Questionnaires check boxes and variables

Hi everyone, 

I'm creating a questionnaire in Storyline 360 (picture attached). It includes 14 questions. For each question, the user selects the option that applies best to them. They can choose between not at all, rarely, sometimes, often and very often. I added check boxes and variables to each box to calculate the total. 

I'm facing a problem with this approach. For a single question, if a person changes their mind, they cannot switch from "not at all" to "rarely" without affecting the total. Each click on the check box adds one point, even if it's deselecting.

Any advice on how to avoid this please?

Thanks!

5 Replies
Randy Hill

Then yes, the variable is going to keep just adding. If you want to track a total score you can wait until the end and upon hitting next then adjust the variable based on which boxes are selected. Waiting until the end will allow the user time to change their minds, otherwise you would need to do some more custom triggers in order to subtract a live variable.

Diala Cheiab

"If you want to track a total score you can wait until the end and upon hitting next then adjust the variable based on which boxes are selected" - can I please ask how would you do this, especially that the questions span over three slides where users need to click next anyway (it's my first time working with variables)?

Randy Hill

So you have a main variable, say TotalClicks that is a numeric variable. At the end of each slide you have a trigger that says, adjust variable TotalClicks to add 1 when next is clicked with a condition of if checkbox 1 is selected. You would do one for each check box. It's a lot of triggers but it will wait until the end of each slide to add the variables. Then the same variable can go over multiple slides.