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Jeanette Brooks

Yah, the Convert to Freeform is really just allowing you to transform a non-quiz slide into an interactive, gradeable question or interaction. It's great for situations when a more "conventional" question type (such as multiple choice and true/false) doesn't fit your needs.

So for example if you want to build a multiple choice question where all the answers are simply text-based, you'd go with the ready-made multiple choice question type (Insert > New Slide >Quizzing>Multiple Choice.

If, on the other hand, you were creating a more graphical question where you wanted learners to study 3 different shapes or images, and select one of the actual shapes or images as their answer, you'd start by building your content on a regular slide, and then use the Convert To Freeform option to turn it into a Pick One question (which behaves just like a multiple choice, except the answer choices are objects rather than text).

Kristin Macias

SOLVED: I figured out my error - had to change the order of my triggers.

Help! I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I've tried over and over again to replicate what Jeanette did with her fruit/animal slide and I can't get it to work. My quiz question just shows "Invalid Answer - you must complete the question before submitting."

I've attached the file. If anyone can point out my error, I'd appreciate it!

Katie Sales

Hiya, your top post almost answers my question, but I actually am looking for something a bit simpler!!  How do I initially put more than 1 question per slide?!

You see I want to set up a slide with these questions on

1.Cranial nerves are numbered 1-12 from (i)…………… to (ii)……………….
2.Cranial nerves emerge directly from the (iii)……………., themajority have their nuclei within the (iv)……………………, but the nuclei of CN1 andCN2 are within the (v)………………
3.They are considered part of the (vi)……………….. NervousSystem, apart from CN2 (the (vii)………………………….) which is considered part of the(viii)……………. Nervous System
4.Cranial Nerves can be purely (ix)……………………. Or purely(x)………………….., or both.
5.Motor (efferent) fibres innervate(xi)………………………..(Striated) and (xii)………………….(smooth) muscles, as well as(xiii)………………
6.(xiv)……………… (afferent) fibres can transmit general (eg touch, pressure) orvisceral (eg information from carotid body and sinus), or (xv)………………senses (eg taste, smell)
So your example would work perfectly for a single one of those questions, BUT I would just as happily make each question only have 1 fill in the blank, but be able to layer up the questions onto one slide so each one can be marked separately...is there any way of doing that?
Thanks!
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Daniela Schiano di Cola

Hi Jeanette,

I have a question about the fill in the blanks. I need to create an activity with multiple blanks, and I need it to be graded so that the student only has 1 attempt. The activity is to divide a word into syllables, so I decided to have the word, then three blanks to write the syllables in. I'm not sure what the best way to create this activity would be. Any suggestions would be great!!

Thanks,

Daniela

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Daniela! This is not really supported by default, but there are a couple of Screenr tutorials that may help you accomplish what you are trying to do.  

Using Storyline to evaluate multiple fill-in-the-blanks on 1 question slide

Requiring learners to enter values in all fields on a slide before advancing

I hope that one or both of these can help you.  Hope you have a great day

Jason aa

 I uploaded my idea.

It uses variables to add data from one main question slide to multiple single question slides.  Then it automatically advances the single questions slides to a results slide. 

Best thing is this trick in many ways will allow any number of multiple different types of questions on one slide. All you need to do, using variables is to get the input to appear in lined up single question slides the user never gets to see.

Check out my example.  

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Jason,

Welcome to the community!

Although I don't think this is what Daniela was looking for, it's very cool. People in the community are often asking how to evaluate questions in a way that Learners can get partial credit. So, I suggest you create a new post and upload your story there, using a subject line that indicates what this can do (e.g., partial credit for multiple fill in the blanks). I'd think it would be a popular thread.

And since you say it can be used for other types of tests, I'm sure the community would love to see examples.

Thanks for posting.

Tom Eeles

Hi all,

I am currently designing a summative test that requires multiple fill in the blank answers as part of a larger paragraph of text. All the answers need to fit on one page however I require each fill in the blank answer to be scored individually.

Can anyone help with this and talk me though how to do it?

Jackie Chu

Jeanette Brooks said:

Hey Joshua! This is a little bit of a trick, because the way Storyline handles fill-in-the-blank questions by default is, it really only evaluates one field per question slide. But here's a way to make it do what you want:  you can essentially create a freeform Pick One question instead, but move the choices off-screen and use triggers to select the correct choice automatically when all the data entry fields on your slide are filled in correctly by your learner. Here's what I mean: https://player.vimeo.com/video/145578775

And I've attached the file in case that helps.


Hi,

I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong but when I download & open this story it always marks me as incorrect?? I am trying to do a similar interaction and can't get it to mark correctly either, I am pretty sure it's not a casing issue?

Many thanks in advance!

Seoirse Mac an Garda

Kristin Brown said:

SOLVED: I figured out my error - had to change the order of my triggers.


 Hello I had same trouble. The trigger Submit interaction should be always the last.


Help! I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I've tried over and over again to replicate what Jeanette did with her fruit/animal slide and I can't get it to work. My quiz question just shows "Invalid Answer - you must complete the question before submitting."



I've attached the file. If anyone can point out my error, I'd appreciate it!

Enna Ayub

Hi Jeanette (or any other Articulate Heros),

I was forwarded to this page as a solution to my inquiry regarding fill in the blanks answer on 1 page. I downloaded the file created by Jeanette and tried to take it apart to suit my question. It worked if the answer is just "1 word" answer on each data entry. However, when I tried with my answer which includes symbols in them, I could not find  condition which will call out the answer.

The correct answer to the question should be:

1st data entry field answer is

if ( number >= largest )

2nd data entry field answer is

largest = number 

Hope the Articulate team can provide a solution.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Enna,

I'm looking at your file but I'm having a hard time understanding the set up. I see that the triggers are set up to value it against the variables "number" and "largest" but Idon't see that you add the symbols? I was able to add a > symbol as a part of the variable value and that worked as expected.  

Enna Ayub

Hi Ashley, 

Thank you for looking into my query.

I can see you've inserted > symbol and it worked, however when I added the whole string of answers for the 2nd data field, I got the answer wrong. In this file I attach, I include all the supposedly correct answers. The spacing between the word and symbols are part of the answer as it it C programming.

Again I put the correct answers here. you can see I've put these same answer in the "value"

The correct answer to the question should be:

1st data entry field answer is

if ( number >= largest )

2nd data entry field answer is

largest = number 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Enna,

I tested your file again - and was able to receive a correct result. To confirm that I was entering everything in exactly I included a variable reference at the bottom of the slide to ensure it was being captured - and so that it was easier to see when I got the "correct" message. I did notice that here you wrote the second correct answer was "largest = number" whereas the trigger was for " largest = number;"  so you'll see that's what I used. 

 Also, since the values are not set until the control loses focus, you'll need to click outside the text entry boxes  or use the enter key to set the values and therefore be able to submit. Using the variable reference on the slide helps you see that happen.