Pick-Many Problem

Sep 20, 2021

This pick-many quiz question, with two attempts allowed, works correctly if all three transparent shapes are clicked on the first attempt. But if answered correctly only on the second attempt, the Incorrect layer shows.
To give the learner feedback, I have added text balloons that appear when the correct transparent shapes are clicked, which indicate that the three shapes have been clicked, but the incorrect layer still appears, when the correct layer should appear.
Please help.

8 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, John.

Thank you for sharing your .story file!

It looks like the "Wrong click" rectangle remains selected when the user gets to the Try Again layer. 

You can test it by making your Selected state a different color (or add a thick border like my example below):

Screen Recording 2021-09-20 at 01.01.42 PM

My suggestion is to add a trigger on your Try Again layer to change the state of the rectangle back to normal:

Windows 10 (1) 2021-09-20 at 1.02.51 PM

Let me know if this works!

Den Miden

Hi everyone,

Just one comment from the learner's perspective. It would still not work on the first attempt if you first click on "Wrong Click - Rectangle" followed by three clicks on correct transparent shapes. In this scenario, the Incorrect layer will show again as this rectangle is being targeted as an incorrect choice. On the first attempt, before the Try Again button is clicked, every second click on the "Wrong Click - Rectangle" will put it in its selected state. Please disregard if this is not perceived as an issue. 

John Morley


Quite astute. Just the type of likely scenario that a developer never tests for while they test over and again for the same one or two even more likely scenarios. 

What I have done is set a trigger that fires when the user clicks Try Again to set Wrong Click to normal when conditions are set that all three correct hot spots are selected. In that way, regardless of which try it is, the Wrong click is never considered if the three correct shapes are selected.

David Schwartz

Hi John,

Just wanted to add a thought, as I looked at your issue yesterday. I'd be inclined to trigger the Wrong Click object to normal state upon any try again, simply because the user cannot see that it is selected. I'm thinking of a situation where they got one or two correct and had also  selected Wrong Click. Seems to me you'd want to clear that when they try again.

John Morley

Thanks David,

Good idea and easier than what I did, which was deselect on the conditions that all correct objects are selected. This makes sense on the second try, placed before results are triggered, because the Wrong item needs to not be selected for the three correct items to register as correct.

But your suggestion to deselect the Wrong item on the try again is what I will do, without any conditions.