Problem retaking quiz questions when spread out in content

A colleague and I are working on two different projects but we have both come across the same problem.  We have courses with branched activities.  Each of these activities have quiz questions which are then submitted to a final results slide at the end of the course.  When we offer them the chance to go back and take the course the results slide takes them to the first question in the course but they then have to continue on throughout the content.

I thought I had worked around the issue by developing a quiz bank, inserting it after the results slide and linking the failure layer to just to the question bank.  However, now the question bank freezes after 5 questions and the user is trapped. 

There are several threads on this topic but no satisfactory solution.  Does anyone have a work around for this problem, or some assistance to be offered?

Thanks!

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Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Ashley,

I know you said none of the threads you looked at had satisfactory answers, but just in case I thought I'd post.

You said, " When we offer them [Learners] the chance to go back and take the course the results slide takes them to the first question in the course but they then have to continue on throughout the content."

The way I interpret that is: you'd like Learners to be able to go ONLY from quiz slide to quiz slide and skip the content slides in between. If so, this tutorial may help you achieve what you're after.

This solution doesn't require question banks. Hope it helps. If not, please do shout out again and the community will try to help you.

Ashley Kontos

Okay so after following the tutorial there is still a bit of a question..... I don't just want my users to review the quiz.  I want them to be able to retake the quiz questions, should they fail, without having to go back through all the content.  I tried to modify the workaround presented in the tutorial to jump when the submit button is clicked but the user just gets stuck on the first question slide.   Ideas?

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Ashley,

The reason that isn't working is because when Learners retry the quiz and submit an answer, they're not using a next button; rather the continue button from the correct and incorrect layers is what moves them forward.

See if this works for you. It's the same quiz as the one in the tutorial, except:

Retry Button

I've added a retry button, but placed it on the Failure layer of the results slide, since you've said, "I want them to be able to retake the quiz questions, should they fail, without having to go back through all the content."

The trigger on this button sets "jumptoquestion" equal to true when Learners click the Retry button.

Triggers on C/I Layers

I've added a trigger on the continue buttons for the Correct and Incorrect layers for the 2 quiz slides in this lesson.

The trigger instruction is to
jump to the next quiz slide when Learners click the continue button.

For this lesson, it actually only applies to the first quiz question (so jumping from the first to the second), since there isn't any third question, but that's how it would work.

I've left passing at 80%, so if you get one of the 2 questions wrong you'll arrive at the failure layer and see hot his works.

Please shout out with any questions.

Ashley Kontos

Okay so I finally figured out the problem.  Rebecca thank you for posting the product in Storyline.  My issue was that on my feedback slides for each question they were set to jump elsewhere in the course (not just the next slide) and I had to add the additional trigger not only to the main slide, but also the feedback slides, AND set the original trigger to only jump when the variable was false.  I appreciate all the help.  Thank you!

david mckisick

Thanks for this Rebecca. I ended up here because our customer is looking for a solution similar to this for their course. They also want two tries for each question so I think this will still work with the 'Retry' option on the Incorrect layer. They would not be directed to the Incorrect layer until they have answered the question wrong twice.