Print Quiz questions along with student results?

Oct 12, 2012

Good Morning- I'm new to Storyline. In our organization, we provide customer education and have chosen a blended learning approach. Thus, all participants must complete online pre-work prior to coming to the instructor led portion of the class.  In the past, we have had participants bring their completed "workbooks- composed of all quiz questions and their answers" to class and the instructor has worked an activity into the class where they go over the questions. THis has been very popular among instructors and with participants. Yesterday I was asked-

Is there a way for participants to print the quiz questions along with their answers and bring this to class?

Since I have no idea, I thought I'd put the question out to the experts- YOU! Any help and/or insight would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards-


40 Replies
Jeanette Brooks

Hi Dianna! In your result slide in Storyline, you can incorporate a Print Results button. When learners click it, it opens up an HTML page showing the summary of the learner's quiz performance, including each question's text, correct answer, what the learner chose as the answer, and whether they got it right or not. The report looks something like the screen shot below. Learners can then use their browser's Print feature to print out the report and bring it with them to the instructor-led class. Would this suit your needs?

Jeanette Brooks

Hey Chad, that's a good question! Currently there's no feature within Storyline that would enable this, but it would make an excellent feature request.

In the meantime: although it wouldn't be a supported approach, you could perhaps edit the report.html file (which you can find in the story_content folder of your published output). Dave Moxon shared some how to do that with Quizmaker (not Storyline) awhile back, and you can read about his method here. Since Storyline's quiz report is similar to Quizmaker's, it's possible that you might be able to use the same or similar steps. To be honest, I've not tried this in Storyline, so I don't know if it will give you the output you want, and again, it wouldn't be something that's officially supported. 

Brent Berheim

Good morning all - this thread came close to answering my question, but not quite, so I thought I would do a little add-on...

I have a survey question where I would like the user to organize a list of objects into top to bottom priority - there is no right or wrong answers, just personal ordering - and then have them print out their results for use in a different exercise.

Any thoughts - other than having them do a screen print before they click the submit button?

Thank you!

(I will also be posting a question about formatting such an exercise - it is not working as I would like currently)

Jeanette Brooks

Hi Brent,

How'd you create your question? Is it one of the standard question types, such as a Ranking Drag and Drop or Ranking Dropdown? If so, you could insert your question slide, then insert a result slide that pertains to just that question, and include a Print Results button on the result slide. The downside is, the format of the print results is pretty vanilla - there's not a feature that allows you to tailor it. You end up with a report that looks like the one below, where "Student Answer" shows the items in the order the learner chose. The other downside to using the standard question types is that they only allow learners to rearrange textual items, not images or shapes or other objects. So this might not meet your needs. 

A different approach would be to create a drag and drop slide via the Convert To Freeform option. The downside with that is, the Print Results feature won't be able to show the graphical output - so in that case, the Print Results feature wouldn't be useful. So yeah you'd need to tell the learner to right-click the slide and choose their browser's print option to print a copy of their answer. Maybe that would be the best approach for you?

Brent Berheim

Hi Jeanette - thanks for the response!  I did use the templated ranking drag and drop - from a survey question, not a gradable question (since there is no right or wrong answers).  I had really hoped that there would be a way to show them a "you sorted your list in the following order" image showing their selections, in that each of the items is a sentence, not just a one word answer - as your example. 

I was thinking of something I saw somewhere (out here, I think??) that had the user select answers and then showed them what the correct way was along with what they had done.  It wasn't a graded question bring up a slide with what their order was - and then have a way of printing that page. 

I might have to do some searching on variables or something - I have a feeling that was where I saw what I am thinking about...

Jeanette Brooks

Hmm, I'm not sure which example you might've seen. I wonder if it would work to do something like the attached? In that example, I turned on the feedback for the ranking drag/drop question, and on the feedback layer I included a message which tells the learner to right-click and print. When they're done, they click Continue to move on to whatever additional content comes after that question. Would that work for you?

If not, maybe you could attach a screengrab of your question and/or a mockup of what you have in mind, and we can continue to brainstorm?

Jeanette Brooks

Hi Asif,

At this time Storyline doesn't offer the ability to customize the printed results or remove items from the output. That would make a great feature request though!

In the meantime, if you just want users to be able to print their score info, one workaround is to include this data on the quiz result screen, and instruct learners to use their browser's print option (ctrl+p) to print the screen.

Jeanette Brooks

Hi again Kathleen - sure thing. If you want to change the wording on that button, in Storyline just go to the slide that contains your imported Engage interaction, click anywhere on the slide to select it, and then go to the "Options" tab on the toolbar. There will be a field called "Button Label" and you can change the text there to say whatever you want:

Jeanette Brooks

Hi Robert! I think the problem might be that the question text for question 4 and after is actually just a regular textbox on your slide (and not entered in the question editor)... which means Storyline doesn't know to pick it up for the "Question" column on your report. Check out this screencast and see if it helps:

Jane Stewart

Hi everyone...below is the error message I get for my print report. Can anyone help me....I have a deadline of today so I am getting a bit desparate!!!

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)
Timestamp: Mon, 27 May 2013 19:52:17 UTC

Message: 'window.opener.g_oContentResults' is null or not an object
Line: 141
Char: 1
Code: 0
URI: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/janestewart/Local%20Settings/Temp/

Message: 'g_oPrintOptions.strMainQuizId' is null or not an object
Line: 290
Char: 2
Code: 0
URI: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/janestewart/Local%20Settings/Temp/

Message: 'g_oPrintOptions.bShowQuizReview' is null or not an object
Line: 345
Char: 2
Code: 0
URI: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/janestewart/Local%20Settings/Temp/

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