Help needed for a multiple response numeric question

May 06, 2013


I am working on a slide that requires 2 answers (120 and 150). I have used a numeric survey style question with the addition of a text input question but I have encountered some challenges. I have attached the problem slide for your reference. The user needs to be able to enter 120 or 150 in the fields and have the result submitted to the results slide. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

4 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Jayne,

Not sure how you'd do this with a survey "Pick One" question. If you don't need to grade the question, you could still create a graded "Numeric" question, possibly, and adjust the scoring so neither is considered incorrect. You could remove the incorrect feedback, as well, if you don't want to display this to users. 

If you'd like to insert multiple numeric entries into a "Numeric" question, take a look at the following thread:

Numeric Question with Multiple EntryFields

If, however, you want to continue using a "Pick One" survey, how about creating multiple options/objects with the numbers, instead of an entry field? This may be a faster option, if it's something you could use in your course.


David Anderson

Hi Jayne - 

Beyond the spot-on suggestions from Christina, I wanted to share a couple ways you could approach this.

First, I would remove the freeform since you're mostly evaluating the states of the buttons.

The two ways you can evaluate your data fields is by evaluating when a variable changes or when a data field control loses focus. I wouldn't combine the AND conditions with the OR conditions. Separate them into two triggers. 

So for the variable, you can evaluate when either the numeric or text entry variable changes:

For the data entry focus, you can evaluate when either loses focus:

Let us know how you work out your activity and let us know if we can help.

David Anderson

Hi Jayne -

Noodling on this a little more, I think the best option would be to include some type of intermediate trigger to evaluate the two fields. Using a user-initiated event, you can reduce the number of triggers and conditions required to evaluate the data fields.

Here's a quick sample file I put together using a button that evaluates the two data fields and changes the Correct button to Visited (or any state) when the conditions are met.

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