Giving partial credit for a so-so answer to a multiple choice question

Nov 04, 2018

I am working on a course that has been set up in Articulate Storyline 2.  I have 5 multiple choice questions scattered throughout the course. 

Due to the "soft" nature of some of the content, for each m-c question there is one REALLY GREAT answer, two ACCEPTABLE answers, and one answer that is REALLY WRONG. I want to give 20 points to the learner if they choose the really great answer, and 10 points to the learner if they choose one of the acceptable answers. But the way multiple choice questions are set up in Storyline, each answer is either right and gets full credit, or wrong and gets no credit. Is there a way to add a third category, so that I can give partial credit to one or two of the answers?

9 Replies
Mandar Phadke

Hello Ashley,

Thank You, I was looking for this for a long time and scratching my head on how to get this done! How do we customize the feedback to show the points earned. For example, say Choice 1 earns 10 points, Choice 2 earns 5 points and Choice 3 earns 0 points. At the end the report should show the choices made and the points earned.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Mandar,

I'm glad that you found this conversation to get you headed in the right direction.

The ability to score by choice is available for Multiple Choice, Word Bank, Freeform Pick One, and Freeform Hotspot questions.

In addition, the feedback can be provided by choice as well:

Storyline 360: Choosing Feedback and Branching Options

The score and answer will be sent to the LMS for reporting.

Mandar Phadke

Hi Leslie,

The quiz part I could do, thank you. I want to know if the Printed Report can be customized somehow. Earlier this used to be possible by editing the HTML output file. The quiz will be stand alone and will not be connected to an LMS. Basically it should prinout the questions and the answers, with the score without labeling them as "Correct" or "Incorrect". I am using Storyline 3, not Storyline 360.