Resettign Quiz

I have set up a course with a quiz at the end that has a 80% pass rate, when you fail I wan to be able to  head back to the start of the quiz (not the whole course) and start again so student can have another go at passing the quiz. At monent i can set it up to go back to the start of the quiz but the answers are still selected from their previous attempt.

How do i set it so the quiz is ready to be taken again??

23 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Kristy and Bruce,

Bruce, thanks for uploading this sample, I have a question: is there a difference, in terms of "best practice", between your solution or instead allowing the user to retry the quiz via the results slide: Click the Results slide >In the Question Pane click the Edit Results Slide button >Select the Options tab on the right >place a check in the allow user to retry quiz check box.

This also removes the answers from the first attempt.

TIA

Bruce Graham

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro said:

Hi Kristy and Bruce,

Bruce, thanks for uploading this sample, I have a question: is there a difference, in terms of "best practice", between your solution or instead allowing the user to retry the quiz via the results slide: Click the Results slide >In the Question Pane click the Edit Results Slide button >Select the Options tab on the right >place a check in the allow user to retry quiz check box.

This also removes the answers from the first attempt.

TIA


Hi Rebecca.

In answer to your question, I have no idea

I said there may bee other ways to do this, howeveer, in terms of "best practice" I am not sure on this one.

Bruce

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Bruce, thanks for responding. I know this is going to sound like I'm pandering to you (ugh), but you're so knowledgeable that I was truly wondering if I was missing something. When I looked at the post, I said, "Oh, I know the answer to that, but let me double-check." And when your answer was different than what I'd anticipated, I really did wonder if, when I need to do this, I should be going about it in a different way.

Bruce Graham

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro said:

Bruce, thanks for responding. I know this is going to sound like I'm pandering to you (ugh), but you're so knowledgeable that I was truly wondering if I was missing something. When I looked at the post, I said, "Oh, I know the answer to that, but let me double-check." And when your answer was different than what I'd anticipated, I really did wonder if, when I need to do this, I should be going about it in a different way.


LOL

I feel that way most of the time - often avoid answers on iPad, HTML, Variables, Conditions, States and Quizzes because I feel that there are others who know so mch more than I , and I am worried that I will make a fool out of myself!

There are always (mostly...) so many ways to do things in Storyline, and I think that in many cases we are finding ways to do things that even Articulate find are novel and inventive!

Bruce

Kristy Casey

Hi Bruce & Rebecca,

 Thank you for you imput. I have tried various methods to allow the user to retake the quiz but ut seems that each method only allows them to review the anwers that they had previously selected not actually take the quiz again. Am i missing something?? I have ticked the return "quiz to origiona state" box & "retry quiz" box with various combinations but still no glory. Do you think it may because i am veiwing it in preview mode??

Thanks for you Help Again

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Kristy,

All I after creating the quiz questions and inserting a result slide do is to

  • Click on the Results Slide
  • In the Question pane on the right, click the Edit Result Slide button
  • From the tabs on the left, click the Options button
  • Click the checkbox on the right that says "Allow users to retry quiz

That's it. I don't do anything else. When I click retry quiz, the answers have been cleared out. I'm uploading one I just created hot off the press. And it works in preview mode.

So, perhaps I'm misunderstanding the question. If so, and after looking at my quiz, can you restate it?

Or, perhaps you can upload your story?

Nancy Woinoski

Hi, Rebecca, Kristy, and Bruce - I'll jump into this -

Rebecca, the way you are setting up the retry is the standard way. When you use your method - the Retry Quiz  button will display on the Results slide regardless of whether the user passes or fails the quiz. This Retry Quiz button has built in logic to clear the user's score and clear the selections that the user made when answering the questions the first time.

Some people only want to display the Retry Quiz button when the user fails the quiz.  In this case, you have to disable the option to display the Retry Quiz option on the Results slide and then add your own button to the Failure slide.

You can't just copy and past the Retry Quiz button from the Results slide onto the Failure slide- it does not seem to carry over the underlying logic. 

When you create the button on the Failure screen - all you do is tell it to jump to the first slide in the quiz.

But if you only do this, the quiz still retains the results from the last time the person answered the questions.

So in order to make sure those results get cleared out, you have to add a Reset Results trigger to clear them. I usually place this on the first quiz question and set the trigger to initiate when the timeline starts. Now this trigger just clears out the user's score so in order to clear the user responses from the actual questions, you also have to make sure the properties for each quiz question has the "when revisting" option set to initial state.

As for Bruce, his example was showing the review results example which is something else altogether.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Nancy,

Thanks for your input. Good explanation. Now, a follow-up question.

I've eliminated the Retry Quiz button from the Results slide.

  • Added the Retry button per your instructions to the failure slide
  • Created a ResetResults trigger; default is false
  • Added a triangle offstage on the first slide. Added a trigger to this triangle to Set Reset Results to true when the timeline starts for the triangle.

This works for T/F and Multiple choice questions.

It's not working for the fill in the blank.My response is still typed in (it hasn't been cleared)

It also doesn't work for sequence drag/drop. At least, it's not returning these to the state they started in. Although shuffle is dimmed in the Edit question section, it seems these are reshuffling. Which I guess is OK, but they're not returning to initial state.

I HAVE double-checked that initial state is turned on in the properties for each question.

Haven't tried other questions, but wondering if you can advise on these last two.

Thanks for your input. and Kristy, thanks for the question. Learning a lot!

Nancy Woinoski

Hi Rebecca, I have tried this with fill in the blank and freeform drag and drop and it works for me.

The only thing that do are doing differently is that you are adding a triangle off offstage and adding the trigger to that object.

You don't need to do this - you should just add a slide trigger

Action - reset results

Results: name of your results slide

When: timeline starts

If this does not work for you, can you post your story file?

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Diane,

When you use the built in "Retry" button (you can change it to read Retake) there is a trigger automatically generated to "Results results" and that will allow the user to complete the quiz again with a new attempt.  There is additional information on using the Results slide in this tutorial. 

Hope that helps! 

Doug McCormick

I appreciate this question was raised some time ago now, but I am unable to download Bruce's original answer example.  In my case, I have checkboxes on a quiz slide.  The result slide shows the expected result of the quiz.  When I select 'Retry Quiz', I jump to the first slide in the quiz and also reset the results slide.  This may be resetting the result slide (I don't know if it does because I can never get to the result slide again without restarting the scene) but it doesn't reset the checkboxes in the quiz slide.  I just cannot get the previously selected checkbox to revert to unchecked, unless I restart the scene. 

Thanks in advance

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Doug,

I was able to download Bruce's file and I have reattached it here. 

As for the behavior you're experiencing, what slide settings are being used in regards to "resume saved state" vs. "reset to initial state"? You'll want to make sure that you're testing it within the intended environment as described here. 

Doug McCormick

Hi Ashley & Leslie  Thanks for the quick responses.  Both responses put me on course.  I had been looking for a way to reset the checkboxes when working on the open slide.  What I had not noticed was the additional slide properties only visible when the slide is selected while in story view!

Been working with SL2 for only a few months now so still climbing the learning curve!  Great product to work with and I appreciate the quick responses I have had from forum contributors.

Cynthia Paré

Hello there!

I was just wondering, if we allow the learner to retake the quiz, is there a way to keep only the "Best result" (Meaning, if they got the right answer the first time, but not the second time, they would still keep the points attributed to this question) at the end of the quiz. I know it is kind of a weird request, but it's been asked on the project I am working on.

Thanks everyone!

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Cynthia,

That is not a feature within Storyline or Studio, but it may be something your LMS is able to track in terms of which was the higher score and therefore keep that as the users final score. 

You may want to share which LMS you're using so that other users who have the same thing are able to share their experience here.