Gamification: Does Storyline have the ability to do this?

Hi all.

I want to gamify practice exercises for a grammar course (using Storyline). After so many correct answers, I would like for a character to appear, and when so many more questions are answered correctly, another character appears, etc. Would that be a results slide? Could I randomize the questions (use a question bank) with this scenario?  By now I've read most of the user guide on Questions, quizzes, question-banks, and the related, but I'm having trouble putting it all together.

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Christian Herman

You can do this by creating a numeric variable that will count the number of correct answers. Create the character on its own layer in each quiz question. On the "Correct" layer for each quiz question, create a trigger that adds 1 to the variable when the timeline begins. Also create a variable on the "Correct" layer that shows the character's layer if the variable equals the number of correct answers you want for the first character's appearance. For the second character, create another layer for it, and create another trigger on the "Correct" with a higher threshold.

You can do this with question banks, but all the triggers are still built into the quiz question slides themselves, not the bank, so there's no difference in the setup with or without using a bank.

MaryAnne Nestor

Christian, I've been working on your idea all morning. I can't tell if it works yet. I'm getting it, but I'm still learning. I have a couple of questions, if you have a minute. I don't really understand the difference in a question bank and the quiz questions. You said it didn't make any difference, so I have been working in the bank. So, I'm good, right?

It seems like the bank automatically (from my excel file) used a standard question format. I'm mostly fine with that. And it looks like it takes a basic feedback style sheet. I'm also good with that too. But it would really be great to add all those triggers to the feedback. And that doesn't seem to work. Any ideas? I've also tried copying and pasting but I have to do them one at a time. I have 250 questions.

Christian Herman

It sounds like you're on the right track. Unfortunately, I haven't used Excel to import a question bank before, so I'm of no help there. There's always copy and paste!

Your variable trigger is correct. You won't see the variable on-screen (unless you insert a Reference into text box to show the variable).

MaryAnne Nestor

I can't figure out how to do that. Do you have a link to directions on how to do that? I'm sorry to bother you; you have been so kind.

I did find how to add the reference box and the counter. The cartoon layer still isn't showing though. Not sure why, but I'll keep working on it.

MaryAnne Nestor


I don't know how to thank you. From your example you sent me, I was able to figure out what to do. Part of my problem was that I was trying to use the feedback master, and the other problem was that I didn't have the counting trigger correctly configured. From my experience, it doesn't look like triggers on like the feedback master are functional (so why allow that feature to add them, I don't know.) I was, however, able to add functional triggers on the master slide. Only the counter trigger had to be on the actual slide. Thank you again. I really appreciate it.