Knowledge Check is washed out for whatever reason

Jan 09, 2023

Articulate Storyline once again is wasting my time. I am simply trying to create knowledge checks and adjusted the slide master layout to remove the default feedback boxes. Who knows why the process is so complicated? I don't know if this is a direct result, but for whatever reason, now, every time I preview the slide, it's washed out/blurred for absolutely zero reason. 

Given that there are deadlines and timelines, major, inexplicable inconveniences like this are just poor software design imo.

Come to find out: all slides are now washed out/blurred. Super-amazing.

I'm sorry, but I can't upload anything to show as examples because of company policy.

8 Replies
Steve Gannon

The blur (or fade) is due to the fact that, by default, the Modern Player applies a 29% transparent white fill over the background on feedback layers. Here is one way to remove this:

1. Select View > Feedback Master.
2. Select the parent (top) slide of the feedback master you're using (in your file, that is the third master).
3. Pull down the Background Styles option in the Feedback Master menu at the top of the screen.
4. Select Format Background.
5. Drag the Transparency slider all the way to the right (to 100%).
6. Close the Feedback Master.

Edward Agadjanian

Thank you, Steve! That fixed it.

While we're on it and since the slide master/feedback master element is unnecessarily complicated, how do I remove the unremovable feedback boxes? For whatever reason, Articulate easily allows you to delete everything except for that feedback box...

Edward Agadjanian

I wouldn't say "easily." The Feedback Master aspect is horribly complicated. I don't even know where to start. There are a bunch of slides--some blank and some alternating. There are several options to choose from in the dropdown menu. Everything can easily be mixed up in a mess, and then, you're kind of left in the frustrating nonsense I'm in right now. 

There should certainly be a better way to revert to some kind of default state...