Hotspot Interaction: either (not both) is correct

I am attempting to build a simulation of a meter which has 5 buttons using the Hot Spot interaction type. The correct answer for this question would be to click EITHER Hot Spot 1 or Hot Spot 5. Hot Spots 2, 3, and 4 would always be incorrect answers. Clicking Hot Spot 1 AND Hot Spot 5 would not happen in real life, so setting that as the correct response would be wrong.

"Pick One" allows for only a single correct answer, so that would not work. Similarly, "Pick Many," while allowing for multiple answers, insists that ALL of the correct answers be selected. What I need is a "Pick One" interaction that is flexible enough to allow for more than one correct answer, but only allows for one of the answers to be chosen.

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Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

HI Joseph,

Please see the attached. I think I've set it up in the way that meets your needs.

I can provide more details ... so please shout out with questions.

Briefly:

I used transparent ovals as the "hot spots" instead of actual hot spots, since the former allows a selected state. In the story, these are ovals 6-10 (oval 1-5 are the "buttons" on the meter.

This is a Pick One question with 2 shapes offstage. Triggers are set up so

  • The "correct" shape is selected if Oval 6 OR Oval 10 = selected when Learner clicks submit
    This brings the Learner to the Correct layer when Learner clicks submit
  • The "incorrect" shape is selected if Oval 6 AND Oval 10 = selected when Learner clicks submit
  • The "incorrect" shape is selected if Oval 7, OR oval 8, OR Oval 9 = selected when Learner clicks submit
    This brings the Learner to the Incorrect layer when Learner clicks submit

I've set the transparent shapes up so the outline turns green when a Learner selects one of these.

Again, shout out with any questions.

Joseph Francis

Rebecca,

What you posted was really close. I made a few modifications to it, to address the issue of being able to select more than one button (since the real meter would only allow the selection of a single button as the response).

I added feedback text to ID the button selected when it is clicked. In the Correct feedback. I let the user know which button he/she had selected and the fact that the other (unselected but correct) button would also be a correct choice.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Joseph,

Re: to address the issue of being able to select more than one button (since the real meter would only allow the selection of a single button as the response).

Ah, I misunderstood. I thought you COULD select more than one, but only one or the other, not both, would be considered a correct answer.

In any case, I'm glad this got you started. Good luck with your project!