Recording text entry and picking up text entry data on report on LMS

Mar 01, 2017

Hi All,

I need to record a text entry on a slide and then when the assessment is completed i need to report on the text entry field when i look at detail answer report on our LMS.  Is this something straight forward or am i missing something.

Module is an Assessment, the text entry field has no wrong or right answer.

Any ideas and thanks in advance.


17 Replies
Dave Cox

Hi Glen,

Add a new question slide to your project, Select Quizzing for the slide type. Select Survey slides and select the Short Answer slide, or the Essay slide, whichever best meets your requirements. 

Next go to your results slide, and select the Edit Results Slide button above the triggers area. Make sure your new slide is an included question in the list of slides.

Since this is a survey question, the slide's score won't be added, but the question and answer will report to the LMS.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Wanda,

The built-in questions of Storyline only allow one per slide, but perhaps you could set up something custom with a Checkbox question that is set to show two different layers with text entries? 

If you can share a bit more info about your needs and what version of Storyline you're using, I think we'd be able to help mock something up for you! 

Wanda Jenkins

I'm currently on Storyline 2, however I may be moving to 360 in the near future.  I need the LMS to capture the name and date (entered by the trainee) and a check in a box where the trainee checked to complete the training.  All three of these data points need to be captured in the LMS data.  I was able to make it on three slides as you will see in my example.  Let me know if there is a way to get them on one slide.



Wanda Jenkins

Thanks Matthew, not sure if this is attempting to accomplish what I was looking for.  The reason I need to have the LMS capture the "signature" and date of the completion of training is I have to use the LMS report as evidence for a regulatory action and I cannot just use the basic data that the LMS would record.  It's a esign kind of thing.

I can stick with what I have, I was just wondering if the three slide could be combine into one.

Robert Giebitz

I have this same problem of making a text box entry available in the Report. I can make it work in Moodle, but not in Ethos. I'm not seeing "Edit Results Slide button above the triggers area" as mentioned above. Perhaps this refers to an earlier version of Storyline. I'm new to this world and still in the early stages of building my confidence and competence. -- Grateful for any guidance.

Lauren Connelly

Hello Robert!

Thanks for sharing that you're still running into this issue! The "Edit Results Slide" button isn't located in the same spot in previous versions. You can find these settings located above the Results Slide. Here's a screenshot.

If you're finding that your course behaves differently in Moodle and Ethos. You might consider reaching out to Ethos to determine how to configure any settings that might've been automatically set in Moodle.

Robert Giebitz

Now, how do I set up the options on this page?


Robert P. Giebitz, PhD
Training & Development Consultant
Office for Continuous Professional Learning
School of Medicine
101 Medical Building 2
MSC09 5370
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Robert.

You mentioned that your project worked as expected in Moodle but not Ethos. Since it worked in one LMS, it's likely not an issue with the Results slide. My recommendation would be to reach out to Ethos for further help. 

If you want to test it in a different system, for additional troubleshooting, you can use the following instructions to run your project through SCORM Cloud

I also wanted to add a quick note: it looks like your email signature came through when you replied via email. You can remove it by clicking 'Edit' below your response. Here's a quick Peek 360 video if you need help.