Free response box, show learners entry

Nov 13, 2023

I don't want a graded question at all.  I would like to ask learners a question to make the reflect on what they have just learned.  After they make their entry in the box, I want whatever button, such as Submit to disappear and their text to show, so they can see what they have written.

I was thinking of having them add the text in a variable and then show the variable on the next slide, but don't see how to do that.

Thanks for any help,

2 Replies
Judy Nollet

When you insert a text-entry field, Storyline automatically creates a variable to hold whatever text the user enters. 

The entered text becomes the variable's value as soon as the field loses focus, that is, when the user clicks anywhere outside the field. That's why it's good to have some sort of "Submit" button that prompts the user to click. 

The value of the variable can be accessed throughout a course. You can show the value to the user by inserting a variable reference