Participants select chapters to build their own quiz?

Jul 29, 2020


I am trying to build a storyline course where the first slide is a series of chapter headings they can select from, and what I would like to happen is a question bank pull questions from the chapter groupings they selected in the initial menu. 

So if this were a quiz module for a course about baking cookies, the chapter buttons would be:

Preparing Ingredients

Mixing Dough

Baking and Serving

and say they clicked the titles"Preparing Ingredients" and "Baking and Serving" so that those titles have a state change from Normal to Selected, I would like them to be able to click "Next" or a custom "Begin" button that would take them to a question bank only containing questions related to those chapters. 

Has anyone built anything like that? Is there a simple solution? 

So far the only way I can think to do this would be to create separate question banks for every possible chapter selection combination, and make an equal amount of trigger sets that are something like: 

If objects X and Y are state selected when user clicks Button Next, then jump to slide Question Bank Combination X Y. But that becomes unreasonable when I have 6 chapters, I think it is like 63 different unique combinations if my math is correct. 

That is why I am wondering if there is a way to have one question bank pull from other question banks based on their selections? Or some other simplified solution like that?  

1 Reply
Judy Nollet

Hi, Rebecca,

Yo could just make one question bank for each chapter.

  • The simplest way to present these would be to put each quiz bank at the end of the related chapter. In other words, test them right away on the material they just viewed.
  • If you want the all the quizzing done after the user has completed all the desired chapters, then you could use variables and condition to show only the appropriate quiz banks.
    • Not familiar with variables and conditions? It's worth the time to learn about them via the Tutorials and User Guides, because they provide the real power in Storyline. 

Note that you won't be able to track course completion based on quiz results, because a Results slide (or even a Results of Results slide) can't be adjusted within a published course to only look at a subset of question slides. So if you need to track completion in an LMS, you'll have to do it some other way.  

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