More than one graded quiz question/slide

Nov 13, 2015


Is it possible to build quizzes that meet the following requirements?

  •  Graded score (pass/fail)- results sent to LMS.
  • Several multiple choice questions per slide.
  • User submits answer to each question independently.
  • User gets 2 chances to answer each question correctly.
  • Route user to appropriate slide after second wrong guess.

I've looked through several resources, but can't find a solution that meets all my requirements. Thanks for what help you can provide! I'm hoping for something that's not too complicated.


3 Replies
Christie Pollick

Hi, Theresa -- Thanks for reaching out with your questions, and while I will allow the community to chime in with specifics on how your can most efficiently accomplish what you are hoping to do, I thought I would stop in to share a few resources I found that may be of interest. This thread is a bit older, but it discusses multiple questions on the same quiz slide, as here is some information on Limiting Quiz Attempts.  You may also find this thread to be of interest, as well. 

Hope that info helps and you would also be welcome to post over in the Building Better Courses forum for additional design ideas you could try. Please feel free to share your finished product if you'd like! :)

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Theresa!

This article describes the quiz data that Articulate Storyline communicates to learning management systems (LMSs) for SCORM and AICC content.

As far as having multiple questions on one slide, this is not a standard set up, but this thread may be able to assist you.

When you add questions, you have the options to set attempts. This tutorial explains that.

You have many options for feedback and branching and I invite you to check out this tutorial.

Greg Faust

I won't go much into HOW to do these right now, as those details deserve their own threads (and probably already exist as their own threads).

Graded score (pass/fail)- results sent to LMS.
Yes. Storyline supports sending basic quiz results to an LMS.

Several multiple choice questions per slide.
Yes, . As you've probably noticed, there isn't a "multiple pick one" quiz template. The easiest way to fake it is probably to use either a "pick multiple" template or a freeform question. Either way, you manually position your answer choices text boxes such that (for example) A, B and C are under Question Stem 1 while D and E are under Question Stem 2. I believe you'll be well-served to read up on "Button Sets" when doing this.

User submits answer to each question independently.
Two ways of interpreting this.

1) User response gets locked in after user completes question.
Yes, this is what the "submit" button does by default.

2) User response to question 1 is submitted to your server before user begins question 2.
I've seen someone do this with javascript; it's possible to do a lot of back-and-forth communication with your server. There are a few caveats:

  1. Javascript doesn't work on all platforms (so don't count on it if the content needs to be accessible on a smart phone).
  2. Whereas Storyline is meant for non-programmers to create content, javascript is not.
  3. The guides I've seen on this topic still left a lot to be figured out, unless you're already good with javascript and iframes.
  4. While javascript works fine with Storyline, it's not officially supported by Articulate, so if you get stuck on something, Articulate staff won't be able to talk you through it (though you can still get excellent advice from other users).

User gets 2 chances to answer each question correctly.
Route user to appropriate slide after second wrong guess.
These can be done with the built-in quiz templates. Poke around the options.

I hope that helps. It would be a bit much to try to explain every detail, but hopefully this can get you started. 

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