Question Bank Question in a loop

Dec 01, 2015

I have 20 questions in a question bank.  I want it to draw 10 random questions from the bank, and then go to the results slide. Some how I have something wrong, when taking the course it seems to just keep going through all of the questions, and even repeating questions after they have been asked. It never goes to the results slide. This is my first time using a question bank, so I could very well be doing something wrong.  All the question slides in the bank are set to random, I have 10 question bank slides in the same scene as the course. What should I be doing that I might not be doing correctly. 

12 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Catherine,

Do you have 10 question draw slides, as in each one being treated as a separate draw? That could explain why you're seeing the same questions pulled more than once. You may also want to review the information here in regards to pulling from a question bank and if you're still having difficulty you'll want to look at sharing the .story file here with us so that we can take a look.

John Morris

I am having this same problem.  My questions just repeat over and over without ever showing the results slide.  I have looked at the two links listed above and I am still lost.  Additionally, I cannot seem to be able to access an "Insert Slides" dialog similar to the one above.

I have 26 questions, I want the questions to appear randomly one time, after the learner has answered each question either correctly or incorrectly, I want the results to appear with an accurate score.

Can't figure it out.

John Morris

I think I figured it out.

In the screen shot above, "Draw Questions Randomly" is selected and "Include Questions" is set to "All."  When I change "Include Questions" to "1" the loop stops and each of the 26 questions in my bank is presented 1 time and then the results show.

Is this correct?

What is the idea behind the "Include Questions" drop down?  If I select "2" or "6" or "26" what am I telling Storyline to do?  Are there designers out there that want bank questions to show multiple times?

Vincent Scoma

Hey John, 

Great question! Let me see if I can help clarify. 😄

The Include Questions drop-down menu is telling Storyline how many questions it should present to the learner. Using your question bank as an example, if you tell Storyline to include 1 question and it is set to Draw Questions Randomly, it will only pull 1 question from the 26 question bank for the learner to take: 

After the learner completes the 1 question, they will be presented with the Results slide. 

Please let me know if you have any additional questions on this! 

John Morris

Hmmm.  To my untrained eye, that is not what appears to be happening in my quiz.  As I explained above.

I have a question bank with 26 questions.  I have 26 draw from question bank questions (I want the questions to shuffle, that is why the numbers are the same). 

When I had the "Include Questions" value on each draw from question bank slide set to 26 I got the loop.  The questions would appear over and over without ever going to the results slide.

When I changed the "Include Questions" value on each draw from question bank slide to 1, I would see each question one time (randomly) and then go to the results slide.

If I understand the post above, if I have "Include Questions" set to 1, I should be going to the results slide after seeing one question.

I am doubly confused.

John Morris

Thank you for your reply and my apologies for not responding sooner.

I think I figured this out.

I don't need to put 26 draw from slides.  I just put one and set the Include Questions to 26 and it will show all 26 questions, randomly, and then show the results.

I don't know why this was so hard for me to figure out, I read all of the documentation and just never quite grasped that I only needed one draw from slide to get the quiz to do what I needed.

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