Report Individual Quiz Answers to LMS?

Apr 11, 2019

Hello! I am a long-time Captivate user gathering information about capabilities of Storyline. The biggest question I have is: can/does Storyline send  individual question or objective results to an LMS or database? (In our case: Blackboard.) We need to be able to measure each learner's results per objective or question - not just a final score.

I did see that there is an option to print a results slide with this info, but we really need the automatic reporting. 

25 Replies
Katie Riggio

 Hi, A. Welcome to eLearning Heroes!

Great question, and the answer is yes! 😀The following quiz data is communicated to an LMS by Storyline via SCORM or AICC for each question:

  • id: Storyline sends a series of data for this string to identify the Scene#, the QuestionDraw# (if applicable), and the Slide# in that particular scene or question draw.
  • type: This is the type of question (True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Response, etc).
  • student_response: This is how the learner answered the question.
  • correct_response: This is the correct answer to the question.
  • result: This designates whether the learner answered the question correctly or not.
  • weighting: Articulate content doesn't currently utilize this item. It'll always be set to 1.
  • latency: This is how long it took the learner to answer the question.
  • objective: Articulate content doesn't currently utilize this item. It'll always be set to 0.

Pro-tip: To send question text to your LMS, publish for SCORM 2004 or Tin Can API (also called Experience API or xAPI).

Since you mentioned you're exploring Storyline, I wanted to share its User Guide. It'll provide you with a solid foundation for using all the cool features it has to offer.

Happy creating and if there's anything else I can help answer, I'll be here!

Vincent Scoma

Hey Mat,

Great question!

Result slides provide learners with dynamic feedback at the end of quizzes and surveys. They also send reporting and tracking information to learning management systems, including learners' responses and scores. In order for the quiz results/learner's responses data to be tracked by an LMS, a results slide is needed. 

We have a great user guide that you may find helpful on working with result slides here: Storyline 360: Adding Result Slides

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

Lecours Intégration

Hi Vincent,

in my course I have a mix of survey and graded questions? Which type of result slide should I use? 

I used the surveys because the manager wants to have users' opinions on certain topics (in see it in the LMS) and score questions to test the knowledge. But the manager, and the user, doesn't need to see the result (percent). They just have to complete all the pages to pass the course.




Vincent Scoma

Hey Mat,

No problem! 

What might help here is you could include multiple Results Slides to track different questions. You could have a designated Results Slide for your survey questions. How the LMS displays that or reports out on it will be LMS specific, so you may want to reach out to them directly to see what types of reports are available as well.

Please feel free to let us know if you need anything else!

Randy Hill

So Matt, just a side note, You can use a single results slide for this. Just mark all questions and results to be tracked by it. What you show the end user on the slide is up to you. You can remove the results percentage and any text, the slide can even be blank if you want it to, but as long as the results slide is tracking all questions and surveys, it will submit it to the LMS.

Not sure if Blackboard takes it, but I recommend using SCORM 2004 to be able to more clearly see the questions and user response in your reports. 

Lyndal Box

Hi there Katie,

Would you be able to update this list of quiz data items communicated by Storyline 360 to LMS via SCORM? It seems the field titles have changed since this was posted.

Also, I seem to be getting some fields for some questions and not for others. Do you have any tips for how to fix this? Eg. I set up a 5 (+1 unassessed) question quiz for testing purposes and each question is reporting slightly differently. With regard to "Description" reporting . . . for 2 questions the LMS details are picking up the question field (this is what I want), for 2 others the LMS is picking up a different title field from the question slide and for the other 2 questions there is no description field at all.

I can provide the file if that would help.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Lyndal and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

Thanks for contacting us to share what you are experiencing in your project file.

The list that Katie shared above is still current. I think taking a look at your file would be helpful in understanding what you're seeing.

With your permission, please your project file so we can investigate what's happening. You can share it publicly here, or send it to me privately by uploading it here. I'll delete it when I'm done troubleshooting.

Ren Gomez

Hi Heather,

Thanks for asking that clarifying question! As mentioned above by my colleague Vincent, you can set up multiple results slides; a graded results slide to track graded questions, and a survey results slide to track the survey question. You can then add an additional results slide to track both results.


With that said, it'll be up to your LMS on what they can report out on, and they may not be able to display the survey results that users have entered. Here's the quiz data that Storyline sends to an LMS.

Once your quiz and survey are set up, you can test your course in SCORM Cloud, which is an industry standard for LMS testing, to see if it reports the data you want to track.

Let me know if you have further questions as you set up your course!

Katie Riggio

Hi Diana,

Hopefully some community members who also use NetDimensions can weigh in on its reporting. A few more areas to consider: 

  • This older conversation has a lot of NetDimensions users. Feel free to use the Contact Me button on anyone's profile page to reach out!
  • Touch base with the LMS team, as they may be able to give insight into how to unlock this report. 

Good luck, and we're also here if you have any questions!

Sajna Thomas


Please clarify. I have a client who has many short ans type Qs. He wants the answers to be evaluated by the teacher. In Storyline, I can capture these answers using data entry fields, but how can I get it displayed for the teacher to evaluate. 

I know we can publish to LMS. But will it be properly displayed for the teacher to evaluate


Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Sajna,

Storyline sends the data outlined here to your LMS, and that includes short answer responses. It'll be up to the LMS to display that in a way that's readable to your teachers - so I'd suggest connecting with your LMS support team to understand what types of reports are available! 

Rebekah Everest

I know this is an old conversation, but we have run into a situation where we need to pull information about how specific students did on specific questions.  

Our learning is published using SCORM 2004.  We have two branches with separate result slides.  However, our auditor wants to look at what questions students got wrong or right.  I am probably not explaining this in the best way possible, but I hope it makes sense.

Our LMS is called Health LMS.  I will get the vendor information tomorrow.  Thanks!

Joe Tansengco

Hello Rebekah,

As mentioned by my colleague, you can check out this article to see which quiz data will be available in the reporting section of your LMS. 

You auditor will be find these two items most relevant: 

  • student_response: How the learner answered the question.
  • correct_response: The correct answer for the question.

Let us know if you have any additional questions!