Quiz Navigation popping up on review

I am baffled. We have custom navigation for our course and everything works great until you "review" the quiz or hit the "back" button. Once that happens, the Storyline navigation pops up out of no where! Please see the images below. I have checked the master slide, each individual slide and none of the Storyline navigation buttons are selected. Any thoughts on what is happening?

18 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Michelle and welcome to Heroes! 

When learners review a quiz (or revisit question slides they've already submitted), they'll see Articulate Storyline's built-in Prev and Next buttons in the lower right corner of the player—even if you've disabled them throughout your course. These navigation buttons are necessary for learners to review quiz slides.

If you'd like to have an option to disable the Prev and Next buttons during quiz review so you can use your own custom navigation buttons, please let us know. Our team is definitely interested in your feedback and what would help make your courses better! 

Michelle Kotulski

Hi Ashley,

Thanks for your responds. We actually do have custom navigation on the course, you can see the blue button on the lower right hand side of the screen. So basically we have 2 forms of navigation, our custom buttons, and the Storyline buttons that just appeared.

Any other thoughts on what could be causing this issue?

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Michelle,

Unfortunately this is by design right now, even if you have custom navigation, as Storyline doesn't have a way to know on a review that this is how you set it up. You may be able to have them not display if you remove all other elements of the player and create a more chromeless player look. 

blair parkin

Hi Michelle

Not sure if you tried the transparent player or not but it does work for hiding the buttons during quiz review. You may also want to hide the Submit button during quiz review as well. All you need to do is add a layer to your questions with something covering the Submit button. Then create a variable (I called mine ReviewMode) and add it to each question slide saying show layer XXXX when the timeline starts if ReviewMode equals TRUE. Then on your results slide add a trigger to the Review Quiz button to change the ReviewMode variable from FALSE to TRUE when clicked.



Cheryl Hoover

This sounds like a great idea. I wanted to hide my "Next Question" buttons during quiz review. I followed the four steps above but it's not working. To double check:

1. Add a layer with a shape to cover the button

2. Create a variable ReviewMode = False

3. Add a trigger to each question slide, Show layer X when the timeline starts if ReviewMode = True.

4. On Results slide, add a trigger to the Review Quiz button to change ReviewMode to True when the button is clicked.

Can you think of anything I'm missing?


Alyssa Gomez

Hi there Libby,

Thanks so much for sharing your file with us. I can see why you may not need your learners to review the quiz questions since each question has an unlimited number of attempts. In any case, there is an issue with Storyline 2 where the Prev/Next buttons will not appear during quiz review in the following conditions:

  • You've created a custom Submit button on quiz slides
  • You've removed the Prev/Next buttons on all slides
  • You've removed all other elements from the bottom of the player such as the volume button and the seekbar

Just to test, I added the volume button and seekbar back into the Player, and the Prev/Next buttons appeared during quiz review.

Our QA team is looking into this issue and determining how a change here might fit in with other priorities - I'll include your experience in the report and update this thread once we receive updates from QA.

Let me know if you have any further questions!

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Dionna, thanks for chiming in! Are you using Storyline 2?

We're still keeping an eye on this bug to evaluate how many customers are impacted by it. The number of customers and depth of impact are two of the elements that help us prioritize bugs and fixes. You're in the right place to stay updated on this bug's progress!

Dionna Odom

Hi Alyssa,

Thanks for getting back to me. I'm in SL360 actually, and my coworker showed me a super easy workaround using the Review Quiz layer, so we're good. I actually like the fact that the nav buttons don't automatically appear, but it would be super cool if you had the option of turning them on or off.

Thanks again!