Multiple tests on one slide?

Hello Heroes

I'm trying to make a slide that has multiple tests. A Multiple Choice and a Multiple Response. The Multiple Choice is on the base layer and that links to the Multiple Response which is on a second layer. True and False links the second layer with the additional question. Unknown just gives a person a submit button.

I've created a submit button for the second layer and removed the tests built in 'submit' button,

I thought I attached the submit interaction trigger onto one button with both tests, but when you preview the slide, it's only grabbing the correct or incorrect answer from the Multiple Choice test on the base layer.

Is there something I'm missing that allows the program to link multiple tests onto one slide? Or is this not a feature that Storyline supports?

Thanks for your help,

Jesse Spinella.

31 Replies
David Anderson

Hi Jesse,

That's a really interesting question. The default functionality doesn't support multiple quizzes the way you set up your slide. But we can achieve the desired effect using convert to freeform and hidden states.

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Updated Example: https://community.articulate.com/articles/how-to-simulate-multiple-pick-one-questions-on-a-slide

Nicky A.

Great video! Thank you! I have a related question though..

In presenter, a quizmaker quiz with multiple slides was registering as a single slide - 

It's not causing MAJOR problems, but it seems like storyline is expanding all slides from the quiz -  

It's simply a pagination issue but could save me some headache if theres a way to recombine these slides as one unit?

Thanks heroes!

Sam Coulson

I have a similar situation where I want the learner to complete a PickMany quiz, and then provide a short essay to justify their reasoning.  The essay portion is intended to be relatively short and will fit fine on the same slide, and also allow them to easily change their answer as they investigate their reasoning.  I want their choices and the essay to be reported to our LMS.

I have created a Freeform PickMany quiz and added the TextEntry as one of the choices.  However, when I complete the question and use the Print Answers feature on the results slide (to simulate sending to LMS) it does show what entries I picked, including the TextEntry, but only the name of the TextEntry is recorded, not its contents.

So I created a Freeform TextEntry quiz and copied the checkbox entries over.  The print view records the contents of the TextEntry but not which checkboxes they have selected.  I'm thinking that I'll need to use a trigger to write the names of all checkboxes they have selected to the contents of the TextEntry when they submit.

I know I could simply have separate slides for each of these but I think they'll work better together.  I'll keep working on it and let you know what I find.

Jesse Spinella

You'll probably have to create a trigger and a true false variable to get the same check boxes to show selected.

Basically, if you create a test, each answer will have a correct or incorrect variable attached. Then, on the results slide, you'll need to trigger those states that show incorrect or correct by calling up the variables.

Check this out...

Melinda Sawey

I am trying to put 3 T/F and 1 pick multiple answers on one slide. I have the next question reveal when the user clicks on the continue button. The only problem is when they move to question 2 and select an answer, the answer for question 1 will disappear. This happens to all of the questions. I am pretty new to this and am not sure what I am doing wrong.  :(

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Melinda,

The reason this wasn't working is because all of your T/F buttons belonged to the same button set. This is a sneaky one.

Here's how I fixed it:

  1. I temporarily hid your Rectangle 2 on the timeline so I could get to and work with the T/F button sets in the top right quadrant.
  2. I clicked on the True and False option buttons to make them both active (to do this I clicked one of the buttons and then held the Shift key down on the keyboard while I clicked the other one)
  3. I right-clicked to display the shortcut menu with the Button Set option.
  4. I selected "New Set" from the menu and created I set that I named "Set 2."
  5. I re-displayed your Rectangle 2.

I did the same for the T/F questions in the bottom left quadrant.

dani johnson

I am working on a quiz.  I want the learner to use a single image (a U.S. map, let's say) to answer 4 questions of various types.  For example, 1) On which coast is NY located?  (multiple choice); 2) how many states are considered 'gulf states'? (fill in the blank), there are 52 states that make up the U.S.? (true/false).  Is there a way to do something similar to this using this technique?

Michael Hinze
dani johnson

I am working on a quiz.  I want the learner to use a single image (a U.S. map, let's say) to answer 4 questions of various types.  For example, 1) On which coast is NY located?  (multiple choice); 2) how many states are considered 'gulf states'? (fill in the blank), there are 52 states that make up the U.S.? (true/false).  Is there a way to do something similar to this using this technique?

There may be a specific reason for wanting to have four questions on one slide. But wouldn't it be easier to use the same map image on four separate question slides, OR add the image to the question master once, so that it showsup on the four questions?

IPC CPO Education

Hi Team,

I’m in kind of situation, where a couple of check boxes with text entry boxes are required on same slide, just to facilitate the users to mark whether they had completed a certain training on some external system or not along with comments. I hope putting multiple question i.e. check boxes & text entry boxes would solve my purpose here. But glitch here is for printing the results, which I need to state only the check boxes which were marked along with the respective comments. Please help. 

PS: I tried go through David’s demo but couldn’t open that web page.