Multiple text entry fields reporting data to LMS

Nov 30, 2014

I'm trying to create a page on which the user completes several text entry boxes (there is no right or wrong answer, technically) and that data gets reported to the LMS. I have found ways to set it up as a freeform pick one or individual text entry question, but haven't found a way to have all of the text field entries be reported to the LMS. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you.

13 Replies
Jazzmine O

Hi, Ashley--

I checked out the link you posted, and I'm curious... Why would one have to go through all of the trouble to hide a question slide? Couldn't we just create a short answer survey question, then have the results link to the "result slide" and have the same effect as the lengthy process described through your link? Or am I missing something? Understanding this will help me, I'm sure, in coming up with other creative ways to get Storyline to communicate with LMS.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Jazzmine, 

The why for this set up may be a bit before my time... :)  

But the basic premise holds true for what you're describing. I guess perhaps there were some folks who just wanted to capture other variable values and report them? Perhaps it's not something the user is entering, but is generating by their actions in Storyline and therefore that needs to be reported to the short answer. 

Angie Jensen


I am using the instructions you linked to above regarding reporting variables to an LMS. I have the question slides built and i'm trying to link them to the variable fields I want to use, but the custom names I've given the text entry fields don't show up in the list of variables that i'm trying to assign to the survey response field. Can you please take a look and let me know what i'm doing wrong? I'm just beginning this project so I'd like to avoid wasting a bunch of time trying to figure out what I assume is a simple answer :) Attached is the example. Thank you!

Randy Hill

Adriel. So I see that you renamed the text entry fields, but that doesn't work for the variable itself, that is just how it shows on your timeline. If you refer back to Ashley's post and the method she has here, you need to create your own variable, so for AHL you could create a text variable that is title AHL and then in the slide you have to set, for AHL, Set AHL equal to TextEntry11 which is that text field that is there. 

Grover Abrahams

Hi there,

I have created the variables as per the above in one of the files my developer is working in. I have no idea how to link this to the survey slides, and allow the text the learner types in to submit to the lms. I also cannot see the same options you have.

I have attached the portion of the file I need help with. Can someone direct me on the right path?

Ren Gomez

Hi Grover,

Thanks for reaching out and sharing your file! I'd be sure to review the detailed steps in the article mentioned above and use the Short Answer question, as well as adding the triggers mentioned to report your variable.

In the meantime, I'm going to enlist our Support Engineers' help, so we can help guide you on how to get this reported. I'll share your file with them so they can test it and get back to you!

Mary Jane Martins

Hi, I'm trying to do something similar where the learner has to enter their name and date in two separate text box in the same short answer slide. I created the variables for both and added a results slide at the end. When I tested this in our LMS, only the name entered was captured but not the date. Did I miss a step?