Narrating/Adding Audio to MCSA Answer Options and Randomization

Hello,

Is there a way to add audio to each answer option of a multiple-choice question and have the correct audio play once randomized? Basically I have/want all parts of the question to have audio, because it's a conversation simulation. So the customer's speech is on the main part of the slide; sales person's three responses are triggered to play when the corresponding button/choice is hovered over. I set triggers to stop the customer speech when each answer is hovered over (lots of triggers, but the hover option seemed best for making answer audio stop when the learner wants to hear the next answer).

That all works, EXCEPT that the answers were already built to be randomized, and the audio associated with each button number--button number appears to be how it's randomized and not what the answer is.

So, is my only option to turn off randomization and rework all the questions? this would be a nightmare, as there is also audio and images on the correct and incorrect layers.

Please tell me there's a better solution.

Thanks.

Amy

3 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Amy,

I set up a test multiple choice question with audio that plays where the user hovers over each button, and even with it set to shuffle the answers, I hear the correct audio associated with the question. The answer audio also stops the moment I no longer hover over it as it's set to "restore on mouse leave." Can you take a look at this example and let me know if it works for you? Also if you've set your quiz up differently, could you provide more information about how you've set it up? If you'd like to share the .story file here or even a sample mock up that would be helpful.

Amy G.

Hello,

Actually, I'm finding that a different question in my course works. So hopefully I can just rebuild that one that isn't working.

I did the same though, with the hovering over answers. I also have customer speech as the question, so I set up three triggers--one for each answer--to have that audio stop upon hover. Couldn't find an easier way.

Thanks.

Amy

Ashley Terwilliger

Thanks Amy for the update, and if your course is behaving oddly, you'll want to also review the follow guidelines here:

  • Work on your local drive (your C: drive).Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, includingfile corruption, loss of audio, and other unexpected behavior. 
  • You should also make sure the directory pathto your project files and your published output is less than 260 characters(for example C:\Articulate).
  • Avoid using special characters, accents orsymbols in your file names.

If you're still having difficulty after trying the other question and confirming the above, are you able to share the .story file here with us?