a screen capture test mode.

Sep 21, 2015

I want to give the participant a chance to think about the answer by "raising their hand" and being given a hint before they click the screen in the Test mode. 

However, I've discovered that even the portion of the slide above/below the recorded screen (red arrows below) is recorded as an incorrect click.  

I considered setting up a variable to only show the "incorrect" layer if it's outside the hotspot, but inside the viewing area, but that's not possible from what I can tell.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!!

5 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Erin,

Since the screen recordings become a hot spot quiz, there isn't a way to add an additional click to it. You could enable the try again feedback when inserting the screen recording as described here.  That would show the feedback on a layer which you could customize, and presumably you could set up that "hint" button - as that'll be registered as wrong when the user clicks on it, and see the try again prompt. 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Erin,

If you don't add any triggers to it - but just instruct users to click there for a hint, yes, it'll still be considered "wrong" but they'll see your "hint" feedback you customize on the try again layer and then they can attempt the item again for real. They'll see the same "hint" if they answer wrong again. You could also look at showing the hint if the user hovers their mouse over the button - again on a layer, and set it to hide the layer once the mouse is no longer over the button. It's not perfect - especially if you need or your LMS does track attempts at a question, but I wouldn't expect that to be the case. 

Erin Mahabir

Thanks for the ideas!  I changed the icon to a hand that raises when you hover over it, and assigned a trigger to show the hint when the hand is raised. 

I've included the instruction before the test to hover over the icon if they want to "raise their hand and ask a question."  This works really well :)

Thanks again!

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