Fill in blank quiz question

Aug 27, 2018

Hello fellow Storyline users! I have a question for all you power users out there. I want to create a fill in the blank quiz question that has four blanks to fill in. If the blanks are not filled in or have the incorrect text entered, I want the Try Again layer to appear (they will have unlimited attempts), allowing the user to try again. If they get it right, they'll get the Correct layer and the question will be recorded as correct in the quiz results. It appears that a standard fill in the blank question allows only one text entry field, I need four. Any thoughts?

12 Replies
Tracy Parish

Hi Edward:  Here is one way I would do it.

Let the learner fill in text boxes for each "fill in the blank"  This would create 4 text variables.  

Add these on to a slide that you then "create to free form" - Pick one.   

Add 2 check boxes. 

Create a trigger that sets one checkbox to SELECTED if all 4 text variables are correct when the user clicks the submit button(and this is the correct pick one for the slide). 

Create a second trigger that sets the other checkbox to SELECTED if ANY of the 4 text variables are incorrect (and this is the incorrect answer for the slide) when user clicks the submit button.

Then add one more trigger to the TRY AGAIN LAYER that sets the "incorrect check box" back to NORMAL when the user clicks TRY AGAIN.

Here are 2 slides.  The first you can see it functioning.  The second example shows how you can move these checkboxes off the slide and it still functions.

Attached is also an example if you don't need it scored.

Wendy Farmer

Hi Edward

is this what you mean - see Peek video.  I have a rectangle shape at the bottom of the screen. When the user completes the FITB and clicks Submit, the rectangle changes from purple to orange...or did you want the text entry field to change state?

Here are the triggers I used that might help you.


Lee Miller

Hi Heroes - I have been building out a question slide for a quiz that has multiple fill in the gaps to complete a paragraph.

The correct paragraph wording is hidden just off the slide in the .story file.

I have been following the advice in this article  but still I can not get the interaction to submit.  I think I am missing a simple step here and can not see where. 

Are any heroes able to take a look at my file and let me know where I am going wrong please? This is part of some work i have due next week, so any help is much appreciated. 

Lee :-)

Pras Baidjnath Misier

Hello Storyliners, I am trying to do the same as Lee, above here, with a quiz question that has multiple fill in the blanks to complete a paragraph. I couldn't access the Peek that Lauren posted above, while I did download the Lee_1.8.2021.story and adjusted that, but I don't see where I can fill in the correct answers, and I do not get what those text boxes "correct" and "incorrect" outside the slide frame do there. I am an absolute beginner in Storyline. I only worked with Rise and now want to import two Storyline questions into my Rise quiz, where one is supposed to be this fill in multiple blanks exercise...


Kelly Auner

Hi Pras,

Thanks for reaching out!

You've come to the right place to get assistance with your project. Since this is an older post, I'd like to start at the beginning and ask a few clarifying questions.

  • You mentioned you want to import two Storyline questions into your Rise quiz; one being a fill-in-the-blank exercise. You can use Storyline blocks to add custom interactions to your Rise 360 course. This article includes a great demonstration of how this works!
  • Alternatively, you could try adding a knowledge check block in Rise 360. There's an option to add a fill in the blank block and can define multiple correct responses and turn case sensitivity on or off.

I'd be happy to take a closer look at your file to assist further! You can upload it here or share it privately in a support case. We'll delete it from our systems once troubleshooting is complete.

Pras Baidjnath Misier

Thank you, Kelly. my question was not about multiple responses to a fill in the blank block but about multiple blanks to fill in one question block. So I explored Storyline and reviewed multiple discussions, but do not seem to get it right. I therefore submitted a support case. Looking forward to get it sorted that way!