[HowTo] Multiple correct answers in a Freeform Hotspot

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before but I happened to come across it today as I was freeforming* in Storyline.

You know how on a freeform hotspot slide you can have zero/one/many incorrect hotspots but only one correct? Turns out you can have as many correct as you like. What you need to do is this follow this procedure :

  • Create a new hotspot freeform slide.
  • Set your correct and incorrect answers - at this point you can only set one correct hotspot, but we will set the rest later, but do go ahead and set all the incorrect ones.
  • Now remove the freeform from the interaction by going to Insert-->Remove Freeform
  • Now copy and paste the correct hotspot (the only green one) to other areas of your screen.
  • Once you've set them all up, then go ahead and revert back to freeform by going to Insert-->Convert to freeform-->Hotspot

With any luck you will end up with something similar to the following :


That's all there is to it.

Enjoy!
Alex

* That thing you do, when you don't know what to do, but go ahead and do it anyway, instead of getting as far away from the PC as humanly possible.

22 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Love that thing you do...

This is cool, and just to be sure I'm understanding, it doesn't allow the Learner to select more than one correct answer, but it allows the developer to place a potentially correct answer in more than one location on the slide.

That is, to explain it to myself, I created a freeform Quiz Question with a photo of flowers in a garden. Learner should click on the part of the flower where the seeds are located. In the photo there are two different flowers where Learners could click correctly. So, they can click on either one,  but can only submit one answer.

Alexandros Anoyatis

Hi Becca,

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro said:

That is, to explain it to myself, I created a freeform Quiz Question with a photo of flowers in a garden. Learner should click on the part of the flower where the seeds are located. In the photo there are two different flowers where Learners could click correctly. So, they can click on either one,  but can only submit one answer.


That is exactly right.
Alex

Wendy Farmer

Hi Debbie

Try using Transparent shapes instead of hotspots - so a shape with fill (100% transparent) and use that in the form view as the correct selection - you won't get the little spinning wheel - but it may work for you.  Might need to add some sort of 'selected' state to the selected areas so the user knows they've been clicked.

Not ideal but it works - see attached rough sample