Randomizing question in storyline is not working

Hi,

We have created a quiz using question bank and have enabled the randomize option. The bank has 10 questions and we want draw 10 question in random order. We think we have done it all right however the questions are not randomized. Please can someone from Articulate staff advise us on what's wrong with our version.

Any help much appreciated.

Regards

Ganesh

7 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Ganesh,

Would it be possible to take a look at your Storyline course?  If you can't share it here in the forums I can send you directions to share it with me privately.

In the meantime, I did want to point you to the tutorial on using question banks, and you'll first want to check that the quiz questions are not locked in place or to another question. Also, I would check the Include In Shuffle column to specify, for each question, whether the question will be Randomly displayed (which is the default option), Never displayed, or Always displayed.

ganesh ubhare

Hi Ashley,

Thanks for your reply.

Wonderful things happen when it's Monday. I don't know how or why but the same course is randomizing the questions.

We did a small change for resetting one of the custom variables. Don't know if this was the trigger to start the questions randomizing again. I know this does not makes sense but this was the only change I made.

Any idea on what could have cause the quiz questions to randomize again?

Regards

Ganesh 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Ganesh,

I'm happy to hear it - normally Mondays are the day everyone dreads!

You mentioned a custom variable - did it have anything to do with how the questions are randomized, or are you using the built in randomizing? With this in mind, I'd want to ensure that you're working with local project files, and I'd also recommend creating some back up copies of your Storyline course - just in case. I'm happy to hear though that things are back to normal! 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Thorsten,

This discussion is quite a bit older - but I'd still love to help! 

If you can let us know what version of Storyline you're using, that'll point us in the right direction!  You can check by going to the "Help" Tab -> "About Articulate Storyline".

Also, if you're able  I'd like to take a look at your project file to investigate what's happening, with your permission! You can share it publicly here, or send it to our Support Team privately. We’ll delete it when done troubleshooting. 

Thorsten Holt

Hi Ashley,

I was wrong...ha ha ha...too funny.

The reason was my incorrect choice while publishing. I chose to publish the question bank instead of the scene. Until now I thought that you only can publish the projects or specific scenes...NOT specific questions banks.

Now all slides are shown in a random order. Great!

Thanks for your offer.

Thorsten