How do I create an exercise/quiz using drop-down menus?

Mar 19, 2014

Hello,   I want to create a mandatory exercise that has 4 questions on one slide.  Each question provides a description of an issue and the exercise is asking users to select what they think is the correct resolution to that issue.  The resolution options appear as a drop-down that has 3 possible responses.     The difficulty is that I want the possible responses in the drop-down to be different for all four questions on the slide.   I also want to provide "correct" and "not correct" feedback (either via pop-up text boxes or color-coding visual) when drop-down options are selected.

How do I do this?  

Thank you!  Tracey

10 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Tracey and welcome to Heroes! 

If you'd like to include different answers for each scenario you won't be able to use the built in matching drop down, and will need to create something more customized.  Mike Taylor has a great blog post here on how to set this up using layers, and you'll just need different layers for each question.  There is another great example from Christine here. 

Paul Williams


I've used Mike Taylors blog to create my own version of this type of slide, but I think I'm getting ahead of myself (Being a bit of a newbie)...

I've changed it to have three different drop down Q&A's on the same slide, and I was hoping to make it so that when the user has selected their three answers and clicked the submit button, they would get a box underneath each and all of their responses telling them if they had it right or wrong before scoring the answer moving onto the next question.

I'm getting a bit bogged down by it, trying to work out all the different layers and triggers. Am I barking up the wrong tree here? should I keep it simple and do three seperate slides, or is there a better way?

The attached slide is the one I have been trying to work it out on..